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A Women’s Guide to Living Well from AdventHealth

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9100 W. 74th Street Shawnee Mission, KS 66204

Nonprofit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Shawnee Mission Medical Center

Realistic Exercise Goals Page 2 B.E. Smith Family Center Page 4 Diabetes and Heart Disease Page 6 Asthma in Children Page 10 Wellness & Parenting Classes Page 11

Exercise & Fitness

Getting Fit Starts with Getting Real This time of year, it’s easy to set goals that are too lofty, too unsustainable and too unrealistic, and then feel even worse about yourself than before you started. But if there’s one thing that will ensure your long-term success, this is it: Setting realistic exercise goals is crucial to attaining them. Follow these practical tips as you prepare to get fit: 1 Start Small

2 Keep it Positive Make your fitness a priority and you'll find you can blend together your work life, home life and a regular exercise regimen. kkYou can find an activity you enjoy doing and make it part of your weekly routine. kkYou can incorporate the kids into your activities.

Be realistic about your commitment. kkWork in short increments, gradually progressing to that magical 150 minutes per week. kkDon’t enter into a contract with a gym until after you've tried it for a few months and are certain of your commitment.

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9100 W. 74th Street Shawnee Mission, KS 66204 913-676-2000

Technology can be your digital workout buddy if you’re looking for encouragement. Find helpful apps and online resources at Always remember to check with your doctor before starting any vigorous exercise program.

E D I TO R Morgan Young EXECUTIVE D I R E C TO R OF MARKETING A N D S T R AT E G I C D E V E LO P M E N T Doug Spear C R E AT I V E & PRODUCTION The CollaborationKC The material in MyHealthKC is not intended for diagnosing or prescribing. Consult your physician before undertaking any form of medical treatment or adopting any exercise program or dietary guidelines. For permission to reprint any portion of this magazine, to give us a new address, to let us know if you are receiving more than one copy, or if you would prefer not to receive MyHealthKC, call 913-6762062. Information in MyHealthKC come s f rom a w ide r a n ge of medical experts. Models may be used in photos and illustrations. All contents © 2019 AdventHealth, except where otherwise noted.

Winter 2019 From Lisa Cummings, Wellness Manager, AdventHealth. Lisa Cummings, MA, has had the privilege of influencing, encouraging and motivating individuals through her work in the wellness industry for almost 30 years. She is the Wellness Manager for AdventHealth Shawnee Mission, overseeing community wellness.


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A NOTICE FOR CPR CLASSES: The American Heart Association (AHA) strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.

Nutrition Spotlight

Feel the Big Benefits of Tiny Flaxseeds You’d never know it from their humble appearance. But this small, brown or tan seed is the planet’s richest source of omega-3 fatty acids. Not only can flaxseed improve digestion, complexion, cholesterol levels and hormone levels, several studies have found that it has the potential to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes.

Best of all, there are lots of tasty ways to incorporate two-to-four tablespoons of these healthful seeds into your daily diet. Keep in mind, when you add more fiber to your diet, start slow since the body will need time to adjust to an increase in fiber intake! Slowly work up to the goal of two-to-four tablespoons of flaxseed daily.

Sprinkle Over Breakfast

Mix into a Lunchtime Treat

Adding flaxseed to your cereal, granola or oatmeal first thing in the morning will help release energy to your body much slower during the course of the day, making you feel fuller for longer and giving your body essential vitamins and minerals for the day ahead.

A smoothie is a great way to get your daily fruit and vegetables and can be refrigerated to take later in the day. Mix or blend some flaxseed into your smoothie for added goodness.

Add When Baking Soups and Stews Flaxseed is high in fiber, protein and iron and is a great addition to any hearty winter soup or stew.

