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  • William O. Reed, Jr., M.D. and Blue Valley Hospital

    Back Surgery Doesn’t Have to Stop Your Life, Innovative Local Spine Surgeon Offers Motion Preserving Artificial Disc Replacement as an Alternative to Spinal Fusion. Dr. William O. Reed of Blue Valley Hospital is leading the movement; the movement away from spinal fusion surgery in favor of a motion preserving alternative to address Kansas Citians’ chronic low back pain. Dr. Reed ...
  • With 206 Bones in Our Bodies Sometimes We Need a Bit of Repair

    Dr. Robert Bruce of the Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic just might have the cure for what ails you. It’s been said that a good physician treats disease but that a great physician treats the patient first. Dr. Robert Bruce is that great physician. Getting through life relatively unscratched is not a common path for most people. In fact, ...
  • Compression Fractures

    Minimally-Invasive Treatments Offer Promising – and Easier – Options to Patients While procedures have been in place over the past 30 years to treat this condition, in recent years, much progress has been made with incorporation of minimally invasive approaches that allow the patient to resume a normal lifestyle as quickly as possible, and in many cases, by the next ...
  • New Hope in Treatment Resistant Blood Cancer

    Cancer is as old as mankind. Where life exists, there is the possibility that the machinery behind running the cells will sometimes go wrong and lead to the uncontrolled growth, cancer, which even ancient medicine recognized. Recognizing a problem, however, is much different than treating it successfully. The history of cancer treatment is long and storied and early treatments were ...
  • Utilizing Multiple Advisors Can Lessen Your Chance for Success

    Have you ever had a patient try to hide medications they’re taking from you? You wouldn’t prescribe medicine before asking what others the patient is taking because you understand that some medicines don’t work well with others or need the dosage adjusted based on what’s already being taken. If the patient hides something from you, it could lead to a ...
  • Today it Hurts… Tomorrow it Works!

    While celebrating World Physical Therapy Day and National Physical Therapy Month, we are reminded that physical therapy brings motion to life. If you want to move forward in life, be sure to mark your calendar for a couple of exciting events in September and October. On Friday, September 8, 2017, we celebrate World Physical Therapy Day and in October, we ...
  • 10 Surprising Signs of Breast Cancer

    By now, you know your body pretty well. You know the curves, the sharp points and have looked at it in the bathroom mirror from about every angle possible (trying desperately not to pull a muscle while doing so!) And your breasts are no different. You know their size, shape, level of perkiness and of course how well they look ...
  • Sugar: It May Not Be as Sweet as You Think It Is!

    Sugar addiction is a real phenomenon and can wreak havoc on your health. Cakes! Cookies! Pies! Candy! Ice Cream! What’s not to love? I have no shame reflex in admitting I have somewhat of an active sweet tooth. However, I work hard to keep it under control and strive to combat its activity with copious amounts of daily exercise, but ...
  • The Time To Think About Dementia Is Now!

    “We remember their love when they can no longer remember” There is no treatment to cure dementia, but can it be delayed or prevented? It is a question that continues to both intrigue and plague researchers and continues to fuel new investigations. While there are no easy answers, promising new research reveals that up to one-third of the world’s dementia ...
  • Variety KC and Fusion Fitness Helping Make Fitness Fun for Everyone!

    In this new workout video from Variety the Children’s Charity and Fusion Fitness, kids of all abilities are given the opportunity to believe in themselves. Photos by Haley Photography It’s been said that exercise has been known to cause good health and happiness, and as evidenced by the dynamic youth in a new fitness video, health and happiness have taken ...

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