5 Ways to Eat an Apple

In our blog, An Apple A Day?, Gretchen Huebert, Dietitian at Kansas City Internal Medicine, discusses the health benefits of eating an apple, one every day if you wish to!  The following are some easy ways to incorporate the wonderful, healthful, flavorful goodness of an apple into your diet. The most obvious way to enjoy an apple is to eat is raw.  Simple, portable and delicious! That’s one way, and a good one.  It’s a freebie and not included in our count. 5 Ways to Eat an Apple – for variety! Sliced with peanut butter. Or use a butter that meets …

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Skin Cancers of the Feet

Ali Davis, DPM, FACFAS Podiatry, Kansas City Internal Medicine You might not assume you could get skin cancer on your feet.  We tend to associate skin cancer with frequent exposure to the sun.  Yes, your feet can get exposed to lots of harmful rays, too, and skin cancers can develop anywhere on the body. The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons provided Foot Health Facts  that we love reminding that it’s important to protect your feet from the sun – like the rest of our bodies. The most common cancers of the feet: Basal Cell Carcinoma – one of the …

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Dr. Diane Voss’ Favorite Health Applications

We all got pretty excited last month about our Favorite Health applications – and views indicated you did, too.  This month, Dr. Diane Voss shares her personal favorite aps.  We bet you’ll find something here that you may like also. My Fitness Pal – Tracks calories in and calories out. Included in last month’s blog but worth repeating as it was a nearly unanimously recommended application. Convict Conditioning – Costs one dollar. We also included this in last month’s list but it bears repeating. From “so easy absolutely anyone can do them” exercises to really intense body weight exercises with instructional …

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An Apple a Day?

– Gretchen Huebert, MS, RD, LD Dietitian, Kansas City Internal Medicine Does the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” hold true?  I can find research studies that both back and refute the statement.  The University of Michigan School of Nursing researchers in Ann Arbor conducted a study to test this theory.  They found that daily apple consumption (raw, not juice or sauce) did not result in a statistical difference in visits to the doctor.   The study did find that daily apple eaters were more likely to successfully avoid prescription medications.   Let’s start with the nutrition profile of the …

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Patient Care is our Passion

-Dr. Robyn (Russell) Love, Chiropractor Patient care is a passion of mine; also one of KCIM’s passions. Patient care goes beyond the act of treatment to include listening, asking questions, learning about you – the patient, and how your pain has been affecting your daily activities. After seeing a patient for the first time, I always call the next day to follow up. Why? Understanding what happens to you after our visit is a very important part of your treatment plan. It allows me to speak with you about how your pain has progressed following a night of rest. Are …

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