Mix nutritious flaxseed into your cake mix, breakfast muffins, cookies or almost any baked goods to make a delicious snack even healthier. For heart-healthy recipes, visit Winter 2019 |


B.E. Smith Family Center Opening Spring 2019 Thanks to a lead gift from Doug and Nan Smith, Kansas City will soon be home to a world-class facility that will serve as a welcoming, safe place for children of many diverse abilities. Currently under construction on the AdventHealth Shawnee Mission campus, the B.E. Smith Family Center will house the renowned Early Learning and Britain Development programs, with the primary goal of promoting understanding and inclusion of children with special needs. Opening in spring 2019, the B.E. Smith Family Center will feature an integrated harness system in multiple classrooms and therapy areas, which is the first of its kind in the world. It will allow all kids, regardless of their disability, to explore their environment independently promoting social inclusion and cognitive development. To learn more, visit k

AdventHealth Signals a New Beginning in Health Care Shawnee Mission Health is now AdventHealth. Simplifying the name and branding of our facilities is just one way we hope to make the complex reality of health care simpler for you. AdventHealth is a network of health care facilities and providers that work together to exceed your expectations by delivering quality care with compassion. AdventHealth team members pride themselves on their ability to deliver care for the whole person – mind, body and spirit. The idea of whole-person care is rooted in the belief that it takes more than a healthy body to truly feel your best, and it’s what sets AdventHealth apart from other health care organizations in the region. “Advent” means “coming into being, or use.” When combined with “health,” we believe it perfectly encompasses our commitment to whole health and our mission to serve. Rest assured, our brand change is not the result of a merger, acquisition, or change in ownership or business structure. Learn more at k

Go Red for Women k Once again, AdventHealth is proud to be the Presenting Medical Sponsor for Go Red for Women in Kansas City, the movement to end heart disease and stroke in women. Serving as the 2019 Go Red for Women medical co-chairs are Cardiologist Heath Wilt, DO, and his wife, Nicole Wilt. The event takes place Friday, May 17, at the Overland Park Convention Center.


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Heart Month AdventHealth is sponsoring its sixth-annual Heart Month Restaurant Partnership in honor of American Heart Month, featuring chef-created heart-healthy meals at 12 metro eateries. Throughout the month of February, participating restaurants include: k


Grand Street Café (Plaza and Lenexa locations)




Tavern at Mission Farms


Tavern in the Village


The Jacobson



Vitality Bowls (Leawood and Overland Park locations) Hereford House (all four locations).

These restaurants have created unique dishes that are heart healthy – low in fat, sodium and other ingredients that may increase the risk of heart disease. For each heart-healthy dish enjoyed by diners in February, participating restaurants will donate 10 percent of proceeds to the AdventHealth Shawnee Mission Heart and Vascular Center to support various programs throughout the community. For more information about participating restaurants and entrees offered, visit HeartMonth.

Women’s Training Team Ready to get in shape, but need a little push? Join the AdventHealth Women's Training Team with your friends and find weekly motivation to reach your health and fitness goals. Our women-only environment offers the support you need to improve any running/walking technique. This six-week exercise and conditioning program led by Kansas City Express is designed for women and girls ages 12 and older and welcomes participants of all sizes and abilities. Learn more and register online at k

AdventHealth South Overland Park 7840 W. 165th Street, Overland Park, KS 66223 Dates: April 2-May 7 Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Cost: $30 for six sessions, includes a t-shirt and nightly gifts.

AdventHealth Partners with Starlight Theatre AdventHealth is pleased to partner with Starlight Theatre as the series sponsor of the exciting 2019 Broadway season. Starlight is the largest and oldest theatre in Kansas City and, in addition to popular concerts and national Broadway tours, offers extensive community outreach and educational programming to the metro. Visit for more information and to purchase tickets. k

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ome things just go together naturally. Peanut butter and jelly. Holmes and Watson. And yes, diabetes and heart disease. It’s true. The risk of heart disease death and stroke is twice as high in people with diabetes. And right now, an estimated 29 million Americans have this disease. Even worse, another 86 million adults have prediabetes, a condition of elevated blood sugar just below the threshold for diabetes. 6

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First things first – what exactly is diabetes anyway? “Diabetes (technically, diabetes mellitus) is not just one disease but a conjunction of diseases that are related to abnormal metabolism of sugar in the blood,” said Andrew Waters, MD, Cardiologist, AdventHealth Shawnee Mission. “There are two primary types of diabetes: Type 1, caused by an insulin deficiency, and Type 2, a condition characterized by insulin resistance, meaning cells fail to respond to insulin.”

