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Cholesterol: What Your Doctor Knows That You Should Too


Facts on Your Risk of Having a Heart Attack and How to Change It By Stephanie Crabtree, M.D. – If you’ve ever found yourself glazing over as your doctor tries to de-code the mystery of cholesterol for you during your annual comprehensive exam, this article is for you. So let’s get right to it. What is Cholesterol? There it is, …

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Hip Hip Hooray! Relief From Hip Pain

Hip Pain Kansas

By Matt Timm, PT, DPT, OCS – Hip pain can be debilitating, often affecting sleep and making it difficult to sit or walk for prolonged periods. Hip problems may also make it tough to climb steps, lead to a decrease in balance, and prevent you from enjoying recreational activities. Since the hip is a large, weight-bearing joint and is under …

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World’s Best Racquetball Players Come to KC!


By Sarrisa Haley, Operations and Wellness Manager and Lucy DelSarto, Wellness Coach – Quick flash back to the mid 80’s. You were fit, healthy, and living life. Chances are, you or someone you knew was playing Racquetball or Handball. If you lived in Johnson County, chances are you were playing at The Athletic Club! Largest Racquetball Event of the Year …

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Trio of Award-Winning Refractive Surgeons Sets a Worldwide Standard for Vision Care

Kansas City Vision Care

If you’re considering laser vision correction, look no further than Durrie Vision in Overland Park. This internationally recognized practice, home to the country’s latest, is located in the heart of Overland Park at 435 and Nall. Meet the trio of award-winning laser surgeons who head up the premiere laser vision correction practice and world-class surgery center at Durrie Vision. Dr. …

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By Dee Dee Jarvis – Although no single laser can correct all skin conditions such as the elimination of  pigmentation, reduction of hair, and softening of wrinkles, at MedCOSMETIC™ we are now using a combination of two nonablative, or “light” lasers, to solve and treat all of these problems. MedCOSMETIC™ is excited to offer our newest DYNAMIC DUO! You might …

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Dental Implants

Dental Implant

– The Best Option for Replacing Missing Teeth –  In the past, losing teeth meant your appearance and your ability to eat normal foods would be greatly impacted. Today with dental implants, you can maintain a natural appearance and the ability to eat the foods you enjoy with teeth that feel like your own. What are Dental Implants? Dental implants …

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Advanced Treatment for Bunions

Advanced Treatment for Bunions

By Dr. Thomas F. Bembynista, DPM – A bunion is the enlargement of the big toe joint that causes the big toe to drift towards the second toe. If you imagine a gum ball sized bone enlargement stuffed in your shoe next to the big toe, that’s the type of pain bunion sufferers walk around with daily. Heredity a Main …

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Inspired. Take Action.

Kansas City Cancer Walk

By Amber Bourek, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Greater Kansas City – Breast cancer knows no boundaries with respect to age, race, religion, socioeconomic status, or gender. Over the course of their lifetime, one in eight women will be diagnosed with the disease. There are more than 2.9 million breast cancer survivors alive in the United States today – …

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Along a Crooked Road

When each day feels precious, hospice nurses provide top- notched care, casting a vision for living fully. – By Gregory Rumburg – The journey through a terminal illness is unmapped, and it can feel fearful and lonely. But hospice nurses have been down that road before—and they’re not afraid to go down it again with the families they serve. “I want …

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heavy period

Decrease PMS Symptoms too! – By James Mirabile, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., FOR WOMEN ONLY – Approximately 10 million women in the United States suffer from heavy, irregular, menstrual bleeding. This is one of the most common complaints in contemporary gynecology. For periods that get in the way of everyday life, that keep you from the people you love and the things you …

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Learn How Your Family Members Can Live Healthier Lives


By Dawnavan Davis, Director of Health Promotions – As Kansas City’s health and wellness leader, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) is committed to empowering children and families to lead healthier lives. As part of this commitment, Blue KC recently employed a new Health Promotions strategy supporting community initiatives that address childhood obesity. Healthy Children Equal …

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Changing the Look of Cancer at Missys’ Boutique

Missys' Boutique

Patricia’s Story Patricia Bunting smiled a little bigger and sat a little straighter as she squared her shoulders and pointed proudly to her chest. “I feel like a new woman,” she said emphatically when asked about her breast prosthesis following a double mastectomy. “Before these (prosthesis), I didn’t go anywhere, I isolated myself,” Patricia explained. Patricia lost her breasts to …

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What’s the Hype about Vitamin D?


By Katy Graves, MPAS, PA-C – Why is Vitamin D Important? Adequate vitamin D levels are vital for optimal functioning of almost every organ system! It is responsible for the proper control of calcium and phosphate regulation in the body which contributes to muscle and bone health, and prevents osteoporosis. It also plays an important role in the normal functioning …

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Workplace Wellness: What It Is and Why It’s Important To All Of Us!

workplace wellness

By Jacob Wayman, Project Manager, Corporate Medicine and Wellness Services – As an employer or employee, you may already be aware that ‘Wellness’ is the new buzz word of the health care industry and, more importantly, the workplace. But what exactly is Wellness? And how can we incorporate it in the Workplace? By definition Workplace Wellness is: “…an organized, employer-sponsored …

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Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Knee Pain

By Joshua J. Niemann, MD – Although there are many causes of knee pain, one of the most common conditions I see in the office is osteoarthritis (OA). Often called “wear and tear” arthritis, it is a slowly progressive degenerative disease in which the joint cartilage gradually wears away. It most often affects people older than 50, and can become …

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Discover Better Health by Speaking with Your Pharmacist


By Jessica Lea, Pharm.D., BCPP – How many times have you left your physician’s office with a prescription that you never filled? Or stopped taking a prescribed medication because of its side effects or high cost? Medicine is prescribed to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle by controlling your conditions. Unfortunately, there are many factors that can cause your medications …

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Angel Flight Central “Giving Hope Wings”

Angle Flight

His name was John. John was an eight-year-old adopted Korean boy suffering from a rare heart abnormality. He was going to die without an operation. With no health insurance, his adoptive parents, experiencing financial hard times, and the local hospital’s lack of expertise to perform the surgery John needed to live, the odds seemed stacked against him. A surgeon and …

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