November 24, 2017 - Friday

Odyssey Hospice Salutes Area Veterans

Odyssey Hospice Salutes Area Veterans

National ‘We Honor Veterans’ initiative strengthens healthcare provider’s services locally. – By Gregory Rumburg – Americans are fortunate. Our military veterans have helped to build a nation unlike any other in the world. On Veterans Day, the country marks with gratitude the sacrifices these men and women have made, along with their families. Odyssey Hospice of Kansas will use the …

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American Heart Association Celebrates National Eating Healthy Day

American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is issuing a call for all Americans to participate in National Eating Healthy Day, Wednesday, November 7th. The day is aiming to raise awareness for the importance of good nutrition and making the best eating decisions to reduce a person’s risk of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. As we approach the busy holiday season, it’s so tempting …

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Advanced Laser Treatment For Toenail Fungus

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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The Best Present for the Holidays… Is to be Present for the Holidays

The Best Present for the Holidays

By Theresa Hubbard, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist – Here they come…the Holidays. For some, they are a time of excitement, planning, joy and sharing. For others, they signal the beginning of months they would rather avoid altogether. We can spend weeks preparing excuses for not attending this or that event. It can become more difficult to get up in …

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Holiday Food Survival Guide

Holiday Food Survival Guide

By Jimmy Page, Fellowship of Christian Athletes – I absolutely love the Holiday Season! There’s nothing better than celebrating Thanksgiving and then Christmas in the presence of family and friends. For many of us, however, this time of year means we abandon our healthy routines, throw off our restraint, and overindulge in huge quantities of food. There is just something about …

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Backpack Safety

Backpack Safety

By Biagio Mazza, DPT – While we would all like to think that youth shelters our children from back pain due to wear and tear, the truth is that children are VERY susceptible to orthopedic problems. One factor is the weight of carrying around books for school. Recommendations for Backpack Safety The following recommendations from the American Physical Therapy Association …

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Weight! Pay Attention To Your Body Composition, Too!

Pay Attention To Your Body Composition

By Amy Shideler, MS, RD – Did you know that it is possible to be “normal” weight, but still be overfat? How is this possible? It all depends on a person’s body composition, or how much of your body is made up of fat vs. muscle. Assess Fat Mass, Water Mass and Lean Body Mass Body Mass Index (BMI) is …

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Chained to Your Reading Glasses?

Imagine Life Without Them! A SOLUTION TO READING GLASSES AND BIFOCALS Durrie Vision is one of only a handful of Refractive Surgery practices in the nation to offer a breakthrough in Femtosecond Laser Technology for lens correction. This technology allows Durrie Vision to provide you a solution to reading glasses and bifocals and get you back into an active lifestyle. …

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The Advancement of Cosmetic Laser Technology

Cosmetic Laser Technology

By Dee Dee Jarvis – Over the past 15 years, there has been great advancement in cosmetic laser technology. If you are concerned with fine lines, wrinkles, skin laxity, pigmented lesions or brown spots, vascular lesions, unwanted or excess hair and even acne scars, you are most likely a good candidate for a laser treatment. The advancements in laser technology …

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KCIM: A Patient-Centered Medical Home – Providing Care for All Stages of Life

By Mallory Bratton, MS, RD, LD – A Medical Home, or Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH), can become as welcoming to the patients as their own home. A familiar office with familiar faces and open communication is a trend in healthcare that is being embraced by healthcare professionals and their patients alike. Within one practice, the team of providers work together to …

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3D Mammography: A Revolution in Breast Imaging

New mammography technology at The University of Kansas Hospital is giving radiology staff their best tool yet for early detection of breast cancer. Called 3D mammography, or tomosynthesis, the X-ray technology acquires a three-dimensional image of the breast. The result: Breast Imaging radiologists see 70 to 100 views of each breast (similar to a CT scan), compared with just two …

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BREAST CANCER AWARENESS Not Just October!

Breast cancer

By James Mirabile, M.D., FACOG – One in eight women will get breast cancer in her lifetime. Except for skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, and it kills more women than any cancer except lung cancer. Each year, over 200,000 American women are diagnosed with breast cancer, and over 40,000 women die from the …

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Dupuytren’s Disease

Dupuytren’s Disease

By Daniel Firestone, M.D. – What is Dupuytren’s Disease? Dupuytren’s disease, named after the surgeon Baron Guillame Dupuytren who originally described its treatment in 1831, is the cause of the hand and finger deformity where the finger(s) gradually bend and contract in towards the palm. People are made aware that they may have Dupuytren’s disease when they notice that their …

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Helping Infertile Couples Become Parents

Experience and Innovation Translate to Success Reproductive Resource Center (RRC) ~ is the region’s most experienced in helping infertile couples become parents. They are also the region’s leading innovator with a full range of treatment options ranging from minimal therapies to high-tech procedures. RRC specializes in reproductive health, infertility, and in-vitro fertilization (or IVF),and they are passionate about helping people …

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