Dr. Hilton McDonald and Nurse Practitioner Pamela Darnell enumerate types of allergy triggers, and how testing has come a long way.
Julie Hartwell and Sherri Stout demonstrate a decadent and relaxing spa treatment with chocolate in the mix.
Melanie accompanies trainer Angela Horner to her studio to get a personal training session.
Dr. Walker explains the causes and complications of a perforated tympanic membrane, or eardrum, and how it can be fixed.
Dr. Gretchen Shull talks about what her team does to help transition a patient to a greater awareness of their diabetes and how to manage it.
Dr. Gretchen Shull explains the very large correlation between the two deadly diseases.
Dr. Gretchen Shull explains some symptoms that should not be ignored.
Shannon fills in for absent spouse Dr. Karl Wendt and talks with Melanie about the differences between the way women and men celebrate.
Aaron talks with Gary about being over-committed, and what happens when you are spread too thin.
Suzanne Nelson shows some of the natural supplements that can help alleviate winter blahs.
Dusty Read explains a way for a current member and a friend to each save a month's worth of fees.
Otolaryngologist Renee Walker explains different types of obstruction and how to treat them.
Dentist Jay Joseph uses pictures to illustrate how easily viewers can prevent gum disease and tooth loss.
Nurse Practitioner Tiffany Huffman talks about parents setting a good example and enjoying activities with their children.
Angela Horner shows how to get an intense workout that you can tailor to your available time.
Dr. Joseph points to less pain and quicker healing times as being among the many reasons dentists are now performing many procedures with lasers.
Suzanne Nelson shows organic produce that can be ordered through the winter, and some of the forms in which it is delivered.
Dr. Walker explains why nosebleeds are common during dry winter weather, and methods of keeping the sinuses hydrated.
Todd Decker explains why he became a hospital chaplain, and the role chaplains play in patient care.
Angela Horner shows another intensive workout that is simple to learn and works all major muscle groups.
Dr. Sue tells about foods that pack an immunity-boosting punch.
Diabetes educator Laurie Smith explains how she works with patients from the point of diagnosis to help them manage their disease without sacrificing enjoyment of food.
Fitness consultant Angela Horner shows five intensive exercises that comprise a complete workout.
Dr. Sue gives practical advice for treating the Croup, a viral upper-respiratory infection.
Dr. Joseph explains how areas of the entire body can become compromised by low-grade infections under teeth.
Dr. Walker explains that the stent can both keep nasal passages open following surgery, and later dissolve on its own.
Dr. Sue explains that lice aren't anything to be embarrassed about, and are relatively easy to eradicate.
Melanie embarks on a week of "eating clean," and asks Suzanne Nelson to clarify what that means.
What parents need to know about the vaccines their children receive.
Dr. Gene Dement invites women to a special talk he's giving about women's risk factors for heart disease.
Dr. Walker explains some less-obvious symptoms of sleep apnea in children, and how the problem can be solved surgically.
Gary gets his annual vaccination, and pharmacist Rollin Trewyn talks about myths surrounding flu shots.
Angela Horner shows Gary an intensive workout that can be completed in 20 minutes.
Dr. Sue spells out the types of flu vaccine available, and who should receive them.
Dr. Walter Dandridge gives advice on home breast exams for men.
Lori Marble outlines the free 6-week workshop, which addresses the problems common to many chronic illnesses, including diabetes, arthritis, and emphysema.
Dr. Ben Leavens lists some of the health problems associated with overweight dogs and cats.
Dr. Jeff Manley explains the many services offered for women.
Dr. Sue explains the symptoms and causes of autumn allergies, and how to treat them.
Chef Cari shows us a quick and easy smoothie recipe that's really nutritious.
Dr. Joseph shows how specialized sports-related mouthguards have become.
Freeman Rehabilitation Director Carolyn Dermott shares information on the many rehab programs the hospital offers.
Fitness Consultant Angela Horner shows how she achieves her rock-hard abs.
Just as pace makers can help regulate the heart, deep brain stimulation can do the same for the mind. In today's Mercy Health Minute, Dr. Taylor Bear explains how the device works.
Dr. Sue explains that some teens are abusing stimulants normally prescribed for ADHD.
Dr. Walter Dandridge outlines the services provided by Mercy Breast Cancer Center.
Dr. Karl's lesson from the film is that we all need to balance our sense of drive with a sense of contentment.
Children show marked progress in motor skills when playing with a dog as opposed to more traditional therapies.
Dr. Sue outlines some common scenarios that accompany the first week back at school, and how to navigate them.
Researchers have isolated a gene in animals that causes them to gain weight; they hope to apply their knowledge to humans and treat a genetic tendency toward obesity by manipulating the protein associated with the gene.
Dr. Sue gives some suggestions for soothing a child's sunburn.
Dr. Hilton McDonald explains how food allergies are diagnosed, including keeping a food diary.
A breakthrough procedure has saved a young woman's life when a life-threatening brain tumor returned.
