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Non-Surgical Root Canal Therapy Relieves Pain

Non-Surgical Root Canal Therapy

By Valencia Endodontic Associates – What is Endodontics? Endodontics, or Root Canal Therapy, is a branch of dentistry recognized by the American Dental Association involving treatment of the center of the tooth, the pulp, and surrounding tissues of the tooth. A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed to relieve the pain of toothaches caused by …

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Relief from Chronic Pain

Standing: Mark Chaplick, DO, James Scowcroft, MD, George Edwards, MD, Curt Johnson, MD, Joel Ackerman, MD, Atef Israel, MD Seated: Howard Aks, MD, Rebecca Burfeind, MD, Steven Charapata, MD, Thomas Laughlin, MD

Millions of people suffer every day from chronic (long-term) or acute (short-term) pain. KC Pain is the Midwest’s largest, most comprehensive, full-time pain management group. We are specialists in the management of your pain because we believe that “Life Shouldn’t Hurt.” Due to the complexities of pain, it is extremely important to have physicians with specialized knowledge and skills to …

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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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Six Advances in Hearing Technology to Help You Hear Better in the New Year

Six Advances in Hearing Technology to Help You Hear Better in the New Year

By Tim Steele, Ph.D., FAAA, President, Associated Audiologists Digital technology and the microchip have made it possible to pack more power and features into hearing aids than ever before. But what are the features you should look for if you’re in the market for hearing aids in the new year? 1. Automatic Programs The latest hearing aids can automatically detect …

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EFFECTIVE TREATMENT FOR PAINFUL VERTEBRAL COMPRESSION FRACTURES

EFFECTIVE TREATMENT FOR PAINFUL VERTEBRAL COMPRESSION FRACTURES

Diseases such as osteoporosis or bone tumors can weaken vertebrae, the bones of the spine, which can then collapse suddenly under the force of normal daily activity. Compression fractures can cause unbearable pain and lead to significant reductions in quality of life. Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty are minimally invasive, image-guided treatments for the pain associated with compression fractures. CONSULTATION During consultation, …

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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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Hitting the Slopes Safely

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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7 Resolutions for an Organized New Year

7 Resolutions for an Organized New Year

By Tara Aronson We’ve just come through the sound and fury of the holidays – and our homes, nerves, and bank accounts reflect it. Relax. It’s a new year, and we can get things back under our control. The 7 tips below are the place to start. The best part? They all build on one another. 1. Downsize! Consider instituting this …

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Steps to a Better You

Steps to a Better You

Tips on non-invasive anti-aging treatments to maintain healthy and youthful skin. There comes a time in every woman’s life when the mirror reflects a face that appears tired, stressed and lackluster—in need of repair, freshening and rejuvenation. The mid-30s reveal skin that could benefit from a pick-me-up; sun-damaged skin, fine lines from childbirth and moisture depletion are highlighted during the 40s; …

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Epidural Steroid Injections

Epidural Steroid Injections

Epidural steroid injections are a commonly used treatment for many forms of low back, leg, neck and arm pain. This treatment method has been utilized since the 1950’s and offers a non-surgical option for management of the pain associated with both neck and lower back problems. The goal of the injections is to help alleviate pain and many times the …

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Enjoy the Gift of Sleep This Holiday Season!

By Larry Pribyl, D.D.S. What is Sleep Apnea? Apnea means the cessation of breathing, so sleep apnea is the cessation of breathing while you are sleeping. The airway in the back of the throat closes off and breathing is stopped. In order for it to be called an apneic event, breathing has to be stopped for a minimum of 10 …

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The Gift of Dental Health from Kansas City’s Father & Son Endodontics Team

The Gift of Dental Health from Kansas City’s Father & Son Endodontics Team

Dr. Ron Wollard and Dr. Chad Wollard VALENCIA ENDODONTICS ON THE COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA Father and Son Endodontics Dental Team, Doctors Ronald and Chad Wollard of Valencia Endodontic Associates on The Country Club Plaza, have a passion for helping others enjoy excellent dental health. Doctor Ronald Wollard graduated from the University of Missouri in 1967. He graduated in 1971 from the University …

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Fun Family Ideas for December

By Jodi Thomas Some of my favorite things to do during the holiday season are absolutely free, or close to it.  Be sure to carve out time to enjoy some of the simpler things with your family this December. Family Movie Night:  Pop some popcorn, make some hot chocolate and watch some Christmas classics together:  Jim Carrey’s The Christmas Carol, …

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8 Christmas Eve Traditions

8 Christmas Eve Traditions

By Nancy Jergins I was talking to a friend whose children are grown and out on their own. My question had to do with whether or not to keep doing one of our annual holiday traditions when it seemed my kids were being pulled to participate in other things, in other directions. “Do not stop your Christmas Eve traditions,” she said. …

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Experiencing Vision Changes After 40? Readers Aren’t Your Only Option.

Experiencing Vision Changes After 40? Readers Aren’t Your Only Option.

Durrie Vision’s Refractive Lens Exchange is changing the way people see the world. Understanding Near Vision Changes It starts gradually. One morning you notice you can’t quite read the label on the shampoo bottle. A few weeks later, your text messages look a little blurry, and you have to hold your phone at a distance to bring the words into …

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10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

Did you know that memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s or dementia? Did you know that memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s or dementia? Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are 10 …

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Breast Cancer Awareness, Unplugged

Breast Cancer Awareness,

Why the ongoing conversation about the disease matters 365 days a year—and why maintaining overall health and awareness reduces your risk. Let’s be frank. Chances are you, a loved one, a colleague or a Facebook friend is facing breast cancer. Maybe you’re on the other side of it and have transitioned from treatment to recovery and survivorship. Perhaps you’re grieving …

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Breast Cancer Survivor: Jennifer Bishop – My Journey to Cancer Free

Breast Cancer Survivor: Jennifer Bishop

I like to call Dr. Christie Brock my “Life Saver,” the physician who surgically removed the cancer from my breast and also quickly treated my post-operative collapsed lung, literally saved my life. During a weekend getaway in 2015 over the July 4th holiday, while receiving a tight hug from my husband, we noticed a lump on the side of my …

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