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Tips for planning meals on a budget:

Tips for planning meals on a budget

Kellie McKinney, MS | Healthy Lifestyle columnist | Co-Founder of Two Nutrition Nuts Meal planning is great for saving time, but, ideally, it should save you money, as well. When you’re on a strict budget, meal planning can be quite the task. If you don’t have much money to work with for groceries and unsure where to start, I am hopeful …

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Avoid Caregiver Burnout

Avoid Caregiver Burnout

When providing care to aging or disabled parents, many caregivers ignore the most important person involved in the caregiving process. “Who?” – you may ask. The answer might surprise you: The Caregiver. Many times caregivers get so wrapped up in attending to parent’s needs, trying to fit quality time with their own family into their schedule, and oftentimes attempting to …

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Guard Your Feet Against Complications of Diabetes

Guard Your Feet Against Complications of Diabetes

By Brian Bailey, DPM     – Body-Mind-Spirit Podiatric Center If you have diabetes, taking good care of your feet is essential. The most basic and critical thing one can do to avoid the complications of diabetes is to control blood sugar levels. But that isn’t enough. People with diabetes are at high risk for developing sores on their feet that won’t …

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Sneaky foods undermining your healthy lifestyle:

Sneaky foods undermining your healthy lifestyle:

Kellie McKinney, MS | Healthy Lifestyle columnist | Co-Founder of Two Nutrition Nuts Health food imposters can fool anyone! Here are a few foods and some may be surprising that should be wiped out for healthier choices. Flavored yogurt – Dairy is a wonderful source of calcium, potassium and protein, but flavored yogurts are usually sweetened with sugar – some containing …

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Learn to swim at the YMCA. It’s a skill for life!

Learn to swim at the YMCA

Whether it’s boating at Yatesville Lake, jumping into the neighbor’s backyard pool, or hanging out with your friends at Dreamland Pool, there is something special about water. We are drawn to beaches and shorelines, fishing spots, slow-running streams, waterfalls and public pools alike. Sadly, 10 Americans die every day as a result of drowning, with the highest drowning rates occurring …

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Persistent ear infections may be a sign it’s time to take action

Persistent ear infections may be a sign it’s time to take action

If you’re the parent of a young child, there’s a good chance that your child has had at least one ear infection. Three out of four children will have at least one ear infection by their third birthday and, in fact, ear infections are the most common reason parents bring a child to a doctor. Ear infections are an inflammation of …

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Time to Reclaim What Childbirth, Aging Have Taken Away

Time to Reclaim What Childbirth, Aging Have Taken Away

By Dr. James B. Frederick, MD If you’re a woman of a certain age … or you have given birth to a child or two … you know things change “down there.” You’ve likely been told there’s nothing to be done about it, short of surgery. So you’ve been living with the effects of those changes: vaginal dryness, pain during …

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Have You Had a Stroke?

Have You Had a Stroke

Recovering from a stroke can be one of the greatest challenges a person will ever face. However, research shows that early and specialized stroke rehabilitation can help to optimize an individual’s physical and cognitive recovery and enhance quality of life. At Kingsbrook Lifecare Center, a team of specialists provides early intervention with expertise and understanding to help individuals return home to …

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Know the Skin You’re In!

Know the Skin You’re In!

Skin cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society. Every year, there are more skin cancers diagnosed than all other cancers combined. The good news is that you can do much to protect yourself and your family from skin cancer. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and the Oncology team at King’s Daughters …

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Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis While Traveling

Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis While Traveling

Alexander H. Hou MD, FACS, Travelers will soon clog the nation’s highways and fill its airports on the way to enjoying summer vacation with family and friends. For some, the trip will be short; no more than an hour or two. For others, their travels may take them many hours – or days – to complete. No matter the mode of …

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Top Five Reasons to Sign Your Kids Up for Boyd County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program

Sign Your Kids Up for Boyd County Public Library

1.    Prevent the “summer slide.” The “summer slide” refers to the tendency for students to lose some of the reading skills learned during the previous school year. Keeping the brain active through regular reading helps students to retain the skills they learned in school during the long summer break. 2.    Have fun with the whole family! Boyd County Public Library’s …

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Canine Dermatology

Canine Dermatology

By Frank G. Vice, DVM, BS Pharm A brief review of skin anatomy will help the reader focus on areas of dermatological concern. The skin, hair, pads, toenails and surrounding tissues are developing while the pup is still an embryo. These tissues are formed in the ectodermal embryonic layer and are part of an organ system called the Integument. The …

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Lexar Labs Genetic Testing Helps Physicians Match Medication to Patient

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 …

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Rising Temperature = Increase in Eye Injuries

It’s finally summer – and it’s all fun and games until somebody’s eye gets hurt. During the summer months the number of patients reporting to doctors’ offices and emergency rooms because of eye injuries increases exponentially. Keep that in mind while you are enjoying warm temperatures and the great outdoors. Pool Chemicals Pool chemicals are added to keep germs from …

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Things you never knew about MRIs – but should!

Magnetic Resonance Imaging – MRI – is one of the most important developments in the field of medicine in the past 30 years. MRIs allow us to peer inside the body to diagnose disease, uncover tumors and cysts, evaluate injuries and much more. MRI technology has saved patients millions of dollars in healthcare expense, shortened time to diagnosis (and thus, treatment), …

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