MyHealthKC is committed to providing you the resources you need to achieve a happy and healthy lifestyle. Fueled by a team of AdventHealth experts, our blog empowers you with tips and information to help you live well in Kansas City.
Even if you’re a yoga-loving, marathon-running, workout dynamo, your risk for heart disease isn’t completely eliminated. Factors like cholesterol, eating habits and smoking can offset your healthy habits. And unlike with men, it’s not always as clear-cut when a woman is having a heart attack or other heart episode.
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Are you getting the most out of your primary care relationship? Learn more about what your provider can do for you.
Learn how having a good relationship with a primary care provider sets you up for success.
Learn how the SPAN Program in Kansas City is providing specialized care for adults with special needs.
Learn how art therapy can be an effective treatment for social, emotional and behavioral issues in children.
Understand the link between diabetes and heart disease and learn how you can reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
One of the biggest concerns bariatric patients have is how to keep the weight off after surgery. Bariatric program coordinator Chris Bovos lays out the post-surgery diet that sets patients up for success.
Local blogger Meg Cusick of Alexander-Alexandra gives an insider’s look at her favorite exhibits and sessions from the LIV conference.
Although they should not be the sole focus of your overall wellness plan, cosmetic procedures can be good for your emotional well-being, making them a valued component of a healthy lifestyle.
When is a baby different from all other babies? When it’s yours! Personality, looks and health challenges combine with other nuances to make your baby uniquely special. But the one thing parents have in common is that these little ones grow up fast and, for the most part, develop according to the same timeline.
Each year, approximately 3.5 million Americans suffer the most painful of household accidents – burns. Learn the different types of burns, how to treat them at home and when to seek care.
Whether you’re looking for cheap entertainment or just craving some green space, the Kansas City area offers an abundance of parks to meet your needs.
People diagnosed with colon cancer have good reason to be optimistic. Advancements in the field provide a wider range of treatment options than ever before, resulting in increased survival rates and a better quality of life for the estimated 140,000 people diagnosed each year.
Twenty-two million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, a serious condition that can affect your long-term health. Learn more to see if you're at risk.
Although a strong immune system is important year-round, wintertime calls for extra reinforcements. Learn about nutritious foods that will give your immune system a boost during the Winter months.
Feeling stressed over a busy schedule day after day can cause anxiety and lead to other health issues like headaches, heart disease, depression, and even gastrointestinal issues. Learning some simple time management techniques can help us feel more in control of our hectic schedules and keep our stress levels in check.
If your schedule doesn’t allow for a stop at the gym on your way home, try making exercise part of your everyday work routine. It will keep you happier, healthier and more productive. We've gathered some simple and effective exercises that can be done while you work, without even leaving your office!
If your toddler is like most others, he/she has opinions about almost everything - including what they will and will not eat. The good news is your child likely isn't starving. However, there are some things you can do to encourage your toddler to try new foods and eat meals that will help sustain their growing bodies. Learn more from Dr. Schultz.
Seventy-five percent of Americans say they eat healthy, but that may not always be true. Dr. McGonigle explains the latest dietary guidelines, what portion sizes really look like and how to stay on track with healthy eating (even if you fall off the wagon).
Understanding your medical benefits can be overwhelming. Today, many individuals have the option of signing up for a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), which can be used to pay for a variety of health-related costs. Learn the ins and outs of an FSA.
No one wants to eat celery sticks on a road trip - your kids included. Let Pediatrician Sherri Martin, MD, give you some creative, yet healthy, snack ideas to keep your kids entertained and satisfied on your next vacation.
With agriculture being such an integral part of the region’s economy, many Kansas City restaurants have embraced the farm-to-table philosophy, choosing to source their menu from local, sustainable farms.
If you have a toddler or preschooler in the house, baking can be a great activity for helping them work on fine motor development—and lots of other skills, too
Chronic pain is more than constant physical discomfort—it also increases psychological stress and strain, which in turn may further aggravate your pain. Because of this mind-body connection, by treating the mental aspects of pain, we can also treat the physical pain.
Skimping on shut-eye affects more than energy and willpower. Some studies suggest that sleep deprivation triggers the body to release more appetite-regulating hormones, including ghrelin. This hormone stimulates appetite and fat production, which leads people to eat more and gain weight.