From Yellow to Black

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Solar Eclipse

The last time it occurred was nearly 100 years ago on June 8, 1918. People all over Kansas City want to be sure to have a great seat when it happens again this year. The solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, is a popular topic of conversation from, “Have you purchased your glasses?” to “Where will […]

Is Kombucha For You?

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kombucha

You’ve likely heard the word “kombucha” recently by coming across it at a restaurant or juice shop, seeing it on-tap at Whole Foods, or maybe know a friend who makes their own fancy version at home.  Are you considering jumping on the bandwagon, too?  Let’s dig a little deeper into the roots of this ancient […]

Codfish Skin Helps Heal Wounds, Reduces Pain Levels

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Codfish Skin Helps Heal Wounds

An innovative wound treatment using fish skin is bringing dramatic healing, reduction in pain and cost savings to patients at NKCH. Vascular Surgeon Karl Stark, MD, with Midwest Aortic and Vascular Institute and director of the hospital’s Wound Healing Center, along with his colleagues, are the Northland’s only physicians using codfish skin to treat chronic […]

Hunger at Home

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Lack of food affects 40 million Americans

In Clay and Platte Counties, an estimated 2,700 children live without consistent access to nutritious food. One out of five Northland children live in a home without enough food. Often, a school lunch is their only meal of the day. Going Hungry What happens to children who go to school hungry? “Just skipping breakfast can […]

Hands-free Imaging

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NKCH is currently the only Midwestern hospital using the Veinsite technology

The headgear looks like a Space Age invention, but in reality it’s a valuable patient care tool. Lab assistants, serving as phlebotomists, can use the Veinsite® Locator when drawing blood from patients with difficult to locate veins. It’s helpful in patients who are very young, elderly, obese, dehydrated or who have a dark skin tone. With up to 12,000 […]

Surf’s Up, KC!

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Flow House Kansas City

If North Kansas City can’t go to the beach, the beach will go to North Kansas City, as least relatively speaking. This time next year, you could be riding the waves at Flow House Kansas City, a surfing-themed attraction scheduled to open in One North, a mixed-use development under construction at I-35 and Armour Road […]