Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at Blue Valley Hospital

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Anyone who suffers from back pain knows it isn’t just an inconvenience, it can be downright incapacitating. It’s also become so common that as many as half of all U.S. employees reported experiencing some sort of back pain over the last twelve months, and it is now the single most frequent cause of disability, not just in America but also around the world. Back pain is one of the main reasons ...

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What is Orthopedic Surgery and Who is a Candidate?

Orthopedic Surgery

Each year, millions of Americans undergo orthopedic surgery. Yet despite how common and helpful it can be, not everyone who might benefit from orthopedic surgery realizes it is an option, or even what it entails. Orthopedic surgery simply refers to any sort of operation that involves the musculoskeletal system, which might be necessary as the result of illness, injury, or simply aging. Orthopedic surgeons help patients of literally all ages overcome pain and mobility issues ...

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Pain Management Services in Kansas City Offer Numerous Treatment Options

Pain Management Services

When we think of chronic pain and pain management services in Kansas City, we often think of chronic pain as something that mostly affects older people. But the fact is that, according to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, chronic pain is one of the most common causes of long-term disability in America. It affects more than 100 million Americans and 1.5 billion people worldwide, many of them younger people who have ...

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How to Research and Find a Weight Loss Center Near You

Research Weight Loss Centers Near Me

You only have to read a few articles on the topic of obesity in America to understand that our country is facing an epidemic. That’s the bad news. The good news is that more and more people every day are searching for long-term solutions to obesity that really work, rather than reaching for fad diets or other temporary fixes. According to reports on search traffic by Google, ...

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Relax: April is National Stress Awareness Month

Relax: April is National Stress Awareness Month

It may come as no surprise that for many people, stress is at its peak around the middle of April. After all, it’s tax season, and the day right before—or maybe the day right after—you file your taxes is probably one of the most stressful days of the year for many Americans. (It doesn’t help if your favorite college basketball team didn’t make it to ...

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Join Us in Celebrating Medical Laboratory Professionals Week 2017

Join Us in Celebrating Medical Laboratory Professionals Week 2017

“Not all heroes wear capes; some wear lab coats.” There are countless pathologists and other medical laboratory professionals who work behind the scenes in clinics, laboratories, and hospitals all over the country. They are seldom seen by patients, but their work is vital to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. That’s why we celebrate national Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, an ...

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March 30th is National Doctors Day 2017

March 30th is National Doctors Day 2017

National Doctors’ Day 2017 is on March 30, a day when we recognize the contributions of physicians all across the country both to the lives of their individual patients and to their communities. In a world in which healthcare remains vital to every aspect of our society while growing ever more complex by the day, there’s no better time to celebrate your favorite medical professionals ...

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Meet the Team: Dr. Scott McMurray, Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Scott McMurray Orthopedic Surgeon

Blue Valley Hospital is proud to work with some of the leading specialists in the Kansas City area, and we’re always looking for opportunities to expand our ever-growing pool of skilled medical practitioners with new talent. That’s why we’re so pleased to welcome Dr. Scott McMurray to our staff full time. We’ve already had the great pleasure of working with Dr. McMurray to bring his skills and experience ...

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March is National Nutrition Month | Blue Valley Surgical Associates

March is National Nutrition Month

Let’s face the facts: We all know that we tend to eat a lot more and a lot heartier during the cold winter months. So, what better time than the beginning of spring to examine the things that we’re putting on our plates and start making eating choices that promote staying healthy in Kansas City throughout the year—and throughout our lives? That’s why March is National Nutrition Month!

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Pain Management Can Help You Reclaim Your Life from Chronic Pain

pain management for chronic pain

Chronic pain comes in a number of different forms, but there’s one thing that they all have in common: no matter what the cause, living with chronic pain can take a toll on your work, your health, and your happiness. That’s why pain management in Kansas City is so important.

As those who suffer from chronic pain already know, continuous pain seems to expand so that it takes up your ...

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