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After testing positive for the BRCA gene in 2011, oncology nurse Kelly Boling at Research Medical Center – like Angelina Jolie - underwent a mastectomy and had her ovaries removed – a move that her doctor, Stephanie Graff, oncologist a HCA Midwest Health, says can reduce the risk of cancer by up to 85 percent.

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Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Jennifer Feeback, Director of Clinical Research for Sarah Cannon HCA Midwest Health discusses the importance of clinical trials in the treatment of cancer.

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A homegrown physician, Stamos will focus on the continued delivery of high-quality and compassionate healthcare to Johnson County’s largest hospital, only Trauma Center, and most advanced Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

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According to a new study, not getting enough sleep increases your chances of chronic disease. Dr. Michael W. Anderson, PhD, board-certified sleep specialist with Kansas Pulmonary & Sleep Specialists at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, says it’s important to get 7 to 8 hours a night.

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According to a new study, more heart-attack patients are getting a potentially life-saving procedure to open a blocked artery within the recommended 90-minute time frame. Referred to as door-to-balloon time, HCA Midwest hospitals average 56 minutes. Dr. Aaron L. Doonan with Lee’s Summit Medical Center and Overland Park Regional Medical Center explains the importance of this life-saving procedure.

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Gina Crosby of Kansas City had been living with low back pain for a long time. As she describes it, “one day I was a little stiff, and before I knew it, 10 years passed.” Like most people, Crosby was busy with a career and other obligations. But once she started being more aware of her back pain, the more she dug into her family history.

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Overland Park Regional Medical Center celebrates a Great Save with heart attack survivor Dr. Glenn Hodges and his wife, Carolyn, who performed CPR before EMS arrived. Meet the many heroes who made a truly Great Save.

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Screening tests can help spot diseases like cancer, osteoporosis and diabetes early, when they’re easier to treat. Getting the right screening at the right time is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Dr. Maggie Smith with Kansas City Women’s Clinic and Overland Park Regional Medical Center explains what tests you need and when to get them.

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Dr. Don Fishman with Overland Park Regional Medical Center says plans by the NFL to hire a chief medical officer who will oversee health issues including concussions ultimately will have a positive effect on college and high school football safety.

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Dr. Dan Gurley with Overland Park Regional Medical Center offers advice on treating minor pediatric injuries and avoiding more serious, debilitating conditions.

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