Christopher Elbow’s cannabis-infused chocolates are a nice splurge for medical marijuana patients

Christopher Elbow has been making some of the city’s best chocolate bars and bonbons since 2003. In 2020, he asked the important question: “What if we put weed in them?” Elbow has partnered with Clovr to create THC-infused chocolate bars and special versions of his famous bonbons—they’re just as pretty as the bonbons that made… Continue reading Christopher Elbow’s cannabis-infused chocolates are a nice splurge for medical marijuana patients

Buck Tui will take over Plowboys space in north Overland Park

The old Plowboys barbecue space in Overland Park won’t sit empty for long. Buck Tui barbecue will be opening on 75th Street “soon,” owner Teddy Liberda announced via Instagram. Plowboys barbecue announced its closure last week, joining Brookside Poultry as one of two high-profile closures at the end of the year. Owner Todd Johns told… Continue reading Buck Tui will take over Plowboys space in north Overland Park

Why there’s a massive geodesic dome off I-35

Photography by Chris Mullins.

Looking like a massive alien head that should be hidden somewhere in Area 52, the classic geodesic dome on Lamar Road has been piquing the curiosity of passersby for thirty-four years. Just off I-35 in Mission, the five-story, other-worldly structure was built by an architecture enthusiast and professional photographer in 1988. It originally housed his… Continue reading Why there’s a massive geodesic dome off I-35

Allergy & Immunology

An allergist or immunologist is specifically trained to diagnose and treat adults and children with allergies, asthma and immunologic disorders. If you’re experiencing rashes, sneezing, coughing or the like and don’t know why, an allergist may be able to help. Kansas City magazine’s annual Top Doctors list is compiled by a trusted national health care research… Continue reading Allergy & Immunology

Kansas City Ballet Guild’s Nutcracker Ball 2021

On Saturday, November 20, the Kansas City Ballet Guild presented the Nutcracker Ball at the beautiful Loews Kansas City Hotel chaired by Karen Yungmeyer and Tempe Ostergren Elsberry. Guests enjoyed a lively cocktail party, delicious cuisine, breathtaking decor by Craig Sole Designs, crowd-pleasing entertainment by Fountain City 45s, and a spectacular performance by Kansas City… Continue reading Kansas City Ballet Guild’s Nutcracker Ball 2021

The pandemic has exploded screentime. Here’s how to keep your vision sharp.

The increased use of technology during the pandemic has taken a toll on optical health as well as mental health. Looking at a screen all day can strain your eyes and lead to headaches, dry and tired eyes, trouble focusing and more. It can be hard to take care of our eyes when screens take… Continue reading The pandemic has exploded screentime. Here’s how to keep your vision sharp.

What doctors have learned about Covid long-haulers so far

Shot of a young doctor using a digital tablet during a consultation with a senior woman

There’s good news and bad news for post-Covid patients who come into the long-haul clinic at the KU health system. “The one thing I tell every one of our patients is, ‘Hey, six months ago if you’d have come in and seen me, I would have had no idea what you’re talking about,” says Branden… Continue reading What doctors have learned about Covid long-haulers so far

She almost lost her son to a rare Covid-19 syndrome. Here’s her story.

Kristin Simeroth and her son Andy/Photo by Stefanie Werths

Last September, Andy Simeroth was a senior at Blue Valley High School. The youngest of three brothers, he was popular and the captain of the football team. He wore jersey number seventy-seven, which had been passed down through his brothers since peewee football.  “Friday night under the lights was pretty much the biggest thing for… Continue reading She almost lost her son to a rare Covid-19 syndrome. Here’s her story.

Are kids alright? We asked a top local child psychiatrist

One of the things that made the novel coronavirus so scary and confusing in its early days was the wide range of symptoms. Different people responded differently to infection, with many signs of the illness—fevers, coughing—being interchangeable with existing diseases. In many ways, it seems like kids are the last people who are really deeply… Continue reading Are kids alright? We asked a top local child psychiatrist

We asked four top local doctors what they learned from the pandemic

The main feature in our January issue is our annual guide to the top doctors in Kansas City, as selected by their peers. The last two years have been an unprecedented time in American medicine, with many doctors and nurses facing situations that were unimaginable at this time in early 2020. Two years after the… Continue reading We asked four top local doctors what they learned from the pandemic