April 21, 2014
Back pain is the leading cause of emergency room visits, with up to 90 percent of adults experiencing neck or back pain problems at some point during their lives. But common as back pain may be, you don't have to live with it. Research Medical Center neurosurgeon, Dr. Geoffrey Blatt talks to us about the causes and treatments of many lower back ailments.
April 15, 2014
Some days I refer to myself as a human GPS. As a registered nurse and breast navigator with specialized training in breast health and breast cancer, I am able to offer my patients the one-on-one time they need during the extremely stressful time of diagnosis and treatment. It’s a privilege, as a point of contact and patient advocate, to help ensure my patients receive quality care with the least amount of delay from an abnormal finding to start of care and through survivorship. Breast navigation has become an important part of a woman’s breast cancer journey and for very good reason. (Reprinted courtesy of KC Nursing News)
April 07, 2014
In a city crazy for soccer and elite competitive sports, one of Kansas City’s leading hospitals is the Official Medical Provider of the Blues, KC’s National Women’s Soccer League team.
Hospital’s Nationally Recognized Transplant Program Has Performed More Than 1,000 Transplants In Its 30-year History
April 01, 2014
Organ donors made more than 28,000 transplants possible nationally during 2012. Research Medical Center—part of HCA Midwest Health System, Kansas City’s largest healthcare provider—is home to the Research Medical Center Transplant Institute, which serves the region with a nationally recognized kidney transplant program a simultaneous kidney/pancreas program.
March 27, 2014
The first lady of the United States has a message for you: Get moving! No doubt your doctor would agree. Now that spring has finally sprung, we’ll no longer (we hope) be able to blame our lack of activity on snow, ice and cold. Still, no one says you have to take up mountain biking or run a marathon. Sure, after Michelle Obama put out the word that her anti-obesity campaign Let’s Move! wanted to hear how Americans were moving, we got treated to a video of her husband and Vice President Joe Biden jogging through the White House.