Defenders of the Red, White and Blue

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NKCH employees honored on Veterans Day

They were just 18 and 21 when they made one of the biggest decisions of their lives. A decision that took them to the most dangerous locations in the world, while taking them farther away from the most important people in their lives. As Veterans Day approaches on November 11, it’s more than discounts, free […]

Eat Better, Eat Together

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Family Dinner

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 […]

A Feast For the Eyes

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Fall Leaves

Our vision helps us see the beautiful fall leaves and their splendid colors this time of year. To ensure your eyes stay in the best shape possible, eat a well-balanced diet. Here are a few of the top foods for your eyes. Fish Fish, particularly salmon, can be a great food to consume for eye […]

8 Health Benefits to Drinking Wine

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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 […]

8 Local Wineries to Explore in the Northland

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Northland Wineries

This article is meant to be fun while supporting local businesses. You’ve likely heard “enjoy all things in moderation” and that goes for wine too. Clearly, we are not promoting the consumption of alcohol in excess. If you’re searching for ways to enjoy the Kansas City area during a stay-cation, celebration or date night, we’ve compiled […]

A Lifesaving Maneuver

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A relaxing lunch turned into an urgent situation when the Heimlich Maneuver was needed.

Lori Ackley, RN, a Pre-Op nurse, sat down to eat her lettuce salad one day  in the department break room, just like any typical day. Her lunch quickly turned into a lifesaving experience when Lori began choking. Mike Pecora, BSN, a nurse in PACU, came to the rescue. “I asked if she was okay and she […]

Photo Finish

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NKCH is currently the only Midwestern hospital using the Veinsite technology

From snapping selfies to viewing videos, we live in the age of images. At North Kansas City Hospital, we love pictures, too, especially when they can help us save lives or make our patients more comfortable. Read on to learn about new imaging technologies that help us diagnose and treat patients. Blood Draws: Veinsite Locator If […]

Hospital’s First Pharmacy Residency Program

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Hospital’s first pharmacy residency program

Even though David Quach, PharmD, MPH, and Julie Beck, PharmD, graduated as pharmacists in May, their learning continues in the new Pharmacy Residency program, which started July 5. After a lengthy selection process, David and Julie were chosen as the hospital’s first participants from more than 40 applications nationwide. The year-long curriculum provides intensive training […]