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Protect Yourself From Skin Cancer This Summer

Protect Yourself From Skin Cancer This Summer

By Tiffany Engelken, APRN-C As our outdoor activities get into full swing, it is that time of year to review the dos and don’ts of sun protection. Sun exposure is the number one modifiable risk factor in the prevention of skin cancer. Sun exposure causes about 90 percent of all skin cancers. Statistics: The statistics are a compelling reminder of …

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A Possible Alternative to a CPAP Machine

A Possible Alternative to a CPAP Machine

If you were diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea and your primary care doctor ordered a CPAP or BiPAP machine, you now find yourself lugging around extra equipment when you take a trip—especially inconvenient if you travel by air or want to go camping. Each time you gather up everything for your trip, you may think, ‘There has to be a …

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Prescription for Wellness: Our 8 Favorite Health Tips

Prescription for Wellness: Our 8 Favorite Health Tips

Wellness is just as important as good health — in fact, it contributes to your overall wellbeing, and here’s why. “Wellness” is a big part of our name — and our mission. At Mirabile M.D. Beauty, Health & Wellness, we do more than provide the latest treatments and proven health-related services to our patients; we recommend do-able tips you can …

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Recognizing and Treating Depression It’s Nothing To Be Ashamed Of

Recognizing and Treating Depression

By J. Lynne Weilert, LMSW, Leawood Counseling Center Statistics Mood disorders, including major depression, affect 20 million Americans each year. About 17% of people in the United States will suffer from Major Depression during their lifetime. Depression is the leading cause of disability in the United States, and the annual cost of treatment and lost productivity is over 87 billion …

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Humor Month? How About Humor Every Day?

Bill Mahoney with Daughter Anne

By David Naster, Humor Coach, Author, Speaker If anyone dedicates just one month to humor, your life probably isn’t very joyful. We must find and experience humor every day. Being amused and delighted by a funny idea that causes us to feel good is imperative for our emotional weIl being. Humor brings us out of situations that cause worry, anxiety …

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April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month

By Sarrisa Curry, Rock Steady Boxing Ancient Egyptian drawings and writings depict a strange ailment which caused drooling, backs bent in a forward slump, and shaking bodies. Ayurverdic manuscripts dating back to the 10th century BC detail an illness marked by a progressive degeneration of walking, talking, and movement. We now recognize these symptoms as Parkinson’s Disease. Discovery and Diagnosis …

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Making Smart Choices When it Comes to Your Health

Mirabile M.D. MedCosmetic team. From left to right: Alisha Williams, MA; Tama Veltri, LE; Sophia Garozzo, RN, BSN; Jessica Soliz, LE; Jessica Burge, RN, BSN; Kelli Folk, LE; Christina Ammon, LE

It starts with choosing the Med Spa with an onsite Medical Doctor Perhaps you know someone like Linda. She recently spent three months researching the best dishwasher for her kitchen. She read consumer-guide publications, scanned online reviews and interviewed salespeople at several retail stores. Linda finally purchased an appliance she expects will serve her family well for many years. That …

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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month – Putting the Pieces Together

Putting the Pieces Together

How MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital tackles the brain injury puzzle through rehabilitation A man in his 30s sits before an occupational therapist in a quiet therapy room folding a basket of laundry and sorting it into stacks. In the next room, a 65-year-old woman responds to her speech-language pathologist with words that correspond with images on cards. Down the hall in …

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Try These 5 Diabetes Tips!

Try These 5 Diabetes Tips!

First things first – what is diabetes? Diabetes is a condition that prevents the body from properly using energy from food. This condition occurs when the body can’t use glucose (a type of sugar) normally. Glucose is the main source of energy for the body’s cells. The levels of glucose in the blood are controlled by a hormone called insulin, …

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How To Create a House Cleaning TimeTable

How To Create a House Cleaning TimeTable

By Tara Aronson What is the optimal house cleaning timetable for you? When it comes to a cleaning schedule, there aren’t any hard and fast rules that apply to everyone. That’s because each home has different traffic patterns and different amounts of time spent at home each day. But you can easily determine a housecleaning schedule that will provide you …

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CHANGE OF HEART

CHANGE OF HEART

Make National Heart Health Month your time to lose excess weight and improve heart health with Medi-Weightloss®. No doubt you’ve read headlines or watched television reports on the proven connection between weight loss and heart health. Losing just five or 10 percent of your body weight, or BMI, can reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke. In fact, James …

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Dr. Matt Daggett Brings the Newest Orthopedic Shoulder and Knee Procedures Home to Kansas City

Dr. Matt Daggett Brings the Newest Orthopedic Shoulder and Knee Procedures Home to Kansas City

By Lori Oswald Advanced Orthopedic and Sports Medicine (AOSM) in Lee’s Summit has created an orthopedic practice focused on musculoskeletal health, service, and quality care. The AOSM Team provides every patient with an individualized approach by providing elite care, recovery programs and education for patients and family members. With a quality team on board, you will find that the AOSM …

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Humor is Good Medicine for the Heart

Humor is Good Medicine for the Heart

The Health Benefits of Humor and Laughter By David Naster “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine…” That is a quote from Proverbs 17:22 and since this is American Heart Month, I will prove the accuracy of that quote. I have been a professional comedian for over 40 years. Besides just making people laugh, I have created You Just …

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Cardiovascular Disease – How Inflammation, Oxidation, Nutrition and Sensitivity to Insulin Affect the Heart

Cardiovascular Disease

Presented by The Healthy Living Clinic “Heart disease is caused by so much more than high cholesterol,” says Dr. Charles Andrews, the clinic director at the Healthy Living Clinic. “It is influenced by nutrition, inflammation, oxidation and sensitivity to insulin.” The Healthy Living Clinic was created by doctors and nutritionists who are trained to go beyond drug therapies and address …

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10 Valentine’s Ideas For Your Family

10 Valentine’s Ideas for Your Family

Valentines Day doesn’t have to be just for “couples.”  Include your kids or grandkids to make this Valentine’s Day extra special. 1. Ask the kids to tell you how they think Valentine’s Day began. Write down what they say. Then do some research with the children, online or at the library, and see if their ideas are correct. 2. Designate …

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Your Gift to Yourself – the Best Year Ever!

Your Gift to Yourself – the Best Year Ever!

Treat yourself to 365 days of feeling good and looking great. The holidays are over and decorations put away. The presents you so carefully chose for family and friends were greeted—as always—with “You give the best gifts!” and “How did you know it’s just what I wanted?” Now it’s time to think about the coming year—and to put yourself at …

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Treating Age Spots

Treating Age Spots

By KMC Dermatology and MedSpa Age spots — also called liver spots and solar lentigines — are flat tan, brown or black spots. They vary in size and usually appear on the face, hands, shoulders and arms — areas most exposed to the sun. Age spots are very common in adults older than age 50. But, younger people can get …

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Making Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

Lose weight? Check. Start exercising? Check. Stop smoking? Check. It can be daunting when your list of New Year’s Resolutions is as long as your holiday shopping list. In addition to the post-holiday slump, not being able to keep your resolutions by February, March or even late January may increase your anxiety. When your holiday decorations are packed up and …

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