Jodi Rawson

About Jodi Rawson

As the Digital Marketing Coordinator at NKCH, Jodi is responsible for the hospital's online presence including websites, online advertising, social media, this blog and email communications. She believes in strong relationships, data with a side of gut instinct and has a passion for driving engagement.

Take 5 Minutes to Reduce Your Risk of Cervical Cancer

Just 40 years ago, cervical cancer was the leading cause of cancer death in women. Thanks to increased use of the Pap smear, cases of cervical cancer have dropped dramatically. Dawn Heizman, MD, with Meritas Health Pavilion For Women While this is fantastic news, there’s still work to be done. Each year, more [...]

By |2019-01-02T15:19:55+00:00December 31st, 2018|

10 Toy Safety Tips

Whether you shop online or scour the stores, picking out the perfect gifts for the little ones on your list can put you in the holiday spirit. Help the toy-loving kiddos in your life have fun and stay safe by keeping these tips in mind while you shop. Avoid the noise. Toys that are too [...]

By |2018-12-03T11:26:56+00:00December 3rd, 2018|

The Connection Between Nutrition and Mental Health

A growing body of research shows that certain vitamins, minerals and foods may reduce the symptoms of depression and anxiety. Nutritional psychiatrists believe the connection between nutrition and mental health can be found in your gut, more specifically, to the bacteria that grow in the gut (stomach, intestines and colon). There are good and bad [...]

By |2018-09-06T09:23:17+00:00September 4th, 2018|

Breastfeeding Basics

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 [...]

By |2018-08-02T11:45:16+00:00August 1st, 2018|

Vaccines: They’re Not Just for Kids

You’re never too old to get vaccines. The flu, whooping cough, hepatitis and pneumonia are just a few preventable diseases that affect the 65 and older crowd. Crystal D. LaGalle, DO, an internal medicine doctor with Meritas Health North Kansas City, shares information about on which immunizations you need, why they’re important and how to [...]

By |2018-08-01T13:15:10+00:00July 31st, 2018|

Migraines: The Basics

More than 4 million people experience chronic migraines and have up to 15 migraines per month. The headaches arrive with severe, throbbing pain that can last for days. Migraines cause lost productivity and a reduced quality of life. Diagnosis The first step is to meet with a neurologist, a doctor who specializes in treating headaches. [...]

By |2018-07-25T18:43:21+00:00July 19th, 2018|

Avoid Exercise Injuries

We’re usually more active during the summertime doing activities like softball tennis and golf. All these can lead to joint injuries. Orthopedic surgeon, Charles Orth, DO,  was on our Fox 4 Live Healthy segment talking about preventing those injuries. Prevent Injuries Data shows that 30% of all musculoskeletal injuries show up in a physician's office. The [...]

By |2018-06-19T09:48:50+00:00May 1st, 2018|
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