Health Care

Veterans Town Hall Hosted By Kansas City VA Medical Center

Sept. 17, 2014

The Kansas City VA Medical Center will be hosting a Veterans’ Town Hall on Thursday, September 18th at 3:30 pm. The event will be held at the Honor Annex, 4251 Northern Avenue, Kansas City, MO. Media representatives are welcome to attend and videotape the event; however this is not a press conference and no questions will be accepted from the ...

MU Surgeon Uses New Minimally Invasive Technology To Treat Artery Disease

Sept. 16, 2014

Todd Vogel, M.D., chief of vascular surgery at University of Missouri Health Care, is using new catheter-based imaging technology that for the first time allows physicians to see inside a vessel while treating peripheral arterial disease. Peripheral arterial disease is a common circulatory problem in which plaque builds up inside arteries of the legs, blocking blood flow. The initial symptoms ...

Shawnee Mission Health to Paint the Town Pink in October

Sept. 16, 2014

Pink Lighting Ceremony at Prairie Village Shopping Center to Kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Feature Breast Cancer Survivor Rita Hunt and Cast a Pink Light on the Importance of Early Detection Merriam, Kan. – In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Shawnee Mission Health – in partnership with The Village Shops in Prairie Village – will “Paint the Town ...

Fast-growing behavioral health care company expands leadership team

Sept. 15, 2014

For more information, contact: Deborah Mower 816-994-1519 Fast-growing Behavioral Health Care Company Expands Leadership Team KANSAS CITY, Mo. – September 15, 2014 – Fast-growing behavioral health care company continues to hire and expand its leadership team. New Directions Behavioral Health® (New Directions) has hired Dr. John Langlow as Medical Director and Sesha Mudunuri as Corporate Vice President for Claims, ...

Olathe cancer survivor going bald for a cause

Sept. 15, 2014

CONTACT: Leesa Gabel 913-907-5316 OLATHE CANCER SURVIVOR WILL GO BALD TO FIGHT CANCER ON 10/17. Joining thousands across the country in Be Bold, Be Bald! fundraising event. OLATHE, KS—For many cancer patients, going bald is not a choice. It is just one of the many challenges they face as they bravely fight the disease. On October 17, Leesa Gabel ...

KCUC shifts to new location

Sept. 13, 2014

Overland Park, KS ( Pressreleases.kcstar ) September 13, 2014 - Leading Kansas City urological care center KCUC has reportedly shifted to a new location of late. The renowned hospital has shifted its main office to Overland Park. "We've moved," stated an official declaration from KCUC. He continued, "Dr. Hettinger & Dr. Bock have shifted the main office outlet to 10701 ...

National Emergency Preparedness Month is prompting more precautions in September

Sept. 11, 2014

“Be Disaster Aware: Take Action to Prepare” is Theme for Precautionary Activities SEPTEMBER 11, 2014, St. Louis, Missouri… Schools, colleges and municipalities across the U.S. are hosting special precautionary activities throughout September as part of National Emergency Preparedness Month to remind people to be prepared for potential disasters and emergencies that may affect their health and personal safety. “Be Disaster ...

Open House Celebrates New PMG-Cardiology Office and Vein Treatment Center

Sept. 10, 2014

Community leaders, businessmen, doctors and others gathered at a recent open house for Providence Medical Group – Cardiology, a physician practice located in the Doctors Building, Suite 580, on the campus of Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. The open house featured the newly expanded offices for the cardiologist group as well as a state-of the-art vein treatment center ...

Olathe chiropractor celebrates 22 years in practice

Sept. 9, 2014

Contact: Rachel Raile 913-768-0000 Dr. Cory Koch of Chiropractic Lifestyle Center in Olathe, KS will be celebrating twenty two years of wellness care on Monday, September 15th, 2014. $22 adjustments, $22 new patient exams and 22% off nutrition and protein powder will be offered all day. Festivities escalate from 3-6pm with refreshments, live music, free mini-massages, party favors, prizes ...

Children’s Mercy Hospital win Charity of the Month Contest

Sept. 9, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information contact: Sonja Griesbach Woody's Automotive Group (660) 247-5319 KANSAS CITY, Children's Mercy Hospital receives $500 from Woody's Automotive Group Monthly Facebook Charity Contest!! Inline image 1 Woody's Automotive Group is honored to congratulate Children's Mercy Hospital for winning our charity of the month contest !! Many of our families and friends, have a ...

Kansas, Missouri blood cancer patients to benefit from merger of two Leukemia & Lymphoma Society chapters

Sept. 8, 2014

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is unifying its Kansas Chapter with its Mid-America Chapter in order to serve blood cancer patients more efficiently. The newly strengthened Mid-America chapter will continue to provide the same level of support, education and advocacy programs to patients and their families – as well as health care professionals – throughout all of Kansas and ...

