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It Isn't Easy, but it's a Good Time to Quit Smoking
Aug 7, 2017

Last month the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unveiled a comprehensive plan to begin regulating the amount of nicotine in cigarettes. The intent is to bring nicotine down to “non-addictive” levels. While there is not a consensus on ...

Summertime and Your Heart
Aug 1, 2017

Like the old Gershwin tune goes, "Summertime and the livin' is easy", we celebrate the freedom from the confinement and constraints of colder months with new exercise routines, travel and of course, family and friends. But for many of ...

Fruits and vegetables are not created equal
Jul 18, 2017

Many of you have probably been hitting the gym and watching your diet to be “summer body” ready. Your diet plans may include a lot more fruits and vegetables. Just be careful that those fruits and vegetables aren’t doing you more ...

Respect the Summer Heat
Jul 4, 2017

With summer now in full swing, there's one thing we can count on. At some point, it’s going to be hot. While this makes for great outdoor experiences, it can also mean potential health hazards, especially for the young and elderly. Our ...

St. Mary's Medical Center Awarded Stroke Certification from the Joint Commission
Jun 15, 2017

St. Mary’s Medical Center today announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval ® for Stroke Certification. The Gold Seal of Approval ® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s ...

St. Mary's Medical Center Receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll
May 17, 2017

American Heart Association Award recognizes St. Mary’s Medical Center’s commitment to quality stroke care Blue Springs, Missouri, May 17, 2017 - St. Mary’s Medical Center received the American Heart Association/American Stroke ...

Sleep - it's not a luxury
Apr 25, 2017

It seems like every day I see a new ad for a sleep aid or a magazine article with the best tips for a good night’s rest. I’m not all that surprised since, according to a 2016 study by the Centers for Disease Control, almost 41 percent of ...

COPD - What you should know
Apr 18, 2017

More than 12 million Americans currently suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and another 12 million have COPD-like problems, but are undiagnosed. COPD is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema, ...