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Smoking Dangers for Your Four-Legged Friends

The Great American Smokeout occurs each November with tips on how to kick the habit. But, did you know smoking can impact your pet’s health? When you light up next to Fido you expose your beloved pet to a potentially harmful environment. Nicotine, tar and carbon monoxide are just some of the cancer-causing substances found [...]

By |November 19th, 2018|

Gynecologist Guides Women Through Menopause Treatment

Gynecologist, James Riojas, MD, FACOG with Meritas Health Obstetrics & Gynecology Most women in the U.S. begin menopause between the ages of 40-58, with an average of 51. Depleting estrogen levels leave women with a range of potentially life-disrupting symptoms and health risks, including genital and sexual symptoms, hot flashes, mood changes, night [...]

By |October 30th, 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 |October 25th, 2018|

Healthy Noggin Know-how

Making a few lifestyle changes now can keep your thinking and memory skills sharp later. Be a quitter. Tobacco use, including e-cigarettes, increases your risk of dementia and other cognitive problems. Have some heart. Excess weight and high blood pressure raise your risk of heart disease and can also affect your brain health. Fill’er up. [...]

By |October 25th, 2018|

Kids and Halloween Candy: It’s Sticky and Tricky

Halloween, holidays and other celebrations provide many opportunities for kiddos to indulge in sweet treats.  Knowing what to do in these sometimes sticky situations can help you keep the sweet tooth in check. Ellyn Satter, RD, is an expert in raising healthy children who have good eating habits. Here’s what she suggests: Give your child [...]

By |October 23rd, 2018|

NKCH Physician’s Daughter Seeks to Become Sole “Survivor”

Throngs of fans don’t miss an episode of the TV show “Survivor.” Since its premiere two weeks ago, the broadcast has brought more than 7 million viewers each week. One such fan is not only the daughter of a North Kansas City Hospital physician, but she is among this season’s David vs. Goliath cast. Alison [...]

By |October 9th, 2018|
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