October 22, 2017 - Sunday

Caring for Our Seniors

Caring for Our Seniors

Tips and Strategies to Help Our Aging Loved Ones – By Mary Buss, M.D. – Life brings many changes throughout the years. I am continually amazed at the strength and stamina my elderly patients have. It is hard to reconcile why challenges must be endured during the last few years of life. This time of life should be carefree and …

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Inspired. Take Action.

Kansas City Cancer Walk

By Amber Bourek, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Greater Kansas City – Breast cancer knows no boundaries with respect to age, race, religion, socioeconomic status, or gender. Over the course of their lifetime, one in eight women will be diagnosed with the disease. There are more than 2.9 million breast cancer survivors alive in the United States today – …

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Help Around the Corner

hospice

Hospice social workers offer specialized assistance, promoting dignity and hope. By Gregory Rumburg – Some 1.58 million people received hospice care nationally in 2010, according to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. In each case, a hospice social worker was available to serve individuals and their families seeking to maximize their quality of life. Hospice social workers are trained …

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URINARY LEAKAGE “THE LAST MEDICAL TABOO”

URINARY LEAKAGE

By James Mirabile, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., FOR WOMEN ONLY – Effort continues to be directed into lifting the taboo on the subject of urinary leakage but one of the pivotal points still remains neglected. Stress incontinence is when urine leaks because there is a sudden extra pressure (‘stress’) on the bladder. This is because your pelvic floor muscles and urethra cannot …

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Leaders in Spine, Sports and Chronic Pain Care

Spine Care

By C. Lan Fotopoulos, M.D. – Next to the common cold, back pain is the most common problem for which people seek medical treatment. In a world of spinal problems that accompany overuse, age or injury, Physiatry is looked to as a benefit for direct care, in lieu of or in conjunction with surgery. Imagine $635 billion. According to a …

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Non-Surgical Back Pain Relief

Non-Surgical Back Pain Relief

By Dr. Robert Patterson Jr. – Do you suffer from back pain, neck pain, headaches, shoulder, arm, leg, or low back pain?  If so, you are not alone. This type of pain robs you of your quality of life, and when it does, you want and deserve your pain-free life back as gently, effectively, and quickly as possible. Carol’s Story …

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R.A. Bloch Foundation’s 2012 Cancer Survivorship Award Honors Linette Atwood

Linette Atwood

Founder and Publisher of Patient Resource Cancer Guide Dedicates Her Life to Educating and Empowering Patients – Well-known local cancer advocate Linette Atwood, founder of Patient Resource Publishing, was recently honored by the Bloch Cancer Foundation for her work in this area. As publisher of the Patient Resource Cancer Guide, she has dedicated her life to educating and empowering patients. …

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Nutrition and Training

sport and nutrition

Getting the Most Out of Your Workouts – By Jimmy Page, Fellowship of Christian Athletes – “Therefore, get your minds ready for action…” – 1 Peter 1:13 Preparation is one of the most important aspects of our spiritual lives. In fact, knowing how you will respond when faced with various situations or temptations will often determine your ability to stand …

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The Olympic Difference

Olympic

By Jimmy Page, Fellowship of Christian Athletes – “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” – Colossians 3:23-24 (NIV) The Olympic Spirit The Olympic Games are so …

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“Stayin’ Alive” with Hands-Only CPR

CPR

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!

senior housing

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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