February 18, 2018 - Sunday

Let’s Talk Hospice!

Let's Talk Hospice

By Damian Reyes, Community Relations Director, SouthernCare – When someone asks me what I do for a living, I automatically get excited. I get excited because I get to tell them that I work for a hospice company. Of course, my response isn’t always met with the same enthusiasm. So, I wait. I pay close attention to the body language. …

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Nurturing Mind, Body & Spirit for Seniors with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Nurturing Mind, Body & Spirit for Seniors with Alzheimer's and Dementia

Every day as we care for seniors with dementia, we embrace the idea of incorporating the Six Dimensional Wellness Model which was developed by Dr. Bill Hettler, Cofounder of the National Wellness Institute. This holistic model provides a framework for our associates to help residents achieve a higher level of health, well being, and purpose in life. Achieving Whole Person …

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STAYING HEALTHY AT ANY AGE

STAYING HEALTHY AT ANY AGE

This Year, Resolve to a Proactive Approach By James Mirabile, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., Mirabile M.D. Beauty, Health & Wellness – Our bodies are constantly changing and maintaining good health is an ongoing process. Taking care of your body and being proactive about your healthcare will help ensure a healthier, happier you! SCREENING TESTS Screening tests look for diseases before you might …

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Thyroid Disorders

Thyroid Disorder

More Common than Diabetes and Heart Disease By Sajeev Menon, M.D., Kansas City Internal Medicine – As many as 30 million Americans have thyroid disorders. It is more common than diabetes and heart disease. Yet more than half remain undiagnosed and untreated. There is a pressing need to increase awareness of the thyroid, and this month, there is a national …

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Advanced Laser Treatment For Toenail Fungus

By Dr. Thomas F. Bembynista – For years, people have been frustrated by toenail fungus. The nail discoloration makes it almost impossible for those who suffer from it to freely enjoy certain activities without feeling self-conscious about exposing their feet in public. As the fungus progresses, the nail thickens and becomes damaged causing more problems to the sufferer. Up until …

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Dynamic Duo: A Non-Invasive Solution for Skin Rejuvenation

A Non-Invasive Solution for Skin Rejuvenation

By Tama Veltri, Licensed Esthetician – When you look at a child’s skin, what do you see?  The two characteristics of skin that give the appearance of youth are even skin tone and supple skin, full of collagen and elastin. Although you can never have the skin of your childhood days, there are means to preserve what you have and …

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Partial Knee Replacement: Are You a Candidate?

Knee Replacement

By Thomas L. Shriwise, M.D., Dickson-Diveley Midwest Orthopaedic Clinic – Before a person makes a decision as important as knee surgery, it is important to be as informed as possible. Understanding the anatomy of the knee can help a person decide if they are a candidate for a partial knee replacement or a total knee replacement. Knee pain, or even …

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New Year, New Focus, New You!

New Year, New Focus, New You

By Sarrisa Haley, Wellness Manager, The Athletic Club – I f you’ve been working out and striving for better health, chances are you have stepped on the scale to determine your success or accomplishments. If that number has moved slowly, or even increased, it can be enough to throw in the towel and give up. There is much more to …

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Just One Word!

New Years Resolution

By Jimmy Page, Fellowship of Christian Athletes – “…I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race…” – Philippians 3:13-14 (NLT) I absolutely love the New Year! If the previous year was long and difficult, the New …

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Preventive Medicine and the Pursuit of Personal Health

Preventive Medicine and the Pursuit of Personal Health

By Andrea Arvan, M.D., Kansas City Internal Medicine – The buck stops here. One of my favorite quotes. This clearly states a sense of accountability and proactivity for one’s actions. It shows integrity, bravery and a sense of taking charge. Taking Responsibility to Improve One’s Health Preventive Medicine has the same sense of proactivity. Taking responsibility and seeking out ways to …

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Don’t Let Negative Habits Dominate Your Life!

Don't Let Negative Habits Dominate Your Life

By Sarrisa Haley, Wellness Manager, The Athletic Club – The Holidays are upon us. The panic of “How am I going to get through this without reversing any positive gains?” is heavy on the hearts and minds of most of us. So what should we do? Did 2012 offer the magical panacea to weight loss, health, and victory over lifelong …

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The Four Essential Components of Skin Care

The Four Essential Components of Skin Care

By Dee Dee Jarvis, Mirabile M.D. MedCosmetic – As the largest organ of our body, skin is important to our overall health. Skin protects us from dangerous UV exposure, free radicals and other pollutants and toxins. Your skin’s appearance is a window to your general health and your skin care regimen is just as important as taking vitamins, drinking water …

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The Low Down on Low-Carb Diets

The Low Down on Low-Carb Diets

By Amy Shideler, MS, RD, Medi-Weightloss Clinics® – Each decade brings with it new variations in weight loss trends: low fat diets, high-fiber diets, vegan diets, raw food diets, and the infamous low-carb diet. The Atkins’ Revolution inspired millions of people to embark on a diet like no other: eat unlimited amounts of protein and fat while strictly limiting carbohydrates. …

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Spirituality Still Matters As Persons Approach End of Life

Spirituality Still Matters

Hospice chaplains help the religious—and nonreligious —to ease spiritual pain. By Gregory Rumburg – Life throws gut-wrenching curveballs. Bradley, a creative musician well-versed in the social consciousness of the day, finds himself suddenly facing terminal cancer. Big life questions thunder through the mind of this armchair philosopher, husband and father of two children searching for hope. Ruth was debilitated two …

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Jessica Cox Receives the Gift of Sight from Durrie Vision

Jessica Cox Receives the Gift of Sight from Durrie Vision

Born Without Arms, Jessica No Longer Has to Put Contacts in With Her Feet! When Jessica Cox was born without arms, doctors told her parents she’d never live a normal life. A rare birth defect left baby Jessica without arms. That was nearly 30 years ago. Since then, Jessica Cox has made it her life’s work to prove the doubters …

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