admin

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 …

Read More »

Mountain Games 2017 Wrap Up

Mountain Games 2017 Wrap Up

By Lauren Francis When asked how you spent your warm September Saturday could you say you were slinging coal, chasing down Big Foot and flying tomahawks through the air? The 170 competitors of this year’s Mountain Games could and that is just a few of the events they participated in while also supporting Hoops Family Children’s Hospital. Competitors from all over …

Read More »

Get the most out of your hearing aids by using them!

Get the most out of your hearing aids by using them

By Ann L. Rhoten, Au.D., CCC/A Kentucky Audiology and Tinnitus Services I am constantly shocked by the number of new patients who come to my office who already have hearing aids that they never wear! Why? Because they didn’t fit right, weren’t comfortable, were of poor quality, or they didn’t know how to use them properly. When it comes to hearing …

Read More »

Regency leverages technology to strengthen human connections

Regency leverages technology to strengthen human connections

Staying connected. Feeling you’re a part of something – a family, a place, an ideal – is an important part of the human experience, regardless of your age or health. Finding ways to connect people, children with grandparents, fathers with daughters, sisters with each other, is an important part of what a great long-term care center does. After all, the facility …

Read More »

Recovering from a Hip Fracture

Recovering from a Hip Fracture

Hip fractures, especially in people age 65 and over, can cause severe health problems and decreased quality of life. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 90 percent of hip fractures in older adults are due to falls. It is best to start rehabilitation as soon as possible after hip fracture surgery, often within a day. …

Read More »

Dry Eyes?

Dry Eyes

Itchy eyes? Light sensitivity? Blurry vision? It could be dry eye syndrome. Your eyes need a constant flow of tears in order to function properly. When the flow of tears is disrupted, the symptoms that result can be annoying and uncomfortable, sometimes even making it difficult to see. For many patients, dry eye syndrome is a chronic condition, but fortunately, …

Read More »

Run well / Eat well: my top 4 breakfast choices

Run well - Eat well

Kellie McKinney, MS | Healthy Lifestyle columnist | Co-Founder of Two Nutrition Nuts You know that in order to have the energy to run well – you need to eat breakfast. A good breakfast provides complex carbohydrates for sustained and lasting energy, some simple sugars for immediate and quick energy, some protein and some healthy fat. Here’s my top four …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

Your Attitude Determines Your Competence

your-attitude-determines-your-competence

Life-giving Attitude Part Three: Do It Afraid. By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church Jeff was a bit quiet for me. It took a little while to get him going, but we eventually clicked. He was a really smart guy. The company he worked for gave him one project after another and he rose quickly as a …

Read More »

Boyd Co. Public Library Hosts Indie Author Day

Boyd Co. Public Library Hosts Indie Author Day

Boyd County Public Library is proud to announce that it will be participating in the annual Indie Author Day celebration by hosting an event on October 14, 2017 that is free and open to the public. This event will be part of the second annual Indie Author Day event. Last year, nearly 300 libraries hosted thousands of authors across the …

Read More »

Looking for a place to belong? Y not the Y? September Membership Drive September only, $0 joining fee with a donation to the community dressing room

YMCA

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 your …

Read More »

Understanding Ohio’s PASSPORT Medicaid Waiver program

Understanding Ohio’s PASSPORT Medicaid Waiver program

Most older people prefer to live independently, in their own homes, for as long as possible. It’s better for them, better for families and better for communities overall. But, as we age, some of our abilities begin to decline, making it difficult to take care of things in quite the way we once did. It’s at this point that many start …

Read More »

“Oh, my aching back!”

“Oh, my aching back!”

Low back pain is one of the most common problems in the U.S. As a matter of fact, more than 80 percent of Americans experience at least one episode of low back pain (LBP) in their lifetimes. Usually this pain is not serious and goes away on its own. Most people experience “nonspecific LBP,” which means there is not a …

Read More »

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, an overall term that describes a group of symptoms associated with mental decline severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform everyday activities. Of the 5.4 million people in the United States with Alzheimer’s disease, an estimated 5.2 million of them are age 65 and older. Women comprise about 66 percent …

Read More »

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month – Ovarian Cancer: Silent but Deadly

Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer is one of the most deadly of women’s cancers. Each year, approximately 21,980 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. In 2014, approximately 14,270 women will die in the United States from this disease. It is estimated by the World Health Organization IARC department that there are over 238,000 new cases diagnosed annually and nearly 152,000 deaths worldwide. …

Read More »