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Seven screenings every man should have A second opinion can make all the difference From the farm to your table

Big bundle of joy bounces into record books


A labor of love...and large proportions New baby sets the record at Liberty

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arah Rotert didn’t freak out – at least not at first. She had just been told how big her baby was, the baby she was soon to deliver at Liberty Hospital. “The sonographer’s face was not the most reassuring face!” she said. “Her eyes were bugging out and she started whistling, and she was just kind of ‘I can’t really believe I’m getting measurements that are this big.’” The sonogram, however, ended up being extremely accurate, and Rotert delivered her son the next week. He weighed in at 12 pounds, 8 ounces and currently holds the title of the largest baby delivered at Liberty Hospital. “I can’t say that was something I ever aspired to have,” she laughed when asked about setting the record. “We just wanted to have a healthy baby.” The baby was healthy, as was his mom, and Rotert and her husband Chris welcomed Benjamin Charles into their family on April 27. This was also the largest delivery for Kent Tegeler, MD, Rotert’s obstetrician, but he will tell you that there are plenty of risks with large babies like Benjamin, a condition also known as macrosomia. The parameters are not strictly defined, but usually this includes any babies born heavier than 9 pounds, 15 ounces. In fact, Tegeler said, only about 1.5 percent of babies fall into this category. Although the causes of high birth weight include both genetic and environmental factors, studies have shown that both type-2 and 2 Liberty Hospital Connections

gestational diabetes play a central role. In fact, half of all delivering mothers with gestational diabetes will have a macrosomic child. Other factors include the parents’ own birth weight as well as ethnicity. Each monthly visit, Benjamin was measuring between two to four weeks larger than his gestational age. But it wasn’t because of any risk factors; he was just a big baby. “Except for what seemed to be excessive growth, her pregnancy was pretty much uncomplicated,” Tegeler said. “She had a realistic weight gain; she had a normal glucose screen… There really weren’t that many challenges in managing her pregnancy because really nothing showed up to suggest that she was particularly high-risk.”

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Of course that’s not to say there aren’t challenges with delivering a baby Benjamin’s size – and he was still growing. “The longer you go, the bigger the baby,” Tegeler reminded, and left to grow to his due date or beyond, he could grow to 13 or even 14 pounds. While a vaginal birth is possible at that size, it’s wrought with risks, he said, including shoulder nerve and skeletal injuries to the baby as well as damage to the birth canal such as lacerations and an increased risk for hemorrhage in the mother. “Considering the options, we encouraged her to consider cesarean section both for the risks to her and for the risk of injury to the baby.”

Tipping the scales

At only a few weeks old, Benjamin Rotert joins his family as the smallest member, but his birth weight is now the largest in the Liberty Hospital record books.

While Benjamin is the biggest baby Liberty Hospital has seen, he’s tiny compared to the record-holding babies born around the world. In 2009, Akbar Risuddin was born at 19 pounds, 2 ounces in Indonesia. Akbar, which fittingly means “The Great” in Arabic, was delivered after a 40-minute cesarean delivery to Ani and Hasanuddin Risuddin. The baby was in good health after the delivery, with his doctor stating that he was showing a strong appetite and wanting to nurse almost nonstop. But while Akbar is the largest baby to be born in the last few years, he is certainly not the biggest newborn ever. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest ever newborn baby tipped the scales at 23 pounds, 12 ounces and was 30 inches long. The infant, born in Seville, Ohio, on Jan. 19, 1879, was born to parents who both had gigantism. The newborn only lived for around 11 hours. The record for the heaviest baby born that survived weighed in at 22 pounds, 8 ounces. That child was born to a healthy mother in Italy in 1955. This record was met in 1982, when another infant of the exact same weight was born in South Africa. www.libertyhospital.org

Rotert had delivered her first three kids vaginally, including twin girls (Abigail and Kylie, now seven) and her first son (who at 9 pounds, 9 ounces was close to macrosomic himself), but she knew this one was a bit different. “The risks of his life and my life and physical complications, they just weren’t worth it, especially because we had a fairly accurate idea,” she said. www.libertyhospital.org

