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Lee's Summit Medical Center recently held a joint “Great Save” to so patients and staff could honor First Responders.

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Getting your flu shot before the flu season is more important than ever and it’s not too late.. Dr. Michael Watts, Medical Director of the Lee’s Summit Medical center provides these helpful tips to stay healthy, including good hand hygiene and a healthy diet.

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Lee’s Summit is requesting funding for a new communication system to improve the delivery of emergency services.

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Lee’s Summit Medical Center, along with six other HCA Midwest Health hospitals serving the Greater Kansas City region, has received Top Performer recognition by The Joint Commission.

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Halloween are fun times for children, but did you know that out of all holidays, Halloween had the fifth highest number of visits to the emergency room involving children aged 18 years and younger? Dr. Michael Watts, LSMC ER Medical Director provides tips to stay safe. The ten HCA Midwest Health Emergency Rooms stay busy on Halloween. However, many accidents on Halloween can be avoided with simple safety tips for children, parents as well as motorists.

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Nutrition should be the most important consideration when heading back to school, says Dr. Rachel Hailey with Lee’s Summit Medical Center. Start the day with a solid, healthy breakfast. Take your lunch occasionally. Dump the junk food, and stay hydrated. Here’s her other advice for a safe, healthy school year.

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More than 400 Lee’s Summit campers expected to visit Lee’s Summit Medical Center throughout the week to learn First Aid and about healthcare careers.

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Wearing high heels can put stress not just on your feet but also on your ankles, knees and back. Dr. Leila Koleiny with Lee’s Summit Family Care and Lee’s Summit Medical Center offers tips for those who wear high heels on a regular basis.

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With summer upon us, it’s important to remember that young children are more susceptible to dehydration than adults. Dr. Michael Watts with Lee’s Summit Medical Center reminds parents that once a child becomes dehydrated, he or she is vulnerable to more serious heat-related illnesses such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion or heatstroke. He advises drinking plenty of fluids, taking frequent breaks and watching for early symptoms of dehydration such as thirst, fatigue and nausea.

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