A Lifesaving Passion

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Donate blood

A 25-year-old stuffed duck is a visual reminder for Karen Bordson, DO, of her passion for saving lives by donating blood. The duck is adorned with her first nine donation pins and first gallon donor pin. Dr. Bordson’s high school swim coach in Madison, WI, gave her the duck as a thank you for donating […]

Your 5-Point Back-to-School Health Check

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Back to School

The signs are everywhere: New clothes, mountains of school supplies and overburdened backpacks. Yep, kiddos throughout Kansas City are heading back to school, if they aren’t there already. The start of a new school year presents the perfect opportunity to check your child’s health. Our 5-Point Checklist will help you make fast work of your […]

10 Tips for Saving Your Skin This Summer

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Be Sun Smart

Summertime is all about having fun in the sun, but that fun may come at a price if you don’t protect your skin from dangerous UV rays. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S., and excessive sun exposure is the most common cause. Taking a few precautions before heading outdoors can be […]

The Inside Scoop on All-Inside ACL Reconstruction

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All-Inside ACL Reconstruction

For active people, especially athletes, the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is the most important ligament in the knee because of its stabilizing function. The slightest tear can sideline a person for months. But All-Inside ACL reconstruction, an innovative minimally-invasive procedure, can get you back in action with less pain and a shortened rehab time. “All-inside […]

Say Bye-Bye to Migraines

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Botox for Migraines

Extreme sensitivity to light, throbbing pain, nausea and vomiting are just a few of the symptoms people with chronic migraines experience. In some cases, the symptoms linger for three days or longer, wreaking havoc on daily life. For others, they trigger a trip to the ER or, in extreme cases, hospitalization. Typically, physicians treat these […]

Sunglasses: Flattering and Functional

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Protect Your Eyes

Most of us select our shades for their style. Let’s face it: Shades can make us look hip, mysterious, flirty or fun. But sunglasses are more than summer’s trendiest fashion accessory. They also perform an important function — protecting our eyes from serious health conditions.   Cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, skin cancer, and other eye growths […]