• Target Heart Rates

    Target Heart Rates

    How do you get your heart rate on target? When you work out, are you doing too much or not enough? There’s a simple way to know: Your target heart rate helps you hit the bull’s eye. “We don’t want people to over-exercise, and the other extreme is not getting enough exercise,” says Gerald Fletcher, M.D.,

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  • Screen time and children — How to guide your child

    Screen time and children — How to guide your child

    Screens are everywhere. As a result, controlling a child’s screen time has become much harder for parents. To complicate matters, some screen time can be educational for children as well as support their social development. So how do you manage your child’s screen time? Here’s a primer on guiding your child’s use of screens and

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  • Heart-Healthy Thanksgiving Tips

    Heart-Healthy Thanksgiving Tips

    Thanksgiving is about enjoying time with our family and celebrating with traditional foods we know and love. However, the holiday can impact the time we usually reserve for our healthy routines and involve meals that are not exactly made to be heart-healthy! To keep your diet and health in check over the Thanksgiving holiday, try

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  • Holiday Survival Guide: 8 Strategies to Avoid Overeating

    Holiday Survival Guide: 8 Strategies to Avoid Overeating

    With the holiday season upon us, food is everywhere. From festive holiday parties to dinners with friends and family, let’s face it, this time of year tends to center around food. And, it is perfectly OK to indulge on  occasion, sans the guilt, without gaining weight. The trick is to enjoy what you are eating,

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  • 4 Impressive Health Benefits Of Pumpkin

    4 Impressive Health Benefits Of Pumpkin

    Not only is fall’s signature squash versatile enough to fit into all the above and more, it also packs some powerful healthy perks — like keeping heart health, vision and waistlines in check, as long as you take it easy on the pie, that is. 1 Pumpkins Keep Eyesight Sharp A cup of cooked, mashed

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  • How Sleep Is Affected by Time Changes

    How Sleep Is Affected by Time Changes

    Moving our clocks in either direction changes the principal time cue — light — for setting and resetting our 24-hour natural cycle, or circadian rhythm. In doing so, our internal clock becomes out of sync or mismatched with our current day-night cycle. How well we adapt to this depends on several things. In general, “losing”

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  • Happy Movember!

    Remember to get your prostate checked! During the month of November Kansas Medical Center and Wichita Urology are offering a FREE PSA screening. Please call 316-300-4000 to find out more. What is prostate cancer? The prostate is a gland located immediately below the bladder, in front of the bowels. It produces fluid that protects and

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