Last updated 25 days ago
If you experience severe headaches from time to time, you could be suffering from migraines. Though migraine triggers vary from person to person, a few triggers are more common than others.
This video discusses some of the most common migraine triggers. An erratic sleep schedule is considered a serious trigger because serotonin and dopamine, essential chemicals for brain health, are produced during sleep. Environmental factors such as bright lights, strong odors, and loud noises can also cause migraines. The best way to prevent migraines is to speak with a doctor and avoid your known migraine triggers.
If you have any questions about migraines, call Overland Park Regional Medical Center at (913) 752-9337. Our hospital is dedicated to providing prompt emergency care and general wellness care to the people of Overland Park and its surrounding areas.
Last updated 1 month ago
As those who experience migraines can attest, this type of headache can quickly thwart any attempt to have a productive day. With pain so severe that it can cause nausea and vomiting, migraine headaches can be incredibly frustrating for sufferers. Overland Park Regional Medical Center houses a staff of neurology experts to help individuals with chronic migraine discomfort.
Why do migraine headaches happen?
Migraine headaches can be exasperating because their cause is not completely understood. The medical community has made great strides toward uncovering some components that contribute to the onset of migraines. Because women experience this condition more frequently than men, doctors suspect that female hormones may play a role in this ailment. Physicians have also found that a person who gets migraines on a frequent basis often has siblings or parents with the same problem, which points to a hereditary link.
What triggers can provoke a migraine headache?
Doctors have isolated several catalysts or triggers that can make a future migraine headache more likely. Some triggers stem from outside stimuli, such as sunshine, scents, or certain foods. In other cases, a migraine can occur because of changes to a person’s sleeping schedule or increased stress at home or work. As previously mentioned, hormonal fluctuations can also directly impact a person’s chances of getting a migraine.
How can doctors alleviate migraine headache pain?
Physicians recommend that migraine sufferers see a specialist for several reasons. First, a doctor can help a patient identify the triggers that may be instigating her migraines. Second, he can prescribe medications both for the prevention and treatment of the condition. In whichever form it comes, medical assistance can greatly ease the frequency and intensity of migraine pain.
Don’t let migraine headaches lower your quality of life. Call (913) 752-9337 to speak with an Overland Park Regional Medical Center representative about our neurological services. Our Overland Park facility can help you regain control from reoccurring migraine attacks.
Last updated 1 month ago
If you are expecting a new addition to your family, there are a number of decisions to make about your medical care over the next nine months. One area you might spend a great deal of time considering is your labor and delivery, which can be attended by a Certified Nurse Midwife instead of a physician. Below you can read more about what CNMs do to determine if a midwife-assisted birth is right for your family.
Preparing for labor
CNMs encourage natural birth, so they work with expecting mothers to determine the best posture, environment, and relaxation techniques for the labor and delivery process. Midwives also ensure optimal health for mothers and babies by educating women about prenatal nutrition, exercising during pregnancy, and coping with the physical changes that occur throughout the second and third trimester.
Assisting in delivery
The CNMs at Overland Park Regional Medical Center work through our hospital to maintain access to technological interventions, but they only rely on this type of delivery when it is necessary for the safety of mother and child. The success of midwife-assisted births is high, showing similar outcomes to births assisted by obstetricians and other physicians.
Providing postpartum support
The role of midwives goes beyond the delivery room, as they offer support for new mothers going through a number of physical and emotional changes. Midwives may also provide education to new mothers in infant care, breastfeeding, and postpartum health. You might work with a CNM for years to come as well, because they can provide annual gynecologic exams and menopausal management services.
To consult with a CNM at Overland Park Regional Medical Center or tour our state-of-the-art Maternity Center, visit us online or call our healthcare referral line at (913) 752-9337. From our Neonatal ICU to our established Certified Nurse Midwife program, we offer comprehensive maternity care tuned specifically to the needs of each and every patient.
Last updated 2 months ago
Dana Brewington, MD, recently joined the practice of College Park Family Care Center and the medical staff of Overland Park Regional Medical Center, part of HCA Midwest Health System, Kansas City’s largest healthcare provider and private sector employer.
College Park Family Care is part of Midwest Physicians, which is a network of experienced, multi-specialty physicians located throughout the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. Midwest Physicians is also part of HCA Midwest Health System.
Dr. Brewington is board certified in family medicine and sports medicine. She delivers comprehensive family medicine, with specialized clinical interests in sports medicine and women's health, including obstetrics and procedures such as endoscopy. Dr. Brewington has served sports organizations at the high school, collegiate and municipal levels, giving her a breadth of experience with athletes of all ages and skill levels.
“Dr. Brewington brings a high level of professionalism and compassionate care to her new position,” says Loren Meyer, MD, President, Midwest Physicians. “Not only does she offer exceptional patient care but she has also excelled professionally, as author of numerous papers, articles and presentations in the field of sports medicine.”
Dr. Brewington received her medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and completed her family medicine residency at the University of Kansas School of Medicine Family Medicine Residency at Via Christi in Wichita, Kan. She completed her sports medicine fellowship at the University of Kansas School of Medicine Sports Medicine fellowship program at Via Christi in Wichita.
“Dr. Brewington is a wonderful addition to the caring and compassionate medical staff associated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center,” says Damond Boatwright, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Her expertise is a welcome addition to our multi-faceted and highly experienced medical staff, especially as we grow our sports medicine program through partnerships with the Football Cheer Club of Johnson County, Overland Park Soccer Complex and Heartland Soccer Association.”
“I look forward to offering women’s health services and sports medicine to the patients of College Park Family Care Center,” says Dr. Brewington. “I am honored to participate in the exceptional care given to patients at this practice and at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.”
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (913) 541-7478 or visit mymidwestphysician.com.
Last updated 2 months ago
One of the first questions that mommies-to-be ask when they learn they are pregnant is “What can I eat when I am expecting?” The answer is somewhat complex, because there are many foods you should avoid, but there are also foods that you can eat in moderation.
As this video explains, you should steer clear of raw foods, smoked meats, and sliced meats and cheeses from the deli. With foods like those containing caffeine, however, you can get away with the occasional splurge without any harm to you or your baby.
For more tips on staying healthy during your pregnancy, consult the OB Unit at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. You can explore our wide range of specialized services and classes on our website or by calling our healthcare referral line at (913) 752-9337.