Gynecologist Guides Women Through Menopause Treatment

Gynecologist, James Riojas, MD, FACOG with Meritas Health Obstetrics & Gynecology Most women in the U.S. begin menopause between the ages of 40-58, with an average of 51. Depleting estrogen levels leave women with a range of potentially life-disrupting symptoms and health risks, including genital and sexual symptoms, hot flashes, mood changes, night [...]

By |2018-10-30T16:12:54+00:00October 30th, 2018|

Vaping Gets a Red Light

Chocolate. Espresso. Mango. Bubblegum. With tempting flavors and the promise of being a safer alternative to tobacco, electronic cigarette sales have gone from zero to 60 in no time flat. Pulmonologist, Andrea Anthony, MD, with Meritas Health Pulmonary Medicine But, buyer beware. Pulmonologist Andrea K. Anthony, MD, with Meritas Health Pulmonary Medicine, pops [...]

By |2018-10-25T16:19:09+00:00October 25th, 2018|

Kids and Halloween Candy: It’s Sticky and Tricky

Halloween, holidays and other celebrations provide many opportunities for kiddos to indulge in sweet treats.  Knowing what to do in these sometimes sticky situations can help you keep the sweet tooth in check. Ellyn Satter, RD, is an expert in raising healthy children who have good eating habits. Here’s what she suggests: Give your child [...]

By |2018-10-24T10:21:13+00:00October 23rd, 2018|

ICMs Help Diagnose Silent AFib and Cause of Fainting

The majority of strokes in the U.S. are caused by a blood clot that plugs an artery leading to the brain. Called ischemic strokes, they are seen in 800,000 people in the U.S. annually. There also are approximately 200,000 people with no identifiable cause for their strokes. These secondary strokes are called cryptogenic strokes. Insertable [...]

By |2018-10-22T17:04:26+00:00October 22nd, 2018|

NKCH Physician’s Daughter Seeks to Become Sole “Survivor”

Throngs of fans don’t miss an episode of the TV show “Survivor.” Since its premiere two weeks ago, the broadcast has brought more than 7 million viewers each week. One such fan is not only the daughter of a North Kansas City Hospital physician, but she is among this season’s David vs. Goliath cast. Alison [...]

By |2018-10-09T14:31:58+00:00October 9th, 2018|
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