April 20, 2018 - Friday

Local Hero Uses CPR to Save a Life… on Vacation!


Local cardiologist and community leader, Willie Lawrence, MD saves lives each and every day. Named as he American Heart Association’s 2011 Physician of the Year, Dr. Lawrence works tirelessly to advocate and fulfill the association’s mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. As a physician, Dr. Lawrence is also an expert at performing CPR, but notes …

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Putting the Boots to ALS 5k Run

By John Lillis – Race Day: Saturday, July 7, 2012 Project 5 for ALS is a grassroots organization, which started from the vision of Robert C. Willson (Big Bob) two years before he died of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Rob urged all of his friends and family to support his goal of starting a foundation to fund ALS research. He …

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Angel Flight Central “Giving Hope Wings”

Angle Flight

His name was John. John was an eight-year-old adopted Korean boy suffering from a rare heart abnormality. He was going to die without an operation. With no health insurance, his adoptive parents, experiencing financial hard times, and the local hospital’s lack of expertise to perform the surgery John needed to live, the odds seemed stacked against him. A surgeon and …

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Fit 4 Ever: Be Aggressive

Spiritual Wellness

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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Melanoma: The Deadliest Skin Cancer

By Daniel J. Aires, MD, JD – The University of Kansas Hospital – Melanoma is a deadly type of skin cancer. Young people can get melanoma; in fact melanoma is the most common cancer among men and women 25-29 years old, and is the most common killer of young women aged 29-34. During the past 80 years, the risk of …

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Lose Weight in Time for Summer

By Amy Shideler, MS, RD – Did the warm weather sneak up on you this year? If this caused you to panic about not being able to hide under bulky sweaters or even worse – wearing a bathing suit – don’t fret. If you want to lose weight by summer, it is possible! The weight loss process takes commitment and …

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Thumb Arthritis

By Brian J. Divelbiss, M.D. – One of the most common conditions presenting to a hand surgeon’s office is arthritis at the base of the thumb. This condition is ten times more common in women and tends to present after the age of 50, although the earliest symptoms can begin in the 40’s. Symptoms of Thumb Arthritis The arthritis involves …

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Q&A Women’s Health With Dr. Mirabile

The transitional years in a woman’s life, from those of normal hormonal function to  those of lower than normal function, are probably the most difficult time experienced. So many misconceptions exist with regards to the years we call the peri-menopause and menopause and so many women feel helpless with no where to turn for advice. New “Ask a Question” Help …

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Advanced Treatment for Bunions

By Dr. Thomas F. Bembynista, DPM – A bunion is the enlargement of the big toe joint that causes the big toe to drift towards the second toe. If you imagine a gum ball sized bone enlargement stuffed in your shoe next to the big toe, that’s the type of pain bunion sufferers walk around with daily. Heredity a Main …

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Tips for Purchasing Hearing Aids

By Tim Steele, Ph.D., FAAA – May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, first established in 1927 by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association as a time to encourage Americans to get their hearing evaluated. According to the Better Hearing Institute, about 10 percent of the U.S. population has some degree of hearing loss. If you have problems hearing, a comprehensive …

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What Is Hospice?

Medically-based end-of-life care addresses physical, emotional and spiritual quality of life for individuals and families. – By Gregory Rumburg – One out of three people in the United States choose hospice care when they are dying, according to the Hospice Foundation of America. Hospice care has been offered in the United States since the early 1970s, yet many still don’t …

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Living Well 365 Days a Year

By Gregg Laiben, M.D. – Life moves fast, and sometimes our lifestyles just can’t keep up. At the beginning of each year, most people make resolutions to be healthier and make better lifestyle choices. Then, a few months down the road, life happens, and we fall back into our bad habits again. We want to live healthy lives, but need …

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Traumatic Dental Injuries in Children

By Dr. Chad Wollard, DMD – As spring arrives and warm weather activities kick into full swing, the incidence of traumatic dental injuries in children tends to increase. Traumatic injury to the permanent teeth can range from crown fracture, separation injury (in which the tooth either partially or completely comes out of the socket), or a crushing injury (in which …

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Protect Your Little All-Star Safety Essentials In Preventing Pitching Injuries

By Matt Timm, DPT – This summer, thousands of kids across the metro will don their baseball uniforms and head out to the ballpark. Due to an alarming increase in the rate of injuries of the elbow and shoulder in adolescent pitchers since the mid 1990’s, youth organizations have focused more of their attention on safety. Contributing Factors for Overuse …

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Mirror, Mirror…. Who is THAT?

Let MedCOSMETIC™ Transform the Outer You to Match the Inner You! – By Dee Dee Jarvis – Have you ever looked into the mirror only to see a reflection that represents someone similar to you…but not quite the version your brain expects to see? With summer swimsuit season fast approaching, you may be more keenly aware of that reflection in …

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