LiveWell JOCO Blog

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Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. One in 5 children in the United States has obesity. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once only seen in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure,…... read more

Chronic Disease Self-Management This Fall

Do you suffer from a chronic disease such as arthritis, diabetes, cancer, COPD, stroke, or any ongoing health concern? If so, you are not alone. In fact, 145 million Americans suffer from some type of chronic disease. Johnson County Department…...

Chronic Disease Self-Management

Do you suffer from a chronic disease such as arthritis, diabetes, cancer, COPD, stroke or any ongoing health concern? If so, you are not alone. In fact, 145 million Americans suffer from some type of chronic disease. Johnson County Department…...

March is National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month March is National Nutrition Month. This year’s theme is “Go Further with Food.” The focus of the campaign, led by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, is to encourage healthy eating habits and to reduce food waste.…...

4 Steps to Help Lower Your Cholesterol

Your heart keeps you ticking and we all want to know what we can do to keep our hearts healthy. One thing that effects our heart’s health is high cholesterol. Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. adults has high cholesterol, according…...

Heart Disease: What Can You Do To Prevent It?

Heart disease doesn’t happen just to older adults. It is happening to younger adults more and more often. This is partly because the conditions that lead to heart disease are happening at younger ages. February is Heart Month, the perfect…... read more

Chronic Disease Self-Management

Do you suffer from a chronic disease such as arthritis, diabetes, cancer, COPD, stroke or any ongoing health concern? If so, you are not alone. In fact, 145 million Americans suffer from some type of chronic disease. Johnson County Department…...

Diabetes Prevention Program Classes Starting Now!

As the New Year dawns, you may thinking about how to lose a few pounds. What you may not be thinking about is prediabetes, a serious health condition that increases one’s risk for developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and…...

Pharmer’s Markets Begin June 16!

Pharmer's Markets   Customers most often interact with their pharmacist in the few minutes it takes to pick up their prescription. Rarely do they engage pharmacists in conversations about chronic health conditions or ask questions about how they can better…...

Move More in 2018 to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Protect Yourself From Type 2 Diabetes   How do you protect yourself from type 2 diabetes and all of its complications? The clear-cut answer is moving more throughout the day. Obesity is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes, but…...

FREE Blood Pressure Check in Lenexa

FREE blood pressure check at the Lenexa Senior Center the third Tuesday of each month. Blood pressure clinics are provided by Registered Nurses at several locations in Johnson County. Stop by and get your blood pressure checked and speak with a…... read more

FREE Blood Pressure Check in Lenexa

FREE blood pressure check in Lenexa at Rosewood Place the third Monday of each month. Blood pressure clinics are provided by Registered Nurses at several locations in Johnson County. Stop by and get your blood pressure checked and speak with a Registered…...

FREE Blood Pressure Check in Overland Park

FREE blood pressure check in Overland Park at Matt Ross Community Center the third Monday of each month. Blood pressure clinics are provided by Registered Nurses at several locations in Johnson County.   Stop by and get your blood pressure checked and…...

FREE Blood Pressure Check in Overland Park

FREE blood pressure check in Overland Park at the Johnson County Central Resource Library on the second Wednesday of each month. Blood pressure clinics are provided by Registered Nurses at several locations in Johnson County. Stop by and get your blood pressure…...

FREE Blood Pressure Check in Shawnee

FREE blood pressure check at Shawnee Methodist Church on the second Monday of each month. Blood pressure clinics are provided by Registered Nurses at several locations in Johnson County. Stop by and get your blood pressure checked and speak with…...