• Allergy, Cold, or Flu? Know the Difference for Best Treatment

    Allergy, Cold, or Flu? Know the Difference for Best Treatment

    You’re feeling pretty lousy. You’ve got sniffles, sneezing, and a sore throat. Is it a cold, flu, or allergies? It can be hard to tell them apart because they share so many symptoms. But understanding the differences will help you choose the best treatment. If you know what you have, you won’t take medications that you don’t need, that aren’t effective,...

  • Strike before a stroke

    Strike before a stroke

    Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. and a major cause of adult disability. It occurs when blood supply to the brain is disrupted, causing brain tissue to die. What many may not realize is that stroke and heart disease are two sides of the same coin – vascular disease. “Vascular disease isn’t selective … the...

  • Cancer in Men: Focusing on prostate and other cancers

    Cancer in Men: Focusing on prostate and other cancers

    September is prostate cancer awareness month. All across the U.S., men should take this opportunity to discuss their risk of developing the disease and whether screening is right for them. Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in American men, according to the American Cancer Society; about 1 in 39 men will die of the disease. While prostate cancer...

  • 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...

 

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Half Marathon…. Here I Come!

Kellie McKinney, MS | Healthy Lifestyle columnist | Co-Founder of Two Nutrition Nuts Repairing  muscle to maintaining energy, runners’ bodies have special nutritional needs. Here, are a few  great food options for runners — peanut butter tops the list – my favorite!!!! Food does more than just squelch hunger for runners, it also  fuels your muscles and keeps you healthy. Whole wheat...

There is life after spinal cord injury. We’ll help you get there.

Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) is perhaps the most devastating orthopedic injury, and with prolonged survival being the rule, rehabilitation of these injuries has an increasingly important role. The primary goals of rehabilitation are prevention of secondary complications, maximization of physical functioning, and reintegration into the community. When a potentially life-altering injury occurs, coordinated, compassionate care and the support of clinicians...

Allergy, Cold, or Flu? Know the Difference for Best Treatment

You’re feeling pretty lousy. You’ve got sniffles, sneezing, and a sore throat. Is it a cold, flu, or allergies? It can be hard to tell them apart because they share so many symptoms. But understanding the differences will help you choose the best treatment. If you know what you have, you won’t take medications that you don’t need, that aren’t effective,...

OLBH Women’s Center

The Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital Women’s Center combines breast health services in one location, eliminating the necessity for multiple appointments and prolonged waiting for women. With a quick diagnosis, a woman can either forgo needless worry or more quickly begin a course of action if a problem is discovered. The Women’s Center boasts same-day results, flexible hours, walk-in appointments,...

Strike before a stroke

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. and a major cause of adult disability. It occurs when blood supply to the brain is disrupted, causing brain tissue to die. What many may not realize is that stroke and heart disease are two sides of the same coin – vascular disease. “Vascular disease isn’t selective … the...

Stay in Your Home Solutions The Aging in Place Concept

Part 4 of a 4 part series Show of hands: How many of you have moved in the last five years? 10 years? 15? If you’re age 50 or older, in all likelihood you haven’t moved in more than 20 years. According to the National Council on Aging, 58 percent of older adults haven’t changed residences in two decades. There are...

AmnioFix – Natural Healing for Soft Tissue Injuries

AmnioFix is a human amniotic membrane graft. There have been over 45,000 soft tissue applications in eye surgery, dental surgery, orthopedic surgery and wound care. Other forms of amniotic membrane have been used for almost 100 years. AmnioFix contains natural factors that reduce inflammation and scar tissue formation and enhance healing of micro-tears in soft tissue. Amniotic tissue has been used...

Are You at Risk for Carotid Artery Disease?

Alexander H. Hou MD, FACS, The major risk factors for carotid artery disease, listed below, also are the major risk factors for coronary heart disease (also called coronary artery disease) and peripheral artery disease (P.A.D.). Diabetes. With this disease, the body’s blood sugar level is too high because the body doesn’t make enough insulin or doesn’t use its insulin properly. People...

Make Sure Your Kids’ Shoes Fit Right, Support Healthy Growth

By Brian K. Bailey, DPM – Body-Mind-Spirit Podiatric Center For most families, shoes are a major back-to-school investment. So choosing the right shoes – ones that fit properly, wear well and provide good support – is important. Unfortunately, most shoes today are purchased in self-serve shoe stores or even online … leaving parents with a job for which many are ill...

“Test Drive” Hearing Aids with FLEX TRIAL

By Ann L. Rhoten, Au.D., CCC/A Would you buy a car without test driving it first?  Would you buy a house without seeing it first? If the answer is no, then why would you buy a hearing aid without taking it for a “test drive”? If you are like most people for whom hearing aids have been recommended, you are reluctant...

Millions of Satisfied Customers Worldwide Discover a Pain Relieving Device with Proven Results

Coach Jimmy K Tired of weekly doctor’s visits and dealing with pain until your next appointment? Are you invasive and drug-free alternative to aid with your health conditions? Look no further, the DENAS PCM6 device is available to you at the Denas Pain Relief Store. This device is designed to address pain, promote energy, and speed up healing using a...

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

What is Childhood Cancer? Childhood cancer (also called pediatric cancer) typically means a cancer that is found in children and teens, and sometimes young adults. It is not just one disease. There are many types, which can be found in different places throughout the body. The most common cancer in children is leukemia, a type of blood cancer. Cancer can...

Cancer in Men: Focusing on prostate and other cancers

September is prostate cancer awareness month. All across the U.S., men should take this opportunity to discuss their risk of developing the disease and whether screening is right for them. Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in American men, according to the American Cancer Society; about 1 in 39 men will die of the disease. While prostate cancer...

Truly Personalized Medicine is Here It’s far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has. – Hippocrates

The concept of personalized medicine – tailoring the treatment to the individual – has been around for more than 2,000 years. It hasn’t been until recently, however, that the promise of personalized medicine has become reality. The mapping of the human genome has allowed us to understand the impact of genes, and their variants, on the metabolism of medications. Advances in...

Safe Harbor’s Lobster Fest

Acapacity crowd of more than 350 attended the ninth annual Lobster Fest to benefit Safe Harbor. The annual fundraiser was Saturday, Aug. 13, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at Bellefonte Country Club. It was sponsored by Safe Harbor and the Boyd County Medical Alliance. The Lobster Fest Committee was chaired for the ninth year by Susan Fried, who also serves as...