• These Tips Will Help You Avoid Heat Exhaustion

    July 28, 2014

    What’s the best advice for avoiding heat exhaustion? Drink plenty of fluids, take it slow and give your body several weeks to acclimate to the heat and humidity, says Dr. Denise Miller, chief medical officer at Menorah Medical Center. Here’s what else you need to know.

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  • You Don’t Have To Live With Chronic Back Or Neck Pain

    July 28, 2014

    Do you have chronic back or neck pain and are considering surgery? Dr. Glenn M. Amundson, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at the Kansas City Spine and Sports Medicine Center and Menorah Medical Center, says that advances in minimally-invasive spine surgery are helping patients regain their quality of life quicker and with less pain after surgery than previously possible.

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  • HCA Midwest Health System Leads Fund-Raising Effort For Second Consecutive Year in American Heart Association’s 2014 Heart Walk

    July 21, 2014

    For the second consecutive year, Team HCA Midwest Health System was the top fundraiser at the American Heart Association (AHA) Heart Walk on Saturday, May 31st, 2014 in Kansas City, Mo., raising $101,657. Friendly competition between HCA Midwest Health System hospitals brought 22 teams together for this worthy cause, with 710 employees, family members and friends being registered walkers and runners.

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  • Physicians Provide Tips for Urgent Versus Emergency Care

    July 14, 2014

    Generally, patients can be treated in urgent care for colds, flu, sore throats, sprains, minor burns and injuries, ear infections, non-life-threatening allergic reactions, skin rashes, mild asthma, and broken bones (Reprinted courtesy of Kansas City Star Magazine).

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  • Men's Health: Snoring Can Be a Sign of Something Serious

    June 11, 2014

    Chuck Brandt of Merriam didn't know it, but he stopped breathing 75 times each hour when he slept. Despite being tired and unfocused during the day, the only other symptom he knew about was that he snored. "I have always snored to some extent, but ifs gotten worse in the last five to 10 years," said Brandt, 50, a computer programmer. Brandt said his snoring increased as he gained weight. Additionally, having asthma and allergies seemed to exacerbate his snoring and sleep issues, he said.

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