10 Tips for Saving Your Skin This Summer

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Be Sun Smart

Summertime is all about having fun in the sun, but that fun may come at a price if you don’t protect your skin from dangerous UV rays. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S., and excessive sun exposure is the most common cause. Taking a few precautions before heading outdoors can be […]

It’s in the Genes: The Latest on Genetic Testing

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BRCA Genetic Testing

Genetic testing helps people realize and understand their inherited risk for diseases such as ovarian, uterine, colon and breast cancer. Most cancer is not inherited and is typically caused by environment and lifestyle, but in some families, certain patterns may point to an inherited cancer gene. In these cases, family members may pass a mutation […]

The Inside Scoop on All-Inside ACL Reconstruction

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All-Inside ACL Reconstruction

For active people, especially athletes, the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is the most important ligament in the knee because of its stabilizing function. The slightest tear can sideline a person for months. But All-Inside ACL reconstruction, an innovative minimally-invasive procedure, can get you back in action with less pain and a shortened rehab time. “All-inside […]

Say Bye-Bye to Migraines

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Botox for Migraines

Extreme sensitivity to light, throbbing pain, nausea and vomiting are just a few of the symptoms people with chronic migraines experience. In some cases, the symptoms linger for three days or longer, wreaking havoc on daily life. For others, they trigger a trip to the ER or, in extreme cases, hospitalization. Typically, physicians treat these […]

Sunglasses: Flattering and Functional

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Protect Your Eyes

Most of us select our shades for their style. Let’s face it: Shades can make us look hip, mysterious, flirty or fun. But sunglasses are more than summer’s trendiest fashion accessory. They also perform an important function — protecting our eyes from serious health conditions.   Cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, skin cancer, and other eye growths […]

Orthopedic Specialists Keep Athletes in the Game

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Paul Nassab, MD and Matthew Thompson, MD, treat both pro and amateur athletes.

U.S. News & World Report ranked North Kansas City Hospital as one of the best hospitals in the region for providing orthopedic services. From sports medicine to joint replacements and spine surgery, our specialists diagnose, treat and rehabilitate athletes of all ages and levels. Many of our orthopedic surgeons subspecialize, meaning they focus on specific […]

Stop Spring Allergies in Their Tracks

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Seasonal Allergies

Each year, freshly cut grass, blooming trees and budding flowers announce spring’s arrival. But if you are one of the millions of Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies, the signs of spring bring months of misery. Fortunately, advanced allergy treatment services, can offer relief to even the most severe cases. Allergy treatment includes scratch testing […]