Dealing with diabetes is already a challenge. What’s even more serious is knowing it can increase the risk of heart disease. What’s the biggest heart health risk for people with diabetes? It’s called atherosclerotic heart disease, also known as hardening of the arteries. “This is the formation of plaque within the arteries, which can lead to obstruction of blood flow and possibly heart attacks,” said Waters. “Heart failure is also significantly more prevalent in patients with diabetes.” Fortunately, if you already have diabetes, there are several things you can do to help prevent heart disease, including: kkKeep your blood sugar as normal as possible. kkControl your blood pressure, with medication if necessary. The target for people with diabetes is under 130/80. kkGet your cholesterol numbers under control. You may need to take medication to do this. kkLose pounds to lower your risk if you are overweight. kkAsk your doctor if you should take an aspirin a day. kkExercise regularly. kkEat a heart-healthy diet such as the Mediterranean diet or DASH diet. kkQuit smoking. kkWork to reduce daily stress. “Basically, it means sticking to your medical regimen, controlling your diet and managing your risk factors both for diabetes and for atherosclerotic heart disease,” said Waters.

To better understand your heart health, take AdventHealth’s free HEARTaware risk assessment at Based on your risk assessment, you can schedule a more comprehensive screening package during the month of February for $99. Call 913-676-2505 to schedule a comprehensive screening.

The good news is type 2 diabetes is largely preventable. While the majority of new cases of type 2 diabetes occur between the ages of 45 and 65, there’s plenty you can do right now to reduce your risk of diabetes in the future. Of course, a healthy lifestyle is important for everyone. “Diet is such an important component of having a healthy lifestyle,” said Waters. “Dietary choices such as the use of sugar-sweetened beverages, and the use of the Western diet has been associated with higher incidence of type 2 diabetes.” On the other hand, following a Mediterranean style diet, and consuming nuts and whole grains can measurably reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes. “A sedentary lifestyle is also a major risk,” said Waters. “Being sedentary increases the risk of obesity, and can increase your risk of type 2 diabetes overall.”

From Andrew Waters, MD, Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine, AdventHealth Andrew Waters, MD, is Board-certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. He earned his medical degree from Saba University School of Medicine and completed his Internal Medicine residency and Cardiovascular Diseases fellowship at the University of Kansas Hospital.

Tips to help reduce your risk of diabetes: Lose excess body fat. Being overweight is a big risk factor for diabetes. kkFollow a plant-based, low-calorie diet. Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables reduces diabetes risk. Foods to avoid are those rich in trans fats, saturated fat and sugar. kkDrink water. Cut sugar-sweetened beverages out of your diet and the risk of both obesity and diabetes falls. kkMove your body. A simple regimen of brisk walking can do the trick. kkStress less. The stress response triggers the release of several hormones that increase blood sugar. Physical activity and social support help relieve stress, along with mindfulness meditation. kkSleep well. Chronic sleep deprivation and poor quality sleep increase the risk for diabetes and obesity. kkKeep medical appointments. The warning signs of type 2 diabetes are less dramatic than those of type 1 diabetes. That’s why it’s important to see your doctor regularly. kk

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In Search of the Right


When you know you’re making a big decision in life – like buying a new car or a house – you put a lot of research into it. Well, your health is more important than anything. That’s why it’s so important to put that same effort into finding the right OB/GYN. “Building a relationship with your OB/GYN is crucial,” said Meghan Vaglio, MD, MPH, OB/GYN. “She or he will be your prime source of information, reassurance and guidance throughout your reproductive years.” The fact is, whether you’re just starting out on your pregnancy journey, or are simply looking for the right OB/GYN for you, this will be one of your most meaningful relationships for years to come.

From Meghan Vaglio, MD, MPH, OB/GYN, AdventHealth Omaha native Meghan Vaglio, MD, MPH, OB/GYN, loves helping empower women through health, so they can focus on their careers, family and life passions.


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B/GYN “There are many ways to find an OB/GYN – talking to friends and families, doing research on your own or talking with your primary care providers,” said Vaglio. You should call the offices of two or three doctors who interest you. The staff can tell you about the doctor's education, training and board certification, as well as provide information about insurance plans, lab procedures and hospital affiliation. Because choosing your OB/GYN is such a personal choice, nothing will substitute for a faceto-face meeting. “During these meetings you can assess whether you feel like the provider will also be a good personality match for you and your family,” said Vaglio. You will find that comfort and rapport are just as important as your health care provider's experience or knowledge. After all, a doctor needs to be aware of all of your health issues — even ones that are sensitive in nature. If you

don't feel like you can talk about all of your health concerns, you may need to find another doctor.

