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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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Melanoma: The Deadliest Skin Cancer

By Daniel J. Aires, MD, JD – The University of Kansas Hospital – Melanoma is a deadly type of skin cancer. Young people can get melanoma; in fact melanoma is the most common cancer among men and women 25-29 years old, and is the most common killer of young women aged 29-34. During the past 80 years, the risk of …

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Q&A Women’s Health With Dr. Mirabile

The transitional years in a woman’s life, from those of normal hormonal function to  those of lower than normal function, are probably the most difficult time experienced. So many misconceptions exist with regards to the years we call the peri-menopause and menopause and so many women feel helpless with no where to turn for advice. New “Ask a Question” Help …

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Tips for Purchasing Hearing Aids

By Tim Steele, Ph.D., FAAA – May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, first established in 1927 by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association as a time to encourage Americans to get their hearing evaluated. According to the Better Hearing Institute, about 10 percent of the U.S. population has some degree of hearing loss. If you have problems hearing, a comprehensive …

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Living Well 365 Days a Year

By Gregg Laiben, M.D. – Life moves fast, and sometimes our lifestyles just can’t keep up. At the beginning of each year, most people make resolutions to be healthier and make better lifestyle choices. Then, a few months down the road, life happens, and we fall back into our bad habits again. We want to live healthy lives, but need …

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Traumatic Dental Injuries in Children

By Dr. Chad Wollard, DMD – As spring arrives and warm weather activities kick into full swing, the incidence of traumatic dental injuries in children tends to increase. Traumatic injury to the permanent teeth can range from crown fracture, separation injury (in which the tooth either partially or completely comes out of the socket), or a crushing injury (in which …

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Protect Your Little All-Star Safety Essentials In Preventing Pitching Injuries

By Matt Timm, DPT – This summer, thousands of kids across the metro will don their baseball uniforms and head out to the ballpark. Due to an alarming increase in the rate of injuries of the elbow and shoulder in adolescent pitchers since the mid 1990’s, youth organizations have focused more of their attention on safety. Contributing Factors for Overuse …

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Prepare For The Summer Sun At MedCOSMETIC™

Skin and Sun

By Dee Dee Jarvis, MedCOSMETIC™ – With our mild winter now coming to an end and the sun finally starting to shine again, it’s time to start thinking about what you can do to prepare your skin for summer. Over winter, your skin has to endure harsh conditions, like cold and dryness, which can lead to premature aging. Taking steps …

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Adhesive Capsulitis AKA “Frozen Shoulder”

By Lowry Jones Jr., M.D. – Dickson-Diveley Midwest Orthopaedic Clinic, Associated with Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute – Adhesive capsulitis, better known by most people as a “frozen shoulder,” is a common but many times poorly understood entity. The characteristic presentation is that of a progressive loss of shoulder motion in all directions with progressive pain. It is routinely rationalized by the …

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Oral Cancer Awareness Month – Early Detection Saves Lives!

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Prairie Dental Care offers free oral cancer screenings with every hygiene visit every month of the year. Early detection is that important! Oral cancer is not a rare disease. Approximately 37,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer every year in the U.S. It kills one person every hour of every day, with over 100 …

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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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Non-Surgical Back Pain Relief

By Dr. Robert Patterson Jr., Overland Chiropractic – Do you suffer from back pain, neck pain, headaches, shoulder, arm, leg, or low back pain?  If so, you are not alone. This type of pain robs you of your quality of life, and when it does, you want and deserve your pain-free life back as gently, effectively, and quickly as possible. Carol’s …

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