Libby Hastert

About Libby Hastert

Libby Hastert is a content marketing coordinator for North Kansas City Hospital. With a focus in media communications, Libby helps secure external coverage that promotes NKCH and Meritas Health service offerings. Libby spends her spare time “playing” outdoors, enjoying the taste of the town and volunteering for Reach Out and Read – Kansas City.

Men’s Health: Skin Cancer Prevention and Detection

Your ears, lips and nose are the biggest problem areas when it comes to skin cancer, especially in men over the age of 50. The reasons? Damaging sun exposure and lack of preventive screenings. The Problem By age 70, one in five people in the U.S. will develop skin cancer. And while men and women [...]

By |2019-07-30T11:12:55-05:00July 29th, 2019|

Ticks: Avoid Misery in Missouri

Ticks are most active mid-spring through summer, making it important to take extra precautions this time of year. Following prevention tips can help you steer clear of these tiny terrors, yet, your best defense is knowing your native tick population: who they are, how they act and what makes them “tick.” Missouri Ticks According to [...]

By |2019-06-06T16:10:52-05:00June 6th, 2019|

Get Smarter | Distracted Driving

In the era of “smart” devices, we’re getting less smart about our driving. Doesn’t seem plausible? Consider the nearly 3,200 lives claimed from distracted driving in 2017 alone. You’ve probably heard public service announcements warning against distracted driving, but do you know what causes it and how to prevent it? A few minutes and a [...]

By |2019-04-30T09:59:46-05:00April 29th, 2019|

Distinguishing Seasonal Allergies from the Common Cold

Randall S. Cramer, D.O. with Meritas Health Landmark at Tiffany Springs The sun is out, and the flowers are blooming – spring is here. But with 45 million Americans suffering from seasonal allergies (sometimes called hay fever) annually, the transition from winter to spring can be brutal. Sometimes it’s hard to identify what’s [...]

By |2019-04-25T15:46:11-05:00April 24th, 2019|