The Inside Scoop on All-Inside ACL Reconstruction

All-Inside ACL Reconstruction

For active people, especially athletes, the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is the most important ligament in the knee because of its stabilizing function. The slightest tear can sideline a person for months. But All-Inside ACL reconstruction, an innovative minimally-invasive procedure, can get you back in action with less pain and a shortened rehab time. “All-inside […]

Say Bye-Bye to Migraines

Botox for Migraines

Extreme sensitivity to light, throbbing pain, nausea and vomiting are just a few of the symptoms people with chronic migraines experience. In some cases, the symptoms linger for three days or longer, wreaking havoc on daily life. For others, they trigger a trip to the ER or, in extreme cases, hospitalization. Typically, physicians treat these […]

Sunglasses: Flattering and Functional

Protect Your Eyes

Most of us select our shades for their style. Let’s face it: Shades can make us look hip, mysterious, flirty or fun. But sunglasses are more than summer’s trendiest fashion accessory. They also perform an important function — protecting our eyes from serious health conditions.   Cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, skin cancer, and other eye growths […]

Orthopedic Specialists Keep Athletes in the Game

Paul Nassab, MD and Matthew Thompson, MD, treat both pro and amateur athletes.

U.S. News & World Report ranked North Kansas City Hospital as one of the best hospitals in the region for providing orthopedic services. From sports medicine to joint replacements and spine surgery, our specialists diagnose, treat and rehabilitate athletes of all ages and levels. Many of our orthopedic surgeons subspecialize, meaning they focus on specific […]

Stop Spring Allergies in Their Tracks

Seasonal Allergies

Each year, freshly cut grass, blooming trees and budding flowers announce spring’s arrival. But if you are one of the millions of Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies, the signs of spring bring months of misery. Fortunately, advanced allergy treatment services, can offer relief to even the most severe cases. Allergy treatment includes scratch testing […]

Eggcellent Eggs!

Eggs could be considered a super food.

The 2015 dietary guidelines for Americans proposal indicate dietary cholesterol is not likely to significantly impact circulating cholesterol levels. This is great news for the egg. One egg contains 186mg cholesterol and prior guidelines recommended no more than 300mg cholesterol each day. New research suggests circulating cholesterol levels are linked more closely with the types […]

Hospital Pool to the Rescue

NKCH met a need for the Northstars swimmers when the group needed a practice pool.

With a major competition just months away and no practice pool, NKCH staff came to the aid of local swimmers by making the hospital’s lap pool available to them. The swimmers, ages 8-21, belong to Northstars, a group of specially-challenged competitive athletes. The situation was personal for several NKCH employees who are parents of Northstars […]