MyHealthKC is committed to providing you the resources you need to achieve a happy and healthy lifestyle. Fueled by a team of Shawnee Mission Health experts, our blog empowers you with tips and information to help you live well in Kansas City.
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.
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.
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.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, but the good news is that you have opportunities to prevent heart disease and lessen your risk of a stroke or heart attack later in life.
June 2, 2017 | Stacey Peterson, Clinical Coordinator
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.
When you choose to eat local, you open yourself up to a world of benefits. Eating local means picking a healthier option—you get a natural, more flavorful product and you help improve the local economy by putting dollars back into the community.
Imagine going through a day when simple tasks, such as texting, turning a steering wheel, or even writing a note, are difficult. If you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, you may experience one or all of these hardships on a daily basis.
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.
Balancing work and family life is tough, not to mention finding relaxing time just for yourself. However, it’s important to find time in your schedule to slow down and recover from stress, especially if your work-life balance has been off lately.
The Midwest has some of the most fertile soil in the entire country, which means we get to enjoy a variety of locally grown foods to satisfy our inner foodie. Look for these local crops that thrive in Kansas and Missouri.
Herbal medicine is one of the oldest methods for treating injury and disease and can help treat everything from acne to an upset stomach to achy joints. Herbal medicine uses parts of plants for healing purposes.
Even the biggest outdoor enthusiasts might not know about some of the hidden gems throughout the metro. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best trails for hiking and biking all over the Kansas City area.
Migraines are a pain, literally. Having one can keep you from everyday activities such as going to work, driving, watching your children’s soccer games, and even relaxing in front of the television before bed.