So at 39 weeks, and with no complications, Tegeler delivered Benjamin into the Liberty Hospital record books. Now home, the family is adjusting to once again having a newborn in the house. Her five-year-old son, Eric, was excited to give his baby brother a few hand-painted newborn outfits he created before Benjamin was born, but their use will be more decorative now than

practical—they’re much too small for him. Mostly, Eric is just excited that it’s now “a fair house,” with three boys and three girls, and that he finally has an ally in his new (big) little brother. To learn more about the Birthing Center at Liberty Hospital and take a virtual tour, visit www.libertyhospital.org. Liberty Hospital Connections 3


Second opinion leads to early detection

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etting a second opinion on a big decision can really put your mind at ease. Sometimes it can be the answer you’ve been waiting for, and sometimes it can save you from a big mistake. In the case of Dee Cox, a second opinion found her cancer. Cox was in her final semester of college when she found a lump near her lymph nodes. “I was in the middle of my nursing finals and I was under an extreme amount of stress, so I passed it off as a cold symptom,” she said. But after a few days, there was no cold and the lump remained. “I started to take a closer look at the lump, and I discovered it was near my thyroid.” Concerned, she visited her doctor, who told her the lump was a complex cyst measuring 3 millimeters in size, essentially a nodule partly filled with fluid and tissue. Cox was referred to an endocrinologist, a doctor who specializes in disorders of the endocrine system, like the thyroid, pancreas and adrenal glands. “I was told since the nodule was small to keep an eye on it.” Three months later, the cyst had doubled in size, so she returned to the doctor. “I was told again that it wasn’t big enough to be concerned about.” But that answer wasn’t good enough, so Cox took her health into her own hands. “I had a gut feeling that something was wrong. So I asked for my 4 Liberty Hospital Connections

medical records, and I called for a second opinion.” That second opinion came from Yvonne Spurlock, MD, a boardcertified internal-medicine physician at The Liberty Clinic, who was extremely concerned with the cyst’s rapid growth and referred her to David Rouse, MD, a board-certified otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) physician at Liberty Hospital.

“I had a gut feeling that something was wrong. So I asked for my medical records and I called for a second opinion.” Rouse examined the cyst and ordered a fine-needle biopsy to get a closer look at the cyst tissue. Cox was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer. A slow-growing cancer, it’s also highly treatable if caught early, according to the National Cancer Institute. It’s also almost three times more likely to develop in women than men. “Most people with thyroid cancer have little or sometimes no symptoms,” said Rouse. “A lot of times patients find out they have a thyroid problem after being tested for something else.” A few days after being diagnosed, Cox was headed for surgery. Rouse

removed the tumor and her thyroid through a small incision in her neck. After the surgery, a pathology report showed that a small amount of cancer had extended out of the thyroid, and because thyroid cancer can easily spread to the lymph nodes, lungs and bones, Rouse advised her to take a treatment of radiation to eliminate any remaining cancer. Cox did a one-time treatment of radioactive iodine therapy, a treatment that comes in the form of a liquid capsule that she swallowed. It travels through the bloodstream and to the thyroid cancer cells throughout the body to kill them. Now that Cox had escaped cancer, she needed to get her body back on track. Because the thyroid makes essential hormones that regulate the way your body uses energy, she now regularly takes a thyroid-replacement hormone. “At first I had a difficult time with the hormone replacement, but eventually I was able to get my body back to normal,” she said. Since being diagnosed, Cox finished nursing school and is now a registered oncology nurse at Liberty Hospital. “Working with cancer patients when you’ve been a patient is extremely rewarding,” she said. “I love being able to educate patients on the disease and give them hope for survival.”

Dee Cox, a cancer survivor and a registered oncology nurse at Liberty Hospital, works with David Rouse, MD, to educate other patients on thyroid cancer and the treatment process.

For more information about cancer services or to find a physician, visit us online at www.libertyhospital.org. www.libertyhospital.org

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Tough guys don’t get sick...do they?

Shop local, shop fresh

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hen you think of summer, it’s hard not to get excited about warm weather, extra daylight hours and cooking out! Meals like grilled kabobs, corn on the cob, roasted potatoes and strawberry shortcake can make your mouth water! But before you create a shopping list and head to your local grocery store, check out your local farmers’ market first! Farmers’ markets are full of produce, herbs, spices and much more! And when you make a purchase, you’re not only helping a local farmer but also purchasing the freshest ingredients. It’s true! When you buy fruits and vegetables from a grocery store, you’re purchasing something

that was picked sometimes weeks ago. The produce was then packed and shipped all over the country, and by the time it makes it to your shopping cart, it’s lost most of its nutrients and taste.

many times these products are cheaper than at your local grocery store. And if you get to know the farmer, you might be able to buy it all year long!

