• Mountain Games debut  Sept. 3 at Heritage Farm

    Mountain Games debut Sept. 3 at Heritage Farm

    By Lauren Breece, Marshall University Student You need to throw a tomahawk. Not your speed? How about shoveling some coal or walking a steel beam? That – and more – is what the Mountain Games are all about. Join fellow Appalachians on Saturday, Sept. 3, during this first-ever celebration of the strength, skill and backwoods knowledge that made our part...

  • Poor Circulation and Atherosclerosis What You Need To Know

    Poor Circulation and Atherosclerosis What You Need To Know

    Alexander H. Hou MD, FACS, Your body’s circulation system is responsible for sending blood, oxygen, and nutrients throughout your body. When blood flow to a specific part of your body is reduced, you may experience the symptoms of poor circulation. Poor circulation is most common in your extremities, such as your legs and arms. Poor circulation isn’t a condition in...

  • Know Your Surgeon

    Know Your Surgeon

    If you are facing surgery you are not alone. Every year, more than 15 million Americans have surgery. Most operations are not emergencies and are considered elective surgery. This means that you have time to learn about your operation to be sure it is the best treatment for you. You also have time to work with your surgeon to make...

  • Stay in Your Home Solutions – The Aging in Place Concept

    Stay in Your Home Solutions – The Aging in Place Concept

    Part 3 of a 4 part series By Anne Franklin, Senior Safety Advisor Fewer Americans are dying early from major illnesses, such as heart disease, cancer and stroke, leading to overall lower death rates and longer life expectancy, according to a 2014 study reported by USA Today. Life expectancy for females as of 2012 was 81.2 years and 76.4 years...

  • Virtual Doctor Visits Now Available from Bon Secours Kentucky

    Virtual Doctor Visits Now Available from Bon Secours Kentucky

    The Bon Secours Kentucky Health System (BSKHS), which includes Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH), has launched Bon Secours 24/7tm, a service accessible via phone, tablet or computer that allows for virtual visits to a physician. Bon Secours 24/7tm is an innovation of the Bon Secours Health System (BSHSI), of which BSKHS is a member. “Bon Secours recognizes that people...

 

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Mountain Games debut Sept. 3 at Heritage Farm

By Lauren Breece, Marshall University Student You need to throw a tomahawk. Not your speed? How about shoveling some coal or walking a steel beam? That – and more – is what the Mountain Games are all about. Join fellow Appalachians on Saturday, Sept. 3, during this first-ever celebration of the strength, skill and backwoods knowledge that made our part...

Take Your Feet for Granted and They’ll Show You Who is Boss!

By Brian K. Bailey, DPM – Body-Mind-Spirit Podiatric Center No less an expert than Leonardo da Vinci recognized the human foot as “a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.” Think about it. The average person walks between 3,000 and 5,000 steps a day, exerting a force equal to two to three times their body weight with each step!...

The consequences of hearing loss are often underestimated

By Ann L. Rhoten, Au.D., CCC/A Baby Boomers – those born between 1946 and 1964 – have had a profound and lasting impact on American society, changing every facet of life as they moved from childhood through adolescence, from adulthood to middle age and now, into their senior years. The aging trend will continue, and not just because of Baby...

Poor Circulation and Atherosclerosis What You Need To Know

Alexander H. Hou MD, FACS, Your body’s circulation system is responsible for sending blood, oxygen, and nutrients throughout your body. When blood flow to a specific part of your body is reduced, you may experience the symptoms of poor circulation. Poor circulation is most common in your extremities, such as your legs and arms. Poor circulation isn’t a condition in...

Know Your Surgeon

If you are facing surgery you are not alone. Every year, more than 15 million Americans have surgery. Most operations are not emergencies and are considered elective surgery. This means that you have time to learn about your operation to be sure it is the best treatment for you. You also have time to work with your surgeon to make...

5 Smart Choices to Help Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

The C word — cancer. It’s scary. In 2016, more than 1.6 million new cases of cancer are anticipated, according to the American Cancer Society. But there is some good news. Smart choices you make today may help you reduce your cancer risk. 1) Quit tobacco If you use tobacco, quit. According to the ACS, the benefits of stopping smoking...

Lexar Labs Genetic Testing Helps Physicians Match Medication to Patient

Most medications available today – whether prescription or over the counter – were developed using a “one size fits all” approach. Indeed, it wasn’t until relatively recently that pharmaceutical companies began including women in clinical trials of new medications. Faced with a wide array of medications designed to treat the same condition, and patients whose response to medication cannot be...

Apple Caregivers: Giving Care, Keeping Families United

There is no underestimating the importance of family in our lives. From the time we take our first breath, until our last, family is the one thing we know we can count on, the people who know us best, who will always be there for us, who will help us carry the load. But today’s families are fundamentally different than...

Stay in Your Home Solutions – The Aging in Place Concept

Part 3 of a 4 part series By Anne Franklin, Senior Safety Advisor Fewer Americans are dying early from major illnesses, such as heart disease, cancer and stroke, leading to overall lower death rates and longer life expectancy, according to a 2014 study reported by USA Today. Life expectancy for females as of 2012 was 81.2 years and 76.4 years...

Epilepsy

Epilepsy. The word, much like the disease, is cloaked in mystery, superstition and misunderstanding …  and has been since the dawn of man. In ancient times, epilepsy was regarded as a sacred disease – one sent by the gods. It was Hippocrates (Greek philosopher and author of the Hippocratic oath) who first believed epilepsy arose from a natural cause and...

Diabetes and Eye Health – Diabetic Retinopathy

If you have diabetes mellitus, you know how your body’s inability to use and store sugar can affect your health. When your blood sugar gets too high, it can damage the blood vessels in your eyes. This damage may lead to diabetic retinopathy. Diabetes is associated with many ocular complications, but diabetic retinopathy is by far the most serious complication...

2 KDMC Surgeons Offer Gastric Balloon Procedure for Weight Loss

Two surgeons at King’s Daughters Medical Center now offer the Orbera™ intragastric balloon procedure to assist adult patients suffering from obesity. General surgeons Rod Tompkins, M.D., and Kevin Miller, M.D., have both completed training on the Orbera system and are working with King’s Daughters Center for Healthy Living to offer the procedure to those with a body mass index of...

Virtual Doctor Visits Now Available from Bon Secours Kentucky

The Bon Secours Kentucky Health System (BSKHS), which includes Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH), has launched Bon Secours 24/7tm, a service accessible via phone, tablet or computer that allows for virtual visits to a physician. Bon Secours 24/7tm is an innovation of the Bon Secours Health System (BSHSI), of which BSKHS is a member. “Bon Secours recognizes that people...

Mixing Medicines Can Create Unexpected Side Effects

Many people think that taking an over-the-counter medication is safe, but sometimes the most common over-the-counter drug can create serious reactions if you are taking a prescription drug that does not interact well together. Over-the-counter medicines, prescription medications, and some health conditions can add up to an unhealthy combination. Seniors, who are often on multiple medications, should particularly pay close...

Palliative Care

Palliative care and medicine focuses on comfort and quality of life for patients and the families of patients dealing with a progressive, serious or chronic illness or injury. OhioHealth’s palliative care teams work with your doctor to enhance the treatment you are already receiving with the goal of pain control and managing other symptoms and to provide psychological and spiritual...