Mari Rydings

About Mari Rydings

Mari is the content development coordinator for North Kansas City Hospital. She’s the editor of our Your Health magazine, and she writes and edits copy for our web site, brochures and other external communication pieces. Her favorite cookie is the Double Stuf Oreo.

When Stomach Troubles Turn Serious

Constipation, diarrhea and bloating. Everyone has stomach trouble from time to time. But, irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, can keep the bowels in constant turmoil and make daily life challenging. IBS is a chronic stomach disorder that causes pain, recurring diarrhea or constipation, or both. Frequent trips to the bathroom are only part of the [...]

By |2019-04-02T15:15:38-05:00April 2nd, 2019|

Heading Off Heart Disease

Heart disease, sometimes cardiovascular disease, is a term that can refer to any number of conditions that affect your heart, including: Coronary artery disease, or CAD (narrowing of the arteries) Heart attack (myocardial infarction) Heart defects that appear at birth (congenital heart defects) Heart failure Heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias) Heart valve disease Stroke Fortunately, lifestyle [...]

By |2019-01-30T13:35:06-05:00January 30th, 2019|

Superbugs and Your Health: How to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

Guest blogger: Morgan Statt, Health & Safety Investigator, Consumer Safety The discovery of antibiotics last century was a groundbreaking step in medical advancements. Common infections like strep throat that once led to serious complications are now easily treated. Over time however, widespread use of these medicines have caused bacteria to become resistant to the very [...]

By |2018-11-29T13:52:33-05:00November 29th, 2018|

Vaping Gets a Red Light

Chocolate. Espresso. Mango. Bubblegum. With tempting flavors and the promise of being a safer alternative to tobacco, electronic cigarette sales have gone from zero to 60 in no time flat. Pulmonologist, Andrea Anthony, MD, with Meritas Health Pulmonary Medicine But, buyer beware. Pulmonologist Andrea K. Anthony, MD, with Meritas Health Pulmonary Medicine, pops [...]

By |2018-10-25T16:19:09-05:00October 25th, 2018|

Great Expectations

Sleeping and eating are two of life’s greatest pleasures. When you’re pregnant, they become necessities. Good sleeping and eating habits keep you healthy, and they boost your chances of delivering a healthy, happy baby. OBGYN, Michelle S. Daniels, MD, with Meritas Health Pavilion for Women Speaking of delivering, how do you know when [...]

By |2018-09-05T10:14:48-05:00September 5th, 2018|

Pain Management: Move Beyond Meds

Every day, millions of Americans start their day with chronic pain. It limits their mobility and keeps them from doing the activities they need or want to do. For some conditions, a prescription opioid may be the best answer, but many other conditions can be treated effectively with physical therapy. By the Numbers More than [...]

By |2018-08-31T12:37:02-05:00August 31st, 2018|
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