October 18, 2018 - Thursday

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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Meddling with Meditation

By Andrea Arvan, M.D. – None of that hippie stuff for me, right? For many people, meditation brings to mind sitting with your knees crossed and chanting “ohm” over and over again. Meditation is much more complicated and much more simple than that. Meditation is quieting the mind. But oh what such a simple act can do to your brain, …

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Are Fallen Arches Hurting Your Back?

By Dr. Robert Patterson Jr., D.C. – We often think of fallen arches as a cause of foot pain, but they also stress your spine. In fact, fallen arches often contribute to unresolved or recurrent back pain. Stress and Strain on Feet and Spine Excessive foot pronation (rolling in) can produce a short leg, pelvic unleveling, and increased curvature in your …

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The Amy Thompson Run for Brain Injury “A Voice for Brain Injury”

The Brain Injury Association of Kansas and Greater Kansas City (BIAKS) serves the Kansas City metro and state of Kansas offering services for survivors, loved ones, professionals and the general community on brain injury awareness, education and support. We are here to be the “Voice of Brain Injury.” What is Traumatic Brain Injury? 1 in 10 individuals will be touched …

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Swap It Out

By Jimmy Page, Fellowship of Christian Athletes – ““…But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these…since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.” – Colossians 3:8-10 (NIV) I recently downloaded an app for …

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Is HCG The Weight Loss Cure We Have Been Waiting For?

By James Mirabile, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. Medical Director,  – Medi-Weightloss Clinics® of Overland Park – Obesity is epidemic in the United States with 67% of American adults and 19% of adolescents and teens categorized as overweight or obese. Current popular diets call for cutting back on fat and sugar, consuming whole grains and lean meats, and even indulging in red wine. WHAT …

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Want to Make a Difference? Give the Gift of Life.

By Stephanie Crabtree, M.D., Kansas City Internal Medicine – Jim Seymour’s pick-up rumbled down to the firehouse in his sleepy village of Waverly, New York, population 4,444. Beckoned by a sign to “Be the Match,” Jim made a decision that would save the life of a woman half-way across the nation. Give the Gift of Life! KCIM Hosting Bone Marrow …

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Advance Directives Guide Families During a Medical Crisis

Healthcare Advocates are Encouraging ‘The Conversation’ in April. – By Gregory Rumburg – Who will speak for you in case you can’t speak for yourself? That’s the question healthcare professionals are putting before themselves, their families and communities this month—and in the months to come, too. April 16—the day after federal taxes are due—has been designated as National Healthcare Decisions Day. …

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Prepare For The Summer Sun At MedCOSMETIC™

Skin and Sun

By Dee Dee Jarvis, MedCOSMETIC™ – With our mild winter now coming to an end and the sun finally starting to shine again, it’s time to start thinking about what you can do to prepare your skin for summer. Over winter, your skin has to endure harsh conditions, like cold and dryness, which can lead to premature aging. Taking steps …

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Spring Into Health

By Dawnavan Davis, Ph.D., – Director of Health Promotions at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City – At Blue KC, we believe good health starts with individuals and we help people, like you, take charge of their health by giving them the tools to start living healthier lives. Working together, we can create a healthier community, one family at …

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Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain Treatment

By Dr. Thomas F. Bembynista – The discomfort associated with plantar fasciitis and heel pain is normally located in the center of the arch extending to the heel. The pain can occur on either one or both feet and generally occurs with the first step in the morning or after sitting for a long period of time. Sometimes when x-rays are taken …

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