JoCo Health

Harversters: Stamp Out Hunger!

Harversters: Stamp Out Hunger!

Stamp Out Hunger! On Saturday, May 11, 2013, you can donate food to help combat hunger in Kansas City and Topeka! Area grocery stores, Campbell Soup Company, and the National Association of Letter Carriers are all working together to collect food from households in Kansas City on May 11. Price Chopper has donated plastic... »

ImPACT Testing Helps Identify Concussions

Whether it’s during a game of football or the result of a nasty fall, getting hit in the head shouldn’t be taken lightly. Any trauma to the head can lead to a concussion – a mild traumatic brain injury that occurs when the head moves at a rapid speed and then suddenly stops, causing... »

Suppress the sneeze: Tips to help prep your home for allergy season

Suppress the sneeze: Tips to help prep your home for allergy season

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), nearly 40 million individuals suffer from tree pollen allergies in the United States alone, the first phase of which occurs in the month of March. As pollen-potent trees begin their blossom, it becomes increasingly more challenging for homeowners to maintain a breathe-easy household atmosphere. »

JCCC on Best of Green Schools list

JCCC on Best of Green Schools list

Johnson County Community College has been named to the Best of Green Schools list, which highlights the institutions and individuals across the country that are embracing environmental initiatives. »

The Dying Monarchs

The Dying Monarchs

The number of Monarch butterflies making it to their winter refuge in Mexico dropped 59 percent this year, falling to the lowest level since comparable record-keeping began 20 years ago, scientists reported Wednesday. It was the third straight year of declines for the orange-and-black butterflies that migrate from the United States and Canada to... »

{ARE WE THERE YET}: Losing Emma Rose and Hidden Dangers in Your Baby’s Nursery

{ARE WE THERE YET}: Losing Emma Rose and Hidden Dangers in Your Baby’s Nursery

In 2011 we lost our third daughter to bi-lateral renal agenesis, resulting in Potter’s syndrome. Simply put, Emma Rose never developed kidneys or the piping to make donor kidneys work. She was born at 36 weeks with no way to urinate and underdeveloped lungs. She lived for a short 2 hours. We were devastated.... »

GET2HEALTHY: New Heart Health Survey Tool for JoCo

GET2HEALTHY: New Heart Health Survey Tool for JoCo

New Heart Health Tool for Johnson County Overland Park Regional recently rolled out a fantastic new tool to help you evaluate how healthy your heart is. It is a comprehensive, online survey tool that gives instant results on your heart’s age in relation to your biological age, your risk of developing cardiovascular disease and... »

Gardner woman headed to Capital Hill

Gardner woman headed to Capital Hill

More than 200 American Diabetes Association (Association) volunteer advocates from across the nation will join together in Washington, DC on March 5-7 for the Association’s premier national advocacy event, Call to Congress. During this time, Marta Howell, a Diabetes Advocate from Gardner, Kansas, will meet with her Members of Congress asking them to make... »

New HyVee open at 95th Street and Antioch!!

New HyVee open at 95th Street and Antioch!!

The new Hy-Vee at 95th and Antioch is open!! The wait is finally over and you are invited to venture through this updated shopping experience that includes booze. Yes. They have added a bar along with many other departments: Bakery – In-store bakery. Wedding cakes, birthday cakes, any occasion – we customize to your... »

FINDING HAPPY: Mindfulness and gratitude in everyday activities

FINDING HAPPY: Mindfulness and gratitude in everyday activities

Tanja Haaland, LPC, NCC Psychotherapist, Mom, Pastor’s Wife, and Shawnee Resident 913.904.8565 Tanja.haaland@yahoo.com www.Tanjahaaland.com   It’s 4 am. Throughout the night I have been up multiple times with my children. Being a mother of a two year old toddler, who doesn’t sleep well, and nearly five month old twins, I find myself lacking sleep... »