Living With Alzheimer’s

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Alzheimer's

How One Caregiver and Her Family Bonded to Support Their Parents Alzheimer’s disease played a leading role in Joyce Bouyear’s life and the lives of her three brothers. Both of their parents were diagnosed with the disease. First, they cared for their father, who passed away in 2013. They cared for their mother, who had Lewy […]

Breath of Life

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Women who saved child from drowning

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 […]

Migraines: The Basics

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Common Symptoms of Migraines

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. […]

Play It Safe This Summer

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Kids in the swimming pool

Whether they’re splashing in a pool, sliding into home base or enjoying ice cream with friends, kids have a blast soaking up summer. It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt. Reduce the chance of injuries with these common sense safety tips, offered by three Meritas Health healthcare professionals. Be Prepared Cuts, scrapes and […]

How to Find the Right Doctor for You

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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 […]

Managing Your Heart Failure

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Dr. Hahn in Heart Care Clinic

Millions of people have been diagnosed with heart failure, and many lead active and healthy lives (see Brave Hearts, patient story). Heart failure is a chronic disease that can be managed by taking good care of your body. A heart failure diagnosis does not mean your heart has stopped working, but that it is not working as […]

Avoid Exercise Injuries

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Preventing Exercise Injuries

We’re usually more active during the summertime doing activities like softball tennis and golf. All these can lead to joint injuries. Orthopedic surgeon, Charles Orth, DO,  was on our Fox 4 Live Healthy segment talking about preventing those injuries. Prevent Injuries Data shows that 30% of all musculoskeletal injuries show up in a physician’s office. The […]