health

Up to Date
9:57 am
Thu July 11, 2013

The Emotional Side Of Medicine

Dr. Danielle Ofri is the author of What Doctors Feel.

Doctor's aren't always objective--or perfect-- when prescribing treatments.

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Up to Date
10:41 pm
Sun June 30, 2013

'Marijuanamerica'

From the crackdowns on the drug in the 1950s and ’60s to its legalization for recreational use in two states last year, marijuana has a complicated past in America.

Some have called marijuana legalization the next big civil rights issue. Colorado and Washington have officially said it’s okay, and 19 other states allow it to be used for medical reasons.

But some big debates about the drug certainly persist. What exactly are the health consequences of using marijuana? What kind of impact is it having on our society? Should we be banning it or legalizing it in more states?

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Vitamins: Helpful or Hurtful?

Steve Kraske talks with Dr. Jeannie Drisko about what vitamins are best for you.
Credit colindunn/flickr-CC

Bright labels make bold claims, "70 percent of your daily calcium" and "your daily dose of fruit and vegetables!" but how beneficial are these nutrient-packed pills to your overall health?

On Tuesday's Up to Date, Steve Kraske talks with Dr. Jeannie Drisko about the pros and cons of vitamins to learn which ones to keep on the shelf and which ones to toss out.  Arwen Zigmond-McBroom, a supplement specialist at Nature's Own Health Food, also weighs in on the latest vitamin trends.

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Up To Date
5:07 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Epilogue: Walking Kansas For Stroke Awareness

Sandy and Michael Billinger walked across Kansas in May to raise awareness of stroke.
Credit www.facebook.com/pages/Walk-Across-Kansas/

When we first talked with Sandy Billinger and her son Michael, they were preparing to trek the length of Kansas for a cause.  Today we check back in with the backpacking duo for a recap of their journey.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Balancing Life With Yoga

Breathing correctly is an important part of yoga, according to Max Strom.
Credit Lyn Tally/Flickr-CC

Breathe in, breathe out. It's a common exercise in yoga, and one yoga master is trying to spread the word.

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Up to Date
9:59 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Bodybuilding: Not Just For Pros

Bodybuilding
Credit ccdoh1

If the only six-pack you have is sitting in your fridge, some local bodybuilders might have some advice for you. 

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Avoiding A Summer Of Sizzling Sunburns

Sunburn
Phil Kates

If you just grab the highest SPF sunscreen when you head out to the lake, you might not be making the best choice. 

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Up To Date
12:00 pm
Sun May 12, 2013

Baby Care: The First Few Months

Baby
Weird Beard

When you're a parent—especially a first-time parent—you worry about all kinds of things you see in your baby's development.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Walking Across Kansas For Stroke Awareness

Charity walkers
Dave Spicer

Would you walk 500 miles to raise awareness for a cause? Would you walk 70 more?

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

A Window Into The World Of Tourette's

James Fussell, author of Ticked
rainydaybooks.com

People with Tourette's syndrome are often portrayed as spouting curse words uncontrollably, but there's more to the condition than that.

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Up To Date
11:00 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Is It Bioethical? Testing Kids For Adult-Onset Conditions

DNA Strand
www.nist.gov

Should a child be able to grow up unhindered by the knowledge that later in life he or she will suffer from a serious illness?

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Up to Date
9:47 am
Tue February 19, 2013

A New Era Of Blood Donation

A student participates in a blood drive.
Beth Lipoff

We've all heard appeals to donate blood, but how have new advances in hematology changed the landscape? Is blood needed as much now as it was a decade ago?

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Up to Date
10:27 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Health Care Foundation President Steve Roling

Steve Rolling, President & CEO of the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City

Steve Roling is stepping down from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City. He's led the foundation since it was created in 2002

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

A Text A Day Keeps The Doctor....In Touch?

Pediatrician Natasha Burgert
kckidsdoc.com

It’s easy to go online and try to diagnose yourself when you're sick, but what do doctors think about that?

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Government
12:57 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Health Levy Extension To April Ballot

bigstock.com

Kansas City, Missouri voters will decide on whether to keep the city's health levy at its present rate. The city council scheduled its extension to be on the April 2 ballot.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Diet Can Fix 'Milk And Cookie' Disease

A Healthier Wei

Kids take medicine for all kinds of chronic conditions these days, like constipation and acid reflux, but are medicines really necessary?

