May 21, 2018 - Monday

During Red Cross Month, Honor The Everyday Heroes Who Help Our Communities

For more than 130 years, the American Red Cross has been helping people in need. We thank our heroes during Red Cross Month who help us fulfill our mission of serving those in need, recognizing the nation’s everyday heroes who give of themselves and in some way help their community. “Please remember those who help all of us here in …

Read More »

A Life-Threatening Disorder of Pregnancy Leads to Gratitude to Give Back

A Life-Threatening Disorder of Pregnancy Leads to Gratitude to Give Back

Kansas City resident Heather Blegstad has become an advocate for raising awareness about preeclampsia after a terrifying experience with her first pregnancy. Like many women, Heather had never heard of preeclampsia until being diagnosed only 24 weeks into her pregnancy in 2010. Experiencing severe swelling and rib pain, Heather went to the local emergency room, where she was rushed via …

Read More »

KC Super Doctor, James Mirabile, M.D. Realizes a 20 Year Dream

KC Super Doctor, James Mirabile, MD

Bringing Beauty, Health & Wellness Together in One Practice James Mirabile, M.D., started his OB/GYN practice in the Kansas City area nearly 21 years ago, Now, 7,500 babies later, he’s still here, basically one of the last private practices in the Greater Kansas City Area. Growing up in a household of brothers, he didn’t know much about women’s issues. He …

Read More »

Vitamin D and the Winter Blues

Vitamin D and the Winter Blues

By Tara L. Parr, MPAS, PA-C, Medi-Weightloss Clinics – Known in the medical field as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), winter depression is a mental condition in which people experience depressed mood during the same season each year. Winter depression is still a mystery to many health care professionals and there are varying schools of thought with relation to its cause, …

Read More »

Dr. Durrie Becomes The Patient with Vision Restored to Perfection

Dr. Durrie Becomes The Patient with Vision Restored to Perfection

Dr. Daniel Durrie became the patient recently at Durrie Vision in Overland Park, Kansas. He chose to have a refractive lens exchange (RLE) to stop his eyes from aging and to restore his vision to crisp, clear perfection. “Baby Boomers have set the bar high,” Dr. Durrie reflects. “When our knee hurts, we don’t use a cane; we get a …

Read More »

AT THE HEART OF INNOVATION

AT THE HEART OF INNOVATION

MediGuide Technology at The University of Kansas Hospital Gives Unprecedented Look Inside the Heart Just moments before her heart procedure, Sarah Howard found out that she would be the first patient in the United States to undergo a procedure with the new MediGuide technology at The University of Kansas Hospital. While most people would be nervous, maybe even anxious, Howard, …

Read More »

Non-Surgical Root Canal Therapy Relieves Pain

By Valencia Endodontic Associates – What is Endodontics? Endodontics, or Root Canal Therapy, is a branch of dentistry recognized by the American Dental Association involving treatment of the center of the tooth, the pulp, and surrounding tissues of the tooth. A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed to relieve the pain of toothaches caused by …

Read More »

Improving the Health of Kansas City Employees

Improving the Health of Kansas City Employees

By Jacob Wayman, Kansas City Internal Medicine, Corporate Medicine and Wellness Division – As the area’s leading provider of adult primary care, Kansas City Internal Medicine (KCIM) has been proud to serve the Kansas City community for over 32 years. Through our innovative focus and the expertise of over 50 medical providers, we continue to be at the forefront of …

Read More »

Orthodontic Treatment Contributes to Good Dental Health for Adults

Orthodontic Treatment Contributes to Good Dental Health for Adults

By Dr. Cameron Walker, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., Klein Orthodontics – With longer life expectancies than previous generations, and a greater awareness among adults that teeth can last a lifetime, today’s adults are taking better care of their teeth, as evidenced by a survey released by the National Institute of Dental Research. It revealed that the rate of toothlessness among people …

Read More »

Best Foods, Dessert, Drinks and Exercises to Keep Your Heart Healthy

Healthy Eating

By Sarrisa Haley, Wellness Manager, The Athletic Club – February is National Heart Health Month. Cardiovascular Heart Disease continues to rank number 1 for death in the United States. 1 in 4 deaths that occur daily are a result of a cardiovascular occurrence. Of those deaths, 50% are men. The numbers are staggering and the cost to our nation is …

Read More »

Laser Hair Removal A Non-Invasive Approach to Permanent Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal

By Kelli Folk, Licensed Esthetician, Mirabile M.D. MedCosmetic – The traditional methods of tweezing, shaving, waxing and chemical depilatories are temporary and sometimes painful. Increasingly, men and women of all ages are turning to a more effective solution offered by laser hair removal. Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic treatments in the United States. According …

Read More »

Social Work and End of Life Care

Social Work and End of Life Care

By Laura Gilman, LMSW, Social Worker, SouthernCare, Inc. – The role of the social worker in hospice is wide-ranging and essential. In the National Association of Social Workers Standards for Social Work Practice in Palliative and End of Life Care, it states: When confronting issues related to palliative and end of life care, social workers have a multidimensional role as …

Read More »

YOUR BODY IS TALKING TO YOU! BioEnergetics Can Help You Listen!

BioEnergetics Can Help You

By Marcy Meyers, BioEnergetic Practitioner, Leawood Counseling Center – BioEnergetics is the practice of reading body signals such as breathing patterns, muscle tension and disturbances in the electromagnetic fields that surrounds the body. Using these signals we can locate and release unconscious held emotions. By bringing to the conscious mind blocked feelings and woundedness, along with the corresponding negative thought …

Read More »

Holistic Veterinary Care

Holistic Veterinary Care

By Ricki Brozman DVM, CVA – Riley, a Joyful, Boston Terrier, Allergies Helped With Holistic Veterinary Care Holistic veterinary care can be a very helpful addition to your pet’s health.  After many years as a conventional veterinarian,  I became interested in treating my patients with a holistic approach. I wanted  to expand my ability to treat difficult cases.  Allergies can …

Read More »

Advanced Treatment for Bunions

By Dr. Thomas F. Bembynista, DPM – A bunion is the enlargement of the big toe joint that causes the big toe to drift towards the second toe. If you imagine a gum ball sized bone enlargement stuffed in your shoe next to the big toe, that’s the type of pain bunion sufferers walk around with daily. Heredity a Main …

Read More »