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Is your pain relieved while using the affected joint? If so, you may have Psoriatic Arthritis.

Is your pain relieved while using the affected joint? If so, you may have Psoriatic Arthritis.

Laura C. Reese, D.O. Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgeon Are you sore the morning after a round of golf? Does the pain subside when you exercise or play golf again? If so, you may have the same disease as two million other Americans, including a top rated professional golfer: psoriatic arthritis, a condition in which the body’s immune system attacks healthy …

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When to Seek Care from a Vascular Specialist

When to Seek Care from a Vascular Specialist

Alexander H. Hou MD, FACS If you removed all of the blood vessels from an adult and laid them out in a line, it would stretch to be close to 100,000 miles long. The blood vessels help circulate blood throughout the body. When disease or injury negatively affects the vascular system, a vascular specialist can sometimes help a patient recover …

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Eat Healthy to Prevent Colorectal Cancer

Eat Healthy to Prevent Colorectal Cancer

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month — and it’s also National Nutrition Month. There’s no better time to learn more about the key role nutrition plays in colorectal cancer prevention. In 2017, the American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates there will be 135,000 new cases of colorectal cancer in the U.S. Nearly half of these cancers could be prevented through …

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Diabetes Mellitus Part l

Diabetes Mellitus Part l

By Frank G. Vice, DVM, BS Pharm In discussing one of the most common metabolic diseases facing Americans today, it seems appropriate to briefly describe the history of this malady. The first known description of patients experiencing symptoms of this dreaded condition was reported in ancient writings dating as far back as 1552 BC. Egyptian physicians recognized patients with a …

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Train for your first 5k with Boyd County Public Library Are you interested in taking up running, but aren’t sure where to begin?

Train for your first 5k with Boyd County Public Library Are you interested in taking up running, but aren’t sure where to begin?

Boyd County Public Library is hosting Couch to 5k, a nine-week training program that concludes with the Fifth Annual Love Your Library 5k. The training program begins March 2 and meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. From March 2 to March 30, the group will meet at the Ashland YMCA and from April 4 to April 28, the group …

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26.2 here I come!

26.2 here I come!

Kellie McKinney, MS | Healthy Lifestyle columnist | Co-Founder of Two Nutrition Nuts Completing a marathon is the dream of many runners. And of course it is…it symbolizes commitment, perseverance and an awesome fitness level. Here are 5 signs you’re ready to hit the daring 26.2! 1. In order to run a marathon, you’ll need to log a high number of …

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3 Things Are Making You Fat!

3 Things Are Making You Fat

Dr. Pearce, D.C. Health and nutrition can be very overwhelming. The doctor on TV says one thing, your friends say another, the latest book claims something totally different, and you are left confused and not making any changes. So let’s get simple. I am going to break down the three most common factors that keep you from reaching your health …

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Invited

Invited

By Jodi Thomas Have you ever felt rejected? Or uninvited? Or not included? It’s a feeling most of us are familiar with. That awful feeling of finding out there was a function where everyone was invited, except you. Whether it’s a group of 3, 13, or 30, it always stings. It leaves you feeling left out, lonely, even less than. …

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Changes in Your Feet May Signal Heart Concerns

Feet Health

By Dr. Brian K. Bailey, Podiatric Physician & Surgeon If you’re wondering about the health of your heart, try looking at your feet. The lowly, stepped-on, shoe-squished foot could very well hold clues about the state of your coronary arteries. If your feet show signs of poor circulation – or peripheral arterial disease – your heart could be suffering as …

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Mixing Medicines Can Create Unexpected Side Effects

Mixing Medicines Can Create Unexpected Side Effects

Many people think that taking an over-the-counter medication is safe, but sometimes the most common over-the-counter drug can create serious reactions if you are taking a prescription drug that does not interact well together. Over-the-counter medicines, prescription medications, and some health conditions can add up to an unhealthy combination. Seniors, who are often on multiple medications, should particularly pay close …

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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 new Community Palliative program is part of Community Hospice however, we are two different teams working together to provide the best care for all our patients.  Palliative care is often confused with hospice care, but it …

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Macular Degeneration Poised to Become Epidemic in U.S.

Macular Degeneration Poised to Become Epidemic in U.S.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is poised to become a new epidemic in the U.S. by 2030, affecting more than 10 million Americans. Already, it is the No. 1 cause of blindness, robbing more people of their sight than cataracts and glaucoma combined. AMD is caused by the deterioration of the central portion of the retina, the surface at the back …

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The Life of a Dog

The Life of a Dog

By Frank G. Vice, DVM It is believed that our domestic dogs descended from wolves, but no matter their origin, the love of canines by humans reaches deep into history with evidence of dogs as loyal companions throughout the world. The America Kennel Club firmly states “Owing a dog is not just a Privilege, it is a responsibility”. A dog …

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Recovering from a Heart Attack or Heart Surgery

Recovering from a Heart Attack or Heart Surgery

It can be difficult to predict how a patient might react following a heart attack or heart surgery. Many patients are impatient to resume their normal activities, or may feel pressure to get back to their jobs. Patients may find it overwhelming to change their lifestyles while recovering. Fortunately many patients do survive and return to their normal lives and …

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A Young Mother’s Heart Stops During School Holiday Party

A Young Mother’s Heart Stops During School Holiday Party

American Heart Association News Dec. 17, 2015, began as a festive day. Lauri Evans hosted a Christmas party at her daughter’s school on the last day before the holiday break. After escorting a student out of the building to leave early, Lauri was walking back inside with Betty Chambers, the grandmother of another student, when she took a few labored …

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