August 21, 2017 - Monday

American Heart Association SURVIVOR STORIES

Sydney Priest’s Survivor Story

Sydney Priest’s Survivor Story It was noon when 25-year-old Sydney Priest came home after a full morning of classes. She was not only a med student but also her class president at A.T. Still University—Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Not long after eating lunch, she began to feel ill. She was dizzy and started throwing up. Sydney thought she would …

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Exercise Therapy Can Help Manage Many Conditions

Exercise Therapy Can Help Manage Many Conditions

We’re all aware that exercise is a vital component for keeping our bodies healthy and strong. And, we know that exercise helps to strengthen our muscles and support our skeletal system – that’s why it’s often used to treat conditions and injuries associated with the spine, joints, and nervous system. However, did you know that exercise therapy is also effective …

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WIN for KC Women’s Sports Awards

Featuring Jessica Mendoza Olympic Gold Medalist Softball Player and Current ESPN Broadcaster

Celebration Honorees Announced February 1, 2017 The WIN for KC Women’s Sports Awards Celebration presented by Price Chopper on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 will honor six local residents for their impact on women and girls in our community through sports. Children’s Mercy Youth Sports Girl Award Ryleigh Patience was diagnosed with Hurler’s Syndrome when she was 3-years-old. Ryleigh was told …

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Congestive Heart Failure: Know the Facts

Congestive Heart Failure: Know the Facts

FACT: Congestive heart failure (CHF) affects nearly five million Americans, and is one of the most common reasons for hospitalization. FACT: “Heart failure” doesn’t mean that your heart has stopped, it means your heart’s not pumping as much blood as your body needs. FACT: Understanding CHF and learning how to manage this condition can greatly improve your quality of life …

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Let’s Talk About Lips: Injections to Plump That Pout

Injections to Plump That Pout - Lip Treatment

KMC Dermatology It’s been all over the news and celebrity gossip columns lately – pumped up lips are the hottest new trend. Celebrities and people of all ages want fuller or younger looking lips. But what options do you have for plumping up, and what should you know before you decide to enhance your pout? Types of Treatments Available There …

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The Importance of Confidence in Teens

Importance of Confidence

By Rachel Lewis With the onset of a new year, teens should take time to focus on themselves. Teens are in the most transitive part of their lives and trying to discover who they really are. One of the toughest parts of this difficult time is to have confidence in yourself and your capabilities as well as the belief that …

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10 Valentine’s Ideas For Your Family

10 Valentine’s Ideas for Your Family

Valentines Day doesn’t have to be just for “couples.”  Include your kids or grandkids to make this Valentine’s Day extra special. 1. Ask the kids to tell you how they think Valentine’s Day began. Write down what they say. Then do some research with the children, online or at the library, and see if their ideas are correct. 2. Designate …

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The True Valentine

The True Valentine

By Jodi Thomas I have been a Christian for almost 30 years, and in that time I have studied a lot about the nature and character of God, as revealed in the Bible. The more I learn, the more I marvel. He is. . . marvel-ous, really. God is, to the infinite degree, all the following: holy, just, merciful, gracious, …

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Helping Clients Win Social Security Disability Cases

Social Security Disability

It is a frustrating feeling to work hard your whole life to support yourself and your family only to suffer a debilitating injury or illness that cuts your career short. It’s even more frustrating when Social Security, the government safety-net that you have been contributing to for years, denies your claim to collect Social Security Disability benefits. At the Law …

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Your Gift to Yourself – the Best Year Ever!

Your Gift to Yourself – the Best Year Ever!

Treat yourself to 365 days of feeling good and looking great. The holidays are over and decorations put away. The presents you so carefully chose for family and friends were greeted—as always—with “You give the best gifts!” and “How did you know it’s just what I wanted?” Now it’s time to think about the coming year—and to put yourself at …

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4 Nutrition Tips To Start the New Year Off Right

To Start the New Year Off Right

By Abby Stanley, MS, RDN, LD We’ve all been there – the holiday season flew by, January is here and you are struggling with the post-holiday food hangover. You immediately start searching for the latest quick-fix program to get you started on the right track – the latest diet, pill or “detox” program that promises instant results. “Lose 10 pounds …

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8 Ways to Keep Track of Your Medications and Avoid Dangerous Errors

8 Ways to Keep Track of Your Medications and Avoid Dangerous Errors

By Home For Life Solutions and Village Helpers In-Home Care How many medications do you take? And how often do you take them? According to a Mayo Clinic study, over half of U.S. adults take two or more prescription drugs. Add in over-the-counter medications or a recent hospital stay, and the numbers can skyrocket. The US Food & Drug Administration …

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Treating Age Spots

Treating Age Spots

By KMC Dermatology and MedSpa Age spots — also called liver spots and solar lentigines — are flat tan, brown or black spots. They vary in size and usually appear on the face, hands, shoulders and arms — areas most exposed to the sun. Age spots are very common in adults older than age 50. But, younger people can get …

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Making Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

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Lose weight? Check. Start exercising? Check. Stop smoking? Check. It can be daunting when your list of New Year’s Resolutions is as long as your holiday shopping list. In addition to the post-holiday slump, not being able to keep your resolutions by February, March or even late January may increase your anxiety. When your holiday decorations are packed up and …

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Hitting the Slopes Safely

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Flying effortlessly down a snow-covered slope, feeling the wind in your face, and soaking up the beautiful mountain scenery — there’s a lot to love about skiing. It’s a sport that you can learn at a young age and continue doing for the rest of your life, and it can take you to some of the most spectacular places on …

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