Facing Substance Abuse

Facing Substance Abuse

How to find the right treatment program for yourself or a loved one. Merriam-Webster defines addiction as a strong and harmful need to regularly have something (such as a drug) or do something (such as gamble). It is also defined as a compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance characterized by tolerance and by well-defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawal. Noone sets out to become addicted to a substance such as Read more »
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January 14, 2014
Twenty Ways to Stay Heart Healthy

Twenty Ways to Stay Heart Healthy

1. Stop Smoking. If you are still smoking QUIT. If you don’t smoke, don’t start. The American Heart Association and American Cancer Society agree that using tobacco is a top risk to your heart and your overall health. For help, call the ACS stop smoking line at 1-800-227-2345. 2. Lose Belly Fat. Carrying too much weight around the middle can raise blood pressure, affect blood lipids and can do other damage Read more »
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January 14, 2014
New Hope for Back Pain

New Hope for Back Pain

Mention back pain and suddenly everyone is listening… That is because back pain affects 8 out of 10 people at some point in their lives. It is estimated that direct health care costs due to chronic low-back pain amount to around $96 million a year. These staggering statistics beg for answers about how treatment for back pain is evolving. To find answers about new approaches to back pain treatment, Well-Being looked Read more »
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November 15, 2013
Hearing Loss in a NOISY WORLD

Hearing Loss in a NOISY WORLD

There are a number of reasons for hearing loss, not the least of which is aging, but living in a world that is filled with ear piercing decibel levels is not helping. This October, the crowd roar at Arrowhead Stadium during a Kansas City Chiefs game, was recorded at an all time high for a sporting event…137.5 decibels just under the pain threshold of 140 decibels, and comparable to a Read more »
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November 15, 2013
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UMMC Transplants Reached Record High in 2016
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