HealthyU eNewsletter 2016


December 16

  • What’s the deal with probiotics?If you’ve written off probiotics as a passing fad, you may want to rethink that. Research shows that probiotics provide real health benefits. But if you’re like most Americans, you’re probably not even sure what they are or why they’re important. Read More
  • Kindness may be the best medicineIf you are participating in this month’s Fountain of Health wellness challenge, you could be getting even more than you’re giving. Research shows that random acts of kindness can actually be good for your health. Read More
  • Meet Shearise Williams, your new CMA at the medical kioskThe next time you visit the Kansas City Health Care Trust Medical Kiosk, you’ll be greeted by someone new to City Hall. Shearise Williams, a certified medical assistant, has joined the medical staff at the kiosk. She will be there to take your vital signs and facilitate your visit with an online doctor or nurse practitioner. Read More
  • Shutting down shinglesContrary to popular belief, shingles is not rare. About a million new cases of shingles are reported in the U.S. each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The shingles vaccine could decrease that number significantly, though, as more and more people are learning how to protect themselves against the disease. Read More