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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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September 03, 2015

Did you know it can take 2 weeks for the flu shot to become effective? With flu season right around the corner, Dr. Lori Boyajian-O’Neill with HCA Midwest Health reminds you to get vaccinated. To get a flu shot, visit your doctor or one of our 11 after-hours CareSpot Urgent Care locations.

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August 20, 2015

With a rise in food allergies among children, parents need to be extra cautious about what their child is eating and also what foods he or she is sharing with friends at home or school, says Diadra Harnden, Dietician at College Park Family Care Center. Her top recommendation: Avoid snacks with nuts because of how common the allergy is in childhood.

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August 20, 2015

Should you have your child vaccinated? Absolutely, says Dr. Hilary Nash, Family Practitioner at College Park Family Care Center. Vaccinations not only protect children, but also help prevent the spread of disease within the community. She tells KCTV5 News that multiple high quality studies have shown no link between autism and vaccinations.

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Research Medical Center is pleased to announce the addition of Internal Medicine Associates of Kansas City to our campus.

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With the number of melanoma cases doubling over the last 30 years, Dr. Holly McCoppin, dermatologist at College Park Family Care, explains how you can prevent this deadly form of skin cancer.

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Information shared on behalf of the Grossman Burn Center at Research Medical Center via the American Burn Association: Community Fire & Burn Prevention Programs and Summer Burn Safety Campaign

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