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Michael Anderson, PhD, sleep expert at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, tells Fox 4 News that a good’s night sleep is important in helping to prevent the common cold.

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Amy Alexander, who suffered multiple trauma and a torn aorta showed her gratitude to EMS and healthcare professionals for their roles in helping to save her life following a traumatic car crash on Feb. 5, 2015.

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For 45 years, Michelle O’Brien suffered from severe asthma, once requiring an epinephrine injection from Overland Park Fire and Rescue to save her life. Today, thanks to bronchial thermoplasty therapy performed by Dr. James Kaplan at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, she has ended most of her medications and is back to running. Bronchial thermoplasty, the first non-drug therapy approved by the FDA for severe asthma is now being covered by many insurers.

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Amy Alexander will thank the team who helped save her life, including ER and ICU physicians and nurses and First Responders who arrived at the accident scene on Highway 69.

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With a rise in food allergies among children, parents need to be extra cautious about what their child is eating and also what foods he or she is sharing with friends at home or school, says Diadra Harnden, Dietician at College Park Family Care Center. Her top recommendation: Avoid snacks with nuts because of how common the allergy is in childhood.

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Should you have your child vaccinated? Absolutely, says Dr. Hilary Nash, Family Practitioner at College Park Family Care Center. Vaccinations not only protect children, but also help prevent the spread of disease within the community. She tells KCTV5 News that multiple high quality studies have shown no link between autism and vaccinations.

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The NICU at Overland Park Regional Medical Center marks five years of offering neonatal whole body cooling for infants born with symptoms of birth-related brain injury that occur as a result of oxygen deprivation, Whole body cooling is effective in mitigating injury and preventing further brain damage in newborns. With survival rates of 92 percent, Overland Park Regional is the only hospital in Johnson County to offer this life-saving treatment.

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Dr. Holly McCoppin, College Park Dermatologist performs a quick procedure, MOHS surgery, on patient, Gina Crosby who is grateful for catching skin cancer early.

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Dr. Tiffany Simpson of Sunflower Neonatology says that Kangaroo Care has proven to provide effective healing for those most vulnerable, NICU babies. Watch as Overland Park Regional’s patients and family demonstrate Kangaroo Care and the healing benefits.

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Seth was playing in a soccer game and was midstride when a player from an opposing soccer team collided with him, causing a collar bone fracture. Dr. Dan Farrell, Orthopedist at Overland Park Regional discusses how common these injuries are, and describes a new treatment protocol allowing patients to get back on the field quickly and safely.

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