October 22, 2017 - Sunday

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

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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

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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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Non-Surgical Back Pain Relief

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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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Considering a Laser Vision Correction Procedure?

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If so, what questions will you ask to help make your decision and choose the right surgeon you can trust with your vision? Many people do not know enough about laser vision correction, so they simply resort to basing this very important decision on price alone. Durrie Vision wants to help you get started on the path to great vision …

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Workplace Wellness: What It Is and Why It’s Important To All Of Us!

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By Jacob Wayman, Project Manager, Corporate Medicine and Wellness Services – As an employer or employee, you may already be aware that ‘Wellness’ is the new buzz word of the health care industry and, more importantly, the workplace. But what exactly is Wellness? And how can we incorporate it in the Workplace? By definition Workplace Wellness is: “…an organized, employer-sponsored …

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Wishing Your Smile Better Reflected Who You Are?

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Most people would agree that along with the eyes, your smile is the first thing people notice about you. It is how you express yourself and connect with others. When your smile is a true reflection of how you feel inside, your best self will shine through. Research has shown that a genuine smile can only be brought on by …

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Osteoarthritis of the Knee

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By Joshua J. Niemann, MD – Although there are many causes of knee pain, one of the most common conditions I see in the office is osteoarthritis (OA). Often called “wear and tear” arthritis, it is a slowly progressive degenerative disease in which the joint cartilage gradually wears away. It most often affects people older than 50, and can become …

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