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Looking Back and Ahead: Cancer Screening and Prevention

Looking Back and Ahead: Cancer Screening and Prevention

As we close out 2016 and look forward to 2017,   King’s Daughters would like to remind you to get your preventive screenings and make healthy choices. The end of the year can be the perfect time to get preventive screenings you might have been putting off—many of the recommended preventive screenings are fully covered by insurance. Start with your primary care …

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Make Time for Your Heart this Holiday Season

Make Time for Your Heart this Holiday Season

By Alexander H. Hou MD, FACS, During this time of year, it is common practice to put others in front of our own needs. But we must be vigilant and keep in mind having a healthy body enables us to enjoy more life experiences that are important to us. Vascular screenings allow for patients to be proactive about their health. The …

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Tingling, numbness, burning in feet may be sign of Peripheral Neuropathy

Tingling, numbness, burning in feet may be sign of Peripheral Neuropathy

It’s estimated that 20 million people in the U.S. have some form of peripheral neuropathy, a condition caused by damage to the nervous system. The condition most commonly affects the long nerves and, thus, symptoms often begin in the hands and feet. Your peripheral nervous system connects the nerves from your brain and spinal cord, or central nervous system, to the …

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Presbyopia… Correcting the Aging Eye

Presbyopia… Correcting the Aging Eye

Presbyopia, which literally means “aging eye,” is an age-related eye condition that makes it more difficult to see things that are near the face. When you are young, the lens in your eye is soft and flexible. The lens of the eye changes its shape easily, allowing you to focus on objects both close and far away. After the age …

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Don’t let hearing loss isolate you from the world!

Don’t let hearing loss isolate you from the world!

By Ann L. Rhoten, Au.D., CCC/A Kentucky Audiology and Tinnitus Services People – like most creatures on the earth – are social beings. We interact with and relate to other human beings in times of great joy and in times of great sorrow. We find comfort in human touch, reassurance in a familiar face, delight in verbal expressions of love, …

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Vegetarian Protein Sources for Runners 

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Whether you’re running 5Ks or marathons, you need the right fuel to get you to the finish line. And if you’ve given up meat, that means paying particular attention to the best vegetarian protein sources you can find. This key nutrient helps preserve lean mass and build new muscle tissue after a strenuous run, which can cause microscopic tears and damage …

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Healthy Holidays to You!

Healthy Holidays

By Karina Hammer, Certified Health & Wellness Coach It’s that time of the year again! It’s time to celebrate the holidays with parties, get-togethers, corporate dinners, and of course the endless family celebrations. While the holidays can sneak up on us, every year doesn’t mean the pounds have to follow. The average American will gain 7-10 pounds between Thanksgiving and …

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The Kitchen Table

The Kitchen Table

By Alex Anderson I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this, but my mom is an incredible Monopoly player. I mean she is phenomenal. And one of the things I enjoyed growing up was sitting at the kitchen table. I’m not just talking about Mom’s amazing cooking. I loved the kitchen table because that is where all the entertainment happened. When I …

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Epilepsy.

Epilepsy

The word, much like the disease, is cloaked in mystery, superstition and misunderstanding … and has been since the dawn of man. In ancient times, epilepsy was regarded as a sacred disease – one sent by the gods. It was Hippocrates (Greek philosopher and author of the Hippocratic oath) who first believed epilepsy arose from a natural cause and was …

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Lexar Labs: Assisting Clinicians in the Fight Against Drug Addiction

Lexar Labs

Drug abuse is a serious social and health problem in the United States. One need only look at the morning paper or watch the evening news to see the truth of it. It is incumbent upon each of us to advocate for programs to stem the flow of illegal drugs into the United States; push for more access to treatment programs; …

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This Thanksgiving, don’t miss out!

This Thanksgiving, don’t miss out

By Ann L. Rhoten, Au.D., CCC/A Kentucky Audiology and Tinnitus Services When was the last time you really and truly heard Thanksgiving? Let’s face it, Thanksgiving is a pleasant chaos. There is so much going on. Even those blessed with perfect hearing can miss out. But if you’re suffering from hearing loss – no matter how minute – the difference can …

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Cold Weather and Joint Pain

Cold Weather and Joint Pain

Many people with arthritis swear by the pain in their joints as a predictor of rainy or cold weather. Do you know someone who seems to be very accurate with her prediction on when the rain will come? They always tell you that once they experience pain in the joint, it will rain soon after. Medically wise, it is still …

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Frequently Asked Questions About PAD

Frequently Asked Questions About PAD

By Alexander H. Hou MD, FACS, What is PAD? Peripheral arterial disease or PAD (sometimes called peripheral artery disease or peripheral vascular disease) is a condition, or set of conditions, caused by the blockage or narrowing of the body’s large peripheral arteries. Lack of proper blood flow to the legs is very common in this condition. Many patients experience leg …

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OLBH Celebrates National Radiology Technologist Week

OLBH Celebrates National Radiology Technologist Week

You may remember when you fell from your backyard tree at age 10 and had to be taken to the emergency room. An x-ray was taken to confirm what you already suspected: you had broken a bone in your forearm. The x-ray also showed the doctor where the fracture was, how severe it was and where the cast should be applied. …

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Nutrition Therapy for Diabetes Patients

Nutrition Therapy for Diabetes Patients

If you’re one of the 20 million Americans diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, the way you choose to live, the foods you eat and your activity levels, are some of the most important factors affecting your quality of life going forward. Potential complications with diabetes Type II diabetes occurs when your body is unable to metabolize  insulin, a necessary hormone that …

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