• Breast Navigator's Make a Difference in Someone's Life

    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)

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  • Research Medical Center Announces Partnership with FC Kansas City

    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.

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  • Up And At ’Em: Follow Michelle Obama’s Advice And Get Moving All Day Long

    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.

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  • Colon Cancer is Not Just For Men! Learn About Risk Factors, Early Detection and Treatment Trials

    March 13, 2014

    While early detection is your best weapon against colon and other types of cancer, access to advanced treatment options is a vital part of the fight against cancer. Jennifer Feeback, clinical research director for HCA Midwest Health System offers information about the variety of cancer clinical research trials available at HCA Midwest hospitals (via KCTV 5).

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  • Protect Yourself Against Cancer. Get Screened.

    March 13, 2014

    More than 140,000 new cases of colon cancer are identified every year. One of the most successful tools for preventing this cancer is a colonoscopy. Gastroenterology specialist Dr. S. Faisal Jafri tells us all about this important procedure (via KCTV 5).

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  • How Important is Colon Cancer Screening? Early Detection is Your Best Defense!

    March 13, 2014

    March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Midwest Cancer Care oncologist Dr. Joseph Stilwill talks about the importance of screening and early detection. Learn more about risk factors, most common types of cancer and a new screening procedure for those at risk for lung cancer (via KCTV 5).

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  • Wear Blue for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

    March 11, 2014

    According to the Center for Disease Control, “among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States” (Reprinted courtesy of SimplyKC Magazine).

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  • Research College of Nursing, Research Medical Center Partner for Quality Improvement

    March 03, 2014

    Research College of Nursing and Research Medical Center have partnered to fast track quality improvement priorities while preparing new graduates to participate in improving quality and safety upon graduation (Reprinted courtesy of KC Nursing News).

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  • How Healthy is Your Heart? Awareness and Prevention Save Lives

    February 21, 2014

    This month we're raising awareness of heart health and celebrating Go Red for Women. Dr. David Rios, cardiologist for Research Medical Center, talks specifically about heart disease risk factors and symptoms in women and the importance of awareness and prevention.

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  • Charge Nurse Recognized for Excellence in Nursing

    February 18, 2014

    Holly Tye has cared for patients on the same unit for 23 years. Two decades later, she says it’s like a family away from home. “I am exactly where I started,” said Tye, RN, charge nurse on the medical-surgical unit at Research Medical Center. “I attribute that to great bosses.” (Reprinted courtesy of KC Nursing News)

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