December 17, 2017 - Sunday

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month

By Sarrisa Curry, Rock Steady Boxing Ancient Egyptian drawings and writings depict a strange ailment which caused drooling, backs bent in a forward slump, and shaking bodies. Ayurverdic manuscripts dating back to the 10th century BC detail an illness marked by a progressive degeneration of walking, talking, and movement. We now recognize these symptoms as Parkinson’s Disease. Discovery and Diagnosis …

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Advanced Surgical Associates Offers New In-Office Diagnostic Services Saving Patients Time and Money

Advanced Surgical Associates

Ultrasound & Manometry services will assist with abdominal, breast, pelvic floor, rectal and colon disorders By Lori Oswald Darcy Shaw, M.D. Dr. Darcy Shaw is now offering evaluation and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction, fecal incontinence, constipation, and rectal prolapse. Our pelvic floor center, for women, begins with a thorough evaluation, including a history and comprehensive physical examination. Additional testing …

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A Better Way to Leave the Hospital

A Better Way to Leave the Hospital

Avoiding Preventable Hospital Readmissions For most of us, when we get to leave the hospital, we’d rather not have another stay anytime soon. But people often find themselves back at the hospital within only a few weeks, for reasons that could have been avoided. Common reasons for hospital readmissions include medication issues, not having a solid post-hospital care plan in …

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Acne 101

By Jim Fackrell, PA-C Being a teenager can be tough. If you’re a teenager suffering from acne, it can be even tougher. For some, acne can cause social anxiety or even depression. What some may view as a simple pimple, could be viewed as a life changing event for others. Over 70 Million people suffer from acne, the majority being …

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Your Headache Could be Caused by TMD: Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction

Center for TMJ and Sleep Apnea Headaches can be alarming. Especially if they occur frequently. Often times our thoughts immediately go to “brain tumor” or some other brain malfunction. Although that is certainly a possibility, it may be your temporomandibular joint that is causing the pain. The TM joints are made up of the temporal bone of the skull (T) …

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Over-Scheduled Teens

Over-Scheduled Teens

By Rachel Lewis Very few people will question the importance of extracurricular activities in the lives of children through young adults. These pursuits provide many benefits for students including social, academic, and physical ones. They also provide qualities and skills that many parents wish to impart to their children including cooperation, team-building, leadership, discipline, and many others as well. Now, …

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Making Smart Choices When it Comes to Your Health

Mirabile M.D. MedCosmetic team. From left to right: Alisha Williams, MA; Tama Veltri, LE; Sophia Garozzo, RN, BSN; Jessica Soliz, LE; Jessica Burge, RN, BSN; Kelli Folk, LE; Christina Ammon, LE

It starts with choosing the Med Spa with an onsite Medical Doctor Perhaps you know someone like Linda. She recently spent three months researching the best dishwasher for her kitchen. She read consumer-guide publications, scanned online reviews and interviewed salespeople at several retail stores. Linda finally purchased an appliance she expects will serve her family well for many years. That …

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Let 2017 Be the Year You Take Control of Your Sleep Health!

Let 2017 Be the Year You Take Control of Your Sleep Health!

By Larry Pribyl, D.D.S. What does that mean? We all know we need to get more sleep. But wishing it to happen and implementing changes to make sure it improves are two different things. Start with some basics. Create a bedtime routine that prepares your “mind” for what is coming. Limit stimulates like computer and cell phone use the last …

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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month – Putting the Pieces Together

Putting the Pieces Together

How MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital tackles the brain injury puzzle through rehabilitation A man in his 30s sits before an occupational therapist in a quiet therapy room folding a basket of laundry and sorting it into stacks. In the next room, a 65-year-old woman responds to her speech-language pathologist with words that correspond with images on cards. Down the hall in …

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Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!

By Sarrisa Curry, Rock Steady Boxing Kansas City March is the month dedicated to luck, pots of gold, leprechauns and the color GREEN! In the real world, only one of those things truly exists. That one word can bring great benefit to those who utilize its healing attributes. The Color Green When gazing at the color green, it can calm …

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5 Things You Should Know About Colon Cancer That Could Save Your Life!

5 Things You Should Know About Colon Cancer That Could Save Your Life!

By American Cancer Society March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a time to consider the potentially lifesaving actions we can all take to prevent and detect this disease. Colorectal cancer is a major public health concern: it is the second leading cause of cancer death among men and women combined. But it’s important to remember that this is a disease …

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Mother Daughter Duo Enjoys Healthy Cooking Together

Mother Daughter Duo Enjoys Healthy Cooking Together

The mother daughter duo of Linda Donaldson and Kiley Williams-Bowls is on a mission to encourage people to live healthy through heathy cooking. After both having had successful weight loss surgeries, they have dedicated their lives to eating heathy and encouraging others to do the same. Linda strives for the self-confidence, drive and a no surrender stance to share her …

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Changing the “Shame and Blame” Game

Changing the “Shame and Blame” Game

By Rachel Lewis Shame and blame constantly surround us, but especially surround teenagers. Throughout history and literature, shame has been used as a tool to keep kids and society in line. Whether it’s Hester Prynne being made to wear a scarlet “A” in The Scarlet Letter, or the way that people attack one another online and through Twitter, shame has …

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7 Lessons for the True Competitor

7 Lessons for the True Competitor

By Jimmy Page, Fellowship of Christian Athletes “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.”                              – Hebrews 12:1 It …

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