Having a Primary Care Physician Is Still A Primary Need.

Pay attention to the staff working in the OB/GYN’s office.

Your Primary Care Physician (PCP) plays a separate – but vital – role from your OB/GYN. “Your PCP will help organize your comprehensive care throughout your life, and at times will assist during your pregnancy with managing medications, chronic conditions or referrals,” said Vaglio. After your pregnancy, your PCP can work with your OB/GYN and also assist in routine screening exams that can include: kkBreast exam (for women) kkDermatological exam kkFamily history kkHead and neck exam kkHeart exam kkLung exam kkNeurological exam kkReview of overall appearance kkVital signs assessment (blood pressure, temperature, heart rate, respiration rate)

“After all, you’ll be seeing and working with them for years to come,” said Vaglio. “If at any time you have concerns, it’s important to bring them up early, so you can get the most from your relationship with your OB/GYN.” Be sure to ask providers about their call coverage and who you would contact if you have a question or an emergency. It is important to know how providers work together to provide you the best care. Remember, your obstetric care does not need to be separate from your gynecology care. “One of the best parts of our profession is that we can provide care for women throughout their life, from puberty till after menopause,” said Vaglio.

There are lots of OB/GYNs out there. Make sure you find one who’s best for you.

Your PCP also has expertise in helping you manage conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma and high cholesterol, and will often coordinate care among the specialists you may need to see. Your PCP and your OB/ GYN should be partners with you in your health journey. After all, the better informed you are about your health status, the more motivated you will be to lead a positive and healthy lifestyle.

At AdventHealth, we know it’s important to have a doctor, but we want to help you find the right doctor. Visit, answer a few, quick questions, and we’ll connect you with a primary care or OB/GYN physician who best matches your health and wellness needs.

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Wellness & Parenting

Health & Wellness TAI CHI Ability Level: Anyone can participate regardless of health condition or ability. A chair is used to modify Tai Chi movements if needed. Wear comfortable clothes. Instructor: Barbara Grinter, more than 20 years of experience. Class Description: Tai Chi pairs movements with breath work to promote physical and mental healing. Class begins seated using QiGong breathing to center awareness. The class engages in a series of gentle movements to loosen mind, heart and body. Health Benefits: Reduce depression, stress and anxiety; lowers blood pressure and inflammation to improve heart health and interpersonal relationships; promotes balance and slows the aging process. Sundays, Feb. 24-April 7 Mondays, Feb. 25-April 8 Sundays, April 28-June 2 Mondays, April 29-June 3 Sunday Classes: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday Classes: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Cost: $66

YOGA GENTLE/ RESTORATIVE Ability Level: All levels welcome. Movements are modified for each participant. Instructor: Clint Forrestt has more than 20,000 hours of yoga expertise. Class Description: This class explores range of motion in a variety of restorative postures, using props to modify postures and explore gentle opening of the body. This class includes breathing exercises and mindful meditation. Health Benefits: Improve cardiovascular, pulmonary and joint health; increase energy; reduce stress, anxiety and depression; enhance strength and flexibility. Tuesdays, March 5-26 Tuesdays, April 2-30 ($80) Tuesdays, May 7-28 All Classes: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. OR 6 to 7 p.m. Cost: $64 YOGA FLOW Ability Level: All levels welcome. Movements are modified for each participant. Instructor: Nicole Wilt, more than 18 years of experience. Class Description: Move with your breath during this gentle flow yoga class to create a sense of connection to the body. We will breathe, focus, move, stretch, strengthen and balance while promoting healing and a deeper sense of well-being. Health Benefits: Improve cardiovascular, pulmonary and joint health; increase energy; reduce stress, anxiety and depression; enhance strength and flexibility. Thursdays, Feb. 7-28 Thursdays, March 7-28 Thursdays, April 4-25 Thursdays, May 2-30 ($80) All Classes: 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Cost: $64

