Diabetes: Myth vs. Fact

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Diabetes: Myth vs. Fact

November is American Diabetes Month®, and to help raise awareness for this chronic condition, the American Diabetes Association wants to debunk some myths and provide a few facts that can help you prevent diabetes or manage your symptoms. Myth: If you are overweight or obese, you will eventually develop Type 2 diabetes. Fact: Being overweight is a […]

Get the Lowdown on Diabetes

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Do I Have Prediabetes

November is American Diabetes Month®, and to support the American Diabetes Association’s efforts to put this chronic disease in the spotlight, our diabetes educators, Mary Beth and Melissa, answering some commonly asked questions. Q. What is prediabetes? Mary Beth: Before people develop Type 2 diabetes, they almost always have prediabetes, which means their blood sugar […]

Eat Better, Eat Together

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Family Dinner

Families who eat together benefit physically, emotionally and psychologically. But, once you’ve managed to get the family around the table, it’s not always easy to get the conversation flowing. Asking “How was your day?” typically gets you, “Fine.” We challenge you to dig a little deeper and create more meaningful family time. Choose at least […]

A Feast For the Eyes

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Fall Leaves

Our vision helps us see the beautiful fall leaves and their splendid colors this time of year. To ensure your eyes stay in the best shape possible, eat a well-balanced diet. Here are a few of the top foods for your eyes. Fish Fish, particularly salmon, can be a great food to consume for eye […]

8 Health Benefits to Drinking Wine

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8 Health Benefits to Drinking Wine

The health benefits come from moderate wine consumption, defined by the American Heart Association as one to two 4-ounce glasses a day. Reduces Heart Attack Risk Moderate drinkers suffering from high blood pressure are 30% less likely to have a heart attack than nondrinkers. Lowers Risk of Heart Disease Red wine tannins contain procyanidins, which protect […]

8 Local Wineries to Explore in the Northland

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Northland Wineries

This article is meant to be fun while supporting local businesses. You’ve likely heard “enjoy all things in moderation” and that goes for wine too. Clearly, we are not promoting the consumption of alcohol in excess. If you’re searching for ways to enjoy the Kansas City area during a stay-cation, celebration or date night, we’ve compiled […]

Adult ADHD

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Adult ADHD

When we hear the term attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, we tend to think of children. However, up to 70% of kids with ADHD still have symptoms as adults.  Adults who have ADHD most likely had it as a child, without realizing it. Symptoms ADHD is difficult to diagnose because there are many overlapping symptoms, which […]

Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day

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Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day

Do you panic when you think of letting your kids loose in the kitchen? Many parents say yes and for good reasons. It can be messy (so. very. messy.), and there are plenty of potentially dangerous tools and appliances within reach. Instead of worrying about everything that could go wrong, imagine everything that could go […]