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Know the Facts About CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE

Know the Facts About CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE

What is Congestive Heart Failure? When you have CHF, your heart is weakened, resulting in a backup of blood in the heart. This forces the fluid in the blood into the lungs, causing shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. Fluid can also back up into feet, ankles or abdomen, causing swelling (edema) of those areas. FACT: Congestive heart failure (CHF) …

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RESEARCH ON THE RUN

RESEARCH ON THE RUN

A Winning Partnership between KU Cancer Center and OVERRUN Ovarian Cancer Foundation “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead Just ask Jeff Hirst and Rebecca Wates, both PhD researchers at The University of Kansas Cancer Center. Along with Andrew Godwin (Director, …

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Say Good-bye to Stubborn Fat Deposits

Say Good-bye to Stubborn Fat Deposits

Crunches won’t do it. Planks don’t make a dent. We’re talking about those stubborn body areas that no amount of exercise will diminish. For some, it’s the abdomen (that darn “pooch”) or love handles that are anything but loveable. Others complain about back fat or extra inches on the upper thighs or flanks. Fat under the arms that make wearing …

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Tips for Decreasing Your Risk of Skin Cancer

Tips for Decreasing Your Risk of Skin Cancer

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. There are various types of skin cancer such as Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, and Melanoma. Want to decrease your risk for developing skin cancer? •    Limit exposure to UV light during the hours of 9am-4pm. Now, I know that this is …

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The 5 Most Common Ways to Use Social Media Successfully

Use Social Media Successfully

By Kenna Lewis, Social Centric Media Everyone relies on the internet from finding dates to online school, to employers searching for employees. We use the internet to see what we can learn before we meet people or buy something. Consumers have more options than ever, thanks to the ease of finding information online, and brands and businesses get more exposure …

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Bringing Health & Wellness to the Community

Bringing Health & Wellness to the Community

By Elizabeth Kelley The Kansas City Health & Wellmobile is a massive consumer health education and wellness screening program designed to promote healthier living among local community residents while providing an opportunity for consumers to receive basic health screenings and services where they work, live and play. Our goal is to promote overall health and wellness; to motivate consumers to …

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Three Coins In The Fountain

Three Coins In The Fountain

By Jake Falcon, CRPC®, CEO, Wealth Advisor Frank Sinatra said it best: “Three coins in the fountain. Each one seeking happiness. Thrown by three hopeful lovers. Which one will the fountain bless?” DON’T LET YOUR RETIREMENT COME DOWN TO CHANCE. We recommend taking these steps prior to making that all important decision to retire. Make an appointment with your Wealth …

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Is Your Child’s Backpack Safe?

Is Your Child’s Backpack Safe

– By the American Occupational Therapy Association – Think the books and school supplies that your child is carrying in a backpack slung haphazardly across one shoulder are harmless? Think again. Heavy loads carried by more than 79 million students across the U.S. can cause low back pain that often lasts through adulthood. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety …

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Advanced Surgical Associates – Now Offers In-Office Diagnostic Services Saving Patients Time and Money

Advanced Surgical Associates

Ultrasound & Manometry services will assist with abdominal, breast, pelvic floor, rectal and colon disorders By Lori Oswald Darcy Shaw, M.D. Dr. Darcy Shaw is now offering evaluation and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction, fecal incontinence, constipation, and rectal prolapse. Our pelvic floor center, for women, begins with a thorough evaluation, including a history and comprehensive physical examination. Additional testing …

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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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RECOVERY IS A JOINT EFFORT

RECOVERY IS A JOINT EFFORT

What to Expect after Knee Replacement Surgery Total knee replacement is one of the most commonly-performed procedures in orthopedic and sports medicine, enabling millions of people to resume an active life. For some people, the results feel like nothing short of a miracle. But what happens after your surgery to bring about those results? Rehabilitation (rehab) after a knee replacement …

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The Health Benefits of Vitamin D

The Health Benefits of Vitamin D

By Amy Hundley, RD, LD Are you experiencing the warning signs of vitamin D deficiency? In this article, we will review the newest research regarding vitamin D. WHY THE NEED FOR VITAMIN D: First off, this vitamin helps absorb calcium and regulates proper calcium levels in the blood. In essence, if we didn’t have vitamin D, our bodies couldn’t absorb …

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Your Next Step Doesn’t Have to Hurt!

Your Next Step Doesn’t Have to Hurt!

20 million people suffer from peripheral neuro-pathy. Neuropathy simply means “nerve disease or damage.” Symptoms include burning, tingling, sensitivity or numbness in the feet or hands. Peripheral neuropathy is a progressive condition which impacts quality of life, causing pain, sleep disruption, or trouble walking. Maintaining a happy, active, quality of life can become a chore. WHAT CAUSES PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY? Diabetes …

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Parkinson’s Doesn’t Hold Any Punches… Fight Back with Boxing and Exercise!

Parkinson’s Doesn’t Hold Any Punches... Fight Back with Boxing and Exercise!

Rock Steady Boxing Offers an Intense Workout that Has Been Proven to Cause Positive Change in the Brain By Sarrisa Curry, Rock Steady Boxing Kansas City If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease (PD), you likely know that while there are medications and treatments that can relieve the many symptoms of the disease, there is …

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Creating Joyful Moments in the Beginning to Middle Stages of Alzheimer’s

Creating Joyful Moments in the Beginning to Middle Stages of Alzheimer’s

By Melissa Stivers, Director of Admissions In 1906, about 25 years after Women’s Christian Association of Kansas City, Missouri was founded and about 20 years before Armour Oaks Senior Living Community was built, a German doctor named Alois Alzheimer first noticed a patient with a disorder that presented with memory loss and other cognitive issues. After the patient’s death, the …

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Look Refreshed and Renewed (but Still You)!

Look Refreshed and Renewed (but Still You)!

Mirabile M.D. offers multiple non-invasive skin rejuvenation procedures Anita got comfy in the reclining chair at MedCosmetic, a division of Mirabile M.D. Beauty, Health & Wellness a few weeks ago. At 62, she was relatively happy with her face; good genetics and a rigorous skin care regimen including sunscreen, meant fewer wrinkles than most women her age. But she felt …

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Clinical Research Trials are at the Heart of All Medical Advances

Clinical Research Trials

Pain Management Associates, a Division of KC Pain Centers, is Playing a Vital Role in the Advancement of Medical Therapies, Medications and Technologies By Brenda Heard Clinical trials are part of clinical research and are at the heart of all medical advances. Clinical research trials examine new ways to prevent, treat and detect disease. This involves using new drugs or …

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