February 18, 2018 - Sunday

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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A Healthy Mouth Means Healthy Aging

healthy mouth

As you age, dental hygiene habits become more important than ever. A healthy mouth gives you confidence to smile, talk, and laugh with ease – and to eat the nutritious foods you love. Three-Point Plan for a Healthy Mouth With proper care, your teeth can last a lifetime. Seriously, even to age 100! At Prairie Dental Care, our goal is …

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Ingrown Toenails Causes and Treatments

Ingrown Toenails Causes

By Dr. Thomas F. Bembynista, DPM – Almost all of us have had a problem with an ingrown toenail once in our lives. This common condition, where the side of the nail grows into the surrounding skin, causes redness and usually excruciating pain that causes any use of the foot to be unbearable. When To Seek Immediate Care Most patients …

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On a Mission to OVERRUN Ovarian Cancer

ovarian cancer

Nothing could have been further from her mind when she heard the news. “My mom has always been the picture of health. She went to the doctor for what she thought was a bladder infection, and within 48 hours, a diagnosis of ovarian cancer had turned our worlds upside down,” remembers Kelly Cannova of Leawood, Kansas. Kristi O’Keefe, also of …

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Tweak the Treat! Halloween Holiday Tweaking…for the Health of it!

Halloween Holiday Tweaking

By Lucy DelSarto, Wellness Coach – What do you get when you cross a professional athlete, wellness coach and a traditional holiday? A unique twist with a family- and wellness-focused celebration that enriches your total well-being called “Tweak the Treat.” What are Your Fond Memories of the Halloween Holiday? Reflecting back on my childhood memories of Halloween, I remember simple …

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Fit 4 Ever: Be Aggressive

By Jimmy Page, Fellowship of Christian Athletes – “Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.” – 1 Corinthians …

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PRIVATE CANCER, PUBLIC JOURNEY

NEWS ANCHOR AND PROSTATE CANCER SURVIVOR SPEAKS OUT TO SAVE LIVES “When it comes to prostate cancer, what you don’t know can kill you. That’s why I’m so willing to discuss my experience with others.” So says John Holt, longtime FOX 4 News co-anchor, diehard Jayhawk, loving husband, proud father of an Army second lieutenant and a student nurse – …

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The Truth About Metabolism

Metabolism

By Katy Graves, MPAS, PA-C – What Does it Mean When People Say, “I Have a Slow Metabolism?” Metabolism is the chemical process by which the body converts food into energy. Your body extracts nutrients from food through digestion, and through elimination expels waste. A slow metabolism describes a less efficient process of the conversion of food to fuel. Contrary to …

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Beyond LASIK…

Lasik

SBK: The Newest, Most Advanced  Form of Laser Vision Correction WHAT IS SBK? SBK is the acronym for Sub-Bowman Keratomileusis. It is the newest, most advanced form of Laser Vision Correction in the world, beyond even LASIK. The SBK procedure reshapes the cornea, allowing you to see clearly, correcting myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. SBK is an all-laser procedure …

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OXYTOCIN The New Cuddle, Love, and Bonding Hormone

Oxytocin Functions

By James Mirabile, M.D., FACOG – That’s right, OXYTOCIN, the hormone in pregnancy which stimulates contractions in labor and aids in induction of labor is now being considered the libido drug of the century! I said the same thing, “huh?” I learned of this recently from a patient who had seen a physician in Florida who she states, “turned her …

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Shooting Pain in the Ball of Your Foot?

foot pain treatment

By Dr. Thomas F. Bembynista, DPM – Shooting pain in the ball of the foot is most likely caused by a neuroma which is a form of nerve inflammation that causes burning, shooting, or throbbing pain. It is commonly caused by an injury or shoes that are too tight. The location of the pain—often referred to as Morton’s Neuroma—is usually …

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National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Childhood Obesity

By Dawnavan Davis, Ph.D., M.S. Director of Health Promotions – September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and we need  all  Kansas  Citians  to  raise awareness and increase your commitment to our children. Why is this important? Kansas City is Facing An Epidemic One in three children in our community is overweight or obese and without intervention, they will face …

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