A new weight-loss resort based on the "boot camp" approach of the hit TV show "The Biggest Loser" is getting results for its clients.
Dr. Angela Langer explains that exercise during pregnancy is beneficial, and only under certain medical circumstances should it be curtailed.
Gary undergoes acupuncture treatment live on Living Well, and says he notices a difference in his stiff neck.
Gary learns some of the history of acupuncture and some medical issues that can be addressed using this type of therapy.
Dr. Sue explains the benefits of insect repellant for young children, and how to use it correctly.
One man's cancer diagnosis leads him to urge a friend to get checked out, and the friend's cancer is caught early as a result.
Dr. Hilton McDonald explains which symptoms belong with which diagnosis.
More doctors are integrating alternatives such as music and art therapy to address the patient's mood and state of mind as part of getting well.
Instructor Becky Browne demonstrates some Tai Chi movements, which she says is a form of moving meditation.
Angela shows Jeremiah some simple yet effective moves to strengthen core muscles.
Dr. Sue shows a diagram of the outer ear canal and why swimmers' ear is especially painful.
Dr. Hilton McDonald details the kinds of bite reactions that necessitate a trip to the doctor.
Keeping your kids protected while learning how to ride a big-kid bike.
A new procedure that provides a dose of radiation during lumpectomy surgery.
Dr. Walker explains the difference between an inner ear infection and Swimmer's Ear.
Women are being tested for genetic predispositions for certain types of cancers, and passing the information along to their daughters.
Dr. Sue explains the right kind of insect repellent to use, and shows how to build a mosquito trap.
Ann gives some great tips on choosing which stressors to let go of, and prioritize the things you really need to get done.
Crystal Zaerr shows how to administer CPR to an adult and to an infant.
Dr. Mollie James and Physician's Assistant Cara Drennan explain how to spot suspicious skin lesions that could be cancerous.
Dr. Sue gives tips on how to keep from being bitten by a dog, and what to do if it does happen.
Dr. Sue explains why it's never too soon to protect your child with age-appropriate sun protection.
Dr. Walker talks about the three most common illnesses caused by tick bites, the symptoms to watch out for, and when to seek treatment.
Aaron Brown explains his participation in a bike ride from Joplin to New Orleans to raise funds to build three houses.
Angela shows Toni that alternating between cardio and weights can increase the intensity of both, resulting in a more complete workout.
Studies released by the Centers for Disease Control found 58% of the pool filter water samples collected in public pools last summer tested positive for E. coli, bacteria normally found in human feces. The E. coli is a marker for fecal contamination.
Jamie Gillmore explains the many perks associated with being a member of the volunteer group.
Dr. Ben Leavens explains some lesser-known summertime dangers for your pets.
Dr. Sue gives tips on what to do -- and what not to do -- to keep your little ones from getting carsick.
Counselor Ann Leach explains how to "dive in" to the process of setting and achieving goals in the summer.
Dr. Charles Graves explains varying levels of anxiety and trauma that can result from the 2nd anniversary of the Joplin tornado, coupled with the timing of the deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma.
Dr. Sue talks with moms, who share some surprising thoughts on how the support -- or lack thereof -- of other parents plays a role in their ability to be effective mothers.
Suzanne Nelson shows Toni some of the juice blends extracted daily at Suzanne's.
Dr. Andrei Gursky explains what "leaky veins" are and how they can lead to severe health problems including amputation.
Dr. Sue explains how simply your child can be tested for a variety of allergies all at once, which could shed light on the cause of some of his illnesses.
Rachel Wheeler of Freeman Health System showcases some of the fresh vegetables purchased at the Freeman Farmers' Market by making two delicious salads.
Dr. Walker explains the dramatic rise in deadly skin cancers in proportion to the proliferation of tanning beds.
Freeman Neurological Surgeon Joshua Sweaney explains that ataxia is a symptom, not a disease in itself, and some of the disorders it might indicate.
Angela Horner explains the myriad benefits of stretching, including increasing strength.
Dr. Sue recounts some of the child-rearing lessons she learned from her own mother.
Gary and Toni learn about the rising popularity and convenience of walk up medical clinics.
KSN's own foreign correspondent, Airman First Class Kellen Carr, shows a weight-lifting competition at a base in Afghanistan.
Dr. Sue explains why kids have bad dreams, and how to help them get a good night's sleep.
Freeman Orthopedic Surgeon David Black explains why victims of joint disorders are no longer just the elderly.
Dr. Sue names some of the telltale signs of a bullied child, and talks with an expert about how to ensure that your schools don't tolerate bullying.
Dr. Karl Wendt shares some surprising facts about the number of children annually diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, and how you can watch for signs of the disorder in your child.
Dr. Sue talks about how easily teens can get into the habit of drinking alcohol.
Counselor and life coach Ann Leach comes clean about an embarrassing mistake, and explains how to learn and grow from mistakes.
Dr. Sue explains symptoms of allergies in children, and what to do if your child is suffering from them.
