Breastfeeding Basics

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Breastfeeding

From our International Board Certified Lactation Consultants The top 12 reasons to breastfeed: Your baby will: Be getting the best nutrition available Be smarter Have a stronger immune system Have a lower risk of leukemia and heart disease Be leaner for life Have fewer ear infections You will: Forge a stronger bond with your baby […]

Celebrating Blueberries

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It’s July and time to celebrate everything red, white and blue….blueberry that is since July is National Blueberry Month. On May 8th, 1999, the USDA proclaimed July as National Blueberry Month.  These beautiful berries greatly deserve this honor for not only are they sweet, plump, juicy and delicious, when in season, but they are nutritious […]

Mary Calvert is the 2014 Employee of the Year

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Mary Calvert

In Mary Calvert’s typical fashion, she reacted to winning the 2014 Employee of the Year award by saying, “I certainly can’t retire now that I won this great parking spot!” She is pictured with President and CEO, Peggy Schmitt. In June, she celebrated 40 years at NKCH. Mary says she is honored and flattered to […]

Overcome the Battle for Good Sleep

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Good Night's Sleep

Sleep deprivation ranks as a factor in three of society’s worst disasters: the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Three Mile Island nuclear accident and the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown. Investigators said mistakes made by sleep deprived workers triggered these catastrophes. In our own lives, sleep deprivation occurs on a smaller scale but with potentially disastrous results […]

Lost It Through Diet & Exercise

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Diane’s wake up call, and blessing in disguise, came when she was diagnosed with breast cancer November 19, 2010. During an appointment with her oncologist, she stepped on the scale and saw 285 pounds. It was the turning point in her life. She knew she needed to be healthy in order to function for her […]

Excelsior Springs Hospital and North Kansas City Hospital Announce New Partnership

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On June 23, 2014 Excelsior Springs Hospital and NKCH entered into a management agreement that solidified an already long-standing relationship. The two hospitals have had a strategic alliance for nearly four decades, promoting wellness and providing quality healthcare services to patients in the surrounding communities. The new partnership will continue to strengthen that relationship. Under […]

June is Hernia Awareness Month

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It’s estimated that there are over 700,000 hernia repair surgeries in the U.S. each year. For Hernia Awareness Month, Brian Wittek, MD with Meritas Health Comprehensive Surgical Specialists, explains what a hernia is & how it’s treated. Additional Facts About Hernias The risk of hernia can be minimized, but hernias cannot be prevented. In fact, […]

Men’s Health Month

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It’s Men’s Health Month. What does that mean to you? For most, it’s just another day. A day to say things like, “I’m healthy enough”, “this pain will pass”, “it costs too much” and on and on. We know that men are 24% less likely than women to go to the doctor. We also know […]