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After testing positive for the BRCA gene in 2011, oncology nurse Kelly Boling at Research Medical Center – like Angelina Jolie - underwent a mastectomy and had her ovaries removed – a move that her doctor, Stephanie Graff, oncologist a HCA Midwest Health, says can reduce the risk of cancer by up to 85 percent.

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When stroke strikes, EMTs transport patient to closest hospital with most advance stroke-treatment technology and highly experienced neurosciences providers.

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Premier hometown healthcare provider recognized as outstanding employer in healthcare industry nationally by being named to prestigious annual list.

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Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Jennifer Feeback, Director of Clinical Research for Sarah Cannon HCA Midwest Health discusses the importance of clinical trials in the treatment of cancer.

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According to a new study, more heart-attack patients are getting a potentially life-saving procedure to open a blocked artery within the recommended 90-minute time frame. Referred to as door-to-balloon time, HCA Midwest hospitals average 56 minutes. Dr. Aaron L. Doonan with Lee’s Summit Medical Center and Overland Park Regional Medical Center explains the importance of this life-saving procedure.

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Sharon Hayes made good on her vow to stand by husband Jay Hayes III through sickness and health when he suffered a heart attack at home. Sharon called 9-1-1 and then administered CPR on Jay until the Lee’s Summit Fire Department arrived and the EMS crew took over. Jay was then taken to Lee’s Summit Medical Center where he was treated and cared for. Today Jay is back to his normal, active lifestyle.

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Exercising outdoors in the cold could undermine your dieting willpower, causing you to eat more and possibility gain weight. And that cold weather and less than ideal footing can take a toll on your body, says Dr. Lauren Bessey with Lee’s Summit Medical Center.

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Dr. Rachel Hailey with Lee’s Summit Medical Center says sitting too much can cause an array of health problems as shown recently in an analysis from Toronto researchers.

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Cold temperatures and changes in barometric pressure can exacerbate knee and hip pain, says Dr. Gregory Ballard, an Orthopedic Surgeon at Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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Waiting for the school bus on a cold morning can lead to frostbite within a very short period of time. Dr. Adam Henson with Lee’s Summit Medical Center offers tips to keep your kids warm and out of danger.

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