CPR Life Saving

For dates and to register, visit BABYSITTING: A SERIOUS BUSINESS For the serious babysitter, 11 years and older. Learn infant and child care, first aid, general safety, emergency action principles while caring for infants and children, accident prevention, parent communication and general child development. Must attend all sessions from start to finish to obtain certificate of completion. This course compliments our Family and Friends CPR for Adolescents. Discount offered on the CPR course if enrolled in both CPR and Babysitting. 2 Sessions – March 24 (1 to 5 p.m.) and 31 (1 to 4:30 p.m.) 2 Sessions – May 19 (1 to 5 p.m.) and 26 (1 to 4:30 p.m.) Cost: $48 FAMILY AND FRIENDS CPR The AHA’s Family & Friends® CPR Course a video-based, classroom course intended for anyone who wants to learn CPR and AED. This course is for people who do not need a course completion card for a job or other requirements. Ideal for community groups, parents, grandparents, caregivers, schools and students, and others interested in learning how to save a life. Cost: $30

FAMILY AND FRIENDS CPR WITH PEDIATRIC FIRST AID The AHA’s Family & Friends® CPR Course a video-based, classroom course intended for anyone who wants to learn CPR and prefers to learn in an instructor-led or facilitated group environment. Basic first aid will teach students how to handle some of the common emergencies people encounter in the home. This course is for people who do not need a course completion card for a job or other requirements. Ideal for community groups, parents, grandparents, caregivers, schools and students, and others interested in learning how to save a life. Cost: $40 HEARTSAVER® PEDIATRIC FIRST AID WITH CPR AND AED The Heartsaver® Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Course teaches anyone how to respond to illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. The course covers child/infant CPR, child/infant AED, child/infant choking and pediatric first aid. It is designed to meet the regulatory requirements for child care workers in all 50 U.S. states. An AHA course completion card will be issued upon successful completion of performance of skills. Cost: $75

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Parent Education Visit for the following class dates and times. BABIES DON’T BARK This class offers positive, practical and fun solutions for new and expectant parents and anyone else who wants to learn how wonderful life with babies and dogs can be! Cost: $35 BABY SIGNING TIME WITH MUSIC Learn how to incorporate American Sign Language into daily life using fun songs, stories and rhymes to enhance communication with your child. Designed for little ones ages zero to 5 years. For a sibling discount, please call AdventHealth Class Registration to register. Cost: $60 BIRTH CENTER TOUR Are you looking for the right hospital for you and for your baby to enter the world in? If so, come join us on a free tour of the AdventHealth Birth Center at Shawnee Mission. If you are enrolled in a five-week or all-day childbirth preparation course, the tour is included in the class content. Cost: Free BREASTFEEDING: ONLINE This self-paced course is a mix of self-study, reading and video clips with use of an access code and book. Access to a certified breastfeeding educator is available through email and phone as you work through the class. Cost: $50 BREASTFEEDING: GETTING OFF TO A GOOD START This beginner breastfeeding class covers the first feedings through the first three weeks at home. Topics include benefits, what you need before baby is here, positioning, latching and breast care. Partners are encouraged to attend. Cost: $20


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BREASTFEEDING: RETURNING TO WORK AND PUMPING This class covers from the time babies are about three weeks old and on, and answers questions such as how to bottle feed a breastfed baby, what type of pump works best for you, pump care and breast milk storage. Partners are encouraged to attend. Cost: $20

CHILDBIRTH – FIVE-WEEK Our five-week comprehensive childbirth class series covers stages of labor, comfort measures and birthing positions, what to expect at the hospital, medications and much more. Partners will have an opportunity to experience pregnancy by wearing the Empathy Belly. Includes Newborn Care class and a tour of the AdventHealth Birth Center at Shawnee Mission. Cost: $65 CHILDBIRTH – ONE-DAY Perfect for those unable to attend the five-week series. A certified childbirth instructor will provide information on the stages of labor, comfort measures and positions, what to expect at the hospital, medications, AdventHealth Birth Center at Shawnee Mission tour and much more. Please register for your free Newborn Care class. Cost: $75 CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION ONLINE This method of preparing for childbirth might be a good fit if you prefer to learn at your own pace, have been placed on bed rest or if your work/travel schedules prevent you from committing to a traditional class. Access to a certified childbirth instructor is available through email and phone. Cost: $80

