August 21, 2017 - Monday

“Stayin’ Alive” with Hands-Only CPR

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By American Heart Association  – Remember Disco? The American Heart Association and comedic actress Jennifer Coolidge are pumping new life into a 70’s disco classic to help save lives. The Bee Gees’ hit – which is the near-perfect rate for doing chest compressions during CPR – is a centerpiece of the American Heart Association’s new Hands-Only CPR awareness campaign that …

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NOW is the Time to Talk with Your Parents about Senior Housing and Care!

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By Laura Rozell, PTA, Eldercare Consultant – If you dread approaching the subject with your parents about senior housing and care, you are not alone. For most of us, this conversation is right up there with having “The Talk” with our teens about the birds and the bees – awkward and uncomfortable. But the message I have for you today …

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Enzyme Therapy

Enzyme Therapy

Relief for Acid Reflux and Other Digestive Problems – By Dr. Robert Patterson, Jr. – Do you experience a burning pain that can move up from your stomach to your chest? Is it worse when you lie down? Maybe you have frequent gas or bloating? Or, do you suffer with constipation (less than one bowel movement per day) and/or diarrhea? If …

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Along a Crooked Road

When each day feels precious, hospice nurses provide top- notched care, casting a vision for living fully. – By Gregory Rumburg – The journey through a terminal illness is unmapped, and it can feel fearful and lonely. But hospice nurses have been down that road before—and they’re not afraid to go down it again with the families they serve. “I want …

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What Is Holding You Back From Feeling Better?

Physical Therapy

The Myths Of Physical Therapy That Prevent People From Getting Treatment. – By Matt Timm, PT, DPT, OCS  – I have heard a lot of patients admit they were surprised by their experiences in Physical Therapy. A bit skeptical due to not really knowing what Physical Therapy is, patients are often impressed with the detailed examinations, personal attention, and comprehensive treatment plans. …

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MORE THAN AN OUNCE An Internist’s View on Preventive Care

Preventive Care

By Jonathan Finks, M.D. – Last Thursday in my afternoon clinic, I watched quietly while a middle-aged woman tried to coax her resistant, slightly confused, ailing mother into allowing me to examine her. “Remember mom, doctor’s heal people. They help fix the sick. That’s why we’re here.” It occurred to me that I hadn’t seen the 40-something daughter in my …

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PUT AN END TO HEAVY, PAINFUL PERIODS

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Decrease PMS Symptoms too! – By James Mirabile, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., FOR WOMEN ONLY – Approximately 10 million women in the United States suffer from heavy, irregular, menstrual bleeding. This is one of the most common complaints in contemporary gynecology. For periods that get in the way of everyday life, that keep you from the people you love and the things you …

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The Mind-Body Connection to Weight Loss

Weight Loss

By Amy Shideler, MS, RD – Anyone who has ever reached for chocolate when they are feeling blue knows that there is a definite mind-body connection to making food choices. For most people, eating behaviors are shaped by thoughts and emotions. Your thoughts affect your emotions which in turn affect your body chemistry to create distinct physical responses. So, the …

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Learn How Your Family Members Can Live Healthier Lives

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By Dawnavan Davis, Director of Health Promotions – As Kansas City’s health and wellness leader, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) is committed to empowering children and families to lead healthier lives. As part of this commitment, Blue KC recently employed a new Health Promotions strategy supporting community initiatives that address childhood obesity. Healthy Children Equal …

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Changing the Look of Cancer at Missys’ Boutique

Missys' Boutique

Patricia’s Story Patricia Bunting smiled a little bigger and sat a little straighter as she squared her shoulders and pointed proudly to her chest. “I feel like a new woman,” she said emphatically when asked about her breast prosthesis following a double mastectomy. “Before these (prosthesis), I didn’t go anywhere, I isolated myself,” Patricia explained. Patricia lost her breasts to …

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Back Pain and Golf: “Hey Doc, When Can I Play Golf Again?”

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By Fermin J. Santos, M.D. – When I did my interventional spine fellowship in Scottsdale, Arizona, one of the most frequently asked questions by patients was when could they return to playing golf. Golf’s popularity may be at an all-time high, given the demographics (baby-boomers with more free time) and affordability of the game. However, like any other sport, golf …

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Bring Back Time with MedCOSMETIC’s™ ActiveFx™ CO2 Laser Resurfacing Treatment

The ActiveFx™ Difference

By Dee Dee Jarvis – Effective skin rejuvenation involves reduction of lines and wrinkles, elimination of dark pigmentation caused by sun damage, pore shrinking and smoothing of acne scars. These are difficult goals to achieve but they can be with a single ActiveFx™ treatment. The ActiveFx™ Difference The ActiveFx™ is a less invasive version of the CO2 resurfacing laser which …

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What’s the Hype about Vitamin D?

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By Katy Graves, MPAS, PA-C – Why is Vitamin D Important? Adequate vitamin D levels are vital for optimal functioning of almost every organ system! It is responsible for the proper control of calcium and phosphate regulation in the body which contributes to muscle and bone health, and prevents osteoporosis. It also plays an important role in the normal functioning …

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Ask The Doctor – Women’s Health Q&A with Dr. Mirabile

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Q: I’m 43 years old, I work out 3 times per week, is it just my destiny or are hormones to blame for my increased waistline?  KR A: This is a constant, recurring question that needs very little explanation! The answer is NO, it is not your destiny and Yes, you can blame your hormones! Why and what you can do …

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