Don’t Put It Off – Get Screened

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Michele Wolf

Like any responsible healthcare professional, Michele Wolf, BSN, CPHRM, ignored her doctor’s advice when she recommended a colonoscopy at age 50. “I waited for two years because it never seemed like the right time,” Michele remembered. She knew she needed to be screened, but hesitancy to get screened related more to the preparation required. “I […]

Our Healthcare Heroes

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Ingrams Healthcare Heroes 2016

Every day, lives are saved and people get better thanks to healthcare professionals, who truly are heroes. Each year, Ingram’s Magazine recognizes a few of the local healthcare heroes. This year, they selected Denice Morrison, Surgery educator; and Mary Calvert, who recently retired as an orthopedic nurse, for their dedication and accomplishments in their professions. […]

Top 5 NKCH Dietitian Blog Posts of All Time

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North Kansas City Hospital Registered Dietitians

We love our registered dietitian nutritionists here at North Kansas City Hospital, and we are excited they get their own recognition day! They deserve it! Registered dietitian nutritionists, or RDNs, take the science behind nutrition and turn it into easy-to-understand solutions that help us eat and live healthier lives. We compiled a Top 5 montage […]

Noggin Knowledge

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Brain Injury Awareness

A hard bonk on the head can be serious business. That’s the message the Brain Injury Association of America wants to spread during Brain Injury Awareness Month. Every 13 seconds, someone in the U.S. suffers a traumatic brain injury as the result of a playground accident, car crash, assault, fall or sports-related mishap. Even the […]

Happy 9th Birthday, Janel!

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Janel is a Leaper

Being a Leap Year baby makes birthdays even more special for Janel Brown. Officially, Janel Brown, BSN, RN, Inpatient Wound Healing, turns only nine today because she’s a Leap Year baby born on February 29, 1980. The odds of being a Leapling are only one in 1,461 births. In fact, Janel is the only NKCH […]

A Race to the Finish

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Boston Marathon Runners

Friends met Carmen Llana, BSN, RN, as she crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon, one of the world’s most prestigious races. The date was April 15, 2013, and she had just completed her sixth marathon. But Carmen, who works in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit, would remember this day for another reason. Chilly […]

Heart Disease Hogwash

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Heart Disease Hogwash

Heart disease. It’s scary, life changing and we don’t like to talk about it. But, with Kansas City’s heart disease death rate hovering at 167 deaths per 100,000 (that’s equal to the population of Blue Eye, MO, down by Branson), it’s a genuine health concern. But, what you don’t know can hurt you. Here, we […]

4 Healthy Reasons to Get Your Ducks in a Row

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Get Organized

“Get Organized” consistently ranks in the Top 10 of New Year’s resolutions. But for many people, the motivation lasts only through the cleaning of one closet before it fizzles. If piles of papers and clusters of clutter have taken over your life, perhaps this bit of information will recharge your organizational batteries: Organizing your physical […]

Life in Lyrics

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Ryan Hanlin performing in Nashville

Ryan Hanlin, NKCH Plant Operations employee, has rubbed shoulders with some of the most prominent musicians in Nashville, but it’s the little people in his life who mean the most. As a child, Ryan listened to 61 Country radio with his grandfather. He loved the stories and sounds that defined country music. At 19, he […]