Health Care

Suicide Awareness Survivors Support To Hold Annual Holiday Memorial Service

Oct. 21, 2014

Overland Park, KS (October 21, 2014) -- Suicide Awareness Survivors Support (SASS) ( will hold their seventh annual Holiday Memorial Service at McGilley & Hoge, Johnson County Memorial Chapel, 8024 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS 66204 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 15. The service will include candle lighting and a slide show of loved ones lost ...

Dinosaurs and Space Aliens Move Onto Tallgrass Creek’s Campus

Oct. 21, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, KS (October 21, 2014) – Dinosaurs and space aliens have moved onto Tallgrass Creek retirement community’s 65-acre campus. They reside in Troll Town nestled among a 9-foot-square garden of perennials, geraniums, aguga, ivy, and ornamental ground cover. Their presence is a mystery to everyone. "We have no idea how they got there," said Norm Dalton, a former police ...

Cancer Survivorship Clinic is One of Six in U.S.

Oct. 21, 2014

Ribbon Cutting scheduled for Nov. 6 Kansas City, KS – October 20, 2014 A ribbon cutting event at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6 will serve as the official opening of the Midwest Cancer Alliance Survivorship Transition Clinic. It is one of only six such adult care clinics in the country to address long-term health issues in survivors of childhood ...

Tallgrass Creek Security Supervisor Thanks Kansas City Royals for Allowing Him to Keep His Hair

Oct. 20, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, KS (October 20, 2014) – Tallgrass Creek retirement community Security Supervisor David Gregory today thanked the entire Kansas City Royals organization for beating the Baltimore Orioles in the American League Championship Series and for allowing him to keep his hair. Unfortunately, General Services Director Daniel Stapf could not do the same. Stapf, a native Marylander who grew up ...

Dr. Dustin Burleson donates orthodontic care in celebration of National Orthodontic Health Month

Oct. 17, 2014

Kansas City, MO – October 2014: For the second year in a row, Dr. Dustin Burleson and Burleson Orthodontics will be partnering with international nonprofit Smiles Change Lives (SCL) to host their “Share a Smile” program. For every child that begins orthodontic treatment with Burleson Orthodontics during the month of October, Dr. Burleson will also treat a child through Smiles ...

Leukemia Research Foundation Recognizes Excellence in Hematology/Oncology Nursing

Oct. 16, 2014

For additional information call: Carl Alston, Director of Communications 847-919-6250 630-202-8294 (mobile) Overland Park, Kansas native Courtney Schwartz, MS, RN, CPHON from the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago has been selected as the 2014 Nurse of the Year by the Wilmette, Illinois-based Leukemia Research Foundation (LRF). Ms. Schwartz, a resident of Chicago, has been a ...

Kansas City Skin & Cancer Center Introduces New Physician

Oct. 16, 2014

Kansas City Skin & Cancer Center is pleased to announce that Dr. Wenfei Xie is joining the practice. Dr. Wenfei Xie (pronounced Wen-fee Shay) is a board-certified dermatologist. She provides top-notch, personalized care, and will begin seeing patients Nov. 3. “We’re so pleased to welcome Dr. Xie to our office,” said Dr. Mark A. Cohen, founder of Kansas City Skin ...

Local pharmacist develops hangover-avoidance supplement, aims to keep Royals fans hangover-free throughout the playoffs and beyond.

Oct. 15, 2014

Kansas City, October 15, 2014 – Just in time for the Kansas City Royals’ historic playoff run, locally owned company Hypersonic Labs, Inc.® announces the launch of Wingman™, a pharmacist-developed hangover-avoidance supplement designed to enhance the metabolism of alcohol and absorb hangover-causing toxins, stopping the hangover before it starts. “We are very excited to introduce our hangover-avoidance supplement, Wingman™ to ...

Senior Star at Villa Ventura and Walgreens Host Medicare Part D Enrollment October 21

Oct. 15, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE KANSAS CITY, MO (October 14, 2014) – Senior Star at Villa Ventura is pleased to host its Live Well with Walgreens speakers’ series on the important topic of Medicare Part D – Open Enrollment. This event is open to the public and will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 21 at 12100 ...

Zero Prostate Cancer Run/Walk Comes To Kansas City

Oct. 15, 2014

Overland Park, Kansas ( Pressreleases.kcstar ) October 14, 2014 - Help save lives and keep families together at the Sixth Annual ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk - Kansas City! Join Kansas City Urology Care and ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer on Saturday, October 26 for a 10K run, 5K run/walk, and Kids Dash for Dad. This year's Run/Walk is ...

Senator Kraus Visits Independence Endoscopy Center

Oct. 14, 2014

Independence, MO – Missouri Senator for District 8, Will Kraus, will be visiting local small business, Consultants in Gastroenterology (CIG) at their Independence Endoscopy Center. Our physicians will be discussing current legislative items of importance with Senator Kraus. Healthcare reform and business practice laws make it important for healthcare providers to be involved in their local government. “We are excited ...

Shawnee Mission Health – Prairie Star to offer free drive-through flu shots

Oct. 10, 2014

Take down the road blocks to your flu shot! Shawnee Mission Health – Prairie Star will host its second annual free drive-thru flu shot clinic on Sunday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 23401 Prairie Star Parkway in Lenexa, Kan., while supplies last. Area residents ages 18 and older can simply drive up, roll down their window and roll up ...

