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Melanie Yunger

Imagine the entire city of Olathe anxiously awaiting an organ donation to continue living. Actually, that is roughly how many people nationally are waiting for an organ donation today. And, according to the Mayo Clinic, while they are waiti... Read more

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Spring is in the air and, as tempting as it may be to get outside to enjoy the warmer weather or open your windows for the wonderful spring breeze, you may think twice if you suffer from spring allergies. If you experience seasonal allergi... Read more

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Feb. 23-March 1 marks National Eating Disorder Awareness week. Eating disorders are serious, sometimes life-threatening, conditions that involve a person’s focusing too much on weight, body shape or image, or too much on food. The three dif... Read more

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Moms usually know best, especially when it comes to food. If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times: “Eat your vegetables!” I never really understood the importance of eating my vegetables until I was well in adulthood and t... Read more

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Folate is the generic term referring to both natural folates and folic acid, both forms of a water-soluble B vitamin. Folate occurs naturally in food, and folic acid is the synthetic form found in supplements or enriched foods. Read more

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Why people fall into such bad eating habits around the holidays is easy to figure out. Everywhere we go someone is gifting us with cookies, cakes, chocolates, wine and beer. Refusing would be rude, right? Read more

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Did you know that more than 24 million Americans have diabetes and at least 6 million aren’t aware they have the disease? Diabetes falls into three types: Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes. The focus of this article is on Type 1 and T... Read more

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Discussion of breast cancer awareness in recent years seems to have focused on promoting self-breast exams and whether or not one should receive a mammogram. Although mammograms play an important role in prevention, wouldn’t it be nice to k... Read more

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Ovarian cancer is a disease in which cancer is found in the ovaries. The ovaries, almond-shaped organs located on each side of the uterus, store eggs and also produce the female hormones estrogen and progesterone. Read more

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Yes, you read correctly! No typo here. Immunizations don’t end when you become an adult. The purpose of vaccines is to save lives by preventing life threatening illness or to provide protection against a serious illness that may have long-t... Read more

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More than a million Americans suffer from insomnia, which can be a persistent problem with serious consequences. It costs our nation more than $100 billion annually in lost productivity and medical expenses. Read more

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Running has so many benefits, such as strengthening your heart and cardiovascular system, increasing bone density and improving your mind, body and spirit connection. When we exercise, our body releases endorphins that interact with the rec... Read more

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The leading causes of blindness and low vision in our country are mostly age related diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. Read more

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For being such a small gland, the thyroid has a large and complicated responsibility. The thyroid’s function is to take iodine from the foods we eat and convert it to thyroid hormones. Read more

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Headaches. We’ve all had one at one time or another. In fact, the head is the most common site for body aches. Headaches can range from mildly annoying to being so severe they bring your daily life to a screeching halt. There are several ... Read more

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Turning 20 ushers in a decade of autonomy, of finally becoming an adult and making independent decisions. Being 20 also brings about a very different mental list of worries than, let’s say, being 40. People of all ages should include a year... Read more

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Toy related injuries are all too common. As we moms buy gifts for our kids this holiday season, this is something to keep in mind. Read more

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As I write this article, my grandmother is taking her last breaths. She is 94 and has lived in a nursing home for the past two years. By the time this piece is published, she will have passed on. Over the past week, I have seen her decline ... Read more

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That is the question, at least if you are a female between the ages of 40 and 49. Why the need for such controversial debate? Read more

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Can we stay healthy and eat out? In short, my answer is yes—but it takes work, planning and willpower! Below you will find tips for eating heathy when eating out: Read more

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