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To defeat sciatica, treat the cause, not just the symptom

To defeat sciatica, treat the cause, not just the symptom

By Dr. Pete Stucchi ApexNetwork Physical Therapy Do you sometimes or often have pain or numbness that travels from the low back, through the buttock and into the leg? If so, you’re not alone. It’s estimated that as many as 40 percent of Americans will experience sciatica in their lifetimes. Although sciatica is most common in people age 30 to …

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Five Ways Hospice Can Help

Five Ways Hospice Can Help

The vast majority of Americans say what they want at the end of life is to die in their own homes, as comfortable and pain-free as possible. The hospice philosophy is about making sure that a patient’s end-of-life experience reflects their wishes. Here are five ways that Community Hospice helps to deliver this: Hospice gives you comfort. Hospices are experts at …

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Today’s Podiatrist: The Times They are a Changin’

Today’s Podiatrist: The Times They are a Changin’

By Dr. Brian K. Bailey, Podiatric Physician & Surgeon A podiatrist is a physician who specializes in medicine and surgery of the foot and ankle.  It is a specialty that is often misunderstood as to what exactly is their scope of practice, what they are capable of as far as the amount of education and training is required, and their abilities …

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Think the Y is just a gym? Think again!

Think the Y is just a gym? Think again!

The Ashland Area YMCA is much more than a gym could EVER be. It’s a place where people from all walks of life, with all levels of abilities, varied interests, and divergent goals come together to form a community. The YMCA has a gym (two in fact) But it isn’t a gym. Learn more about your Y, and how membership benefits …

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The consequences of hearing loss are often underestimated

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 …

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Preventing and Managing Type 2 Diabetes

Preventing and Managing Type 2 Diabetes

By Cathy Queen, RN Right at Home of the Rivercities The American Diabetes Association reports that nine out of 10 Americans at highest risk for type 2 diabetes, commonly called adult-onset diabetes, do not know about their health risk. On March 26, American Diabetes Association Alert Day® invites adults and youth to take the free, anonymous Type 2 Diabetes Risk …

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Lifestyle Choices May Help Glaucoma Patients Preserve Eyesight

Lifestyle Choices May Help Glaucoma Patients Preserve Eyesight

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of vision loss, affecting about 3 million people in the United States. Because there are no symptoms early on, about half of people with the disease don’t know they have it. Once vision is lost to glaucoma, it can’t be regained. Early detection and treatment, and some lifestyle choices can help protect your sight. …

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In Home Non-medical Care for Dementia Patients

Dementia is a condition characterized by a group of symptoms that often include memory loss, hallucinations, paranoia, agitation, personality changes, problems communicating, problems with motor skills and coordination, inappropriate behavior and an inability to reason. If your loved one has any of these symptoms, schedule an appointment with their doctor as soon as possible to begin treatment. You may choose to …

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$3,000 Per Hour

$3,000 Per Hour

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church Every so often I’ll do a bit of executive coaching. I’ll spend a day with a medical, business or non-profit executive. We will end the day with very clear “take-aways” (actionable steps for an area of their life–business, family, or personal). It’s a lot of fun for me, but can …

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Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics: Savor the Flavor, Drop the Saturated Fat

Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

America is known as a melting pot of cultures that enjoy a variety of ethnic dishes, but some of these recipes can be high in saturated fat and calories. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers tips on how to cut down on fat while savoring the flavor of traditional family fare. “Family recipes are usually passed down from one generation …

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The Resolve Solution – Getting Healthy, Losing Weight, Together!

Getting Healthy, Losing Weight, Together!

Richard and Judy Layne of Olive Hill, Ky., were as skeptical as anyone in starting the Resolve Solution Health and Weight Loss Program. But when they saw the results their friends and neighbors enjoyed, they jumped in with both feet. Since June 2018, Richard has lost 47 pounds. He is no longer diabetic, and his blood work is now all in …

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Here’s what’s happening Courtside at the Y

Here’s what’s happening Courtside at the Y

The Ashland Area YMCA is keeping it busy in February and March, with a racquetball tournament Feb. 16 & 17. It’s the 42nd year for the Racquetball Tournament, said Kevin Busick, Sports and Fitness Director at the Y, sponsored by Smokin’ J’s Rib and Brewhouse. The tournament typically draws 50 to 75 participants from throughout the tristate area. Funds raised …

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Here’s what’s happening Poolside at the Y

Here’s what’s happening Poolside at the Y

The Ashland Area YMC will play host to the Kentucky Y Competitive Swim League Championships March 1-3, with some of the best swimmers in the state, ages 5 to 18, competing over the three-day meet. AAYMCA head swimming coach Ryan Ferguson estimated that about 500 kids (and their families) will descend on Ashland to participate. Meets are divided by age groups, …

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Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

Article Compliments of the American Heart Association Catch the signs early Don’t wait to get help if you experience any of these heart attack warning signs. Some heart attacks are sudden and intense. But most start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort. Pay attention to your body and call 911 if you experience: • Chest discomfort. Most heart attacks involve discomfort …

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When’s the best time to check on aging relatives?

When’s the best time to check on aging relatives?

Now! Even in the best of circumstances, older people face challenges in their day-to-day lives: shopping for groceries, preparing nutritious meals, dealing with loneliness, managing multiple prescriptions, and even getting to the doctor. Add cold, ice, snow, shorter days, longer nights and higher utility costs into the mix and the challenges faced by seniors can become almost insurmountable. As adult …

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