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Guiding You Through Medicare’s Confusing Intricacies: What You Should Know

Guiding You Through Medicare’s Confusing Intricacies: What You Should Know

By Rick White, Licensed Insurance Advisor Getting the most from your health plan is important to many seniors, but it is not always easy to navigate your way through all of the benefit plans and options. Your plan choices may vary depending on the county in which you live, the medical conditions you have, and your financial status. It is …

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A New FDA Approved Treatment for Nail Fungus

A New FDA Approved Treatment for Nail Fungus

By Dr. Brian K. Bailey, Podiatric Physician & Surgeon Toenail fungus is unpleasant and embarrassing. Many people try to conceal that their nails have become yellow, thick, and scaly, but the infection can advance significantly and quickly spread to the other nails, making it difficult to control. Nail fungus can also become a potentially painful problem. Nail fungal infections can …

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Ashland Aesthetics, the Rejuvenation Center of Kentucky & Nu U Medical Aesthetics Join Forces to Bring you the Best in Aesthetic Treatments

Best in Aesthetic Treatments

Nu U Medical Aesthetics, the Rejuvenation Center of Kentucky and Ashland Aesthetics have a unique working relationship. Dr. Brian Frederick acts as the medical director for Nu U, he is also the co-owner of Ashland Aesthetics, and he and Libby Maddox, PA-C are co-owners of the Rejuvenation Center. These combined teams bring the community the most comprehensive aesthetic treatments available. …

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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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Vestibular Balance Issues: Physical Therapy Has Helped Countless Individuals Find Relief

Vestibular Balance Issues- Physical Therapy Has Helped Countless Individuals Find Relief

By Kaylee Weber, PT, DPT, Clinic Manager ApexNetwork Physical Therapy – Gillespie, IL Clinic At least 50 percent of the U.S. population will develop a balance issue, at some point in their lives. Balance disorders typically happen to the aging population, between the ages of 50 to 75, and most of these are related to vestibular disruptions. Patients suffering from …

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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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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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Hope and Optimism

Hope and Optimism

By Pastor Timothy L. Neptune Hope is confidence in God…not wishful thinking. To have hope is to trust in God to meet our needs…even in the midst of difficult times. When we do go through tough times our confidence in God can get a little rattled, as the Old Testament figure Job experienced. In the midst of his pain and …

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“Test Drive” Hearing Aids with FLEX TRIAL

“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 …

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Palliative Care

Palliative Care

By Julie Carr, APRN – Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Have you heard about palliative care? Are you wondering what palliative care really is? The Community Palliative Care program has been part of Community Hospice and Palliative Care for nearly three years. Community Hospice and Palliative Care is two different teams working together to provide the best care for all our …

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Keeping Youth Athletes Safe in the Summer Heat

Keeping Youth Athletes Safe in the Summer Heat

Back to school brings lots of sports practices right in the middle of the hottest part of the day. It’s important for coaches, athletes and parents to be aware of how to prevent heat-related illness. To prevent heat illness (i.e. heat cramps, heat exhaustion, or heat stroke) or even heat stroke deaths during summer sports practices, consider the following important …

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Kinesio Taping

Kinesio Taping

By Ron Handshoe, MSPT Regional Manager, ApexNetwork PT Have you ever wondered why elite athletes wear bright-colored or weird shapes of tape on their shoulders or legs? Believe it or not, it’s not a fashion statement. Rather, the athletes are using a form of athletic taping known as Kinesio Tape. This method of taping was developed in 1979 by Dr. …

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Arthritis in Feet

Arthritis in Feet

By Dr. Brian K. Bailey, Podiatric Physician & Surgeon Arthritis of the foot is inflammation and swelling of the synovium, the soft tissue and lining of the joints in the foot. An increase in the fluid within the joints is usually present as well. One or both feet may be affected. This condition can develop at any age, but is …

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Tomatoes: The great taste of summer

Tomatoes: The great taste of summer

Visit a farmers’ market or roadside stand anytime this month and you might just see a stunning array of tomatoes in reds, yellows, oranges, greens, purple and even black! If you’re lucky enough to stumble upon such a display, be sure to pick up several and give them a try! You’ll be shocked at the different textures and flavors of …

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Care Companions of Ohio

If you are worried that your loved one isn’t getting proper nutrition, is unable to clean the house, do laundry, attend appointments, or church, take a bath, socialize or take care of themselves like they used to, then Care Companions of Ohio is here to help. Care Companions of Ohio is fully insured & bonded. Our plan is to provide service …

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