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Your Health: Working through chemo

Shawnee Mission Post Sponsor - August 8, 2018 10:00 am

To say that a cancer diagnosis is ‘scary’ is an understatement, but advancements in treatment options can help you maintain your normal routine, including work. Staying informed and advocating for yourself can help to alleviate complicated work dynamics.

How much time will I need to take off? Will I face discrimination? Should I hide my new diagnosis? Learn about workplace accommodations and modern chemotherapy with MyHealthKC.

The full article is available at MyHealthKC.com, your resource for living well in Kansas City. Backed by the experts at Shawnee Mission Health, MyHealthKC.com helps you explore local recipes, guides, wellness events and more to support your daily health journey.

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Your Health: Bariatric surgery, explained

If you’ve struggled to lose weight, you may be curious about bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgery regulates the body’s appetite and energy storage to help

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Your Health: The best Kansas City parks

Kansas City has hundreds of parks, and each has something different to offer. Spend quality time outdoors while enjoying the fun, free activities KC

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Your Health: Fun and free summer activities

School’s out for the summer, and though you love your kids, hot afternoons and whiny kids can quickly turn into a nightmare. Keep your

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Your Health: Getting a good night’s sleep

We’ve all heard of snoring remedies—sprays, nose strips and mouth guards that may or may not do anything for your noisy nights. Snoring isn’t

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Your Health: Essential oils 101

Many of us are looking to avoid harsh chemicals and synthetic fragrances in our homes, but it’s not always easy to know where to

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Your Health: Health tune-ups for men

You take care of your car—checking the oil, rotating the tires and making sure everything is running as it should. Do you do the

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Your Health: Think local – cooking from the farmers’ market

Eating locally harvested foods isn’t just trendy; it’s an easy way to opt for produce that’s fresh, affordable and sustainable. A weekend wander around

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Your Health: Healing from all angles

You have a problem. You see a doctor. You receive a diagnosis. You look into what can help. For many, this process ends with

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Your Health: Building confidence in your pre-teen

Think back to your pre-teen years. Did you cringe? You may remember that time as a shaky period of hormones, mood swings and insecurities,

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Your Health: KC restaurants that source from local farms

Agriculture is the lifeblood of the Midwest, so it’s only fitting that so many KC metro restaurants have embraced the farm-to-table movement. By serving


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