Mari Rydings

About Mari Rydings

Mari is the content development coordinator for North Kansas City Hospital. She’s the editor of our Your Health magazine, and she writes and edits copy for our web site, brochures and other external communication pieces. Her favorite cookie is the Double Stuf Oreo.

Great Expectations

Sleeping and eating are two of life’s greatest pleasures. When you’re pregnant, they become necessities. Good sleeping and eating habits keep you healthy, and they boost your chances of delivering a healthy, happy baby. OBGYN, Michelle S. Daniels, MD, with Meritas Health Pavilion for Women Speaking of delivering, how do you know when [...]

By |2018-09-05T10:14:48+00:00September 5th, 2018|

Pain Management: Move Beyond Meds

Every day, millions of Americans start their day with chronic pain. It limits their mobility and keeps them from doing the activities they need or want to do. For some conditions, a prescription opioid may be the best answer, but many other conditions can be treated effectively with physical therapy. By the Numbers More than [...]

By |2018-08-31T12:37:02+00:00August 31st, 2018|

HPV-related Cancers: They’re Preventable

HPV (human papillomavirus) infections are the most common sexually transmitted infections in the U.S. In fact, one in four people currently have an HPV infection, but don’t know it. While most HPV infections go away on their own, about 5% progress to cervical, anal, head and neck, or rarer cancers. HPV-positive head and neck cancer [...]

By |2018-08-30T16:09:05+00:00July 30th, 2018|

6 Flu-fighting Foods to Start Eating Now

Superheroes are super trendy right now, but even they aren’t tough enough to fight off cold and flu viruses that prey on people during the winter. Ancy Maruthanal, MD, an internal medicine physician with Meritas Health North Kansas City, recommends eating these six superfoods to wage an effective battle. Superhero Secret Brussels sprouts boost your [...]

By |2018-07-25T18:52:31+00:00January 2nd, 2018|

Get the Lowdown on Diabetes

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 Fisher, NKCH diabetes educator Mary Beth: Before people develop Type 2 diabetes, they almost [...]

By |2018-07-25T18:54:41+00:00November 20th, 2017|
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