Mari Rydings

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.

Photo Finish

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NKCH is currently the only Midwestern hospital using the Veinsite technology

From snapping selfies to viewing videos, we live in the age of images. At North Kansas City Hospital, we love pictures, too, especially when they can help us save lives or make our patients more comfortable. Read on to learn about new imaging technologies that help us diagnose and treat patients. Blood Draws: Veinsite Locator If […]

Adult ADHD

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Adult ADHD

When we hear the term attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, we tend to think of children. However, up to 70% of kids with ADHD still have symptoms as adults.  Adults who have ADHD most likely had it as a child, without realizing it. Symptoms ADHD is difficult to diagnose because there are many overlapping symptoms, which […]

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 […]

A Mother Daughter Tradition

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Mary and Karen, mother & daughter, get their annual mammogram together

It’s never too late to have your first mammogram. Just ask Mary Underwood, who had her first exam at age 64. “My daughter, Karen (Rounkles), had a mammogram scheduled at North Kansas City Hospital, and she asked me if I wanted to get one, too,” Mary said. “I said yes because I figured it was […]

Hernia Repairs Go High-tech

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Dr. Art Stratman, robotic surgery patient

Art Stratman, MD, a retired family physician, enjoys playing a few games of pool each week, and even finds time to mix in some Mexican Train dominoes. But, when his bilateral inguinal (groin) hernia flared up, the pain made routine activities difficult to enjoy. “I had a left inguinal hernia repaired about 23 years ago, and […]

Brave Hearts

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Mary_Brandon feature

Mary and Brandon trust NKCH’s accredited heart failure program to help them stay healthy and out of the hospital. Meet Mary For Mary Maag, 84, managing heart failure is a lot like gardening — it involves time, energy and patience, mixed with a little frustration from time to time. “My garden is my passion,” Mary […]

6 Ways to Win With Winter Skin

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Winter Skin

Oh, the weather outside is frightful … Actually, for winter in Kansas City, it hasn’t been too bad. But, the cold air, low humidity and our love of hot showers all contribute to dry, flaky skin. Help your skin stay healthy while you hibernate. Moisturize. Apply an alcohol-free, non-scented moisturizer immediately after you step out […]