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Up to Date
10:24 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Genetic Sequencing Advances Help Identify & Treat Rare Diseases

Dr. Darrell Dinwiddie with Dr. Stephen Kingsmore at Children Mercy's Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine
Credit Mark McDonald / Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics

Recent advances in genome sequencing, including a technology developed at Children’s Mercy Hospital known as "fast sequencing," are helping medical professionals diagnose often-fatal diseases. 

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KC Currents
11:54 am
Wed December 26, 2012

Stephanie Mott Shares Her Journey, Speaks Out On Transgender Issues

K-Step www.k-step.org Kansas Statewide Transgender Education Project

People who are transgender—meaning that they identify with a gender different from their biological one—face a difficult road to self-acceptance.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

How Your Neighborhood Affects CPR Survival

CPR training
Rama

We've all heard the CPR checklist: Check the airway, start chest compressions, tilt the head back, and breathe.

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Up to Date
10:03 am
Mon December 10, 2012

America's Big Beef

Cow carcasses
Thomas Bjørkan

Just how much influence does Big Beef have in Cowtown?

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Up to Date
10:04 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Rats! What Will KCMO Do About The Sewers?

Rat.
Rathater

What's the most common rat in Kansas City these days? Tipping the scales at 10-17 ounces and a nasty little 7-10-inch body, it's the Norway rat.

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Central Standard
5:51 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Back In The Swing After Breast Cancer

Andrews McMeel Publishing

You weathered the diagnosis, underwent surgery, and made it through multiple rounds of chemotherapy.  In short, you've survived breast cancer.

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Central Standard
9:40 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Art As Therapy

arttherapyforchildren.com

Part of viewing art is interpreting the artist's intent, figuring out what the creator is trying to say.  Because it can be so personal, is a physical form of expression, and allows communication of thoughts and feelings that might not be articulated otherwise, art makes for good therapy.

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KC Currents
11:47 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Middle Aged White Males Drive Up Suicide Rate In Johnson County

Rennie Shuler-McKinney of Shawnee Mission Medical Center
Shawnee Mission Medical Center www.shawneemission.org

Mention Johnson County, Kansas and locals think wealth, privilege and the pursuit of happiness. But disturbing trends in Johnson County suicide rates challenge us to think beyond this stereotype.

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Up to Date
10:03 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Boosting Brain Fitness

Human brain
John A. Beal

It’s not just your abs that need a regular workout— it’s essential for your brain too. But how do you pump iron with your noodle?

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Central Standard
9:13 am
Thu October 4, 2012

Drop Dead Healthy

In recent years A.J. Jacobs has lived by George Washington's rules of conduct, outsourced his entire life of everyday tasks to Indian service representatives, posed as a woman on an online dating site and grown a long beard to adhere to Old Testament doctrine as part of a year of living biblically.

His latest quest: Getting fit.

On Thursday's Central Standard, we'll be joined by author A.J. Jacobs. He's going to tells us about his new book Drop Dead Healthy, where explores the latest cultural obsessions and trends in healthy living. He'll discuss this latest grueling experiments, as he literally strives to be healthy from head-to-toe.

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Up To Date
2:36 pm
Sun September 16, 2012

KU Study: Role Of Rural Living In Obesity

The Land Report

A common picture of the country life includes living in open spaces and eating food fresh from the farm.

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Up to Date
5:03 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Study Shows Health Care Disparities In Missouri LGBT Community

Illustration by Tracey O’Donnell

If you are a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered Missourian your chances of finding and getting the same level of health care as the rest of the state are significantly reduced.

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KC Currents
11:23 am
Tue September 4, 2012

Healthy Hip Hop With Local Rapper Roy Scott

Roy Scott, president of the Lend a Hand Family Foundation.
KCUR

Roy Scott loves music. He was 12 when he first started writing lyrics, 15 when he started to produce his own beats. He became part of the underground “gangster rap” subculture. This is when Scott became “Macc James,” a member of the Chop It Up Clicc. But as Scott got older with kids of his own, he realized the power and influence music can have on young people’s lives.

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Up to Date
10:04 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Wake Up, Kids! Children, Sleep, & School

Is your teen falling asleep in class? Chances are they're not getting enough rest at home.
blog.timesunion.com

What teenager hasn't slept in until Noon on a weekend?

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