Doctor’s research uncovers link between nasal irrigation, illness prevention

Oct. 9, 2014

COLUMBIA, MO. – Pediatrician and nasal care expert Dr. Hana Solomon says daily nasal washing can prevent illness during cold and flu season. Her research, which was approved by the University of Missouri Investigational Review Board, shows that patients who irrigate regularly using the Nasopure® Nasal Wash System have improved or eliminated symptoms and decreased need for medication use. “Gently ...

Zero Suicide” Clinical Skills for Youth” Taught by Dr. Bill Geis, Ph.D.

Oct. 6, 2014

Learn how nationally, communities are successfully preventing suicides. Come to the KU Edwards Campus at 8:30 AM on October 7, 2014 to learn more about what we can do locally. Though the entire day program provides clinical training, the first two hours of the program provide insights on how we can work together in Kansas and Missouri to make a ...

Ancient Chinese Discipline Finds a Home in Overland Park, KS

Oct. 6, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, KS (October 6, 2014) -- If you peek into Tallgrass Creek retirement community’s classroom any Friday morning at 8:30, you’ll see around 22 residents performing the ancient Chinese discipline known as tai chi. But you won't hear the usual chatter of many group functions because the precise, meditative movements are performed slowly with lights dimmed, in silence. Tai ...

Dr. Steven Hechler, DDS Changing Lives One Smile at a Time

Oct. 2, 2014

Kansas City, MO – Dr. Steven Hechler, DDS, MS of Hechler Orthodontics in Overland Park was recently selected to be featured as the “Orthodontic Provider of the Week” by Smiles Change Lives (SCL), an international non-profit that provides access to life-changing orthodontic treatment to children from low-income families. Each week, Smiles Change Lives recognizes the work of one orthodontic provider, ...

Crisis Services Program to Reduce ER Visits for those with Mental Health Issues

Oct. 2, 2014

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1, 2014 FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Joy Copeland, President and CEO 816-254-3652 COMPREHENSIVE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IS AWARDED GRANT FOR CRISIS SERVICES PROGRAM Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City grants $50,000 Independence, MO. – Comprehensive Mental Health Services (CMHS) was recently awarded a $50,000 grant from the Health Care Foundation of Greater ...

Pharmacist Amanda Applegate from Lenexa, KS awarded Excellence in Innovation Award

Oct. 1, 2014

Amanda Applegate, Doctor of Pharmacy and Clinical Services Coordinator for Balls Food Stores in Kansas City, KS was awarded the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA) Excellence in Innovation Award on September 5, 2014 at a ceremony during the 134th Kansas Pharmacists Association (KPhA) Annual Meeting and Trade Show in Lawrence, KS. The NASPA Excellence in Innovation Award is ...

Intouch Solutions Promotes Multiple Employees

Oct. 1, 2014

KANSAS CITY (Oct. 1, 2014) – Intouch Solutions proudly announces the promotion of seven employees. A leading marketing agency serving the pharmaceutical industry, Intouch Solutions expanded rapidly during the past five years and actively promotes within the 500-person firm. The seven employees include: Mike Brachtenbach, project manager, joined Intouch in January 2012 as a creative project manager. Mike’s professionalism and ...

New Psychiatric Hospital in Kansas City

Sept. 30, 2014

Press Release Signature Psychiatric Hospital is a 24-bed psychiatric hospital located just north of downtown at 2900 Clay Edwards Dr., on the campus of North Kansas City Hospital. We provide treatment and stabilization for adult patients (ages 18 and older) in crisis. At Signature, our patients are evaluated and treated by a team of psychiatrists, nurses, social workers and therapists, ...

CBC Real Estate Group’s Owner’s Representative Services Help Swope Health Services Open New Clinic in Independence, Mo.

Sept. 29, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information please contact: Sara Freetly-Grubb, 816.765.3608 x102 KANSAS CITY, Mo. (September 29, 2014) — CarrBaierCrandall (CBC) Real Estate Group is pleased that the owner’s representative services it provided to Swope Health Services (SHS) resulted in the August 22 ribbon cutting for a new 10,000 square-foot clinic, which is located at 11320 E. Truman Road ...

Intouch Solutions Promotes Chad Smith to Vice President of Account Services

Sept. 29, 2014

KANSAS CITY (September 29, 2014) – Intouch Solutions proudly announces the promotion of Chad Smith to Vice President, Account Services. A leading marketing agency serving the pharmaceutical industry, Intouch Solutions has seen rapid expansion over the past five years and actively promotes experienced leaders from within the 500-person firm. Smith joined Intouch in 2012 as a group account director. During ...

Intouch Solutions Promotes Chris Nelson to Vice President of Analytics and Inbound Marketing

Sept. 29, 2014

KANSAS CITY (September 29, 2014) – Intouch Solutions proudly announces the promotion of Chris Nelson to Vice President, Analytics and Inbound Marketing. A leading marketing agency serving the pharmaceutical industry, Intouch Solutions has seen rapid expansion over the past five years and actively promotes experienced leaders from within the 500-person firm. Nelson joined Intouch in 2000 as an Account Coordinator ...

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