• HCA Midwest Health System Leads Fund-Raising Effort For Second Consecutive Year in American Heart Association’s 2014 Heart Walk

    July 21, 2014

    For the second consecutive year, Team HCA Midwest Health System was the top fundraiser at the American Heart Association (AHA) Heart Walk on Saturday, May 31st, 2014 in Kansas City, Mo., raising $101,657. Friendly competition between HCA Midwest Health System hospitals brought 22 teams together for this worthy cause, with 710 employees, family members and friends being registered walkers and runners.

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  • Physicians Provide Tips for Urgent Versus Emergency Care

    July 14, 2014

    Generally, patients can be treated in urgent care for colds, flu, sore throats, sprains, minor burns and injuries, ear infections, non-life-threatening allergic reactions, skin rashes, mild asthma, and broken bones (Reprinted courtesy of Kansas City Star Magazine).

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  • Be Vigilant At The Pool And Around Fireworks

    June 23, 2014

    Each summer, thousands of people – especially children and teens – are injured by fireworks or in water-related accidents and require a trip to the hospital emergency room. Dr. Don Fishman, Medical Director of Trauma Services at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, urges parents to be vigilant to the dangers.

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  • Nurse’s Action As Good Samaritan Lands Award As First Responder

    June 16, 2014

    Fran Walther was recently recognized by the Lenexa Police department for her quick response and life-saving measures. Walther said it was a team effort. Everybody did exactly what they were supposed to do, she said.

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  • Men's Health: Snoring Can Be a Sign of Something Serious

    June 11, 2014

    Chuck Brandt of Merriam didn't know it, but he stopped breathing 75 times each hour when he slept. Despite being tired and unfocused during the day, the only other symptom he knew about was that he snored. "I have always snored to some extent, but ifs gotten worse in the last five to 10 years," said Brandt, 50, a computer programmer. Brandt said his snoring increased as he gained weight. Additionally, having asthma and allergies seemed to exacerbate his snoring and sleep issues, he said.

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