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  • Baby Steps

    Working together, the medical teams in the two-hospital system at University Health inspire a sense of confidence, a sense of compassion, and a sense of community. Story by Ann Butenas   |   Sponsored Content | Intro photo courtesy of University Health If you have ever wondered about the significance behind University Health, perhaps its vision speaks loudest: leading the way to ...
  • Hearing is Believing

    For comprehensive audiological care that brings a better quality of life, Hearing & Balance Specialists of Kansas City could be music to your ears. Story by Ann Butenas   |   Sponsored Content Intro Photo Pictured left to right: Lainey Lake, Au.D., Hearing and Auditory Processing Audiologist, Samuel Bittel, Au.D., Vestibular Audiologist, and Laura Flowers, Au.D. Tinnitus and Sound Sensitivity Specialist If ...
  • National Rehabilitation Awareness Month

    During the month of September, it’s time to honor the rehabilitation specialists who truly make a positive impact on the lives of others. Story by Ann Butenas What is rehabilitation? In a nutshell, it is care that allows you to get back, keep, or improve function and abilities you need to go about your everyday life. This can include mental, ...
  • Unexpected Blooms

    Story by Dave Eckert   Have you ever wondered what happened to the floral arrangements at a wedding, memorial service, charity event, or corporate or private function? The fact is most of the flowers are discarded, which is such a waste. That’s where the nonprofit organization, Unexpected Blooms, steps in. Working directly with the organizers of those events along with florists ...
  • Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Is More Important Than Ever

    Story by Jeanie Edgmon Atrial fibrillation, or AFib, is the most common heart rhythm disorder affecting more than 40 million people globally and an estimated 3-6 million in the United States alone. AFib is projected to affect around 12 million Americans by 2030. Despite its prevalence, it is often less understood compared to other heart diseases such as coronary artery ...
  • Breast Cancer Awareness

    With October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this is an ideal time to educate everyone about breast cancer, its symptoms, and available treatment options. Story by Ann Butenas For nearly forty years now during the month of October, individuals around the world have shown their support for those who have been affected by breast cancer. As enhanced awareness is ...
  • September is National Food Safety Education Month

    Story by Jeanie Edgmon Vibrant, colorful, and flavorful, food is so much more than nutrition. It is a way to express and explore culture; it helps us celebrate life’s moments and creates and evokes memories. It is a vehicle for expanding the community, expressing gratitude, sharing the bounty, and belonging. Food does not just sustain life, it fuels it. As ...
  • Healthy Aging

    Story by Bethany Vonseggern Mind, body, and soul. These three focal points seem to be a mantra that never stops being said. We are to make sure our minds stay sharp, our bodies stay fit and our souls stay fed. Many of us may be able to make this a reality, while the rest of us, myself included, simply see ...
  • Psychedelics in the Psychiatrist’s Office

    Story by Dave Turkowitch Twelve million people in the US suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) during any given year. The disorder may occur in anyone who has experienced or witnessed some form of a traumatizing situation including violence, natural disaster, or a serious accident. The symptoms vary widely in severity and may include flashbacks, avoidant behavior, alterations in mood ...
  • Meet the VIP’s (Very Important Pollinators)

    The buzz is building as MO Hives KC transforms vacant urban lots into thriving bee farms. Story by Ann Butenas    |    Illustration and Photos courtesy of Michael Ashley Landscape Architecture “The hum of the bees is the voice of the garden.”  ~ Elizabeth Lawrence What do you know about bees?  Are they just annoying insects that seemingly threaten to harm ...

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