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Feet: The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful

Feet

By Dr. Brian K. Bailey, Podiatric Physician & Surgeon When it comes to feet, there are two basic camps. The first camp appreciates the architecture and functionality of feet, the way the bones, ligaments, nerves and muscles work together to allow us to move freely about our environment. I belong to this group. When a member of the second camp …

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New YMCA soccer fields fuel youth, area development

New YMCA soccer fields fuel youth, area development

Millions of kids in the U.S. play soccer. And now, thanks to the generosity of local community leaders, more Ashland area youth will have the opportunity to learn, play and enjoy the sport. Lynn Prichard and his business partners at BRCP Inc. have loaned land they own near the intersection of 25th Street and Central Avenue for the use of …

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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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The Resolve Solution

The Resolve Solution

Lose weight, Lower Blood sugar, Blood Pressure, Reduce Migraines, Arthritis, Relieve Autoimmune Conditions, Balance Hormones Gospel Singing Family Recaptures Health The McKinney family of West Liberty, KY are known for their beautiful gospel singing group, aptly called The McKinney’s.  They tour churches and camp meetings, spreading their beautiful music. A few months ago they were all in much poorer health …

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Looking for a place to belong? Y not the Y?

Looking for a place to belong? Y not the Y?

You don’t have to look far, or hard, to find a fitness center willing to sign you up for a long-term contact. It seems they are on every street corner these days. And if all you want is a place to run on a treadmill, those facilities might be just right for you. But if you want something more for …

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Make Sure Your Kids’ Shoes Fit Right, Support Healthy Growth

Make Sure Your Kids’ Shoes Fit Right, Support Healthy Growth

By Brian K. Bailey, DPM – Body-Mind-Spirit Podiatric Center For most families, shoes are a major back-to-school investment. So choosing the right shoes – ones that fit properly, wear well and provide good support – is important. Unfortunately, most shoes today are purchased in self-serve shoe stores or even online … leaving parents with a job for which many are …

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Time is precious. Choices frees you spend it on life’s important things

Time is precious. Choices frees you spend it on life’s important things

Do your visits home consist of hours weeding the garden, cleaning out closets, or putting laundry away? Does it seem like the only time you get to spend with your aging mother is punctuated with replacing lightbulbs, tightening screws, and hauling trash to the curb? Do you wish there were someone close by, who you could trust (and afford), to …

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Cast Iron Cook-Off at Mountain Games

Cast Iron Cook-Off at Mountain Games

By Lauren Francis Cabell Huntington Hospital will host the 3rd Annual Mountain Games on Oct. 13 at Heritage Farm with a new event that is sure to tickle your taste buds. Bring your appetite and enjoy the new Cast Iron Cook-Off as cooks in the area create down-home favorites with just fire and cast iron cookware. The Cast Iron Cook-Off …

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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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Caring for a Loved One With Alzheimer’s or Other Dementia

Caring for a Loved One With Alzheimer’s or Other Dementia

Some days you lose track of your wallet. Other days you can’t remember how to prepare a meal. You are an individual with dementia, a condition that interferes with your brain cells communicating well with each other. And you are not alone. Every three seconds, another case of dementia occurs somewhere in the world. Almost 50 million people worldwide are …

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Is Screen Time Straining Your Eyes?

Is Screen Time Straining Your Eyes?

Staring at your computer screen, smartphone, video game or other digital devices for long periods won’t cause permanent eye damage, but your eyes may feel dry and tired. Some people also experience headaches or motion sickness when viewing 3-D, which may indicate that the viewer has a problem with focusing or depth perception. What causes computer-use eyestrain? Normally, humans blink …

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TIPS FOR PLANNING 5KS OR MARATHONS

Nutrition for 5k

Kellie McKinney, MS I Healthy Lifestyle columnist I Co-Founder of Two Nutrition Nuts Whether you’re running SKs 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 …

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A Change in Destiny

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church Jerry sat patiently in his shiny black Chevy Silverado in the same spot by the playground like he had done for the last four weekends. He reached over and picked up a brown paper bag, took out and slowly unwrapped his favorite mid-morning snack…a peanut butter and banana sandwich. Jerry …

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3D Mammography – Detecting breast cancer with the latest technology

A malignancy unseen with conventional 2D mammography was clearly seen with Hologic 3D Mammography

Other than certain types of skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer affecting women in the U.S. Further, it is the second-most common cause of cancer death among white, black, Asian, native American and native Alaskan women and the most common cause of cancer death among Latinas. Breast cancer screening – checking for cancer before there …

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Hospice Care in Nursing Homes

Hospice Care in Nursing Homes

Since 1990 Community Hospice has been providing hospice services to residents of long- term care facilities. We feel it is important that anyone needing end-of-life care, regardless of their place of residence, receive hospice care. Today, about 30% of all Community Hospice patients reside in a long-term care or assisted living facility. Some patients with life-limiting illnesses are no longer …

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