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Posted Sep 12, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Tip of the WeekWhen time is tight, here’s how to get a heart-pumping workout in 30 minutes.Work out harder, not longer - Research shows shorter, high-intensity workouts can do more for your health than longer, more leisurely workouts.

Posted Sep 11, 2014 at 6:41 AM

Local health officials are saying hand washing and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces will prevent the spread of enterovirus D68, a respiratory illness that has put nearly 500 children from the Kansas City area in the hospital since late...

Posted Sep 9, 2014 at 9:47 AM

The Great Ice Bucket Challenge of Summer 2014 has succeeded in raising money for and awareness about ALS beyond anyone's prediction. Politicians, celebrities, average Janes and Joes, even our Missouri Mavericks have joined in the fun for this...

Posted Sep 9, 2014 at 9:25 AM

Did you know that beef is part of the Big 10? Not that Big 10; beef is high in 10 essential nutrients. Those nutrients include protein, iron, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12, zinc, phosphorous, niacin, riboflavin, selenium and choline. Protein helps...

Posted Sep 9, 2014 at 8:25 AM

The latest statistics on obesity in America are bad and getting worse. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) among Americans age 20 and older, more than 149 million are overweight or obese.It's the obese portion of the...

Posted Sep 9, 2014 at 7:43 AM

Did you know there are more than 200 varieties of fruits and vegetables? However, even with all of those choices, more than 90 percent of both adults and children do not eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables. Eating enough fruits...

Posted Sep 9, 2014 at 5:16 AM

The city of Independence is close to selecting a vendor for the city’s on-site employee health clinic.Polly Thomas of CBIZ told the City Council Monday that finalists made their presentations to the selection committee late last...

Updated Sep 9, 2014 at 12:32 AM

CHICAGO – Hundreds of children in more than 10 states have been sickened by a severe respiratory illness that public health officials say may be caused by an uncommon virus similar to the germ that causes the common cold.Nearly 500...

Posted Sep 7, 2014 at 1:18 PM

The two leading causes of death in the United States are heart disease and cancer. What do you think is third? Motor vehicle accidents? Drug overdose? Suicide? Preventable medical error is the third leading cause.Ironically, car accidents...

Posted Sep 6, 2014 at 7:27 AM

Two students at Glendale Elementary School in Independence had the opportunity many only dream about: Throw a pie at their teacher’s face without any consequences.Trevor Jolley, 8, and Alyssa Banks, 9, had the privilege of slamming...

Updated Sep 6, 2014 at 12:18 AM

CareSpot, an express health care service, and HCA Midwest Health opened their eighth Kansas City area urgent care center Sept. 3 in Blue Springs.CareSpot Blue Springs is in the Adams Dairy Landing shopping area at 1215 N.E. Coronado Drive,...

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