Save Inc. announces search for new CEO

Sept. 8, 2014

SAVE, Inc., a leader in providing comprehensive housing solutions to socially and medically disadvantaged people for nearly three decades has announced the search for a new Chief Executive Officer. SAVE, Inc. seeks an experienced and highly engaging officer to work closely with staff to optimize day-to-day operations throughout the organization and to show a deep commitment to the mission of ...

Keane Insurance Group and NORCAL Mutual Sponsor KC Metro Medical Society

Sept. 8, 2014

KANSAS CITY, MO (September 8, 2014) – The Keane Insurance Group has partnered with NORCAL Mutual Insurance Company, the ninth largest medical professional liability insurance company in the country, to co-sponsor the Metropolitan Medical Society of Greater Kansas City, which serves over 3,000 physicians in both Missouri and Kansas. As sponsors, the Keane Group and NORCAL Mutual are helping to ...


Sept. 8, 2014

Annual event raises money for ovarian cancer education KANSAS CITY, Mo. — On Sunday, Sept. 21, Zona Rosa will host more than 2,500 participants at the 10th Annual Whisper Walk for Ovarian Cancer. The annual 5K Whisper Walk is an opportunity for those who have been touched by ovarian cancer to walk in memory of loved ones and to express ...

Diabetes Patient Educates Peers on Taking Control of the Disease

Sept. 4, 2014

Kammi Bean will be delivering a free educational program at Hy-Vee to share diabetes self-management and lifestyle strategies based on extensive training and her personal experience living with diabetes. When: Thursday, September 25th from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Where: Noland Road Hy-Vee, Conference Room, 4545 S Noland Road, Independence, MO 64055 Contact Jamie Jarvis at 816-510-5694 to register. Kammi ...

Accuhealth Partners, Inc. – Announces Donation of 100 Colonoscopy Preparation Programs

Sept. 4, 2014

For Immediate Release August 18, 2014 Contact: Lisa Bellm 913-951-2612 Accuhealth Partners, Inc. (DBA Colon Prep Center) – Announces donation of 100 Colonoscopy Preparation Programs for patients who schedule their first colonoscopy. September 20, 2014- Colon Prep Center will be sponsoring the Colon Cancer Coalition Rear in Gear 5k to help raise awareness about the importance of screening for Colon ...

Media Advisory: City and State elected officials will attend Niles 5K Run/Walk.

Sept. 2, 2014

Who: Mayor Sly James, Representative Randy Dunn and Council members Jermaine Reed and Melba Curls. What: Named city and state elected officials will kick off Niles 5K Run/Walk fundraiser. The Niles 5K Run/Walk is sponsored in part by the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund. There will be a toy giveaway and the Kansas City Fire Department will have a fire truck ...

Health-care providers to get life-saving training session on domestic violence

Aug. 27, 2014

August 27, 2014 For Immediate Release New Guidelines for Domestic Violence Screening Requires Improved Training For Healthcare Providers COLUMBIA, Mo. – National data shows, on average, three women are murdered every day by a partner or ex-partner. More than 1 in 3 women experience partner violence in their lifetime. Dr. Tina Bloom, Associate Professor at the University of Missouri Sinclair ...

White House to Honor Local Jim Allen, Jr and his Startup, Honor Capital, LLC

Aug. 26, 2014

On Monday, August 25, 2014 the White House announced that James S. Allen, Jr., co-founder of Honor Capital, LLC, a Kansas City native and Navy Veteran, has been selected as a 2014 recipient of the “Veteran Entrepreneur-Champions of Change” award. James (Jim) Allen, Jr. will formally receive the designation on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 1:00 PM ET at the ...

Tallgrass Creek Residents/Staff to “Walk Across America” in September

Aug. 26, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, KS (August 26, 2014) – Residents and staff of Tallgrass Creek retirement community will participate September 1 -30 in a “Walk Across America” fitness project in which they will keep track of the time -- and distances -- they walk. They will walk each day in and around their 65-acre campus in Overland Park, KS. They will be ...

10 Kansas medical practices selected for Family Medicine Tobacco Office Champion project

Aug. 26, 2014

WICHITA, KANSAS – Kansas Academy of Family Physicians (KAFP) announces the 10 medical practices selected to participate in the Family Medicine Tobacco Office Champion (FMTOC) program. The 10 practices selected, their city, physician champion and office champion are: • AFC Doctors Express, Wichita, Samrah Mansoor, MD and Mansoor Tahir • Bluestem Medical, Quinter, Doug Gruenbacher, MD and Heather Hargitt • ...

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