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Taking steps to prevent falls

When you’re young, an injury from a fall may sideline you for a few days or weeks, but a full recovery is usually quick. As you get older, the consequences of falls ...

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4 surprising insights into life with Parkinson’s Disease

Over 1 million Americans live with Parkinson’s disease (PD), and while some symptoms are easier to see, such as tremors, stiffness and slowness of movement, there are a range of harder-to-detect non-movement ...

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Parents reject doctors’ suggestion; preemie born 3 months early defies odds and is home for Christmas

By definition, when a micro-preemie survives and thrives it is a miracle. The hurdles and obstacles and potential problems are substantial. But even by that standard, Layla Daly’s arrival home in time for Christmas ...

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How generosity adds years to your life

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Generosity can save your life–or at least prolong it. From preventing cancer and heart disease to building self-esteem, overwhelming evidence proves generosity is good for your mental and physical health. Dr. Michael ...

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6 disciplines for living healthy like a Nutcracker dancer

To be a Nutcracker dancer requires extreme dedication – and at a time when many family and friends are enjoying fatty treats and lounging around watching football. What health lessons can Nutcracker dancers ...

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Signs a senior needs help at home

Admitting the need for help and accepting assistance is not easy for people as they age. The responsibility often falls on family members to recognize the signs that an aging loved one ...

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State health, safety and fire experts offer info on “invisible killer” and free alarms

The arrival of colder weather means more homes will be turning up the heat with fuel-burning appliances. These appliances include furnaces, ovens, space heaters, generators, indoor grills and fireplaces that can unknowingly ...

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Forbes Mag: Illegal immigrants cost taxpayers $18.5 Billion per year in health care costs

Illegal immigrants cost the U.S. billions a year in health care costs that the illegals never pay for, a Forbes Mag. report says. And that is even though federal law supposedly prohibits this ...

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Keeping your health on track during the indulgent holiday season

The holiday season can be an indulgent one, full of cookies, candies, heavy meals and eggnog. While no one wants to rein in the fun during the merriest time of year, there ...

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Post-menopause weight loss decreases breast cancer

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Older women who lose weight may have a lower risk of developing invasive breast cancer than those who maintain or gain weight, a large U.S. study suggests. While obesity has long been ...

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What is hospice care and how does it work?

Did you know that people who are facing a life-limiting illness and receive hospice care tend to live longer than people who choose not to elect hospice care? AARP reported on a ...

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Top Ten Health Benefits of Parkour

Parkour, also known as free running, is a French military-designed training which utilizes obstacle courses. The obstacles require extreme focus and a can-do attitude, and heavily utilize physical abilities such as running, ...

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No bleach but you still need classes to feed homeless

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The group of individuals known by what they do, provide Free Hot Soup and other food for the homeless, is not satisfied with the city’s revised policies this week. The Kansas City, ...

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Key to well-being? Being thankful

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Thanksgiving Day encourages us to pause in the busyness of life. We gather together with friends and family to feast on turkey and all the trimmings while we savor the goodness of ...

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Alcohol-free bar hopes to find following

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FOX4 TV reports that a new bar is coming to Kansas City but it won’t be the typical one. You won’t find an ounce of alcohol in it. Bars and alcohol go ...

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One energy drink increases heart attack risk in young

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Just one energy drink can harm blood vessel function and increase the risk of cardiac problems–even in college-age people. That’s according to a new study that will be presented at the American ...

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What to Know When Selecting a Medicare Plan

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For the millions of Americans aged 65 and older, Medicare is a critical source of health care. And during the Medicare Annual Election Period between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7, those eligible ...

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3 Common Diabetes Myths Debunked

November is American Diabetes Month, and a good time to sort fact from fiction regarding this serious disease. Here are three common diabetes myths — debunked, with the help of Nutrisystem Certified ...

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Migrant children now at risk of disease, death

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Children traveling in a migrant caravan are vulnerable to disease and should be protected, Oaxaca’s Human Rights Ombudsman, Arturo Peimbedrt, said on Oct. 29. Some of the children are unaccompanied, while others ...

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Shoes: the truth about what we track into our homes

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Growing up your mom may have told you to take off your shoes when you came indoors. You probably guessed she was right all along. Taking off your shoes when entering homes ...

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Why healthy adults shouldn’t fear the flu

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Worried about the flu? Is your concern media driven or legitimate? Each year people get nervous about the flu and do their due-diligence with the hand sanitizer. Building up a strong immune system ...

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Polio-like disease hits the area

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Health officials across the nation fear that polio may be making a comeback. Now, two suspected cases of a mysterious polio-like illness have been reported in Kansas City according  to KMBC News. ...

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Anne Graham Lotz says cancer has spread

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Anne Graham Lotz had opened up about complications with her breast cancer that she admits are not what she “prayed for,” and talked about the hardest thing she faces in the fight. ...

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Plague of bed bugs infest Kansas City

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Got an itch? Bed bugs infest Kansas City, according to KCUR radio. The public radio station reports that the Shawnee branch of the Johnson County Library has been closed since Friday after ...

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Dietary supplements for the elderly come in wide varieties

Dietary supplements used to refer to vitamins and minerals, but today this industry makes and sells products containing vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, amino acids, herbs, probiotics or hormones in them. Supplements come ...

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