Ladies of Kansas City: Prevent Heart Disease

We’ll be quick. We know how precious your time is to you.

Did you know that 1 in 4 women in the U.S. has heart disease? The older you get, the more prone you can be to heart disease.

Health professionals are trying to spread the word. “Go Red” dresses. The benefits for heart disease plastered across social media and the news. “Heart-healthy” lunches.

Do we have your attention?
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Protect Your Skin this Summer: Five Easy Tips

Last month was Skin Cancer Awareness Month. No one wants to spend their sunny days at the pool thinking about the cancer risk, but it’s important to understand how dangerous the sun is to our skin. Skin cancer is the most common cancer – 5 million new cases are diagnosed in the U.S. each year.
Fortunately, it’s fairly easy to protect your skin from skin cancer. Kansas City will be hot and sunny this summer. Here are five simply skin cancer prevention tips for you and your family:

Get Healthy Before You Embark on Summer Travels

If you haven’t already, it’s time to start planning your summer vacation! The key to having a great trip with your family is all in the preparation. There are flights to book, hotel rooms to reserve, sightseeing checklists to make, and, of course, essentials to pack.

Many of us neglect to take the necessary steps to stay healthy when we travel, but it’s a decision that is essential for a safe trip. Luckily, Test Smartly Labs has some easy tips to make sure that you have fun and stay healthy during your summer travels.

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Are You at Risk for the Top 10 Causes of Death in the US? 

The National Center for Health Statistics released data concerning the top 10 causes of death in the U.S. in 2016. Since then, the numbers have continued to climb. Avoid becoming a statistic by becoming aware of these causes and how you can fight them in your life.

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Invest in Your Workplace with Wellness Programs

 

It’s important as a business owner to invest in your workplace and the people who make your business successful. What’s the best way to get your employees excited about wellness programs and encourage them to participate? Continue reading “Invest in Your Workplace with Wellness Programs” »

How to Stay Safe from Pests this Summer

The CDC released a report detailing how illnesses caused by tick and mosquito bites have tripled since 2004. Summertime can be a dangerous season for insect bites. Test Smartly Labs recommends following these steps to keep you and your family safe from vector-borne diseases this summer: Continue reading “How to Stay Safe from Pests this Summer” »

The Measles Vaccine: Why it’s Still Important

Measles seems like a disease of the past but in the last seven years, there has been an average of 226 cases per year. Even though the CDC declared measles to be eliminated from the U.S. in 2000, sporadic cases still appear because infected people bring it to the United States and infect unvaccinated citizens. Continue reading “The Measles Vaccine: Why it’s Still Important” »

Poor Kansans Get $20M in Free Meds

10 years ago, a staff pharmacist at OptumRx in Overland Park was tired of destroying shipments of perfectly good medications. The drugs service received shipments of unused medicine from nursing homes, hospitals, and pharmacies that sent back scuffed or dented packages. There had to be a way to put these unused medications to good use. Continue reading “Poor Kansans Get $20M in Free Meds” »

Fighting Cancer With the Common Cold

Many of us out there are currently undergoing, have undergone or had a loved one undergo treatment for cancer. We dream about a miracle treatment that will come along and wipe cancer out for good. Well, there may be hope in that department right now. Continue reading “Fighting Cancer With the Common Cold” »

KCMO Health Dept. Ridding Homes of Lead Paint

Over half of the homes in Kansas City, Missouri were built before 1978, which means there’s a higher chance they were painted with lead-based paint. This March, the KCMO Health Department is offering free services to rid homes of dangerous lead paint. They are offering free home repair by certified, licensed contractors, mainly painting and window replacement. Homeowners won’t pay a thing, and if you rent the property owner will pay 25 percent of the repair costs. Continue reading “KCMO Health Dept. Ridding Homes of Lead Paint” »