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Soreness vs pain: What’s the difference?

Soreness vs pain: What’s the difference?

By Dr. Pete Stucchi ApexNetwork Physical Therapy There are many benefits to exercise, including the potential for improved physical and mental wellbeing. However, there may also be some physical discomfort associated with these activities due to the stresses placed on the body. When experiencing discomfort, it is important to understand the difference between exercise-related muscular soreness and pain. Muscular soreness is …

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At a loss for words?

Here are some quotes to inspire your  Valentine’s Day If you’re looking for a little inspiration – something that will carry your pen beyond “I love you, babe,” you’re in luck. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, some inspiring quotes to give your love wings. Happy Valentine’s Day! “Your flaws are perfect for the heart that’s meant to love you.” …

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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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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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Focus on Low Vision Awareness Month

Focus on Low Vision Awareness Month

The National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health reports that 4.2 million Americans age 40 and older are visually impaired. By 2030, this number is projected to soar to 7.2 million, and of these 5 million will have a condition known as low vision, in which prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses, medication and surgery cannot correct one’s vision. To help …

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Protecting the Precious Gift of Sight

Protecting the Precious Gift of Sight

Taking care of one’s eyes is a lifetime responsibility, but one that pays great dividends. Fortunately, eye care isn’t difficult, usually requiring no morthan a little common sense and following four basic rules. Rule #1 – Protect ‘em When you’re outside, wear sunglasses that protect against UVA and UVB rays. Exposure to UVA/UVB rays has been linked to both cataracts and …

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Wholehearted

Wholehearted

By Jodi Thomas I love Valentine’s Day. Not just the flowers and the chocolate and all that good stuff, but I have always loved the idea of celebrating love . . . and on a trivial note, seeing all the pink and red hearts just makes me happy for some reason. Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about my own …

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Discover the benefits of respite for caregivers

Discover the benefits of respite for caregivers

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who provides care to an elderly loved one, someone with a disability or a family member with dementia, you know how demanding the work is. From time to time, you may have tried to get another family member to assist or relied upon a friend or neighbor. But, if you’re like most …

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ApexNetwork PT: Bringing the best in rehab to Mt. Sterling, Frenchburg & Stanton

ApexNetwork PT: Bringing the best in rehab to Mt. Sterling, Frenchburg & Stanton

ApexNetwork Physical Therapy wants to be the first name that comes to mind when you think of physical therapy services. If you live in Mt. Sterling, Frenchburg or Stanton, or soon Morehead, ApexNetwork is already an integral part of the healing community. ApexNetwork Physical Therapy specializes in bringing rehabilitation services to people in small or rural communities – places where access …

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January is National Radon Awareness Action Month

January is National Radon Awareness Action Month

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. It is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. You can’t see or smell radon. Testing is the only way to know your level of exposure. Radon is released from the normal decay of the elements uranium, thorium, and radium in rocks and soil. It is …

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New Year’s Weight Loss Resolution? Rebuild Your Health and Shed Those Pounds with the Resolve Solution

New Year's Weight Loss Resolution

Joyce Wright and Reva Smith of West Liberty, KY are good friends who have lost weight and gotten healthy together. They attend Resolve Solution Classes in Morehead, KY. Joyce has lost 48 lbs. in six months. Joyce’s blood pressure medicine was reduced, and she feels so much better. Reva lost 36 lbs. in six months. Not only does Reva feel …

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Are Your Shoes Causing You Pain and Making You Fat?

Your Shoes Causing You Pain

By Dr. Brian K. Bailey, Podiatric Physician & Surgeon Foot pain can be a serious problem that can keep you tied to your recliner and TV. And it can cause you to give up on exercise. Are your feet making you fat? Ever wonder how much damage you are doing when you walk round in shoes that don’t fit proper …

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Comprehensive Eye Care for the New Year

Comprehensive Eye Care for the New Year

Each year many people lose vision due to progressive diseases or conditions of the eye. Often there are no symptoms indicating something is wrong, or vision loss occurs so gradually that it is not readily noticeable to a patient. Consequently, it is important to regularly schedule a comprehensive eye exam with an experienced, knowledgeable ophthalmologist. In general, periodic eye exams are …

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Your Secret Weapon for the New Year

By Alex Anderson In August of 1996, I was having breakfast with a pastor that I admired. He did not come from a privileged family, but his life was full of good things. He was very blessed in every way. He had started his church a year and a half earlier, and it was flourishing. He had a beautiful, healthy …

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This season, make memories for those you love

This season, make memories for those you love

It’s been said that once you have children, your purpose in life is to make memories for them. That seems to ring true … but let’s not forget that some of the fondest memories we adults have are of time spent with our grandparents. There’s something about grandma’s cookies, or grandpa’s sense of humor that resonates in grandchildren throughout their …

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