June 24, 2018 - Sunday

The Low Down on Low-Carb Diets

The Low Down on Low-Carb Diets

By Amy Shideler, MS, RD, Medi-Weightloss Clinics® – Each decade brings with it new variations in weight loss trends: low fat diets, high-fiber diets, vegan diets, raw food diets, and the infamous low-carb diet. The Atkins’ Revolution inspired millions of people to embark on a diet like no other: eat unlimited amounts of protein and fat while strictly limiting carbohydrates. …

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Spirituality Still Matters As Persons Approach End of Life

Spirituality Still Matters

Hospice chaplains help the religious—and nonreligious —to ease spiritual pain. By Gregory Rumburg – Life throws gut-wrenching curveballs. Bradley, a creative musician well-versed in the social consciousness of the day, finds himself suddenly facing terminal cancer. Big life questions thunder through the mind of this armchair philosopher, husband and father of two children searching for hope. Ruth was debilitated two …

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Jessica Cox Receives the Gift of Sight from Durrie Vision

Jessica Cox Receives the Gift of Sight from Durrie Vision

Born Without Arms, Jessica No Longer Has to Put Contacts in With Her Feet! When Jessica Cox was born without arms, doctors told her parents she’d never live a normal life. A rare birth defect left baby Jessica without arms. That was nearly 30 years ago. Since then, Jessica Cox has made it her life’s work to prove the doubters …

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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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Posture Tips for Moms

Posture Tips for Moms

By Matt Timm, PT, DPT, OCS, Elite Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy – Lifting and carrying a child, picking up toys off of the floor, and pushing a stroller are normal daily tasks for mothers. Unfortunately, many moms start to experience back and neck pain due to the repetitive stress and strains of caring for their kids. Physical therapists are …

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Shoulder Pain 101: Did I Tear My Rotator Cuff?

Shoulder Pain 101

By Charles E. Rhoades, M.D., Dickson-Diveley Midwest Orthopaedic Clinic – Shoulder pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal complaints treated by physicians. The reasons for the increase in the number of patients seeking care for shoulder pain and the increasing treatments for shoulder injuries are many. The baby boomers are at the age where attritional injuries occur in the …

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PUT AN END TO HEAVY, PAINFUL PERIODS

Decrease PMS Symptoms too! – By James Mirabile, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., – 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 enjoy, there is …

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YOU Hold the Key to Your Vitality

By Lucy DelSarto, Wellness Coach – Remember the final scene in the movie, “The Wizard of Oz,” when Dorothy realizes she always had what she needed to get home? The key or answer may be simple, but we need guidance to understand confusing things and help us find our way. The Power to Change is an Internal Job As a …

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Sugar and Cancer – The Great Debate

Sugar and Cancer

By Keri Layton, MS, RD/LD The University of Kansas Cancer Center – Sugar and cancer – it seems this has been a hot topic of discussion for the last few years, and, understandably, a topic that is sure to increase worry among anyone who has ever been touched by cancer. Does Sugar Feed Cancer? Whether you are currently fighting cancer, …

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Wellness Programs at The University of Kansas Cancer Center

Wellness Programs

A New Level of Support for the Journey with Cancer At The University of Kansas Cancer Center, wellness is part of our everyday treatment and protocol. We believe that to beat cancer, we must treat more than the disease itself. We must treat the whole person by being responsive to how cancer impacts all aspects of each life. Your journey …

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10th Annual “Santa Cause” Toy Drive

10th Annual “Santa Cause” Toy Drive

Benefiting Toys for Tots Every Child Deserves to Have a Gift to Open this Holiday Season… At KSHB-TV, Kansas City’s 41 Action News station and KMCI- TV, 38 the Spot, we believe every child deserves to have a gift to open this holiday season. That’s why we are once again partnering with Walmart for the 10th Annual “Santa Cause,” our …

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Live a Fit Life!

Live a Fit Life

By Jimmy Page, Fellowship of Christian Athletes – A friend of mine has a huge sign on his office door that quotes a saying his father lived out: “Life is God’s gift to you… What you do with it is your gift back to God.” It serves as a constant reminder that every day and every decision really matters — even …

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Brain Health and the Link to Exercise

By Sarrisa Haley, Operations and Wellness Manager – Soooo, is it true that if you don’t use it… you lose it? In this case, yes! Brain health is something that many of us overlook until we notice small changes in our ability to remember details, phone numbers, names, directions, etc. Factors that Encourage Forgetfulness There are many factors to forgetfulness. …

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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 …

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Nutrition’s Role in Diabetes Did You Know?

Nutrition’s Role in Diabetes

By Katy Graves, MPAS, PA-C – It is estimated that 25.8 million Americans have type II diabetes and that 79 million Americans are considered “prediabetic.” It is widely misconstrued that type II diabetes is not that serious of a disease. However, if not properly managed, diabetes can affect many major organs, including the heart, blood vessels, nerves, eyes, and kidneys. …

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