When you shop at a local farmers’ market, the term “farm fresh” says it all. Many times the fruits and vegetables at a local market are harvested either the day before or sometimes even the morning of, ensuring you receive the maximum amount of flavor!

Markets also have many other products to offer. If you enjoy homemade goods, look for preservative-free breads, pastries, jelly and jams. If you enjoy grilling, don’t forget to look for apple-smoked wood or cedar planks, and if you enjoy the scent of fresh flowers, show up early to get your pick of colors!

And if you’re looking for organic, look no further. Tasty options like hormonefree meat, organic produce and organic dairy products are popping up at markets all over Missouri! And

So what are you waiting for? Head to your local market today! For additional health and nutrition tips, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/libertyhospital

HOMETOWN & HOMEMADE Looking for the closest market near you? Here’s a full list by city: Town/City: Bethany Name: Bethany Farmers’ Market Open: Tue., 4 to 6 p.m. & Fri., 10 a.m. Location: Orscheln Farm & Home Town/City: Chillicothe Name: Chillicothe Farmers’ Market Open: Sat., 8 a.m. to sell out Location: Livingston County Courthouse Town/City: Hamilton Name: Caldwell County Farmers’ Market Open: Sat., 8 a.m. to noon Location: Downtown Hamilton Town/City: Independence 10 Liberty Hospital Connections

Name: Independence Farmers’ & Craft Market Open: Sat. & Wed., 5 a.m.to 1 p.m. Location: Market located at the corner of Truman Road and Main Street

Town/City: Kansas City Name: Zona Rosa Farmers’ Market Open: Tues., 4 to 8 p.m. Location: Zona Rosa Shopping Center

Town/City: Jamesport Name: Jamesport Farmers’ Market Open: Mon., Wed. & Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Downtown Jamesport

Town/City: Kansas City Name: Briarcliff Farmers’ Market Open: Thurs., 3 to 7 p.m. Location: Briarcliff Village Shopping Center

Town/City: Kansas City Name: City Market Open: Sat., 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sun., 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Wed., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Downtown Kansas City in the River Market District

Town/City: Lathrop Name: Lathrop Farmers’ Market Open: Sat., 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Enchanted Frog Antique parking lot continued on Page 13 www.libertyhospital.org

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en are taught to be tough. Get hurt? Shake it off. Get sick? Just wait it out. Have chest pain? It’s just indigestion. Need a physical exam? No thanks, I feel fine. according to a study by the American Academy of Family Physicians, nearly 30 percent of men will wait as long as they possibly can before seeking medical care. “Just like a car, our bodies need routine maintenance,” said John Barth, DO, a board-certified familymedicine physician at Liberty Hospital. “Getting the right screening test at the right time is one of the most important things a man can do for his health.” Routine health screenings find disease early, before you have symptoms, when they’re easier to treat. “If you get your blood pressure checked on a regular basis and it consistently runs high, we can treat it with diet, exercise and medicine before it causes a bigger problem,” he said. When it comes to men’s health, Barth recommends the following screenings: Testicular cancer Men between the age of 20 and 54 are at the greatest risk for testicular cancer. The American Cancer Society recommends a testicular exam for all men when they see their doctor for a routine physical. Men should regularly perform self-examinations.

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Colorectal cancer Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of death from cancer. Men have a slightly higher risk of developing it than women. Men should have their first screening at the age of 50. A colonoscopy is the most common test for detecting polyps and colorectal cancer and should be repeated every five years or until otherwise advised by your doctor. Cholesterol High levels of “bad” cholesterol in the blood can cause a sticky plaque buildup in the walls of your arteries and could cause you to be at risk for heart disease or a stroke. Men over the age of 20 should get their cholesterol checked every five years, and men over 35 should get regular cholesterol testing. Skin cancer The most dangerous form of skin cancer is melanoma, and men are twice as likely to develop it as women. The more sun exposure your skin has had, the more likely you are to develop it. The American Cancer Society recommends regular skin self-exams to check for any changes in marks on your skin, including shape, color and size. A skin exam by a dermatologist or your primarycare doctor is recommended during your routine physical. Blood pressure As you age, your risk of high blood pressure increases. High blood pressure can lead to severe