CHILDBIRTH: NATURAL STRATEGIES Our one-time class is a perfect addition to Childbirth oneday or five-week classes. A certified instructor provides an opportunity for you to create your birth vision by clarifying values, writing a birth plan and practicing additional relaxation and comfort measures. Participants need to complete a childbirth preparation class prior to attendance. Cost: $30 CHILDBIRTH REFRESHER AND VBAC A refresher class for parents to focus on this pregnancy while reflecting on the last. A certified childbirth instructor will review stages of labor, what to expect at the hospital, positions and comfort measures, medications and more. Also includes topics specific to anyone interested in having a VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) with your upcoming birth. Cost: $30 GRANDPARENTS CLASS First-time and experienced grandparents will learn how to support their son or daughter and spouse’s new role as parents, plus current safety issues. Cost: $25

Support Groups Breast Cancer Connection Meets the second Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7 p.m. For more information, contact Jodi Carlson, 913-676-2498. Breastfeeding Support Group Meets every Tuesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at the Woodland Hills Building, 7315 E. Frontage Road, Meeting Rooms. Living Well With Diabetes Meets the first Thursday of each month from 11 a.m. to noon. For more information, call the Diabetes Education Center at 913-676-2495. Postpartum Emotional Support Group Meets Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Call 913-632-4223 for more information.

KIDS AND K9S You made it through the pregnancy and infancy but now the family dog is having to deal with a child who is mobile! This class will give you the tools to institute rules, routines and management practices that will keep both the children and the family dog happy, healthy and safe. Cost: $35 NEWBORN CARE Learn what to expect at the hospital, the importance of newborn tests and procedures, baby basics such as bathing, diapering, cord care, safe sleep, calming techniques, Happiest Baby on the Block and much more. Included in the Childbirth five-week class, and complimentary with the one-day childbirth class. Cost: $30 NEWBORN CARE ONLINE This self-paced course is a mix of self-study, reading and video clips via access to an interactive online class website. Access to a certified childbirth educator is available through email and phone as you work through the class. Cost: $40

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group Meets the first and third Thursday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Call 913-6324223 for more information. Pregnancy After a Loss Support Group Meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Call 913-632-4223 for more information. Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Parent Connect Group Contact Meggin Finkeldei at for meeting times and locations. All support groups are free of charge unless otherwise noted. Call AdventHealth Class Registration at 913676-7777, Option 2, or visit for support group locations.

SIBLING: 3-5 Children ages 3 to 5 will learn how to get ready for their newborn sibling. They will learn what to expect with a new baby in the house, experience a simulated womb, tour the AdventHealth Birth Center at Shawnee Mission to see where Mom and their new brother or sister will be and wrap a special gift for them. Cost: $15 SIBLING: 6-8 Children ages 6 to 8 will learn how to get ready for their newborn sibling. They will learn what to expect with a new baby in the house, experience a simulated womb, tour the AdventHealth Birth Center at Shawnee Mission to see where Mom and their new brother or sister will be and wrap a special gift for them. Cost: $15

Specialty Classes SIERRA CLUB BEGINNING BACKPACK CLASS SERIES This workshop series will enable you to make choices about lightweight gear procurement without sacrificing safety and comfort. You will learn options and alternatives on how to outfit yourself for a weekend or weeklong backpack trip. Four sessions starting Feb. 23. Cost: $50

For more information or to register for any of these classes, visit or call AdventHealth Class Registration at 913-676-7777, Option 2.

HARNESS THE POWER OF YOUR BRAIN TO DECLUTTER Use your most powerful asset to help you finally deal with the clutter in your home. During this two-session series you will: 1) Create a plan and start; 2) Increase your brain resources to deal with decluttering difficulty; 3) Renew your sense of confidence. Practice strategies to help you get back on track; 4) Enjoy a sense of connection and community with fellow participants. This workshop series taught by Nikki Crawford, PhD, a life coach and speaker, will help you crack the code and deal with your clutter. If you've struggled with your clutter for a long time, this series is for you. Feb. 27 and March 13, 6 to 8 p.m. Cost: $40 (includes both sessions) CARING FOR THE CAREGIVER The caregiver role brings many challenges and pent up feelings. Feel free to open up and discuss those feelings as well as learn ways to take care of yourself when you need it most. Join Lisa Cummings, Wellness Manager with AdventHealth Shawnee Mission, in this informative session. $5 fee is non-refundable. Feb. 28, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Cost: $5 STOP DIABETES BEFORE IT STARTS Did you know 1 in 3 Americans have pre-diabetes and 15-30 percent will develop Type 2 Diabetes within five years? Learn what pre-diabetes means and how to prevent it from turning into diabetes. Call the Diabetes Education Center at 913-676-2548. March 4, 6 to 8 p.m. Cost: Free

