Mrs. Cake Boss

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Mae Stover, cake lady

Cake is often the centerpiece of celebrations for life’s special moments, such as birthdays, graduations or a new baby. For the past 33 years, many families have chosen Mae Stover, cake maker extraordinaire, to make just the right centerpiece to mark their special occasions. During the week, Mae is a patient service representative at Meritas […]

Oh, Baby!

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April and Delaney

Last year at age 36, April Hord, Purchasing buyer, had finally accepted that she would always be an aunt or a daughter, but not a mother. Diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome and endometriosis, years of tests, procedures and surgery left April with scar tissue and little else. Visits to fertility specialists also proved futile. In […]

Gentle Giants

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Cheryl Rescues Greyhounds

Public acceptance for greyhound racing has declined sharply over the years as news surfaced about improper animal treatment. Dogs viewed as too old or too slow are often no longer of value to owners. Thankfully, there are people like Radiology Supervisor Cheryl Bondank, RTR, and her husband Donald, an NKCH web designer, who rescue these […]

Safety First for Riding Enthusiast

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Matt Foresman

For most of his life, Vice President of Professional Services Matt Foresman, MA, has counted on two wheels to take him where he wants to go. As a child, he rode his bicycle around his Kansas City, KS, neighborhood, and as an adult, he used a bicycle as a triathlete. “After years of huffing and […]

Get SMART

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Smart Goals

Each year, we make our New Year’s resolutions and many of us feel motivated to eat better, exercise more and decrease stress levels.  This year, consider making your goals SMART.  Don’t think of it as a resolution you try for a couple weeks, but more of a lifestyle adjustment so you’re sure to stick with […]

Be Cautious About What You Click and Access

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Cyber Security - Be Aware

Many of today’s cyber-attacks target individual users. The goal of the attackers is to fool you into clicking a link or file that contains malware and lets them into your system. Sometimes the messages will even come right out and ask you to divulge sensitive information under the guise of a trusted service provider or […]

6 Tips for Soothing Winter Skin

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Winter Skin

Old Man Winter took it easy on Kansas City the past few years. Unfortunately, this year he’s back in full force. If the seemingly endless days of sub-zero wind chills aren’t enough to make you want to pack your bags for warmer places, maybe the dry, itchy skin that comes with winter will. Don’t fly […]

6 Flu-fighting Foods to Start Eating Now

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Natural flu fighters

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 […]