complications like a stroke or a heart attack, so always know your numbers. A normal blood pressure is less than 120/80 and a high blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. And here’s a tip: Many pharmacies have free blood-pressure machines, so now you have no excuse! Diabetes Diabetes is rapidly growing in the United States. In fact, one-third of Americans have diabetes and don’t know it. This can cause an assortment of health problems, including heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and loss of eye sight. Men in good health should be tested every three years starting at the age of 45. If diabetes is found early, it can be controlled with diet, exercise, weight loss and medications. Prostate cancer Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. About one in every six men is diagnosed with prostate cancer. The good news is that prostate cancer is a slow-growing cancer and, if found early, highly treatable. Men over the age of 50 should be screened annually. Sign up for a free prostate screening held at Liberty Hospital on Saturday, Sept. 10! For additional information, see the back page of Connections. Barth is a board-certified familymedicine physician at Liberty Hospital. To find a physician in a city near you, visit www.libertyhospital.org and use the Find a Physician tool on the home page! Liberty Hospital Connections 11


Community Education Classes

Community Education Classes Care in Your Home: Home Health and Hospice This is an interactive presentation that offers an overview of accessible services to assist you in caring for a loved one at home. Information about a variety of resources will be made available to you as well as opportunities to have your questions answered. Date: July 19 Time: 2 to 3 p.m. Location: Home Health and Hospice offices, 1134 W. Kansas St., Liberty Cost: Free For more information, call 816-407-2100.

Look Good…Feel Better This free educational program teaches beauty techniques to women diagnosed with cancer and helps women fight appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Benefits include talking with other women going through treatment, looking good and feeling better about you, receiving valuable instructions from a licensed cosmetologist, and the opportunity to take home a makeup bag valued at more than $200. Class size is limited, and registration is required because cosmetics must be ordered in advance to match your skin tone. Date: July 25 Time: 1 p.m. Location: Doctors Office Building,

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Cost: Free Register at www.libertyhospital.org. 12 Liberty Hospital Connections

Diabetes Class

Diabetes management instruction is coordinated by a nurse who is a certified diabetes educator and includes information on diabetes management, medications, stress management, diet and exercise. This class requires a physician order and is charged to your insurance company. Dates: June 8, 15, 22 July 6, 13, 20, 27 Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Time: 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Liberty Hospital Education Center For more information, call 816-792-7267.

Heartsaver AED and CPR

This course teaches adult, child and infant CPR and the use of an AED for victims 1 year of age or older. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. You will be practicing skills that will require working on your hands and knees, bending and standing. This class is taught by American Heart Association instructors following AHA guidelines. You will receive a course completion card with this class. A nonrefundable fee covers class materials. Participants must be 12

(Continued) years of age or older. CPR classes are held monthly, and registration opens 30 days prior to class date. Date: Aug. 10 Time: 6 to 9 p.m. Location: Liberty Hospital Education Center Cost: $25 (nonrefundable) Register at www.libertyhospital.org.

Heartsaver Adult First Aid

This course teaches the basics of first aid for adults, including how to manage illness and injuries in an adult in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. The course is specifically designed for those who have a responsibility to provide basic first-aid skills at their workplace or home setting. This course will be taught by American Heart Association instructors. There is a $25 nonrefundable fee for this class. Date: June 15 Time: 6 to 9 p.m. Location: Liberty Hospital Education Center Cost: $25 Register at www.libertyhospital.org.

Pre-Diabetes Class

This one-time class is for people who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance, hyperglycemia or insulin resistance. This class is taught by a certified diabetes educator and will include instruction to delay the onset of type-2 diabetes as well as nutrition and exercise information. Dates: June 16, July 21, Aug. 18 Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Location: Doctors Office Building, ground floor, Classroom 1 Cost: $25 (nonrefundable) Register at www.libertyhospital.org.

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Total Joint Replacement

This class is designed for patients scheduled to undergo total joint replacement. Patients, family members of patients, and anyone interested in learning about rehabilitation after total joint replacement are invited to attend. This program is offered on Tuesdays. Registration is not required. June 14: 3:30 to 6 p.m. June 21: 8:30 a.m. to noon June 28: 3:30 to 6 p.m. July 5: 8:30 a.m. to noon July 12: 3:30 to 6 p.m. July 19: 8:30 a.m. to noon July 26: 3:30 to 6 p.m. Aug. 2: 8:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 9: 3:30 to 6 p.m. Aug. 16: 8:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 23: 3:30 to 6 p.m. Sept. 6: 8:30 a.m. to noon Location: 3 East Classroom and waiting room Cost: Free For more information, call 816-792-7030.

