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It may be cold and flu season, but you don’t have to give in without a fight.  Here are a few tips to keep you and your family healthy this winter.

healthy winter family, photo courtesy of D Sharon Pruitt

These tips can help keep you and your family healthy this winter.

#1: Make Hand Washing a Habit

Your No. 1 defense against illness any time of the year is washing your hands.  For maximum effectiveness, you need to work up a lather and wash for at least 30 seconds with hot (but not scalding) water.  Teach your kiddos to wash underneath their fingernails and in between their fingers, too.  Make it a family habit to wash hands before eating meals, and emphasize the importance of washing hands after using the restroom, too.

#2: Bundle Up and Get Outside

Even if you don’t suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, you and your kids can still benefit from getting off the couch and getting outside.  If it’s cold, just bundle up in coats, scarves, hats and gloves.  The Vitamin D is great for your health, and the sunlight is a perfect boost for your mood.

#3: Stay Hydrated

Your body needs water, plain and simple.  Your cells need H20 to carry out basic functions and rid themselves of toxins.  Dehydration weakens your immune system, so make it a priority to drink plenty of water throughout the day.  A good rule of thumb is half your weight in ounces; though the old adage of 8 cups of water a day is a good place to start.

#4: Get Your Vitamins

Giving your body the tools it needs to fight off the viruses and bacteria swarming schools and offices is key to avoiding illness. We’ve talked about the benefits of Vitamin C, the B Vitamins and Calcium, but other vitamins like Zinc and Vitamin D can play a huge role in keeping you healthy during the winter.  The best way to get your daily vitamins is through a healthy diet of leafy greens, colorful fruits and vegetables, and lean proteins, but you might also consider taking a high-quality, all-natural multi-vitamin.

Vitamin Infusion at Infusion Express

If you’re immune system has taken a hit, it may be time to consider a Myer’s Cocktail.  This intravenous cocktail of hydration and vitamins can get your body back on track, and the best place to get it is at Infusion Express.

We offer IV infusion therapy services for both health conditions and wellness in a setting that makes receiving IV therapy pleasant.  Relax in a private room and enjoy our HDTVs, eReaders and iPads.  And because we offer scheduled appointments — including evenings and weekends — you won’t spend your valuable time waiting for treatment.  If you’re ready to experience a different kind of IV therapy, give us a call at 816-272-0174, or visit us on facebook or twitter!

Fall is one of our favorite seasons here at Infusion Express, and one of our favorite things about the season is Oktoberfest celebrations!  Here are some of the seasonal beers we’ve been enjoying this year.

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Here are our favorite fall beers at Infusion Express

Bob’s ’47 Oktoberfest – Boulevard Brewing Company

As a fellow Kansas City business, we have to start off with a local fave — Bob’s ’47 Oktoberfest.  It’s Boulevard’s fall seasonal beer, and it’s a Munich-style lager.  Perfect for relaxing on a crisp October evening.

Leinenkugel’s Oktoberfest – Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

We’re big fans of Leinenkugel’s Berry Weiss all year round, but this is a nice switch for the fall season.  Its’ easy to drink and has a sweet finish, which makes it a good choice for folks who don’t typically take to beer.

Blue Moon Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale – Coors Brewing Company

Nothing gets us in the mood for fall festivities quite like a pumpkin ale, so we’re always happy to see Harvest Moon hit the shelves.  We love this beer for Halloween- and Oktoberfest-themed parties — though we’ve been known to sneak one on weeknights, too!

The Myers’ Cocktail — Good All Year Round

While it’s not a beer, our Myers’ Cocktail is sure to help you feel your best at any time of the year.  Whether you’ve been to too many Oktoberfest celebrations in a row or just need an immune system boost, a Myers’ Cocktail from Infusion Express is just what you need to get you on the road to recovery.

Infusion Express on Both Sides of the State Line

Now with two convenient locations in both Overland Park and Lee’s Summit, Infusion Express is here to meet your IV therapy needs.

We offer our IV infusion therapy services in a pleasant setting so you can actually enjoy the time spent during your treatment.  Relax in a private room and enjoy our HDTVs, eReaders and iPads.  And because we offer scheduled appointments — including evenings and weekends — you won’t spend your valuable time waiting for treatment.  If you’re ready to experience a different kind of IV therapy, give us a call at our Lee’s Summit location at 816-272-0174 or our Overland Park office at 913-948-2020, or visit us on facebook or twitter!

With the onset of fall comes a lot of lovely things — colorful leaves, crackling fireplaces and hot cider.  But with fall also comes flu season, which will last all the way ’til spring.  Read on to find out how to protect yourself this season.

Fight the Flu at Infusion Express

IV therapy at Infusion Express can help you boost your immune system to fight off the flu.

