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Don’t Ignore Your Heartburn

Don’t Ignore Your Heartburn

By Marc K. Taormina, MD and R. Wade McCullough, DO – Spicy sausages, burgers and brats. For some that means tailgate season in Kansas City and for others that means it’s heartburn season. An estimated 33% of people in the United States are affected by chronic heartburn. As fall hits and the holidays peer just around the corner, many will …

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Odyssey Hospice Salutes Area Veterans

Odyssey Hospice Salutes Area Veterans

National ‘We Honor Veterans’ initiative strengthens healthcare provider’s services locally. – By Gregory Rumburg – Americans are fortunate. Our military veterans have helped to build a nation unlike any other in the world. On Veterans Day, the country marks with gratitude the sacrifices these men and women have made, along with their families. Odyssey Hospice of Kansas will use the …

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3D Mammography: A Revolution in Breast Imaging

New mammography technology at The University of Kansas Hospital is giving radiology staff their best tool yet for early detection of breast cancer. Called 3D mammography, or tomosynthesis, the X-ray technology acquires a three-dimensional image of the breast. The result: Breast Imaging radiologists see 70 to 100 views of each breast (similar to a CT scan), compared with just two …

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BREAST CANCER AWARENESS Not Just October!

Breast cancer

By James Mirabile, M.D., FACOG – One in eight women will get breast cancer in her lifetime. Except for skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, and it kills more women than any cancer except lung cancer. Each year, over 200,000 American women are diagnosed with breast cancer, and over 40,000 women die from the …

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Dupuytren’s Disease

Dupuytren’s Disease

By Daniel Firestone, M.D. – What is Dupuytren’s Disease? Dupuytren’s disease, named after the surgeon Baron Guillame Dupuytren who originally described its treatment in 1831, is the cause of the hand and finger deformity where the finger(s) gradually bend and contract in towards the palm. People are made aware that they may have Dupuytren’s disease when they notice that their …

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Helping Infertile Couples Become Parents

Experience and Innovation Translate to Success Reproductive Resource Center (RRC) ~ is the region’s most experienced in helping infertile couples become parents. They are also the region’s leading innovator with a full range of treatment options ranging from minimal therapies to high-tech procedures. RRC specializes in reproductive health, infertility, and in-vitro fertilization (or IVF),and they are passionate about helping people …

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PRIVATE CANCER, PUBLIC JOURNEY

NEWS ANCHOR AND PROSTATE CANCER SURVIVOR SPEAKS OUT TO SAVE LIVES “When it comes to prostate cancer, what you don’t know can kill you. That’s why I’m so willing to discuss my experience with others.” So says John Holt, longtime FOX 4 News co-anchor, diehard Jayhawk, loving husband, proud father of an Army second lieutenant and a student nurse – …

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The Truth About Metabolism

Metabolism

By Katy Graves, MPAS, PA-C – What Does it Mean When People Say, “I Have a Slow Metabolism?” Metabolism is the chemical process by which the body converts food into energy. Your body extracts nutrients from food through digestion, and through elimination expels waste. A slow metabolism describes a less efficient process of the conversion of food to fuel. Contrary to …

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National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Childhood Obesity

By Dawnavan Davis, Ph.D., M.S. Director of Health Promotions – September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and we need  all  Kansas  Citians  to  raise awareness and increase your commitment to our children. Why is this important? Kansas City is Facing An Epidemic One in three children in our community is overweight or obese and without intervention, they will face …

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Cholesterol: What Your Doctor Knows That You Should Too

Cholesterol

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!

Racquetball

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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“THE DYNAMIC DUO”

THE DYNAMIC DUO

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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