Yoga Class

Find your inner Zen with Liberty Hospital’s Yoga class. The course is offered in two different sessions on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Sessions are ongoing and participants may sign-up for individual classes. The course is designed for beginners (ages 15 and up) and will be taught by a certified yoga instructor. Yoga straps and blocks will be available for participants to use, but we recommend that you bring your own yoga mat to each session. Dates: Sessions are ongoing; please see our website for the next available session. Time: Monday, 5 to 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Location: Liberty Hospital Outpatient Rehab, 130 S. Stewart Road, Liberty Cost: $14 per session or $66 for six classes www.libertyhospital.org

Register at www.libertyhospital.org or call 816-407-2315.

Safe Sitter

Safe Sitter is a medically accurate, hands-on class that teaches boys and girls ages 11 to 13 how to safely care for children. Topics include child development, injury prevention, behavior management, and CPR techniques. This class is taught by registered nurses who are Safe Sitter instructors. A nonrefundable fee covers class materials. Dates: June 28, July 14 Time: 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Liberty Hospital Education Center Cost: $30 Register at www.libertyhospital.org.

Health on the Internet: Basics for 50+ Would you like to learn to find health information from credible sources on the Internet? The focus of this single-session class is health information for seniors new to the Web. Basic instruction in using the Internet to find credible Web sites is offered in a hands-on class. All ages are welcome to attend. Class size is limited. Dates: June 8, July 5 and Aug. 10 Time: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Location: Doctors Office Building computer classroom For more information or to register, call 816-415-7778 or 800-203-9094.

HOMETOWN & HOMEMADE Market list, continued from Page 10 Town/City: Lawson Name: Lawson Farmers’ Market Open: Thurs., 4 to 7 p.m. Location: Downtown on the square Town/City: Liberty Name: Liberty Wed. Farmers’ Market Open: Wed., 7 a.m. to noon Location: Crowley Furniture parking lot Town/City: Liberty Name: Historic Downtown Liberty Farmers’ Market Open: Sat., 7 a.m. to noon Location: Clay County Courthouse Town/City: North Kansas City Name: N. Kansas City Farmers’ Market Open: Fri., 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Adjacent to City Hall Town/City: Parkville Name: Parkville Farmers’ Market Open: Wed., 2 to 5 p.m. & Sat., 7 a.m. to sell out Location: Next to English Landing Park

Town/City: Platte City Name: Platte City Farmers’ Market Open: Wed., 4 to 7 p.m. & Sat., 7 a.m. to sell out Location: Parking lot of Running Horse Farm and Home Store Town/City: Princeton Name: Mercer County Farmers’ Market Open: Saturday Location: Crossroads Bar & Grill Town/City: St. Joseph Name: Pony Express Farmers’ Market Open: Wed. & Sat., 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Thursday, 3 to 8 p.m. Location: East Ridge Village Shopping Center Town/City: Trenton Name: Trenton Farmers’ Market Open: Friday, 8 to 10 a.m. Location: Grundy County Fairgrounds

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Birthing Center Education Baby Care Basics Baby Care Basics prepares you for survival of the first two weeks at home with your new baby. This free class provides basic parenting skills, including bathing, diapering, dressing, comforting, feeding and safety issues for the newborn. Registration is required. Dates: June 28, July 28, Aug. 23 Time: 6 to 9 p.m. Location: Liberty Hospital Education Center Register at www.libertyhospital.org.

Big Brother/Big Sister Club Big Brother/Big Sister Club stimulates discussion with expectant siblings and their parents about the upcoming birth and family changes. This free class includes a tour, video, discussion and a painting session! An adult must accompany the child/children. Age limit is 3 to 7, and class size is limited. Your child must be registered to attend.

Dates: July 9, Aug. 6 Time: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Location: Birthing Center – third floor of the Medical Plaza East building Register at www.libertyhospital.org.

