Health Care

Mission Project Benefits from Rotary ‘Grocery Grab’

July 2, 2015

Rotary sponsored Grocery Grab bags win for everyone involved Mission Project health programs will benefit MISSION, Kan. (July 1, 2015) - It was a win-win-win for everyone involved in the Rotary Club of Shawnee Mission's first-ever Grocery Grab Fundraiser on May 23, benefiting the Mission Project. Participants purchased raffle tickets for a chance to become one of 10 finalists. Nine ...

KC Urology Care Changes Patient Portal Address

June 29, 2015

Overland Park, Kansas ( Pressreleases.kcstar ) June 29, 2015 - Kansas City Urology Care has recently changed its patient portal address. All the KCUC established patients are requested to enroll with the new address to access their clinical records online. "This is to inform that we have taken up a new address for our patient portal since 22nd March ...

Equipment Drive to Benefit Kansans with Disabilities

June 25, 2015

Kansas Equipment Exchange Seeks Donations of Medical Equipment People are often faced with disabilities, short-term or long-term, whether due to illness, injury, or rehabilitation after surgery. Durable medical equipment offers freedom and independence to people with disabilities, but is often times cost-prohibitive. In conjunction with the upcoming Independence Day holiday the Resource Center for Independent Living, Inc. (RCIL) is seeking ...

Professional Figure Competitor and Start-Up Entrepreneur Candice McField Launches New Web Site and Mobile/Tablet App

June 23, 2015

Media Contact: Gene Willis 913.485.7447 Website and mobile/tablet app designed to help business travelers and adventurers stay fit while on the go. KANSAS CITY, MO. (June 23, 2015) -- Candice McField, professional figure competitor, expert fitness coach and start-up entrepreneur today announces the launch of her new website under the brand Candice McField Fitness (CMF) at The site ...

Dr. Richard Hellman honored as Distinguished Reviewer for Diabetes Care

June 16, 2015

North Kansas City, Missouri – June 16, 2015 – We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Richard Hellman has received the Distinguished Reviewer Award for 2014 from the medical journal Diabetes Care, a journal of the American Diabetes Association. Diabetes Care, a journal for the health care practitioner that is intended to increase knowledge, stimulate research, and promote better ...

Summer Blood Drive to Benefit Community Blood Center

June 15, 2015

For Immediate Release: SATURDAY JUNE 27, 2015 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. First Call Home Care in partnership with Crossroads Hospice will be hosting a Blood Drive to benefit the Community Blood Center. The Eastern Jackson County Community Blood Center is experiencing a critical shortage of blood supply at this time. This local event will be held in the parking ...

Tallgrass Creek Couple Marks 51st Wedding Anniversary of Mutually-Respectful Love

June 11, 2015

OVERLAND PARK, KS (June 11, 2015) – The love story of Dr. Sharad Gavankar and his wife, Dr. Shalini Gavankar, has taken them from India to Missouri to Kansas, where they now live at Tallgrass Creek retirement community in Overland Park. As they look forward to their 51st wedding anniversary later this month on June 26, they find comfort in ...

Mirabile MD Announces Inspirational Event with Famous Motivational Speaker this June

June 11, 2015

Overland Park, Kansas ( Pressreleases.kcstar ) June 10, 2015 - Mirabile MD Beauty, Health & Wellness has announced to host an inspirational event with famous motivational speaker Frank Ferrante. The program will be hosted at the clinic on June 18, from 5:30 p.m. to 7: 30 p.m. "We are soon to host a really inspirational event titled 'May I Be ...

Food Equality Initiative is Chosen as Whole Foods Market’s Community Giving Day Recipient

June 9, 2015

Amy Goode FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 06/09/15 Food Equality Initiative, Inc. 785-766-5874 Food Equality Initiative is Chosen as Whole Foods Market's Community Giving Day Recipient Overland Park, KS- Food Equality Initiative, Inc. (FEI), a Kansas non-profit that works for low-income people with Celiac disease and food allergies, has been chosen as the June recipient of Whole Foods Market's Community Giving ...

Springfield Hometown Hero Graduates from K9s For Warriors Program

June 3, 2015

For Immediate Release DATE: June 1, 2015 CONTACT: Tahoma Guiry K9s For Warriors (904) 686-1956 (Ponte Vedra Beach, FL)- After three weeks of training, U.S. Army SPC Greg Wells has returned home to Springfield, Missouri. Wells and his dog Jaxson are members of K9s For Warriors April graduating class of K9s For Warriors. The graduation took place April 23, ...

KCU Students Promote Health and Nutrition Education at New Northeast Farmers’ Market

June 3, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Cambridge Director of Public Relations (816) 654-7038 (913) 602-8652 (cell) KCU Students Promote Health and Nutrition Education at New Northeast Farmers’ Market (Kansas City, Mo. – June 4, 2015) – The Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU) is proud to announce an initiative to provide nutrition and health education to residents of ...

Lee Summit Residents Host Fundraiser for Teenager Fighting Rare Disorder

May 30, 2015

Join Lee Summit residents celebration of 15-year-old Morgan Stewart's battle with B12 deficiency. The fundraiser, hosted by Patty Noel and Brendan Scarffe, "Unmasking the Mystery of Vitamin B12 Deficiency Masquerade Ball," will be at the Libby Lane Center in Lee's Summit, MO. on June 6. World-renowned author and B12 expert, Sally Pacholok, will speak at the event about this medical ...

