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Battling the Opioid Epidemic

Battling the Opioid Epidemic

KC Pain Center Uses a Proactive Approach to Battle the Unprecedented Opioid Epidemic It seems as though you can’t turn on your television or pick up a newspaper without having your attention drawn to what is being referred to as an unprecedented opioid epidemic, which our nation is in the midst of. To put it into better perspective, the Centers …

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Headaches are Such a Pain!

Headaches are Such a Pain!

By Larry Pribyl, D.D.S. Even for dentists who have extensive training in craniomandibular disorders and jaw dysfunction, intense headaches are often challenging cases to manage. To discover the true cause of the pain, professionals are not unlike detectives looking for clues which can put the pieces of the puzzle together. For instance, among the varying headaches: vascular, sinus congestion, or …

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Is Your Child’s Backpack Safe?

Is Your Child’s Backpack Safe

– By the American Occupational Therapy Association – Think the books and school supplies that your child is carrying in a backpack slung haphazardly across one shoulder are harmless? Think again. Heavy loads carried by more than 79 million students across the U.S. can cause low back pain that often lasts through adulthood. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety …

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Advanced Surgical Associates – Now Offers 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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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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RECOVERY IS A JOINT EFFORT

RECOVERY IS A JOINT EFFORT

What to Expect after Knee Replacement Surgery Total knee replacement is one of the most commonly-performed procedures in orthopedic and sports medicine, enabling millions of people to resume an active life. For some people, the results feel like nothing short of a miracle. But what happens after your surgery to bring about those results? Rehabilitation (rehab) after a knee replacement …

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The Health Benefits of Vitamin D

The Health Benefits of Vitamin D

By Amy Hundley, RD, LD Are you experiencing the warning signs of vitamin D deficiency? In this article, we will review the newest research regarding vitamin D. WHY THE NEED FOR VITAMIN D: First off, this vitamin helps absorb calcium and regulates proper calcium levels in the blood. In essence, if we didn’t have vitamin D, our bodies couldn’t absorb …

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Your Next Step Doesn’t Have to Hurt!

Your Next Step Doesn’t Have to Hurt!

20 million people suffer from peripheral neuro-pathy. Neuropathy simply means “nerve disease or damage.” Symptoms include burning, tingling, sensitivity or numbness in the feet or hands. Peripheral neuropathy is a progressive condition which impacts quality of life, causing pain, sleep disruption, or trouble walking. Maintaining a happy, active, quality of life can become a chore. WHAT CAUSES PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY? Diabetes …

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Parkinson’s Doesn’t Hold Any Punches… Fight Back with Boxing and Exercise!

Parkinson’s Doesn’t Hold Any Punches... Fight Back with Boxing and Exercise!

Rock Steady Boxing Offers an Intense Workout that Has Been Proven to Cause Positive Change in the Brain By Sarrisa Curry, Rock Steady Boxing Kansas City If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease (PD), you likely know that while there are medications and treatments that can relieve the many symptoms of the disease, there is …

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Creating Joyful Moments in the Beginning to Middle Stages of Alzheimer’s

Creating Joyful Moments in the Beginning to Middle Stages of Alzheimer’s

By Melissa Stivers, Director of Admissions In 1906, about 25 years after Women’s Christian Association of Kansas City, Missouri was founded and about 20 years before Armour Oaks Senior Living Community was built, a German doctor named Alois Alzheimer first noticed a patient with a disorder that presented with memory loss and other cognitive issues. After the patient’s death, the …

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Look Refreshed and Renewed (but Still You)!

Look Refreshed and Renewed (but Still You)!

Mirabile M.D. offers multiple non-invasive skin rejuvenation procedures Anita got comfy in the reclining chair at MedCosmetic, a division of Mirabile M.D. Beauty, Health & Wellness a few weeks ago. At 62, she was relatively happy with her face; good genetics and a rigorous skin care regimen including sunscreen, meant fewer wrinkles than most women her age. But she felt …

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Clinical Research Trials are at the Heart of All Medical Advances

Clinical Research Trials

Pain Management Associates, a Division of KC Pain Centers, is Playing a Vital Role in the Advancement of Medical Therapies, Medications and Technologies By Brenda Heard Clinical trials are part of clinical research and are at the heart of all medical advances. Clinical research trials examine new ways to prevent, treat and detect disease. This involves using new drugs or …

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CPR Can Save Lives! CPR and AED Awareness Week: June 1-7

Rick, Susan, Brooke and Kate Worrel

The use of CPR dates all the way back to 1740, yet even today, most Americans don’t know how to perform it. Given properly and immediately to sudden cardiac arrest victims, CPR can save lives. About 90 percent of people who suffer an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest die. If life-saving CPR is performed, a victim’s chance of survival can double, even …

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Thanks, Dad!

Thanks Dad

“Thanks!” Such a small word to convey the heartfelt gratitude I feel for my Dad – for the wonderful Father and person he is. It is a blessing to get to wish my Dad “Happy Father’s Day” yet another year! Words can’t express how thankful I am that our Dad is still with us, at nearly age 89! Amazingly, he’s …

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FEMALE WELLNESS GETS AN INTIMATE MAKEOVER

FEMALE WELLNESS GETS AN INTIMATE MAKEOVER

Mirabile M.D. now offers two non-invasive technologies to help women regain confidence Nancy is an avid exerciser, going to the gym several times a week to spin and aerobic classes. But an increasingly embarrassing problem of stress urinary incontinence caused the 52-year-old mother of three to retreat from working out in a public venue. “Imagine being in a room full …

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Local Kansas City Residents Get Relief from Peripheral Neuropathy Pain

Local Kansas City Residents Get Relief from Peripheral Neuropathy Pain

Near Infrared Therapy is a highly effective treatment that’s drug-free, safe, and painless Are you one of the 20 million people suffering from peripheral neuropathy? Neuropathy means “nerve disease or damage.” Symptoms include burning, tingling, sensitivity or numbness in the feet or hands. Peripheral neuropathy is a progressive condition which impacts quality of life, causing pain, sleep disruption, or trouble …

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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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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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