2018 Fall – From the Heart Newsletter

The current edition of the From the Heart newsletter is being mailed now!  If you would like to see it before it hits your mailbox in approximately 3-4 weeks, you can view it online by clicking here.

You can find previous issues by clicking the above heading Newsletter – From the Heart.  You can view issues from 2007 to present.

If you don’t receive a copy in the mail, please send your name and address to ljwilson@saintlukeskc.org.  We will send you the current issue and add you to our list for future mailings.

If you wish to be removed from the mailing list, also send your name and address and we will make sure you no longer receive a copy.

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The Great American Smokeout® – November 15th

Are you a current smoker?  How about becoming a PREVIOUS smoker!  The CWC is recognizing the upcoming The Great American Smokeout® with a Fall Session of our KICK THE HABIT FOR LIFE smoking cessation class.

November 5, 12, 14, and 19 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm are our Fall dates/times.

Some smoking facts for you:

  1. About 69% of smokers want to quit completely
  2. Tobacco addicts are most likely to consider quitting the habit on a Monday.
  3. Smoking causes 1 in every 5 deaths in the US every year
  4. The average smoker in the US spends $1500 to $3300 per year
  5. Within two hours of not smoking, your heart rate and blood pressure will have returned to almost completely normal levels
  6. Just 12 hours without a cigarette, the body cleanses itself of the excess carbon monoxide from the cigarettes

For information or to register, call 816-751-8327.

2018 2019 Smoking Cessation Classes Nov


Posted in Smoking Cessation

Back to School Lunches – For you and the kids!

Want healthy, nutritious lunches for the kiddos?  Even for you!!


Check out the quick tips our nutritionist, Lindsay Nelson, has for you.


When packing your child’s lunch, remember four things: protein, fat, veggie and fruit. Here are some easy lunch ideas:

  • Hard boiled eggs, almond butter, celery, and blueberries
  • Cheese Stick, cashews, sugar snap peas, and raspberries
  • Grilled chicken strips, avocado, mini peppers, and a peach

Be careful of sugars hiding in some of the most popular items and try and look at the nutrition facts to avoid added sugars. Here are some substitutes you can try:

  • Instead of fruit snacks – try fruit
  • Instead of juice or chocolate milk – try water, plain milk or kefir, which is like yogurt
  • Instead of sugar yogurt – try plain yogurt, adding fruit, flax or chia seeds and a small amount of honey for sweetness.
  • Instead of a conventional granola bar – try a RX kids bar


Thank you KCTV5



Posted in Diet & Nutrition

Go Outside and Play – Doctor’s Order UPDATED

Dr James O’Keefe has presented new information regarding your longevity AND fitness.  His most recent TEDx presentation in Manchester, England goes hand-in-hand with his current paper published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

Further information can be found at:


TEDx Talk Manchester, England June 2018 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPz5_esb2ZM


Mayo Clinic Proceedings:  https://youtu.be/GxUtU-6MZrE and https://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(18)30538-X/fulltext


TIME: https://saintlukeskc.org/about/news/time-do-kind-exercise-if-you-want-live-longer-study-says


New York Times: https://saintlukeskc.org/about/news/new-york-times-best-sport-longer-life-try-tennis



Posted in Cardiology - FYI, News for You

Benefits of Omega-3

With all the controversies of Omega-3, here is an article published by Dr James DiNicolantonio, Research Scientist at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute.  Dr DiNicolantionio works with Dr James O’Keefe.

Click the below link to read the entire article:

Omega3 2018

Posted in Diet & Nutrition

Cardio Health & Wellness Cooking Demos

Learn to cook nutritious, tasty recipes that help you lead a healthy lifestyle!


Our Cooking Demonstrations start at 5:30 pm and cost only $15.00 per class.  We do have a maximum of 15 participants (and a minimum of 5).


We ask that you register at least 24 hours prior to class day by calling 816-751-8388 or online at www.saintlukeskc.org/events.


Classes for the remainder of 2018 are as follows:


July 12 – Cooking with Herbs

August 9 – Veggie Pasta

September 13 – Fight the Inflammation

October 11 – Fiber

November 8 – Immunity Boost

December 13 – Express Meals


Saint Luke’s Charles & Barbara Duboc Cardio Health & Wellness Center

4321 Washington Street, Suite 2400

Kansas City, MO 64111


Posted in Cooking Class

Smoking Cessation Classes for 2018/2019

2018/19 Smoking Cessation dates:

A few smoking facts for you:


  1. About 69% of smokers want to quit completely
  2. Tobacco addicts are most likely to consider quitting the habit on a Monday.
  3. Smoking causes 1 in every 5 deaths in the US every year
  4. The average smoker in the US spends $1500 to $3300 per year
  5. Within two hours of not smoking, your heart rate and blood pressure will have returned to almost completely normal levels
  6. Just 12 hours without a cigarette, the body cleanses itself of the excess carbon monoxide from the cigarettes


Here is the list of  our upcoming sessions for the remainder of 2018 and beginning of 2019:

Summer 2018                                      July 31, August 7, 9, 14

Fall 2018                                               November 5, 12, 14, 19

Winter 2019                                         January 7, 14, 16, 21


Please call our nurse at 816-751-8520 for more information or to register for your next step in starting a healthier lifestyle!

