Blog Posts in January, 2017

Quit smoking and live longer
Jan 31, 2017

The American Lung Association recently released the State of Tobacco Control report and Missouri received F's in four of five criteria and the fifth was a D. The good news is that tobacco use overall has decreased; nationally, the U.S. has ...

Winter weather walking - what if you fall?
Jan 24, 2017

I think we were all relieved when the recent ice storm was not as severe as predicted. I still found myself slipping a bit up my driveway which got me thinking about some of my patients and how one fall can be crippling. I think reviewing safety ...

St. Mary's Medical Center named business of the year
Jan 21, 2017

Deb Ohnoutka said having to give a few remarks was unexpected. But she took to the microphone and walked through one of the key turning points in the recent history of Blue Springs. Less than five years ago, St. Mary's Medical Center was up for ...

Health benefits of donating blood
Jan 16, 2017

It's time to roll your sleeves and save a life - including yours. According to the American Red Cross, every two seconds someone in the U.S. is in need of blood. While the average blood cell transfusion is approximately 3 pints, donors usually ...

Cervical health affects men, too
Jan 10, 2017

When I read that almost 13,000 women are diagnosed yearly with a preventable and treatable cancer, and one-third of them will die as a result, I can't help but want to support raising awareness of it. So, since it is Cervical Health month, I ...