July 20, 2018 - Friday

Physical Therapy: What Happens if Your Insurance Coverage Stops?

What Happens if Your Insurance Coverage Stops

By Biagio Mazza, DPT, Elite Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy Wellness can be broadly defined as proactively caring for your body, mind, and soul. The World Health Organization defines health as, “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” The National Wellness Institute defines wellness as, “an active process of …

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Everyone Needs Healthy Sleep

Everyone Needs Healthy Sleep

By Todd E. Fristo, MD, Lee’s Summit Medical Center After a long day, there’s nothing better than a comfortable bed and a restful slumber. For many, however, a good night’s sleep is just a dream. That’s because millions of Americans have difficulty falling or staying asleep. According to a National Sleep Foundation poll, approximately 40 percent of the population in …

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Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain Treatment

By Dr. Thomas F. Bembynista – The discomfort associated with plantar fasciitis and heel pain is normally located in the center of the arch extending to the heel. The pain can occur on either one or both feet and generally occurs with the first step in the morning or after sitting for a long period of time. Sometimes when x-rays …

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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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Acupuncture Improved the Quality and Length of Life for Libby

Acupuncture Improved the Quality

By Ricki Brozman DVM, CVA Libby, a 12 year old Kerry Blue Terrier, came to my office one winter day two years ago. Libby was getting weak in her hindquarters. Her left leg was shaking and she was limping. Due to her hind leg discomfort, she was only using her front legs, pulling herself up to get in the car …

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Finding the Missing Link for Fitness, Health and Motivation

Finding the Missing Link for Fitness

By Sarrisa Haley, Wellness Manager, The Athletic Club It has been said that there is nothing new under the sun. It seems like that is the case in so many ways! I recently came across a box of old magazines: Cosmopolitan, Women’s World, Better Homes and Gardens, etc. Amazingly, the styles of clothing, furniture, posing, and staging really haven’t changed …

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Colorectal Cancer: A Preventable Cancer

Colorectal Cancer

By Marc K. Taormina, MD and R. Wade McCullough, DO, Midwest Gastroenterology We cannot avert all cancers. Sometimes cancer develops regardless of lifestyle and genetics. We can, however, prevent many cases of colon and rectal cancers (colorectal cancers). Early Screening is Key Early screening examines the colon and rectum for any signs of disease. Early screening dramatically decreases the risk, …

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Luck, Fate or By Design?

Luck Fate or By Design

By Coach Lucy DelSarto, TCOY Wellness When it comes to your health, do you believe it’s merely a matter of luck or fate? Disease does not just happen randomly. Health, not disease, is the natural state of the body. Many people do not realize this since we see disease everywhere around us. The body is an incredible machine that is …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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