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Bike to Work Week

By Alexis | Co-Editor

    When: May 13, 2013 – May 17, 2013 6:30 am – 8:00 am Overland Park is participating in Bike month by participating in the Bike to Work week, May 13-17. Mayor Carl Gerlach will be signing a proclamation dedicating Bike to Work week on May 6. Information Booth – Farmers’ Market Saturday,... »

Harversters: Stamp Out Hunger!

By Alexis | Co-Editor

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

By Alexis | Co-Editor

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

By Alexis | Co-Editor

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

By Alexis | Co-Editor

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. »

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

By Alexis | Co-Editor

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

By Alexis | Co-Editor

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

By Alexis | Co-Editor

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... »

FINDING HAPPY: Mindfulness and gratitude in everyday activities

By Alexis | Co-Editor

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... »

Surprising Ways to Help Your Heart from Olathe Medical Center

By Alexis | Co-Editor

February is American Heart Month. Below are a few tips that can help your heart health and can easily be incorporated into your everyday routine. If you would like more information about Olathe Health System’s advanced cardiac care, click here. LAUGH It relaxes the lining of blood vessel walls and increases blood flow. Laughter... »