Each year, we make our New Year’s resolutions and many of us feel motivated to eat better, exercise more and decrease stress levels.  This year, consider making your goals SMART.  Don't think of it as a resolution you try for a couple weeks, but more of a lifestyle adjustment so you're sure to stick with [...]

By |2018-08-09T15:01:00+00:00January 24th, 2018|

6 Flu-fighting Foods to Start Eating Now

Superheroes are super trendy right now, but even they aren’t tough enough to fight off cold and flu viruses that prey on people during the winter. Ancy Maruthanal, MD, an internal medicine physician with Meritas Health North Kansas City, recommends eating these six superfoods to wage an effective battle. Superhero Secret Brussels sprouts boost your [...]

By |2018-07-25T18:52:31+00:00January 2nd, 2018|

Easy Ways to Prevent (or Cure) a New Year’s Hangover

Happy New Year! Ringing in the New Year is always so much fun! The hangover that may come the next day? Not so much. Try our tips for handling this unwanted party guest. First, a public service announcement: Drink responsibly. Keep yourself and others safe by drinking in moderation and choosing a designated driver before [...]

By |2018-07-25T18:53:05+00:00December 30th, 2017|

Festive Entertaining on the Cheap

’Tis the season to be jolly. Before the holidays, you packed your schedule with get-togethers and offered to host a gathering for friends. Now, you’re wondering how you’re going to afford it, let alone get it all done. Fa-la-la-la-la your way to a festive holiday with these low-cost party ideas. Budget-friendly Party Starters Set a [...]

By |2018-06-16T12:23:22+00:00November 28th, 2017|

Get the Lowdown on Diabetes

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 Fisher, NKCH diabetes educator Mary Beth: Before people develop Type 2 diabetes, they almost [...]

By |2018-07-25T18:54:41+00:00November 20th, 2017|

Eat Better, Eat Together

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 [...]

By |2018-07-25T18:58:23+00:00October 23rd, 2017|

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 [...]

By |2018-06-16T12:23:22+00:00October 12th, 2017|
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