Breastfeeding Basics Breastfeeding Basics provides information for expectant families to identify the benefits of breastfeeding for mom and baby. This free class is intended to help manage breastfeeding for the first few weeks at home. Liberty Hospital is an official Medela pump station, and a lactation consultant can answer all your questions as well as provide information regarding pump rental/sales and supplies. Registration is required. Dates: July 20, Aug. 23 Time: 6 to 9 p.m. Location: Liberty Hospital Education Center Register at www.libertyhospital.org.

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Childbirth Express The Childbirth Express class is the answer to a busy schedule. Topics for this free class include interventions, complications and pain management. Childbirth Express is fast-paced and videodriven and devotes less time to relaxation/breathing practice. A guided tour of the Liberty Hospital Birthing Center is included. We suggest that you have completed this class by the time you are at 36 weeks gestation. Registration is required. Dates: June 25, July 23, Aug. 20 Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Liberty Hospital Education Center Register at www.libertyhospital.org.

Prepared Childbirth Series This free, two-class childbirth series covers the mechanics of the labor and birthing process. The class offers breathing and relaxation techniques as well as comfort measures and the role of the coach. Topics also include interventions, complications and pain management. A guided tour of the Liberty Hospital Birthing Center is included. We suggest that you complete this class by the time you are at 36 weeks gestation. Registration is required.

grandparenting in support of today’s new family. Generations is offered quarterly for new grandparents as well as those who are experienced. A virtual tour of the Liberty Hospital Birthing Center is provided at the end of class. Registration is required. Date: June 9 Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Location: Education Center Register at www.libertyhospital.org.

Infant Massage Infant massage is a two-part class that teaches parents different massage techniques and strokes for baby. Infant massage encourages bonding, and your baby benefits from tactile, visual and vocal stimulation. Also, infants who are massaged may sleep better and will be more alert when they are awake. Preterm infants may gain more weight when massaged. Preferred age range is newborn through 6 months. Registration is required. Dates: July 14 and July 21 Time: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location: Liberty Hospital Education Center Register at www.libertyhospital.org.

Dates: July 7 and 14 Aug. 2 and 9 Time: 6 to 9 p.m. Location: Liberty Hospital Education Center Register at www.libertyhospital.org.

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Support Groups Alzheimer’s Support Group

Stroke Support Group

Liberty Hospital offers a monthly education and support group. This gathering is for anyone who has a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s.

Liberty Hospital offers a monthly stroke support group for stroke survivors and their family members. This group provides education, friendship and mutual support.

Dates: June 16, July 21, Aug. 18 Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Locations: Home Health and Hospice offices, 1134 W. Kansas St., Liberty For more information, call Ruth Schnakenberg or Ellen Long at 816-407-2200.

Dates: June 14, July 12, Aug. 9 Time: 1:30 p.m. Location: Education Center For more information, call Nancy Schneider at 816-792-7105.

Diabetes Support Groups These support groups are for individuals with type-2 diabetes. These groups offer an educational presentation and time for you to discuss diabetes management issues. Type-2 Daytime Dates: June 16, Aug. 18 Time: 10 a.m. Type-2 Evening Date: July 7, Sept. 1 Time: 7 p.m. Location: Doctors Office Building,

Breastfeeding Support Group The Breastfeeding Support Group is hosted by a lactation consultant who provides support and education to new mothers experiencing difficulties. Infant weight checks are also available. Dates: June 8, 15, 22, 29 July 6, 13, 20, 27 Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Time: 1 p.m. Location: Education Center

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Pumpers Support Group For individuals who are insulindependant, this group offers a brief instructional or educational offering followed by discussion and time to share problems or solutions. Date: July 16 Time: 10 a.m. Location: Doctors Office Building, ground floor, Classroom 1

All Birthing Center education classes are free, but registration is required. To register, visit www.libertyhospital.org or call 816-792-7227.

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SCREENING A free prostate-cancer screening will be held Saturday, Sept. 10 at Liberty Hospital. Participants will receive a PSA blood test as well as a digital rectal exam. The screening is intended for men 50 to 80 years old or those 40 and over with an immediate family history (father or brother) of prostate cancer. It is not intended for men who already have a diagnosis of prostate cancer or who have had a prostatehealth screening within the past year. Preregistration is required, and the screening is limited to 100 participants. Date: Sept. 10, 2011 Time: 7:30 a.m. Location: Education Center at Liberty

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To register, go to www.libertyhospital.org or call 816-407-2318.

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