Consider a Flu Shot

The Centers for Disease Control recommend the flu vaccine for everyone 6 months and older, including pregnant and breastfeeding women.  The flu vaccine, which is available in both a weakened live virus nasal mist and standard inactivated virus shot, protects against the three main flu strains of the season.  Getting the flu shot early will protect you through the entirety of the season.  Talk with your health care provider about whether the flu shot is right for you.

Keep Your Environment Healthy

Simply staying away from sick people and engaging in standard hygienic behaviors can go a long way to preventing the flu.  Wash your hands with hot, soapy water throughout the day, and avoid being near others who are suffering from the flu or a cold.  On the flip side, if you do get sick, do your friends and coworkers a favor and stay home and rest — you’ll recover faster and keep others from getting sick.

Boost Your Immune System

One of the most effective ways to boost your immune system is to eat a balanced diet full of vitamins and nutrients.  Giving your body the tools it needs to defend itself is key to preventing the flu.

If you feel like your immune system could use a bigger boost, you could even consider a Myers’ Cocktail or hydration therapy at Infusion Express.  These treatments offer the building blocks your body needs to build a healthy immune system in the quickest way possible — directly to the bloodstream where your body can put them to work.

IV Therapy at Infusion Express

IV therapy can promise better health and improved quality of life, but at Infusion Express we take it a step further.  We want you to enjoy the time you spend receiving your IV infusion.

At Infusion Express, you’ll experience zero wait time and a private room for your treatment.  While you receive it, you can watch HDTV, play games on our iPads, read a book on our eReaders, or simply relax (or even nap) in one of our comfortable reclining seats.

If you’re ready to start feeling better ASAP, give us a call at our Lee’s Summit location at 816-272-0174 or our Overland Park office at 913-948-2020, and be sure to check us out on facebook or twitter!

At Infusion Express, we believe that taking control of your health should be top priority.

But that doesn’t mean you should have to sacrifice time and comfort to feel your best — at least not at Infusion Express.

Take Control of Your Health at Infusion Express

Take Control of Your Health at Infusion Express

IV Therapy at Infusion Express Can Improve Your Quality of Life

Intravenous therapy is often prescribed to help treat many chronic conditions as well as boost wellness, and it can often do so more effectively than conventional therapy.  In the past, incorporating IV therapy into your health regimen meant dealing with scarce appointment times, long waits, and crowded rooms.

But not anymore.

Get IV Therapy on Your Own Schedule

At Infusion Express, we believe you should be able to make IV therapy a pleasant part of your life and even something to look forward to in the midst of your busy life.  We offer appointments during the day, evening and on weekends to accommodate any schedule so you don’t have to miss out on things that are important to you.  You get your own private room with an HDTV, eReader or iPad and a comfortable recliner to relax in while you receive your treatment.  Even more importantly, you get focused attention from our infusion specialists so you know you’re getting the safest, most effective treatment available.

Infusion Express Makes IV Therapy Something to Look Forward To

It’s our goal to make receiving IV therapy a part of your schedule you like rather than another chore you have to endure to feel better.  You don’t have to miss work or waste time waiting around for your appointment.  You walk in, get settled into one of our serene rooms with a movie, TV show, bestselling book or fun new game, and let our nurses get you on your way to feeling your best.  You can even bring along a friend or family member to keep you company while you receive your treatment.

Infusion Express Now Offers IV Therapy in Kansas and Missouri

And now, Infusion Express has two convenient locations to serve you on either side of the Kansas City metro area.  Visit us at our new Overland Park IVX location at 13340 Metcalf or stop by our Lee’s Summit location at 3483 NE Ralph Powell Road. You’ll receive the same great service in a spa-like atmosphere at both locations, and you’ll leave feeling better than ever after your IV treatment.

Learn More About Infusion Express

You can learn more about IV therapy and how we do it differently at Infusion Express by visiting our website or checking us out on facebook or twitter.  If you’d like to come in and experience the difference for yourself, give one of our locations a call and set up an appointment. Whether you’re dealing with a chronic illness, searching for more energy, or looking to boost your immune system, we would love to show you how you can make IV therapy a convenient and enjoyable part of your life.  You can reach our Lee’s Summit office at 816-272-0174 or our Overland Park office at 913-948-2020.  We look forward to helping you live a healthier, more satisfying life!

We’re excited to announce the addition of a new ambulatory infusion center at 13340 Metcalf, Overland Park, Kan. The new Johnson County establishment provides physician-prescribed intravenous therapies in state-of-the-art IV suites.

IV Therapy at Infusion Express

Infusion Express: Bringing you safe, relaxing IV therapy — now on both sides of the state line.

Two Locations to Serve Kansas City’s Fastest Growing Suburbs

Don Peterson, founder and CEO of IVX is excited about the expansion. “We are thrilled to open a second location in Overland Park. Together with our Lee’s Summit facility, we now have offices in two of Kansas City’s fastest growing suburbs in Kansas and Missouri. We are growing, adding highly-qualified and talented staff to better serve our clients.”

