• Cholesterol Numbers: What Do They Mean

    Cholesterol Numbers: What Do They Mean

    What is cholesterol? You probably have heard about cholesterol, but you might not be sure exactly what it is. Cholesterol is a waxy type of fat, or lipid, which moves throughout your body in your blood. Lipids are substances that do not dissolve in water, so they do not come apart in blood. Your body

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  • 11 Symptoms Of Breast Cancer In Women That Aren’t Lumps

    11 Symptoms Of Breast Cancer In Women That Aren’t Lumps

    No need to Google “early signs of breast cancer” to know one of the telltale symptoms include a lump in the breast. Irregularities, like lumps and bumps, are, after all, the most common thing women are told to keep an eye and feel out for during a breast self-exam. But what about breast cancer symptoms

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  • 11 Healthy Heart Tips to Help Keep the Doctor Away

    11 Healthy Heart Tips to Help Keep the Doctor Away

    There’s a killer on the loose, quietly ending the lives of hundreds of thousands every year. Yikes, right? While you’ll likely never know exactly what’s in store for you at the end of the line, statistically speaking, your heart is the most likely to bring you down. Heart disease is the number one killer of

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  • 4 Causes of Knee Pain and 6 Exercises to Help Reduce that Pain

    4 Causes of Knee Pain and 6 Exercises to Help Reduce that Pain

    You know the feeling—you put off getting out of your seat or avoid walking downstairs because when you do, you experience a lot of pain or discomfort in your knees. The pain could be short-term, as a result of bumping it against a hard surface or long-term, caused by a significant or traumatic injury. Or

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  • Preventing and Detecting Gynecologic Cancers

    Preventing and Detecting Gynecologic Cancers

    September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month! For many years, gynecologic cancers have held an erroneous reputation for being “silent” — the types of cancer that are not preventable or detectable until it’s too late and only limited treatment options are available. However, with the advent of modern testing, screening and genetic discovery, physicians and researchers

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  • Memory Games That Exercise the Mind for People With Alzheimer’s

    Memory Games That Exercise the Mind for People With Alzheimer’s

    Alzheimer’s disease has no cure, and researchers continue to work toward treatments that can effectively stop the progression of the disease. Scientists and drug companies are investigating and developing new therapies to slow the disease, treat symptoms, and ultimately find a cure. At the same time, researchers are looking at lifestyle factors to see if

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  • 7 Ways to Keep Your Immune System Healthy

    7 Ways to Keep Your Immune System Healthy

    Several key healthy lifestyle habits can help keep your immune system working to stave off illness and infection. Put simply, it’s your immune system’s job to defend your body against illness and disease. The complex system is made up of cells in your skin, blood, bone marrow, tissues, and organs that — when working the

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  • Worried About Falling? Try These Exercises to Improve Your Balance

    Worried About Falling? Try These Exercises to Improve Your Balance

    Build strength to avoid injuries from trips, slips. More than 3 million older Americans land in the emergency room every year as a result of a fall, making it the leading cause of injury and injury death for adults age 65+. Exercises that improve balance can help you reduce your chances of falling. A few

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  • Summer Colds Are Making a Comeback

    Summer Colds Are Making a Comeback

    Are you finally seeing friends and relatives again after a long year of social distancing and masks? Watch out: You just might catch a cold. Symptoms of a cold can overlap with those of COVID-19, adding a layer of worry It’s tough to find a silver lining in the COVID-19 pandemic, especially now that the

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  • August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month – Warning Signs your child may have a vision problem.

    August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month – Warning Signs your child may have a vision problem.

    For many families, August is back to school time! Along with school supply shopping and purchasing those back-to-school clothing items, it’s time to make comprehensive eye exam appointments for the kids. Conveniently, August is designated as Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month! A good rule of thumb is to have your children’s eyes examined during well-child visits,

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  • Protect yourself from mosquitos and ticks

    Protect yourself from mosquitos and ticks

    Protect yourself against ticks and mosquitoes Summer has arrived in Kansas and many of us are enjoying the long days, sunshine and warmth by getting into the great outdoors. Unfortunately, these adventures can have the unwanted side effect of contact with ticks and mosquitoes. While most tick bites are painless or may cause only mild

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  • Summer Heat

    Summer Heat

    There’s a lot to do when the weather is right: family picnics, working on your tan at the beach, a homerun derby on the softball field, endless hours on the golf course, or lounging in your backyard hammock. Unfortunately, too much fun in the sun can be dangerous. Excessive heat exposure can cause dehydration, which

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