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Advocating for the Hearts of Women

Advocating for the Hearts of Women

By Tracy Stevens, MD, Medical Director and Marcia McCoy, RN, MSN, Director Saint Luke’s Muriel I. Kauffman Women’s Heart Center and Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute In 2014, Saint Luke’s Muriel I. Kauffman Women’s Heart Center celebrated 20 years of advocating for women’s heart health. The Center was founded in 1994 and is recognized as the first women’s heart …

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Healthy Eating Without Breaking the Bank

Healthy Eating

By Alexa Angelo, Bachelor of Science Dietetics Feeding your family healthy, nutritious meals while staying on a budget can seem overwhelming. Most people even dread going to the grocery store. Sticking to a few simple tips can help make grocery shopping more enjoyable and cost effective. Money Saving Tips Successful grocery shopping starts at home. Before heading to the store, …

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Robotic Surgery – Defying the Myths

Robotic Surgery

By Adam P. Kramer, D. O. – Learning that you may need to have a surgical procedure can be quite frightening. In the past, this meant that you would need to have a large incision and an extended hospital stay to recover. In the 1980s, minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures were developed that allowed patients to have similar operative procedures done …

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Boost Your Immune System with Massage

Boost Your Immune System

The immune system is a unique network of cells and organs whose sole purpose is to protect your body from foreign invaders which can cause immediate or long term damage to one or more systems. Just as your internal organs such as heart, liver, lungs and kidneys need to be protected, your entire immune system does as well. It is …

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Living with Discipline

Living with Discipline

By Grant Bradshaw, NASM, CPT, CES Grant Bradshaw, Pro Trainer, Teams Up with Son, Connor To Live a Disciplined Life of Fitness & Nutrition Living a healthy lifestyle starts with parents leading the way and setting good fitness examples for their kids. It’s crucial for parents to practice what they preach if they want their kids to live a healthy, …

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How to Balance Holiday Planning with Every Day Caregiving Respite care at Tallgrass Creek offers a solution for seniors and their families.

Balance Holiday Planning

Caregivers of older family members can often feel overwhelmed by their many responsibilities. It’s a normal feeling known as “caregiver burnout.” During the holidays, it can be even more pronounced. In between your usual caregiving duties, you have to find time to shop, cook, clean, travel, and attend to social obligations. That’s why more and more caregivers are turning to …

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12 Practices for a Healthy Life

Healthy Life

By Jimmy Page, Fellowship of Christian Athletes Deuteronomy 5 gives the account of Moses receiving the Ten Commandments from God. At the time, the Commandments were given to protect God’s chosen people and bring life to the community, but, ultimately, all of the law was given to expose human sin and our need for a Savior. LEADERS SURVEYED FOR TOP …

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Low-Carb DOs and DON’TS

Low-Carb DOs and DON'TS

By Tara L. Parr, MPAS, PA-C For first-timers, the world of low-carb diets can be intimidating. Imagining your everyday existence without handy foods like sandwich bread, granola bars or even fruit, can be all but inconceivable for some. Low-carbohydrate diets can be an effective way to get the weight loss wheels moving in the right direction, but the key is …

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The Link Between Hearing Loss and Alzheimer’s

Hearing Loss and Alzheimer

By Belinda Gonzales, Owner, NuSound Hearing Center Imagine that you have hurriedly gotten dressed, grabbed your cup of coffee and are ready to rush off to work and then realize that you cannot remember where you have put your car keys. It has happened to the all of us at one time or another. But, now, imagine that you pick …

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miraDry Vanishes Underarm Sweat and Odor!

Underarm Sweat and Odor

By Greg Chambon, M.D. How cool would it be not to sweat! Imagine never having to buy or use deodorant again. No more sweat stains. No more yellowed shirts. No sweaty business meetings or sweaty golf outings. Really, no sweat? Yes, really! miraDry will help vanish underarm sweat and odor forever! What it won’t vanish is your self-confidence! About Sweat …

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Enhance Your Appearance in Time for the Holidays

Enhance Your Appearance

By Krishna Schmidt, PA-C Once upon a time, not so long ago, injectable cosmetic procedures were considered somewhat taboo and were performed with a “hush-hush” mentality. Many who wanted to improve their appearance were dissuaded by reports of inconsistent outcomes, expense and risks. Today, in the face of an almost mind-boggling array of options for filling, sculpting, plumping, softening, relaxing, …

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Beautiful Skin Starts with Healthy Skin

Healthy Skin

To maintain and improve skin health, an effective, professional pharmaceutical skincare regimen is essential. Over-the-counter products only treat skin’s surface layer. Optimal skin health is achieved by reaching live tissue with products that work at the cellular level to diminish fine lines, fade sun damage and increase hydration. Awaken Whole Life Center is proud to use and offer both the …

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The Magic of Muscle – Six Reasons Why You Should Be Lifting Weights

The Magic of Muscle

By Charidy Matney, Medi-Weightloss Counselor People often think that the only way to get lean is to do tons of cardio exercise. The truth is, weightlifting, along with proper nutrition and cardio, is the best way to achieve a lean body. Building muscle offers many other benefits too! Here are six reasons why you should be lifting weights: 1.    Loss …

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Quality Senior Care with a Personal Touch Tallgrass Creek is Redefining Continuing Care

Quality Senior Care

The new Continuing Care neighborhood at Tallgrass Creek provides Overland Park retirees with an innovative option for assisted living, memory care, rehabilitation, and long-term nursing care.  Tallgrass Creek is part of Erickson Living,® a national network of communities with over 30 years of experience providing exceptional health care to seniors. Situated on the grounds of the impressive Tallgrass Creek campus, …

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Paula Porsch, Founder of the Greater Kansas City Susan G. Komen® Breast Cancer Foundation, has a Passion for Encouraging Women to Manage Their Breast Health… and Their Financial Health!

Paula Porsch

As Co-Founder and Past President of the Greater Kansas City Susan G. Komen® Breast Cancer Foundation and Race for the the Cure®, Paula Porsch has a passion for supporting breast cancer research, education and outreach. In addition, she has a passion for helping women, and men, with their financial health! About Susan G. Komen® and the Greater Kansas City Affiliate …

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Brides Against Breast Cancer

Brides Against Breast Cancer

You’re Invited! Charity Bridal Show and Wedding Gown Sale November 21 – 22, 2014 By Allison Ward Moore Brides Against Breast Cancer invites all brides and guests to browse through hundreds of  new and lovingly worn designer and couture wedding gowns, all at an incredible savings. Most gown prices range from $99 to $799, with designer gowns valued up to …

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Guidelines for Drug Disposal

Guidelines for Drug Disposal

FDA and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy developed federal guidelines that are summarized here: Follow any specific disposal instructions on the prescription drug labeling or patient information that accompanies the medicine. Do not flush medicines down the sink or toilet unless this information specifically instructs you to do so. Take advantage of community drug take-back programs …

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Fit After 50 Make a Total Transformation

Fit after 50

By Grant Bradshaw, NASM, CPT, CES Personal training is my passion. I have dedicated my life to helping others become healthy and fit! After spending 20 years researching, learning and living a healthy, fit lifestyle, I am committed to helping others learn to do the same. Over the last nine months, I have had the privilege of working with John McCarthy, …

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