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. […]

6 Ways to Win With Winter Skin

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Winter Skin

Oh, the weather outside is frightful … Actually, for winter in Kansas City, it hasn’t been too bad. But, the cold air, low humidity and our love of hot showers all contribute to dry, flaky skin. Help your skin stay healthy while you hibernate. Moisturize. Apply an alcohol-free, non-scented moisturizer immediately after you step out […]

Beat Migraines to the Punch

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Steven Kosa, MD with SphenoCath patient

Beyond their debilitating pain, one thing is certain about chronic migraine headaches: they affect your ability to function on a daily basis. Fortunately, a new 15-minute nerve block procedure, called SphenoCath, fights severe headache pain head on. And, it’s available at North Kansas City Hospital. “I was having anywhere between 16 and 29 migraines each […]

No One More Deserving

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Sharon Surprised With New Furnace

There are many stories like Sharon’s going around this time of year. This story is special to us because it’s one of our own. Country Hill Motors received hundreds of nominations  – THE MOST NOMINATIONS EVER, and Sharon was selected to receive the honor! Sharon has two adult, special needs children. Her husband passed away a few years ago […]

Down But Not Out

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Mark Hill and his siblings

Security Representative Mark Hill grew up in a one-bedroom apartment above a sporting goods store with his father, Floyd, in Akron, OH. At age 13, he learned the man he knew as his father actually adopted him at 22 months old, after his mother left. It didn’t matter to Mark because Floyd symbolized everything he […]

Perks of Pumpkin

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Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Everyone can agree that pumpkin is a fall favorite. There are many health benefits to consuming and using pumpkin in those delicious fall recipes. Pumpkin is packed full of fiber (3 grams per ½ cup of cooked pumpkin) and vitamin A. It’s also a low calorie choice (40 calories per ½ cup of pumpkin puree). […]

Living With Alzheimer’s

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Alzheimer's

How One Caregiver and Her Family Bonded to Support Their Parents Alzheimer’s disease plays 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. Now, they care for their mother, who […]

Allergies and the Classroom

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allergies in the classroom

Allergies affect as many as 40% of the children in the U.S. Difficulty breathing or a runny nose might not be just another cold caused by germs passed around by students. Classroom allergens are lurking making it harder to learn and increasing absent days due to allergy symptoms. Meritas Health ENT performs allergy testing and […]