Posted in Smoking Cessation

Spring 2018 From the Heart Newsletter

Our Spring edition of From the Heart newsletter will be arriving in your mailbox over the next few weeks!

Articles for this new edition are as follows:


– New diabetes medications that also help your cardiovascular disease

– Why women outlive men everywhere, but . . . . .

– Power of Sleep

– Go Play with your Friends

and many more!

Spring 2018 Newsletter FINAL




Remember to subscribe to this, please contact Lori J Wilson by email at ljwilson@saintlukeskc.org or  phone at 816-751-8480.

Please leave your name, address, and a phone number for any questions.  If you are wanting to be removed from the list, you will need to leave your name, address, date of birth, and phone number for any questions.

Happy Reading!

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The Charles & Barbara Duboc Cardio Health & Wellness Center (CWC) at Saint Luke’s is sponsoring its 10th Annual Weight Loss Competition (WLC). It is open to everyone—employees, patients, visitors, friends, and family (WLC Champions are not eligible to participate). The initial weigh-ins will take place February 5–9, 2018.

This is a weight loss competition with both women’s and men’s individual categories. The person in each category who has the greatest percent reduction in weight will win 75 percent of the pot (money), second place in each category receives 15 percent, and third place receives 10 percent. Each participant contributes $35 for registration—or, if registering with a partner, the fee is $50 for both. The money will be used for prize winnings, so the more who register, the bigger the prize amount. $5 of the registration fee goes towards administrative costs.

 Did you know: The 2017 female winner won more than $3,900!


Initial weigh-in dates are February 5–9 and the final weigh-in will be April 30-May 4.

View flier for more information and view dates for monthly weigh-ins in March and April.  Monthly weigh-ins are encouraged but not mandatory.  Historically, all winners happened to come in for monthly weigh-ins.  The coordinators are there to encourage each person.

Weight Loss Champions will be available to register you at each Saint Luke’s site—Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City, Saint Luke’s North Hospital, Saint Luke’s South Hospital, Saint Luke’s East Hospital, Saint Luke’s Cushing Hospital, Saint Luke’s Convenient Care Clinics, Saint Luke’s Anderson County Hospital, some area Hy-Vee grocery stories, and private companies.

To participate with private companies, you will need to be an employee with that company.  These are Saint Luke’s Corporate office, Grandview School District, City of Kansas City Employees, MRI Global, and Stinson Leonard Street, LLP.


Your weight will be entered in a database that is available to only a select few people, and it will be entered with a set of numbers and not your name, so this will be highly confidential.

Learn more

Continue to check out our website for more information and updates for handouts.  Also keep up with our Facebook page.  We offer weekly recipes, daily health motivations, and fun healthy facts.

Or call:

In future, all 2018 Weight Loss Competition Information will be listed in our Weight Loss Competition section.  Click the upper right tab of Weight Loss Competition.


Posted in Weight Loss Competition

2018 Monthly Interactive Cooking Classes

Monthly Interactive Cooking Classes

We offer monthly interactive cooking classes with our Registered Dietician.  Learn to cook using nutritious, tasty recipes that will help you lead a healthy lifestyle.  Cooking demonstrations start at 5:30 pm and the cost is $15.00 per class.  There is a minimum of five participants and a maximum of 15.

To register for these classes, call 816-751-8388 or register online at www.saintlukeskc.org/events.

You must register at least 24-hours in advance.

Upcoming classes for 2018 are:

January 3rd – Soups – sneak in those veggies to the family

February 7th – Dip It! – Healthy dips to get you ready for your Superbowl Party

March 7th – Make Ahead Breakfasts – quick and filling meals

April 4th – Mediterranean Cooking – traditional Mediterranean ingredients

May 2nd – Digestive Health – food beneficial to your gut health

June 6th – Salad-in-a-Jar – one of our most popular classes

Posted in Cooking Class
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The Charles & Barbara Duboc Cardio Health & Wellness Center provides risk management for heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and stroke