Mercy Occupational Health Physician Dr. Ping Gao explains the symptoms and treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Dr. Sue compliments some of her patients and their parents on how ingeniously they pass the time while waiting to see her.
Angela Horner begins a series entitled "Functional Fitness" with a dynamic she calls "doubling up."
Dr. Sue explains why pediatricians recommend the "back to sleep" model for newborns.
Dr. Renee Walker explains some of the specific childhood illnesses that can be directly attributed to exposure to tobacco smoke, and what to do about them.
Otolaryngologist Renee Walker explains what Environmental Tobacco Smoke is (also known as second- and third-hand smoke) and who is vulnerable to exposure.
Dr. Sue shows some of the less obvious places many of us pick up cold and flu bugs.
Dr. Sue talks about how long germs can survive on items such as menus and condiment containers in restaurants.
Mercy physician Dr. Ron Smalling explains some of the factors that can lead to heart failure.
Allergy specialist Dr. Hilton McDonald explains that what might seem like cold symptoms can actually be the body's reaction to allergens.
Dr. Sue explains the new CDC guidelines that simplify childhood vaccination recommendations.
Some risk factors for congestive heart failure, and making it easier to live with the disease.
Dr. Jay Joseph shows the differences between bridges, implants, dentures, and partials -- some of the methods of replacing lost teeth.
Dr. Sue explains that new moms tend to use their cell phones while driving, which endangers their babies.
Dr. Ron Smalling explains the difference between a heart attack and the signs of heart failure, and what to do about each.
Dr. Sue talks about the causes of winter dry skin in children and gives tips on how to keep your kiddos comfortable.
Dr. Robert Dodson of Mercy Hospital explains the accuracy of robotic surgery in targeting cancerous tumors.
Dr. Sue explains that not every cough needs to be suppressed.
Mercy ER physician Mark Brecheisen explains what the symptoms of the flu are, how to care for yourself with over-the-counter medication, and when to go to the emergency room.
Ann Leach talks with Toni about releasing the people, beliefs, and objects in our lives which no longer serve us.
Dr. Sue explains why most medicines shouldn't be kept more than a year.
Dr. Sue explains a simple rule to help kids understand the far-reaching nature of social networks, and how to err on the side of caution when they post or tweet.
Dr. Sue gives advice on how to keep everyone in the family from catching the same cold.
Dr. Sean Smith of Mercy Hospital talks about the kinds of illnesses and injuries typically seen in the emergency room during the holiday season.
Angela Horner of Studio One Fitness shows Gary the difference between active and static exercises to strengthen core muscle groups.
Dr. Renee Walker explains why nosebleeds happen, what to do if you get one, and how to prevent them during the dry months of winter.
Mercy registered dietician Laura Vinyard explains the benefits of eating whole fruit rather than drinking juice.
Pastor Aaron Brown of St. Paul's United Methodist Church tells Gary about some methods of gift-giving that involve more than just shopping.
Pastor Aaron Brown of St. Paul's United Methodist Church talks about the three qualities that make a wonderful gift.
Suzanne Nelson of Suzanne's Natural Foods shows some of the healthy fast food available at her store's salad bar.
Freeman Nurse Practitioner Cathy Banes tells Gary what kinds of patients are benefitting from a new partnership with a St. Louis hospital.
Dr. Sue explains why some over-the-counter cold medicines for kids aren't always needed.
Mercy Hospital registered dietician Laura Vinyard explains how not to fall victim to seasonal overeating during the Christmas holidays.
Ann Leach shares tips for honoring a lost loved one during the holiday season, while still finding a way to move forward.
Mercy Hospital Wellness Coordinator Kim Kory checks Gary's blood pressure and talks about the importance of maintaining a healthy blood pressure.
Dr. Sue talks about the role parents and schools play in keeping kids active and eating well.
Mercy Hospital Registered Dietician Laura Vinyard explains how to lower your risk for developing diabetes.
Dr. Sue shows how easily children can access -- and abuse -- their parent's prescription medicines.
Registered Dietician Laura Vinyard gives tips for making a healthier Thanksgiving feast, and for pacing yourself enough to stave off regret.
Freeman Breast Patient Navigator Jennifer Hargis explains a program to get breast cancer patients and their families past the steep learning curve that accompanies the diagnosis.
Walgreens manager Louis Niewald tells about a wellness tour bus making four stops in five days in the Joplin area.
Dr. Jay Joseph discusses payment plans and no-interest loans as ways to get needed dental work done.
Angela Horner shows Gary some moves for core strengthening, and explains how strong core muscles benefit the whole body.
Dr. Sue weighs in on the value of flu vaccines for kids, and how to tell the flu from a bad cold.
Grief counselor Ann Leach explains how to bypass the have-to's of the holidays and create your own traditions.
Dr. Sue gives pointers on when to let a fever take its course, and when to call the doctor.
Dr. Curt Dandridge sums up Mercy's message for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Dr. Thomas McClain tells Adam about the new Mercy orthopedic practice, and an open house that will include a mobile learning center.