Vaccines: They’re Not Just for Kids

You’re never too old to get vaccines. The flu, whooping cough, hepatitis and pneumonia are just a few preventable diseases that affect the 65 and older crowd. Crystal D. LaGalle, DO, an internal medicine doctor with Meritas Health North Kansas City, shares information about on which immunizations you need, why they’re important and how to [...]

By |2018-08-01T13:15:10+00:00July 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|

Photographer Captures Picture Perfect Images

Children’s Learning Center Teacher Misty Jones uses pictures to connect with children and adults. Inside her pre-K classroom, images of super heroes delight her young students. Outside the classroom, it’s the pictures Misty captures with her camera that impact those who see her work. The orangutan's eyes tell her story. This is Grandma Jill [...]

By |2018-08-31T12:54:55+00:00July 19th, 2018|

Breath of Life

It was a typical summer day in late May at the Denton apartments near Parkville. Longtime friends and NKCH Nurses Bobbi Dickerson, BSN, RN, 10th Floor Pavilion, and Jessica Pruett, BSN, RN, CICU, were socializing pool side while Bobbi’s daughter, Roo, a third-year nursing student, enjoyed the water. But, the relaxing scene quickly changed into [...]

By |2018-08-31T12:54:56+00:00July 19th, 2018|

Migraines: The Basics

More than 4 million people experience chronic migraines and have up to 15 migraines per month. The headaches arrive with severe, throbbing pain that can last for days. Migraines cause lost productivity and a reduced quality of life. Diagnosis The first step is to meet with a neurologist, a doctor who specializes in treating headaches. [...]

By |2018-07-25T18:43:21+00:00July 19th, 2018|

How to Find the Right Doctor for You

Many health insurance plans make you designate a primary care doctor, but finding the right one can be difficult and stressful. Michael R. Brown, DO, a family medicine doctor with Meritas Health Park Plaza (Kansas City North, near Parkville) shares tips to help you find a primary care physician that’ s a good fit. A [...]

By |2018-07-25T18:45:03+00:00June 5th, 2018|
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