November 17, 2018 - Saturday

Helping Our Kids Lead Healthier Lives

Helping Our Kids Lead Healthier Lives

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 = A Healthy Future Blue KC has taken a …

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Say Goodbye to Cellulite with this Non-Surgical Solution for Body Reshaping!

Vela Shape

By Nikki Gardner, Licensed Esthetician – ZERO Surgery… ZERO Side Effects… ZERO Downtime Orange peel, cottage cheese – with nicknames like these, it’s no wonder cellulite sufferers are eager to find solutions. Cellulite is a very common condition, especially among women. It is estimated that 80% of women over the age of 20, regardless of weight or size, are affected …

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Adhesive Capsulitis AKA “Frozen Shoulder”

Frozen Shoulder

By Lowry Jones Jr., M.D. – Adhesive capsulitis, better known by most people as a “frozen shoulder,” is a common but many times poorly understood entity. The characteristic presentation is that of a progressive loss of shoulder motion in all directions with progressive pain. It is routinely rationalized by the patient to be caused by an injury, but trauma is …

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Diagnoses Diabetes

Diagnoses Diabetes

By Sajeev Menon, MD – It’s that time of year. You are going in for your annual physical expecting to be lectured about being overweight and the necessity of changing your eating habits. Every year, you leave the office with good intentions  that do not last for long. This year, you are still overweight but the doctor has different information …

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A Gift of Love… Offering a Better Way to LIVE with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

LIVE with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

By The Heritage of Overland Park – IT’S ALL ABOUT THE CARE… In the middle of a peaceful residential setting, at the corner of 127th & Switzer in Overland Park, a cutting-edge concept in Alzheimer’s and dementia care is offered. This new community develops relationships based on trust. Our dedicated staff learns as much as we can about each resident …

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Hot Flashes, Fatigue and Depression

Hot Flashes, Fatigue and Depression

Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy Can Relieve Common Menopause Symptoms – By James Mirabile, M.D. – Are you suffering from symptoms of a hormonal imbalance caused by perimenopause or menopause? Are you experiencing hot flashes, sleep disturbances, mood swings, memory problems, or loss of libido, among other symptoms? Many women recognize that “hot flashes” may be the first obvious symptom of …

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Don’t Ignore Your Heartburn

Don’t Ignore Your Heartburn

By Marc K. Taormina, MD and R. Wade McCullough, DO – Spicy sausages, burgers and brats. For some that means tailgate season in Kansas City and for others that means it’s heartburn season. An estimated 33% of people in the United States are affected by chronic heartburn. As fall hits and the holidays peer just around the corner, many will …

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Odyssey Hospice Salutes Area Veterans

Odyssey Hospice Salutes Area Veterans

National ‘We Honor Veterans’ initiative strengthens healthcare provider’s services locally. – By Gregory Rumburg – Americans are fortunate. Our military veterans have helped to build a nation unlike any other in the world. On Veterans Day, the country marks with gratitude the sacrifices these men and women have made, along with their families. Odyssey Hospice of Kansas will use the …

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American Heart Association Celebrates National Eating Healthy Day

American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is issuing a call for all Americans to participate in National Eating Healthy Day, Wednesday, November 7th. The day is aiming to raise awareness for the importance of good nutrition and making the best eating decisions to reduce a person’s risk of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. As we approach the busy holiday season, it’s so tempting …

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Advanced Laser Treatment For Toenail Fungus

Advanced Laser Treatment For Toenail Fungus

By Dr. Thomas F. Bembynista – For years, people have been frustrated by toenail fungus. The nail discoloration makes it almost impossible for those who suffer from it to freely enjoy certain activities without feeling self-conscious about exposing their feet in public. As the fungus progresses, the nail thickens and becomes damaged causing more problems to the sufferer. Up until …

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The Best Present for the Holidays… Is to be Present for the Holidays

The Best Present for the Holidays

By Theresa Hubbard, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist – Here they come…the Holidays. For some, they are a time of excitement, planning, joy and sharing. For others, they signal the beginning of months they would rather avoid altogether. We can spend weeks preparing excuses for not attending this or that event. It can become more difficult to get up in …

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Holiday Food Survival Guide

Holiday Food Survival Guide

By Jimmy Page, Fellowship of Christian Athletes – I absolutely love the Holiday Season! There’s nothing better than celebrating Thanksgiving and then Christmas in the presence of family and friends. For many of us, however, this time of year means we abandon our healthy routines, throw off our restraint, and overindulge in huge quantities of food. There is just something about …

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Backpack Safety

Backpack Safety

By Biagio Mazza, DPT – While we would all like to think that youth shelters our children from back pain due to wear and tear, the truth is that children are VERY susceptible to orthopedic problems. One factor is the weight of carrying around books for school. Recommendations for Backpack Safety The following recommendations from the American Physical Therapy Association …

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Weight! Pay Attention To Your Body Composition, Too!

Pay Attention To Your Body Composition

By Amy Shideler, MS, RD – Did you know that it is possible to be “normal” weight, but still be overfat? How is this possible? It all depends on a person’s body composition, or how much of your body is made up of fat vs. muscle. Assess Fat Mass, Water Mass and Lean Body Mass Body Mass Index (BMI) is …

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Chained to Your Reading Glasses?

Imagine Life Without Them! A SOLUTION TO READING GLASSES AND BIFOCALS Durrie Vision is one of only a handful of Refractive Surgery practices in the nation to offer a breakthrough in Femtosecond Laser Technology for lens correction. This technology allows Durrie Vision to provide you a solution to reading glasses and bifocals and get you back into an active lifestyle. …

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