• Holiday Health and Safety Tips

    Holiday Health and Safety Tips

    The holidays are a great opportunity to enjoy time with family and friends, celebrate life, to be grateful, and reflect on what’s important. They are also a time to appreciate the gift of health. Here are some holiday tips to support your efforts for health and safety this season. Wash your hands often. Keeping hands

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  • Holiday stress-busting tips

    Holiday stress-busting tips

    Do you get stressed out during the holidays? From quick stress-survival strategies to mood-brightening foods, here’s your cheat sheet to holiday cheer. Take a whiff of citrus Researchers studying depression have found that certain citrus fragrances boost feelings of well-being and alleviate stress by upping levels of norepinephrine, a hormone that affects mood. For an

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  • Seasonal, Heart-Healthy Holiday Foods

    Seasonal, Heart-Healthy Holiday Foods

    Deck the halls, but don’t ditch your diet! Stay heart-healthy with seasonal, healthy foods. For many, the holidays are the most wonderful — and least heart-healthy — time of the year. Grandma’s fudge is a sentimental favorite, and the neighbor’s cake balls are a decadent habit. Indulging a little won’t hurt — but planning ahead

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  • Outpatient Physical Therapy

    Outpatient Physical Therapy

    Our physical therapy program under the direction of Jason Mettling, DPT. We offer treatment for a wide range of conditions including: •  Post-surgical rehabilitation •  Sports rehabilitation •  Orthopedic rehabilitation for: shoulders •elbows •wrists •hands •hips •knees •ankles •feet •back •neck •pain Kansas Medical Center’s Physical Therapy program is ASTYM certified. We use specific tools

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  • How much sodium should I eat per day?

    How much sodium should I eat per day?

    What should my daily sodium intake be? The American Heart Association recommends no more than 2,300 milligrams (mgs) a day and an ideal limit of no more than 1,500 mg per day. Because the average American’s sodium intake is so excessive, even cutting back to no more than 2,400 milligrams a day will significantly improve

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  • Cardiac Rehabilitation

    Cardiac Rehabilitation

    Here you will learn more about Cardiac Rehabilitation offered at Kansas Medical Center. Cardiac rehabilitation is a medically supervised exercise program with educational opportunities for persons with heart disease or those at risk for heart disease. The program is under the direction of a physician and combines the expertise of several disciplines to best serve

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  • Understanding Blood Pressure Readings

    Understanding Blood Pressure Readings

    What do your blood pressure numbers mean? The only way to know (diagnose) if you have high blood pressure (HBP or hypertension) is to have your blood pressure tested. Understanding your blood pressure numbers is key to controlling high blood pressure. Healthy and unhealthy blood pressure ranges Learn what’s considered normal, as recommended by the American

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