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Archive for April 2019

Mental Health Needs Medicaid Expansion in Kansas

The people of Kansas need Medicaid Expansion to increase access to care to mental health or substance use treatment.  Not only for economic development; not only for delaying inevitable closures or consolidations of health care organizations like community mental health centers or hospitals; and not only for the purpose of becoming part of the large…

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Our Second Brain

You may have heard our gut being referred to as our “second brain.” There are numerous studies linking what we eat to how we feel. The lining of our gut, if laid out one cell thick would cover a tennis court! It is no wonder that with all that surface area exposed to the food…

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Imagination

Text:  Matthew 5:13-14 – “You are the salt of the earth….; You are the light of the world….” When I was young, I dreamed of being a teacher. I would line up my dolls (and my little brother) on chairs in front of a blackboard in my bedroom. I would write addition and subtraction “problems”…

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Benefits of Carrots For Both Your Inside and Outside

Ah April! Warm temperatures, budding daffodils and crocuses and the anticipation of the arrival of the Easter Bunny! And what do bunnies love to eat? Carrots of course! And this week on Thursday, it just happens to be International Carrot Day! So get out your vegetable peelers and serve up some of those orange beauties.…

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