Falling Away from Your Exercise Routine

Fall is here and I don’t know about you, but cooler weather just makes me want to get all cozy and eat carbs, carbs, carbs. Well, knowledge is power, right? So all I have to do is plan, plan, plan! No problem, right? Even the most motivated person can have difficulty in sticking to an exercise and diet plan once the weather turns cold. But don’t let the cold weather keep you from reaching your goals. With some tips on staying active during the cold season, you can stay fit, stay on track, and stay motivated through the chilly months …

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September is Head Lice Prevention Month

Do you think it’s a coincidence that back to school and Head Lice Prevention month both fall in September? Probably not. In fact, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention note that lice infestation is most common among preschool and elementary school age children and their family members. Treatment has changed so it’s worth providing the following facts. Since head lice have been around for so long and OTC treatments for long periods as well, lice are becoming more resistant to the treatments. Begin with OTC treatments, if this is ineffective, see provider to obtain RX strength of medication remembering …

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Time for Your Flu Vaccine!

Do you need a flu vaccine? They’re recommended for everyone 6 months and older. Protect yourself and those around you from the flu this season. If you have an appointment scheduled with your physician, ask for your flu vaccine. An easy way to obtain your flu vaccine is to go to any of our three walk in clinics. They’ll get you squared away efficiently. 506 NW Murray Road in Lee’s Summit and our Menorah Medical Center Walk In Clinic at 119th and Nall are open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to serve you. We also have …

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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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