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  • Providence Medical Center

    Delivering Excellence in General Surgery Care At Providence Medical Center, delivering high quality outcomes with the latest surgical advances, experience and a high degree of specialization is always standard operating procedure. Story by Ann Butenas | Photography by Matt Kocourek “A successful surgeon should be a person who, when asked to name the three best surgeons in the world, would have ...
  • Melanoma: The Most Common Form of Cancer

    May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month Photos courtesy of Dermatology and Skin Cancer Centers Nobody likes to think about the possibility of cancer. When we do, it is usually because there is a reason, such as being personally exposed to the disease in some way or having been brought to mind through awareness campaigns. For the most part, ...
  • Moving the Needle of Care in a Significant Way

    The impact the funds raised by Big Slick for Children’s Mercy cannot be measured in dollars alone. It’s creating a legacy to last for generations to come. Big Slick photos courtesy of Children’s Mercy Someone once noted an idea is worthless until you get it out of your head and see what it can do. Had actor Rob Riggle, who ...
  • CBD: A Promising Avenue for Improved Health and Wellness

    While not a miracle cure, scientific research suggests CBD oil benefits a variety of ailments. If you have heard of CBD but have not formally been introduced to it yet, you may have a few questions: Is it legal? Is it a miracle cure? Will it get me high? Will I fail a drug test if it is found in ...
  • Get a Move On

    Jump in to May for National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and National Physical Education and Sport Week May is the perfect month to commit to getting fit. If you get your exercise simply from jumping to conclusions and avoiding the issues, you might want to reconsider your fitness regimen. With the month of May promoted as National Physical Fitness ...
  • May is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week

    Story courtesy of Children’s Mercy Promotion of mental health is critical to promoting youth well-being. The National Alliance on Mental Illness suggests that one in five teens ages 13-18 years has a significant mental illness and 50 percent of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14 years. Early identification and treatment of concerns is key to promoting ...
  • Erase The Stigma of PTSD

    The brain is at once complex and simple, resilient and fragile, and known and unknown. That is what makes the understanding of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, so difficult yet so crucial. Exposure to risk and trauma has always been part of the human experience, and we have long understood that people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event ...
  • Celebrating Older Americans

    80 is the New 60! Thanks in large part to scientific advances, there are now more people 60 or older than ever before. Over 900 million people, or 12 percent of the earth’s inhabitants, are in their golden years. Increasing life expectancies also means that the global population of people 80 and older will more than triple by 2050. May ...
  • May Is Perfect Month to Begin the Mediterranean Diet

    More than just a diet, the Mediterranean plan of eating is a lifestyle, involving social, mental and mood-boosting benefits. Although the month of May is typically touted as Mediterranean Diet Month, it is a fun and savory lifestyle you can enjoy all year round. The mouth-watering flavors, accessibility and affordability of the foods that comprise this phenomenal way of eating ...
  • Mental Health

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month. We often talk about mental health as though it is a separate issue from physical health. Our health care systems reinforce that belief, with mental health providers often occupying separate spaces from physical health providers. But, really, mental health is a component of whole person health. If we are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, ...

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