Diabetes: Myth vs. Fact

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Diabetes: Myth vs. Fact

November is American Diabetes Month®, and to help raise awareness for this chronic condition, the American Diabetes Association wants to debunk some myths and provide a few facts that can help you prevent diabetes or manage your symptoms. Myth: If you are overweight or obese, you will eventually develop Type 2 diabetes. Fact: Being overweight is a […]

Get the Lowdown on Diabetes

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Do I Have Prediabetes

November is American Diabetes Month®, and to support the American Diabetes Association’s efforts to put this chronic disease in the spotlight, our diabetes educators, Mary Beth and Melissa, answering some commonly asked questions. Q. What is prediabetes? Mary Beth: Before people develop Type 2 diabetes, they almost always have prediabetes, which means their blood sugar […]

The Award Goes to … Three Nurses!

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NKCH winners of March of Dimes Nurse of the Year

North Kansas City Hospital nurses took home three top awards, the most ever, in the annual March of Dimes Nurse of the Year gala on November 11. The annual event honors nurses in Greater Kansas City and Kansas. This year’s NKCH winners were Ginny Doelling, RN-BC, CCRP, Rebecca Murrell, MBA, BSN, and Janel Zion, MSN, […]

Defenders of the Red, White and Blue

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NKCH employees honored on Veterans Day

They were just 18 and 21 when they made one of the biggest decisions of their lives. A decision that took them to the most dangerous locations in the world, while taking them farther away from the most important people in their lives. As Veterans Day approaches on November 11, it’s more than discounts, free […]

She Fought and Won

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Doctors found Trudy Paddack’s breast cancer with a mammogram in 2009 at age 56. In the years before, a history of dense breast tissue led Trudy to have frequent mammograms and other tests to watch suspicious areas. Back then, mammography equipment couldn’t see through dense breast tissue. After months of frequent screenings and no definitive results, Trudy […]

Eat Better, Eat Together

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Family Dinner

Families who eat together benefit physically, emotionally and psychologically. But, once you’ve managed to get the family around the table, it’s not always easy to get the conversation flowing. Asking “How was your day?” typically gets you, “Fine.” We challenge you to dig a little deeper and create more meaningful family time. Choose at least […]

A Feast For the Eyes

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Fall Leaves

Our vision helps us see the beautiful fall leaves and their splendid colors this time of year. To ensure your eyes stay in the best shape possible, eat a well-balanced diet. Here are a few of the top foods for your eyes. Fish Fish, particularly salmon, can be a great food to consume for eye […]

8 Health Benefits to Drinking Wine

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8 Health Benefits to Drinking Wine

The health benefits come from moderate wine consumption, defined by the American Heart Association as one to two 4-ounce glasses a day. Reduces Heart Attack Risk Moderate drinkers suffering from high blood pressure are 30% less likely to have a heart attack than nondrinkers. Lowers Risk of Heart Disease Red wine tannins contain procyanidins, which protect […]

8 Local Wineries to Explore in the Northland

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Northland Wineries

This article is meant to be fun while supporting local businesses. You’ve likely heard “enjoy all things in moderation” and that goes for wine too. Clearly, we are not promoting the consumption of alcohol in excess. If you’re searching for ways to enjoy the Kansas City area during a stay-cation, celebration or date night, we’ve compiled […]