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Is it time for new hearing aids?

Is it time for new hearing aids?

By Ann L. Rhoten, Au.D., CCC/A If you have been on the hearing aid journey, either personally or with someone you care about, you know how difficult it can be. First the denial. Then the bargaining. And finally, the recognition that being able to hear clearly is just as important as being able to see, maybe more so After being asked …

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Dry Needling Offers Relief for Muscle Tension, Trigger Points

Dry Needling Offers Relief for Muscle Tension, Trigger Points

By Ron Handshoe, MSPT Regional Manager, ApexNetwork PT Dry needling is a long-practiced technique that assists therapists in reducing muscle tension, relieving trigger points, and addressing pain throughout the body. Dry needling is based on Western Medicine and incorporates understanding of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems. Dry needling is different from acupuncture in that Chinese medicine focuses on restoring “meridians” …

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Celebrating Independence in all its forms

Celebrating Independence in all its forms

The Continental Congress of the United States of America voted for independence from Great Britain on July 2, 1776, not July 4. July 4 is the date the Declaration of Independence, primarily written by Thomas Jefferson, was adopted. Taxes were at the heart of the revolution. The Sugar Act. The Stamp Act. The Townshend Acts. All were measures designed to …

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Growth Spurt for PrimaryPlus-Ashland Growing Medical Team… Growing Services… Growing Location

On the brink of its five-year anniversary of serving the tri-state, PrimaryPlus – Ashland is having an amazing growth spurt. Not only is their building expanding, their service list is growing and so is their medical team! After relocating in mid-April to its new location (432 16th St., Ashland), the Federally Qualified Health Center set its sights on expanding their …

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Respect, quality, passion fuel first decade of Right at Home care

Respect, quality, passion fuel first decade of Right at Home care

Cathy Queen, RN, owner of Ceredo-based Right at Home of the River Cities, is celebrating 10 years in business. Right at Home serves seniors across the Tri-State areas of Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. Cathy, who earned her nursing degree from Southern West Virginia Community College and Technical College, has 28 years of experience in Home Health skilled care. In …

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Nail Fungal Infection

Nail Fungal Infection

By Dr. Brian K. Bailey, Podiatric Physician & Surgeon – A fungal infection of the nail (ony-chomycosis) occurs when fungi infect one or more of your nails. Onychomycosis (on-i-ko-mi-KO-sis) usually begins as a white or yellow spot under the tip of your fingernail or toenail. As the fungal infection spreads deeper into your nail, it may cause your nail to …

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Balancing Life

Balancing Life

By Rev. J. Keith Long Do you live a balanced life? When your life seems to be running smoothly and everything is happening just like you suppose it should, you may not give much thought to what it means. When you seem to be at wits end, you may be thinking there must be a better way. Luke 10:27 reads: …

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He won’t ask for help… that doesn’t mean he doesn’t need it

He won’t ask for help… that doesn’t mean he doesn’t need it

According Agency on Aging and Agency for Community Living statistics, about half of women age 65 and older in the U.S. live alone, either because of death, divorce separation. While the number of men over 65 living alone is only about half that, these men face challenges that are just as daunting, and in some respects more so, than those …

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Differences Between In-Home Care Services

Differences Between In-Home Care Services

When an older loved one or adult with a disability needs caring support at home, it can feel daunting to know which professional care services are best. Who can help with bathing and meals? Is a registered nurse needed for wound care? Can hospice care happen at home? The Global Coalition on Aging and the Home Care Association of America …

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Understanding Heel Pain

Understanding Heel Pain

By Brian K. Bailey, D.P.M., M.S., Body-Mind-Spirit Podiatric Care Do your first few steps out of bed in the morning cause severe pain in your heel? Or does your heel hurt after jogging or playing tennis? Most commonly, heel pain is caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia — the tissue along the bottom of your foot that connects your …

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He’s not kidding… he really didn’t hear you

He’s not kidding… he really didn’t hear you

By Ann L. Rhoten, Au.D., CCC/A It’s sort of a joke that men have “selective” hearing. That is, they seem to be able to hear the things they want to hear … and unable to hear the things they don’t want to hear. The truth is, if your father, brother or husband seems to have this particular affliction, there’s a good …

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PrimaryPlus: Growing, expanding to meet the needs of FAMILIES

PrimaryPlus- Growing, expanding to meet the needs of FAMILIES

For nearly five years, PrimaryPlus has been serving the healthcare needs of Ashland. In 2014, PrimaryPlus and the Ashland Boyd County Health Department partnered to bring a new healthcare model, one of the first of its kind in the state of Kentucky–combining the health department services with primary care services, all under one roof. Although the two organizations operated their …

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Poor Posture, Repetitive Motion Can Lead to Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

Poor Posture, Repetitive Motion Can Lead to Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

By Ron Handshoe, MSPT ApexNetwork Physical Therapy One of the most common shoulder injuries requiring physical therapy intervention is shoulder impingement syndrome. It occurs when the bones of the shoulder interfere (impinge) upon the tendons or bursa. It is more likely to occur when an individual participates in repetitive activity that involves the hands and arms moving above the head. …

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Protecting the Precious Gift of Sight

Protecting the Precious Gift of Sight

Taking care of one’s eyes is a lifetime responsibility, but one that pays great dividends. Fortunately, eye care isn’t difficult, usually requiring no morthan a little common sense and following four basic rules. Rule #1 – Protect ‘em When you’re outside, wear sunglasses that protect against UVA and UVB rays. Exposure to UVA/UVB rays has been linked to both cataracts and …

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Summertime Stress? Seek First. . .

Summertime Stress? Seek First. . .

By Patrick Mitchell – Pastor, Bunker Hill Christian Church, Dean of Students, Providence Academy With summer finally here, it’s hard not to get caught up in what’s to come. Vacation. College. Summer jobs. Home improvement projects. Getting the boat out (inviting our family out on your boat). Did I mention vacation? Our agendas become chaotic before we realize it, even …

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