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, we will need to leave your name, address, date of birth, and phone number for any questions.

Happy Reading!

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HAPPY 10TH ANNIVERSARY – 2018 WEIGHT LOSS COMPETITION STARTS NEXT WEEK!

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!

Requirements

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.

Confidentiality

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.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL PARTICIPANTS!  LET’S GET HEALTHY KC!

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

2018 Weight Loss Competition Days Revealed!

Charles & Barbara Duboc Cardio Health & Wellness Center (CWC) at Saint Luke’s is sponsoring our 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 be February 5th through February 9th.

Click here – 2018 WLC Flyer  for the Weight Loss Competition Details and 2018 WLC Registration Form.  Full rules are listed here:  2018 WLC RULES HANDOUT

So what is this all about?

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% of the pot (money), second place in each category receives 15% of the pot, and third place receives 10% of the pot. Each participant contributes $35.00 for registration or if registering with a partner, the fee is $50 for two and must be paid in full at time of first registration.  The money will be used for prize winnings  . . . . this means the more who register . . . the bigger the prize amount. Five dollars ($5.00) goes towards administrative costs.

What is required?

Initial weigh-in dates are February 5th through 9th and the final Weigh-in will be April 30th through May 4th. There are dates for monthly weigh-ins for March and April listed on the flier … monthly weigh-ins are encouraged but not mandatory to participate. Your initial weigh-in and final weigh-in must be at the same location to be eligible to win.

What can I win?

Aside from feeling great, looking great and improving your health, you can win money too!

  • 1st prize: 75% of the prize pot
  • 2nd prize: 15% of the prize pot
  • 3rd prize: 10% of the prize pot

Last year’s female winner won over $3900 . . . this could be YOU!

Winnings are based on the number of participants, so encourage everyone you know to sign up. It means a healthier life for them, and a bigger prize for you!

We have Weight Loss Champions to register you at each Saint Luke’s site – Plaza, North, South, East, and Cushing Memorial Hospital. Other sites available are our Saint Luke’s Convenient Care Clinics, some area Hy-Vee’s, and private companies.

Will your weight be confidential?

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

Don’t Let that New Year’s Resolution get away from you…come and

Get to your Summer Weight Now . . .

More information and forms are available at CWC website www.cardiowellnesscenter.org or our

Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/cardiowellness/

Or by calling/emailing

Lori J Wilson at 816-751-8480 (ljwilson@saint-lukes.org) or

Tammy Gazzano at 816-751-8330 (tgazzano@saint-lukes.org

 

Posted in Weight Loss Competition

Good Fat versus Bad Fat

Dr James O’Keefe and his recent interview with Fox4 discussing the benefits of “good” fat and the hazards of “bad” fat.  Thank you Fox4.

Nutrition studies suggest fats may not be the health hazard once thought

Posted in Diet & Nutrition

2018 Smoking Cessation Dates

We have updated our Winter 2018 Smoking Cessation Sessions.

Each session is only four dates, FOUR hours total to be smoke-free and reduce your risk for cancer, stroke, and coronary disease.

January 2018 – 2nd, 9th, 11th, and 16th

April 2018 – 16th, 23rd, 25th, and 30th

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

For information and to register now, call 816-751-8327

Saint Luke’s Charles & Barbara Duboc
Cardio Health & Wellness Center
4321 Washington Street
Suite 2400
Kansas City, MO 64111

Posted in Smoking Cessation

What is Good Fat ????

Our own Lindsay Nelson, Registered Dietician, discussed with Carolyn Long at KCTV5 the types of fat to eat and avoid. Here is her awesome segment!  Thank you #KCTV5!

http://www.kctv5.com/story/36702790/study-says-fat-does-not-make-you-fat

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Kick the Habit for Life – Smoking Cessation Classes

Our Winter Smoking Cessation class is now available for registration!

Smoking Cessation Winter 2017 and 2018

 

2017 remaining days are November 6, 13, 15, and 20

Start your New Year off to clear lungs! 

Dates for the Winter cessation for 2018 are January 2, 9, 11, 16

 

Please call today to sign up – 816-751-8327

$75.00 for four days – one hour at a time!

 

Charles & Barbara Duboc Cardio Health & Wellness Center

4321 Washington Street, Suite 2400

Kansas City, MO 64111

Posted in Smoking Cessation

Monthly Interactive Cooking Classes – October 12th – Video!

Monthly Interactive Cooking Classes – October 12th

Join our Dietician, Lindsay and all the great choices for our Interactive Cooking Classes that she brings.

Our October Monthly Interactive Cooking Demonstration will be on Thursday, October 12th and we will be featuring How to Eat with Diabetes.  Hear Lindsay in her own words with our video:

October Cooking Demo: How to Eat with Diabetes

Let us help remove the mystery and add the flavor to your diabetic diet. Join us for our October cooking demo: How to Eat with Diabetes!

Posted by Saint Luke's Health System on Monday, October 2, 2017

Are you a diabetic or pre-diabetic? Are you uncertain about what to eat or want some new ideas?  In this class, we’ll make easy and tasty recipes with low glycemic ingredients and discuss how to lower your blood sugar naturally.

Cooking demonstrations start at 5:30 pm.

Maximum 25 participants per class – cost is $15.00 per person

Saint Luke’s Charles & Barbara Duboc
Cardio Health & Wellness Center
4321 Washington Street, Suite 2400
Kansas City, MO 64111

Call us at 816-751-8388 to register or
online at: www.saintlukeskc.org/events

Posted in Cooking Class

October 2017 Interactive Cooking Class!

Thursday, October 12th – How to Eat with Diabetes

Are you diabetic or pre-diabetic?

Are you uncertain about what to eat or want some new ideas?

In this class our dietician, Lindsay Nelson, will make easy and tasty recipes with low glycemic ingredients and discuss how to lower your blood sugar naturally!

Thursday, October 12th

5:30 pm

Cost is $15.00 per person (maximum 25 participants and minimum 5)

 

REGISTRATION

Phone – 816-751-8388 or online at www.saintlukeskc.org/events

 

LOCATION

Charles & Barbara Duboc Cardio Health & Wellness Center

4321 Washington Street, Suite 2400

Kansas City MO

 

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