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We all see this on our sunscreen labels but what does it actually mean? SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. SPF represents the amount of protection the sunscreen provides from UVB rays.

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During Men’s Health month, we encourage you to help your man plan for a healthier lifestyle.

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Did you know that every year about 267,000 kids—14 and younger—end up with injuries from bicycle accidents? Read up on our safety tips.

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Have you been suffering from allergies already? If so, Overland Park Regional Medical Center’s Dr. Bruce Pfuetze, of College Park Family Care Center says you are not alone. Here are some helpful tips to help you get the relief you need.

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Every year in the Spring many suffer from seasonal allergies or colds/viruses.

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February 25, 2016

Heart disease is the number one killer of men in the United States. Nothing ages you faster than mistreating your heart. Gain more control over your cardiovascular health by eating a diet low in saturated fat and sugar, working out regularly, and not smoking. For extra heart protection, follow these steps:

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December 15, 2015

Exercise, eating a healthy diet and getting regular checkups have always been part of a successful wellness template. But now scientific research shows that habitual gratitude has long-term positive effects on health—impacting everything from building a stronger immune system to reducing pain and improving heart rhythm.

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October 09, 2015

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month—a time to recognize the importance of early detection and how it helps save lives. Dr. Lori demonstrates how taking this five minute breast risk assessment could potentially save your life.

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October 07, 2015

So you’re planning on not getting the flu shot? You need to listen to Chandra Woods. She made that mistake last year and became extremely ill. Need more encouragement? This year’s vaccine protects against four flu strains and is expected to be much more effective than last year, says Dr. Samin Akhtar with Family Care of Independence.

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September 10, 2015

The best way to detect ovarian cancer is through an annual pelvic exam and by recognizing the symptoms of the disease, says Dr. Maggie Smith, a board-certified Ob-Gyn with the Kansas City Women’s Clinic at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. In this interview she reminds KCTV5 viewers that a Pap test is effective in the early detection of cervical cancer, but it is not a screening method for ovarian cancer.

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