Fit Formula Launches Yoga for Athletes

May 27, 2015

Yoga is making athletes better. This time-honored discipline creates unity between the body, mind and spirit. By combining the physical benefits of improved flexibility, strength, and balance with the mental benefits of clarity, discipline and concentration, athletes of every age are seeing the benefits of incorporating yoga into their weekly workout routines. Fit Formula is pleased to announce their new ...

Probasco Joins American Surrogacy to Support Child-Focused Assisted Reproduction

May 27, 2015

Kris A. Probasco, LCSW, LSCSW, is pleased to announce she has joined American Surrogacy in Overland Park, KS, as a program and social work consultant. She has offices in Liberty, MO and Overland Park, KS and is available for surrogacy consults. Probasco brings over 40 years experience of practicing adoption, reproduction and infertility in the Kansas City metro area to ...

Kansas passes bill protecting health care model pioneered by Lawrence physician

May 27, 2015

Earlier this month, Kansas passed legislation to protect primary care physicians operating in the “direct primary care” model of practice. (http://www. One of the first such practices in the nation, NeuCare Family Medicine, was started by family physician Dr. Ryan Neuhofel in Lawrence in 2011. In the “direct primary care” model patients contract directly with a physician under a membership ...

Kansas City Skin & Cancer Center Debuts Skin Type Solutions System

May 26, 2015

Kansas City, Mo. (May 26, 2015) – Studies show most people incorrectly guess their skin type, and then use the wrong products on their skin. Kansas City Skin & Cancer Center is here to help with the new Skin Type Solutions System. The first location in the Midwest, the Skin Type Solutions System provides patients with the tools they need ...

Sara Wolverton, Personal Trainer at Jennifer Shelton Balance achieves ACSM certification

May 24, 2015

Jennifer Shelton Balance is pleased to announce Sara Wolverton has achieved her American College of Sports Medicine certification. Jennifer Shelton Balance works throughout the Kansas City Metro with clients in all phases of moving towards healthier lifestyles. The Jennifer Shelton Balance organization believes that in finding balance in every aspect of life you are able to achieve a healthier, happier ...


May 21, 2015

(ST. LOUIS, MO) — Medicaid will begin reimbursing Missouri healthcare providers that perform home assessments and asthma education to high-risk children with severe asthma, beginning July 1, 2015. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon approved a $500,000 line item in the state’s budget to provide for these reimbursements. Missouri is one of a small number of states to pass legislation directly in ...

Olathe Cancer Survivor Returns to Capital Hill to Advocate for Cancer Funding

May 20, 2015

For a fifth consecutive year, Leesa Gabel from Olathe, KS will be traveling to Washington, DC to meet with members of Congress from Kansas’ 3rd District to discuss 2016 appropriations requests and to share her personal cancer story. Leesa will be attending the One Voice Against Cancer Lobby Day, June 8-9, as a representative from the LIVESTRONG Foundation and her ...

Seven Shawnee Mission Primary Care Offices and Shawnee Mission Geriatric Center Earn National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care

May 19, 2015

DATE: May 19, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Morgan Schaeffer 913-789-5570, cell 785-845-0961 Merriam, Kan. – The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that all seven Shawnee Mission Primary Care Practices and the Shawnee Mission Geriatric Center have received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for fostering a team that provides centralized, comprehensive, and coordinated primary care. The NCQA ...

Missouri Hospice and Palliative Care Association helps MoDOC implement New Hospice Training Program

May 19, 2015

On May 15, 2015, the Missouri Hospice and Palliative Care Association in partnership with the Missouri Department of Corrections launched a comprehensive hospice training that will positively impact those affected by end of life in the prison population. This first training for offenders, who volunteer their time to care for the terminally ill, was held at the Jefferson City Correctional ...

Mirabile M.D Saves Corporate America, 1 Kg at a Time!

May 18, 2015

Overland Park, Kansas ( Pressreleases.kcstar ) May 18, 2015 - Mirabile M.D, Beauty, Health and Wellness, founded by Dr. James Mirabile, M.D offers to individuals a holistic solution to one's own health. With treatments ranging from hormone replacement in Kansas City, to weight loss, cosmetic treatments and even gynecology services, this conveniently located centre has been instrumental in synergizing medical ...

For immediate release - ProPharma Group Acquires Minnesota-based PROSAR

May 14, 2015

Overland Park, Kansas, May 13, 2015 – ProPharma Group, a comprehensive compliance services company serving the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries, today announced its acquisition of PROSAR, a provider of pharmacovigilance and medical information services. This acquisition brings PROSAR together with international medical information service provider, PI ARM, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ProPharma Group. Headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, ...

Nudists to Salute Military in and out of Uniform

May 13, 2015

Prairie Haven nudist resort and campground will honor the service of veterans and active military service personnel this Memorial Day weekend. Any guest at check in showing a military ID or proof of military service is eligible to visit Memorial Day weekend free of charge. This includes access to a tent site or use of a cabin or RV site ...

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