December 17, 2017 - Sunday

May is Stroke Awareness Month – LINDA’S STORY

May is Stroke Awareness Month - LINDA’S STORY

Linda Miller, 68, moved from Phoenix, Arizona to Independence, Missouri in June 2012 to take a position as a senior pastor at a local church. She gave her first sermon July 1, and when she did not show up to church the following week, her new church family knew something was wrong and sent for help. The morning of Sunday, …

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5 Simple Steps to Living Well With Arthritis

Living Well With Arthritis

Arthritis FAST FACTS – Arthritis is the nation’s No. 1 cause of disability. – The most common type of arthritis, osteoarthritis, affects an estimated 31 million Americans. – In the U.S., 23% of all adults—more than 54 million people—have arthritis. That’s 1 in 5 people age 18 or over. – Arthritis is more common among women (24%) than men (18%), …

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Ask the Humor Coach

Q. Dear Humor Coach, My husband has Alzheimer’s. After 45 years with him, it is hard as he sometimes doesn’t know who I am. He gets embarrassed and it makes me quite sad. How could anything possibly be funny at times like these? – Sheila A. Dear Sheila, I understand. It’s not funny at times like that. My mom began …

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

The 2017 Honoree: Zeke Crozier

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 support and prevention. We are here to be the “Voice of Brain Injury.” What is Traumatic Brain Injury and Who is At Risk? The …

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5 Tips to Help You Navigate Social Media

Navigate Social Media

The good news is that it is easy to get started using social media for your business, it is super fun, and can open many new opportunities to help your brand flourish and grow. Here are 5 tips to help you navigate the social media waters in a manageable and effective way. Social Media Tips: 1. Strategy If you want …

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Protect Yourself From Skin Cancer This Summer

Protect Yourself From Skin Cancer This Summer

By Tiffany Engelken, APRN-C As our outdoor activities get into full swing, it is that time of year to review the dos and don’ts of sun protection. Sun exposure is the number one modifiable risk factor in the prevention of skin cancer. Sun exposure causes about 90 percent of all skin cancers. Statistics: The statistics are a compelling reminder of …

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A Possible Alternative to a CPAP Machine

A Possible Alternative to a CPAP Machine

If you were diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea and your primary care doctor ordered a CPAP or BiPAP machine, you now find yourself lugging around extra equipment when you take a trip—especially inconvenient if you travel by air or want to go camping. Each time you gather up everything for your trip, you may think, ‘There has to be a …

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The Dangers of Tanning Beds and Severe Sunburns

The Dangers of Tanning Beds and Severe Sunburns

By Amy Haynes, American Cancer Society May is Skin Cancer Prevention and Detection Month and it is by far the most common cancer in the U.S. There are three types of skin cancer, basal cell, squamous cell and melanoma. Melanoma is a less common but a much more dangerous type of skin cancer. It is estimated that more than 76,000 …

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Create a Custom Health Fair for Your Employees

The Health & Wellmobile WANTS YOUR BUSINESS!

By Rachel Garrison The Health & Wellmobile is a massive consumer health education and wellness screening program designed to promote healthier living among local community residents while providing an opportunity for consumers to receive basic health screenings and education where they live, work and play. Did You Know? Getting employees involved in a corporate wellness initiative can test even the …

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Prescription for Wellness: Our 8 Favorite Health Tips

Prescription for Wellness: Our 8 Favorite Health Tips

Wellness is just as important as good health — in fact, it contributes to your overall wellbeing, and here’s why. “Wellness” is a big part of our name — and our mission. At Mirabile M.D. Beauty, Health & Wellness, we do more than provide the latest treatments and proven health-related services to our patients; we recommend do-able tips you can …

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Recognizing and Treating Depression It’s Nothing To Be Ashamed Of

Recognizing and Treating Depression

By J. Lynne Weilert, LMSW, Leawood Counseling Center Statistics Mood disorders, including major depression, affect 20 million Americans each year. About 17% of people in the United States will suffer from Major Depression during their lifetime. Depression is the leading cause of disability in the United States, and the annual cost of treatment and lost productivity is over 87 billion …

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Humor Month? How About Humor Every Day?

Bill Mahoney with Daughter Anne

By David Naster, Humor Coach, Author, Speaker If anyone dedicates just one month to humor, your life probably isn’t very joyful. We must find and experience humor every day. Being amused and delighted by a funny idea that causes us to feel good is imperative for our emotional weIl being. Humor brings us out of situations that cause worry, anxiety …

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DAVE’S STORY – Drumming His Way Back to Independence

DAVE’S STORY

Dave Miller, 52, was the typical active young man. He worked for a roofing company for more than 30 years, enjoyed water and snow skiing, boating, working in the yard, and watching sports. In May 2015, he noticed intermittent sharp pains in his legs. Shortly after that, he experienced trouble walking and eventually was unable to get up. He sought …

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