Stress and Heart Disease: Fad or Fact?

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Stress and Heart Disease

For decades now the medical community has focused on stress as a major cause of heart disease. But is that a fact? Has the negative impact of stress been overblown, especially when compared to other risk factors? After all, stress is a normal part of our everyday life. What’s really important to consider is the […]

A Walk on the Sidelines

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Sports Medicine at North Kansas City Hospital

High school football teams playing under Friday night lights often do so under the watchful eyes of orthopedic physicians from North Kansas City Hospital. Attend a football game at one of 10 area high schools and chances are an orthopedic specialist is on the sidelines in case of injury. On any Friday evening, high school […]

NKCH recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer

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TJC Top Performer

North Kansas City Hospital has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in the United States. The Joint Commission’s recognized North Kansas City Hospital for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical […]

Home Health – 20 Years of Service

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Home Health

Aug. 20, 2014, marks the 20th anniversary of North Kansas City Hospital Home Health Services. Care is provided to patients in Clay, Platte, Jackson and Ray counties and helps to prevent patients from experiencing unnecessary re-admissions to the hospital. Registered nurses are on-call everyday to provide care, including weekends. Home Health services include: Nursing Physical […]

Support for the Tiniest Patients

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NICU baby

One in every 10 babies born in the U.S. is admitted to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) because of premature birth or another medical condition. For parents with a baby in a NICU, the experience can be frightening, confusing and overwhelming. That’s why North Kansas City Hospital recently joined the NICU Family Support® network […]

‘OK Glass, Time to Operate’

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Google Glass

A surgeon on the staff at North Kansas City Hospital is putting one of the most talked-about high-tech devices in recent times to work in the operating room. Jeff Colyer, MD, says the wearable computer known as Google Glass enhances visualization during procedures and enables him to operate with greater precision and control—which in turn […]

Back to School – Already?

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school_first day

Have you seen the back to school picture where mom is jumping for joy and the kids are all sad? Funny, and maybe a little true. Whether summer flew by or you’ve been counting down the days for school to begin, we want to help you be prepared with some back to school tips all […]

Acute Rehab to Expand

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Soon you’ll have even more reason to keep your patients close to home for acute rehab. North Kansas City Hospital will add 18 beds to the Acute Rehabilitation unit this fall, bringing the total to 48 private rooms in what’s already the largest, most comprehensive acute inpatient rehabilitation facility in the city.  “The inpatient acute rehab […]

Allergy Services Offer Relief

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allergies

Meritas Health ENT adds new allergy testing and immunotherapy services to its growing list of expertise. The new services include scratch testing and custom-formulated immunotherapy, an FDA-approved method to desensitize allergies which has been proven to effectively alleviate allergy symptoms for life in many cases. “We want the best possible care and treatment for our patients,” […]

Breastfeeding Basics

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Breastfeeding

From our International Board Certified Lactation Consultants The top 12 reasons to breastfeed: Your baby will: Be getting the best nutrition available Be smarter Have a stronger immune system Have a lower risk of leukemia and heart disease Be leaner for life Have fewer ear infections You will: Forge a stronger bond with your baby […]