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The Gift of Dental Health from Kansas City’s Father & Son Endodontics Team

The Gift of Dental Health from Kansas City’s Father & Son Endodontics Team

Dr. Ron Wollard and Dr. Chad Wollard VALENCIA ENDODONTICS ON THE COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA Father and Son Endodontics Dental Team, Doctors Ronald and Chad Wollard of Valencia Endodontic Associates on The Country Club Plaza, have a passion for helping others enjoy excellent dental health. Doctor Ronald Wollard graduated from the University of Missouri in 1967. He graduated in 1971 from the University …

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Fun Family Ideas for December

By Jodi Thomas Some of my favorite things to do during the holiday season are absolutely free, or close to it.  Be sure to carve out time to enjoy some of the simpler things with your family this December. Family Movie Night:  Pop some popcorn, make some hot chocolate and watch some Christmas classics together:  Jim Carrey’s The Christmas Carol, …

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8 Christmas Eve Traditions

8 Christmas Eve Traditions

By Nancy Jergins I was talking to a friend whose children are grown and out on their own. My question had to do with whether or not to keep doing one of our annual holiday traditions when it seemed my kids were being pulled to participate in other things, in other directions. “Do not stop your Christmas Eve traditions,” she said. …

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Experiencing Vision Changes After 40? Readers Aren’t Your Only Option.

Experiencing Vision Changes After 40? Readers Aren’t Your Only Option.

Durrie Vision’s Refractive Lens Exchange is changing the way people see the world. Understanding Near Vision Changes It starts gradually. One morning you notice you can’t quite read the label on the shampoo bottle. A few weeks later, your text messages look a little blurry, and you have to hold your phone at a distance to bring the words into …

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10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

Did you know that memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s or dementia? Did you know that memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s or dementia? Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are 10 …

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Breast Cancer Awareness, Unplugged

Breast Cancer Awareness,

Why the ongoing conversation about the disease matters 365 days a year—and why maintaining overall health and awareness reduces your risk. Let’s be frank. Chances are you, a loved one, a colleague or a Facebook friend is facing breast cancer. Maybe you’re on the other side of it and have transitioned from treatment to recovery and survivorship. Perhaps you’re grieving …

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Breast Cancer Survivor: Jennifer Bishop – My Journey to Cancer Free

Breast Cancer Survivor: Jennifer Bishop

I like to call Dr. Christie Brock my “Life Saver,” the physician who surgically removed the cancer from my breast and also quickly treated my post-operative collapsed lung, literally saved my life. During a weekend getaway in 2015 over the July 4th holiday, while receiving a tight hug from my husband, we noticed a lump on the side of my …

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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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