There is no such thing as routine around the holidays, at least not in my house. The holiday season can be chaotic, especially for your children, and sleep unfortunately is sometimes put on the back burner. Whether the holiday break is filled from sun-up until sun-down with activities, you are traveling long distance to be with family, or maybe you are sleeping in an unfamiliar room, maintaining as much consistency as possible will help keep your child healthy and happier.
Patricia Specht of Overland Park is walking on two feet today because of the treatment she received at Shawnee Mission Medical Center’s (SMMC) Wound Care Center©.
Specht, who is 65 and has had diabetes for nearly 20 years, knew she was at a high risk for developing foot wounds that could lead to serious infections and even the loss of a foot or leg. Every hour, seven people across the country lose a foot or leg to diabetes, which is the leading cause of lower-limb amputations not caused by accidents.
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One in three women will experience a pelvic floor disorder in their lifetime, which can manifest as bladder and bowel control problems and pelvic organ prolapse. While these problems are generally not life-threatening, they can have a dramatic impact on patients’ quality of life.
“Many women believe that pelvic floor disorders are a normal part of aging or they feel ashamed and embarrassed so they avoid seeking care,” said Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) urogynecologist Patrick Nosti, MD. “I think it’s critical that women understand that these conditions are common and that there are many safe and effective treatment options.”
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