BASICS OF ESSENTIAL OILS The daily use of essential oils can have a healing effect mentally, physically and emotionally. Learn about the origins of their plant components and how they can help you relax or sleep, improve your skin or digestion. Discussion will include general tips for using essential oils by application directly to your skin, inhaling or use through a diffuser. Please join Jaclyn Naster, consultant, in this informational session. $5 fee is non-refundable. March 9, 1:30 to 3 p.m. April 13, 1:30 to 3 p.m. (South Overland Park)* May 11, 1:30 to 3 p.m. (Lenexa)** Cost: $5

Massage Therapy Services Relax and rejuvenate with a 30-, 60- or 90-minute massage at the Woodland Hills Building on the AdventHealth Shawnee Mission campus. Choose from a variety of massage techniques, including: k Swedish k Trigger Point k Sports k Deep Tissue k Prenatal k Cranial Sacral k Chair (10 or 20 minutes) k Stone (90 minutes). Call Community Wellness at 913-676-2040, Option 2, for more information or to schedule an appointment.

ESSENTIAL OILS 2: MAKE AND TAKE The daily use of essential oils can have a healing effect mentally, physically and emotionally. In this make and take class you will be guided through the steps to blend your own oils for everyday uses. A brief overview of essential oils and their benefits will be reviewed. You will be provided all the materials necessary to make three different essential oil items. Please join Jaclyn Naster, consultant, in this informational session. March 30, 1:30 to 3 p.m. April 27, 1:30 to 3 p.m. (South Overland Park)* Cost: $25 SKIN CARE MADE SIMPLE This class will give you an understanding of the simplicity of healthy skin, learning what skin care is right for you and the knowledge of key ingredients that are vital to beautiful skin. Please join Renee Senten, Manager of SantĂŠ Boutique and Salon, located on the main campus of AdventHealth Shawnee Mission, for this informative session. You will also be taking samples and a small gift away with you. April 2, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Cost: $10 *These classes will be held at AdventHealth South Overland Park located at 7820 W. 165th Street in Overland Park, Kan., in Suite 280. Enter through the Emergency Department. **This class will be at AdventHealth Lenexa located at 23351 Prairie Star Parkway, Lenexa, Kan., in the Building A Conference Room. Winter 2019 |


The Facts

Parents: It’s Time to Learn the ABCs of OTCs Active Ingredients These are the ingredients that make the medicine work. Pay attention to this section if your child is taking more than one medicine – whether OTC or prescription – to make sure they’re not taking too much of the same active ingredient. Uses Symptoms or diseases the product will treat or prevent. Directions Specific age categories, how much to take, how to take and how often and how long to take. Other Information How to store the product properly and required information about certain ingredients (such as the amount of calcium, potassium or sodium the product contains).


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There’s no denying the convenience – and approachability ­– of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, since there’s no need to make a doctor’s appointment or get a prescription. But without your doctor’s input, it’s vitally important for every parent to learn how to read the drug label, know the ingredients, find out if it’s safe depending on the age of your kids, see why the inactive ingredients matter and more. Fortunately, the information displayed on the OTC medicine label is more consistent and even easier to read and understand than ever, with information always listed in the same order and arranged in a simpler eye-catching, consistent style. Let’s take a look at the important information on an OTC label, and where to find it:

Purpose Product action or category (such as antihistamine, antacid or cough suppressant). Warnings When not to use the product; conditions that may require advice from a doctor before taking the product; possible interactions or side effects; when to stop taking the product and when to contact a doctor; if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, seek guidance from a health care professional; keep product out of children’s reach. Inactive Ingredients Substances such as colors or flavors.

