Hands holding heart for Heart Awareness Month
19 Feb
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Orthopedic Health of KC Newsletter February 2020

IN THIS ISSUE :

  • Importance of Heart Health
  • OHKC Building Award
  • OHKC Supporting the Chiefs

Hands holding heart for Heart Awareness Month

February: Heart Awareness Month

February is American Heart Month, aimed at raising awareness about heart heath and heart disease prevention. Although orthopedists treat bones, poor heart health can put patients at a higher risk of complication during a surgical procedure and rehabilitation. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention lists these conditions and behaviors as contributors to a greater risk of heart disease:

  • High blood pressure. This affects Americans at younger ages than before and includes millions of people in their 40s and 50s. High blood pressure can not only put one at risk for heart disease, but also stroke.
  • High blood cholesterol. This is often caused by behaviors such as smoking, eating unhealthy foods, and not getting adequate physical activity. Diabetes and obesity are also contributing factors.
  • Smoking. Everyone is aware that smoking is harmful to the lungs – but it also damages blood vessels and can cause heart disease.
  • Obesity. Extra weight stresses the heart.
  • Diabetes. When a person has diabetes, elevated blood sugars can damage blood vessels and nerves controlling the heart.
  • Physical inactivity. All adults are encouraged to get 150 minutes a week of moderately intense activity which keeps the heart healthy.
  • Unhealthy eating. Too much sodium, trans-fat, saturated fat, and added sugars all contribute to an increased risk of heart disease.

Be kind to your Valentine by helping them avoid these risky conditions and behaviors. We love our patients and hope to treat them for many years to come!

OHKC Celebrates Super Bowl Win

The entire city nearly shut down to celebrate the Chiefs World Championship after winning Super Bowl LIV. The staff at OHKC supported our men in red by participating in Red Friday prior to the big game. Employees at both offices showed up in their best Chiefs gear which we are certain contributed to the win!

OHKC New Building Receives Award

Each year, the Kansas City Business Journal showcases real estate development projects that transform the Kansas City Area. For the year of 2019, Orthopedic Health of Kansas City was recognized as one of 30 Capstone Winners for its new clinic location in North Kansas City.

OHKC owns the only building receiving the award for its sustainability. This year’s winning projects and the teams behind them will be honored in March at the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland.

Exterior shot of Ortho Health KC office

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