Oct. 3rd Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Promises Drinks, Appetizers and Entertainment

Join the celebration on October 3, 2013 at 3 p.m. The ribbon cutting is at 3:30 p.m. and will be followed by an open house at 13340 Metcalf, Overland Park, Kan. Appetizers, drinks, and entertainment will be provided.

About Infusion Express

Don Peterson and three colleagues launched Infusion Express in Lee’s Summit, November 2012. Infusion Express offers a safe, effective, and convenient way to treat everything from chronic diseases to wellness goals. IVX’s two convenient locations and flexible hours save patients time and trips to the hospital.

To learn more about Infusion Express, contact Samantha Paris at (816) 272-0174 or samp@infusionexpress.com. You can also check out Infusion Express on the web, facebook and twitter.

pirate with booty

Arrrr! If only t’ booty had been full o’ oranges, we might’ve escaped Davy Jones’ Locker!

Ahoy, ye scurvy dogs!  It may be International Talk Like a Pirate Day, but scurvy is no laughing matter.  Luckily, it’s not a common diagnosis these days thanks to the abundance of sources of Vitamin C.  Read on to find out more about what Vitamin C does for your body and why you need it.

Vitamin C: The Body’s Building Block

Vitamin C plays a vital role in creating the structural material for just about every important part of your body — bone, skin, blood vessels and other tissues.

Without it, you’re susceptible to the breakdown of those parts — gum inflammation, dry or scaly skin, joint pain and even nosebleeds — symptoms that together are commonly known as scurvy.

More Benefits of Vitamin C

In addition to our body’s basic needs for Vitamin C, we benefit in other ways, too.

Reduced Risk of Cancer

Studies have shown that eating foods rich in Vitamin C, which is a potent antioxidant, reduce the risk of cancers, especially of the mouth and digestive tract.

Antibacterial Function

Vitamin C is naturally antibacterial.  Because of this, people with high blood levels of Vitamin C are less likely to have ulcers caused by H. Pylori.

Improved Circulatory System Function

A 2003 study by the Children’s Hospital in Boston reported that women with the highest intake of Vitamin C had the lowest risk of heart disease over a 16-year period.  Similarly, a 2004 University of Oslo study reported that volunteers on a high Vitamin-C diet had lower levels of triglycerides and a higher level of healthy platelets that were less likely to clump and form blood clots.

Get Your Vitamin C Fix at Infusion Express

Vitamin C is part of our Myers’ Cocktail here at Infusion Express.  Whether you’re recovering from or preparing for a sporting event, looking for an energy boost, or looking to strengthen your immune system, a Myers’ Cocktail at Infusion Express can be a game-changing part of your wellness regimen.

We offer our IV infusion therapy services in a pleasant setting so you can actually enjoy the time spent during your treatment.  Relax in a private room and enjoy our HDTVs, eReaders and iPads.  And because we offer scheduled appointments — including evenings and weekends — you won’t spend your valuable time waiting for treatment.  If you’re ready to experience a different kind of IV therapy, give us a call at 816-272-0174 in Lee’s Summit or 913-948-2020 in Overland Park, or visit us on facebook or twitter!

IV Therapy at Infusion Express

Learn about the advantages of IV therapy at Infusion Express over conventional therapy.

If you’re looking to increase your health quickly and effectively, intravenous therapy offers certain advantages over conventional therapies.  Read on to find out why.

IV Therapy Works Fast

Whether you’re looking for a quick immune system boost or for relief from chronic diseases, there’s no waiting for medications, fluids and nutrients to filter through your digestive system.  IV treatments go directly where they’re needed — into the blood — where your body can deliver them quickly where they need to go.

IV Therapy is Easy to Monitor

In individuals suffering from both chronic conditions and depressed immune systems, the functionality of your gastrointestinal system is often impaired.  This creates an unfortunate cycle where your body needs nutrients to repair itself but has trouble absorbing them via oral medications.  IV therapy is the solution — it bypasses the GI system entirely, so you know exactly what your body is getting because there’s no loss due to malabsorption.

IV Therapy Avoids Negative Side Effects

The medications needed to treat chronic conditions and nutrient deficiencies can wreak havoc on an already compromised gastrointestinal system.  IV therapy allows a higher concentration of nutrients or medication into the body — and that means your body gets what it needs faster and more effectively without further damage to your GI system.

IV Therapy at Infusion Express

We offer IV infusion therapy services for both health conditions and wellness in a setting that makes receiving IV therapy pleasant.  Relax in a private room and enjoy our HDTVs, eReaders and iPads.  And because we offer scheduled appointments — including evenings and weekends — you won’t spend your valuable time waiting for treatment.  If you’re ready to experience a different kind of IV therapy, give us a call at 816-272-0174, or visit us on facebook or twitter!