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Shawnee Mission  9100 W. 74th Street Shawnee Mission, KS 66204 913-676-2000

2 AdventHealth South Overland Park  7820 W. 165th Street Overland Park, KS 66223 913-373-1100 Medical Office Building 7840 W. 165th Street Overland Park, KS 66223

3 AdventHealth Lenexa  Building A 23351 Prairie Star Parkway Lenexa, KS 66227 913-676-8500

Building B 23401 Prairie Star Parkway Lenexa, KS 66227 913-676-8500 AdventHealth Medical Group Primary Care Locations

4 Shawnee Mission

Medical Building 9119 W. 74th Street, Suite 150 Shawnee Mission, KS 66204 913-789-1980

5 Prairie View

Medical Building 7301 E. Frontage Road Shawnee Mission, KS 66204 913-789-1940

6 Shawnee Crossings 6815 Hilltop Road, Suite 100 Shawnee, KS 66226 913-632-9600

7 De Soto

8960 Commerce Drive, Suite 4E De Soto, KS 66018 913-789-3961

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23351 Prairie Star Parkway, Suite A245 Lenexa, KS 66227 913-676-8630

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8700 Bourgade, Suite 2 Lenexa, KS 66219 913-676-8400

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9 Prairie Village

7501 Mission Road, Suite 103 Prairie Village, KS 66208 913-632-9880

0 Deer Creek 6240 W. 135th Street, Suite 150 Overland Park, KS 66223 913-632-9500 Specialty Clinics

1 AdventHealth Shawnee Mission Holistic Care 9100 W. 74th Street Shawnee Mission, KS 66204 913-632-9860

- AdventHealth Medical Group Endocrinology at Shawnee Mission 8901 W. 74th Street, Suite 269 Shawnee Mission, KS 66204 913-676-7585 2 (satellite office located at

AdventHealth South Overland Park) 7840 W. 165th Street, Suite 210 Overland Park, KS 66223 913-676-7585

- AdventHealth Medical Group Neurology at Shawnee Mission 8901 W. 74th Street, Suite 269 Shawnee Mission, KS 66204 913-632-9810

- AdventHealth Medical Group Pulmonology at Shawnee Mission 8901 W. 74th Street, Suite 390 Shawnee Mission, KS 66204 913-632-9770


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Medical Group Cardiology, Vascular & Cardiothoracic Surgery at Shawnee Mission 9119 W. 74th Street, Suite 350 Shawnee Mission, KS 66204 913-632-9400

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AdventHealth Lenexa) 23351 Prairie Star Parkway, Suite A275 Lenexa, KS 66227 913-632-9400

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AdventHealth South Overland Park) 7840 W. 165th Street, Suite 210 Overland Park, KS 66223 913-632-9400

4a AdventHealth Medical Group Cardiology at Leavenworth 3601 S. 4th Street, Suite 4 Leavenworth, KS 66048 913-632-9940

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Medical Group Gynecologic Oncology at Shawnee Mission 9301 W. 74th Street, Suite 130 Shawnee Mission, KS 66204 913-632-9130

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Group General Surgery at Shawnee Mission 9301 W. 74th Street, Suite 110 Shawnee Mission, KS 66204 913-632-9200 Surgery Centers

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Surgery Center Lenexa 23401 Prairie Star Parkway, Suite B200 Lenexa, KS 66227 913-632-9300

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Surgery Center Shawnee Mission 9301 W. 74th Street, Suite 300 Shawnee Mission, KS 66204 913-632-9300 PT Solutions Physical Therapy

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Shawnee Mission Life Dynamics Health & Wellness Building 9120 W. 75th Street Shawnee Mission, KS 66204 913-676-2444

3 PT Solutions of Lenexa Building A 23351 Prairie Star Parkway Lenexa, KS 66227 913-676-8500

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Lee’s Summit 913 N.E. Woods Chapel Road Lee’s Summit, MO 64064 913-632-4795

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of Westport 546 Westport Road Kansas City, MO 64111 913-632-4790

r PT Solutions of Olathe 18581 W. 151st Street Olathe, KS 66062 913-632-4780

t PT Solutions of

Olathe Station 11970 S. Black Bob Road, Suite 100 Olathe, KS 66062 913-393-0992

y PT Solutions of Piper 7652 State Avenue Kansas City, KS 66112 913-632-4775

2 PT Solutions of Overland Park 7820 W. 165th Street Overland Park, KS 66223 913-373-1100

u PT Solutions of Shawnee 15315 W. 67th Street Shawnee, KS 66217 913-632-4785

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9099 W. 135th Street Overland Park, KS 66221 913-549-4242

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14744 W. 119th Street Olathe, KS 66062 913-839-1759

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11245 Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee, KS 66203 913-268-4455

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