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YMCA Youth Soccer

YMCA Youth Soccer

For 30 years or more, we’ve heard that soccer is coming to the United States. Well, it seems, soccer has finally arrived. More than 3 million kids across the U.S. participate in youth soccer, more than double the number of youths participating in football. The parents of children playing soccer now were among the first Americans to take it up …

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The National Parkinson Foundation’s Moving Day®

The National Parkinson Foundation’s Moving Day

Walk, stretch, dance and celebrate. Americans of all ages and fitness levels are invited to join in National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) Moving Day® events to raise awareness and funds to fight Parkinson’s disease. An estimated 1 million people in the United States and up to 10 million worldwide are living with this neurodegenerative brain disorder that affects body movement. Millions more …

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How to Approach Senior Care for a Loved One with Memory Loss

How to Approach Senior Care for a Loved One with Memory Loss

Bringing up the topic of senior care support with a loved one can difficult, but the situation is even more fraught when that person suffers from a mental health issue, such as memory loss. Many family caregivers are left wondering how to approach the subject, worried about upsetting their elderly parent, or even fearful of an irrational or violent reaction. …

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Don’t Wait to Talk About Hospice

Don’t Wait to Talk About Hospice

By Beth Taylor, Marketing and Community Outreach – Community Hospice It’s an all too common situation. A family is at the bedside of a loved one who is seriously ill and nearing the end of life. Each member of the family has a different idea of what should be done and what the patient would have wanted. Far too many …

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Take Your Feet for Granted and They’ll Show You Who is Boss!

Take Your Feet for Granted and They’ll Show You Who is Boss!

By Brian K. Bailey, DPM – Body-Mind-Spirit Podiatric Center No less an expert than Leonardo da Vinci recognized the human foot as “a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.” Think about it. The average person walks between 3,000 and 5,000 steps a day, exerting a force equal to two to three times their body weight with each step! So …

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Mountain Games 2017 – Lumberjack Competition

Mountain Games 2017

By Lauren Francis After giving a timber-cutting demonstration at last year’s inaugural Mountain Games, #2 nationally-ranked competitor Arden Cogar, Jr. returns this fall for the first “Lumberjack Championship,” at Heritage Farm. It will match him against his #1-rated cousin, Matt Cogar. The championship will include a series of demonstrations in addition to timed, man-against-man competitions in four events. Pitting the nation’s …

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In Home Non-medical Care for Dementia Patients

Dementia is a condition characterized by a group of symptoms that often include memory loss, hallucinations, paranoia, agitation, personality changes, problems communicating, problems with motor skills and coordination, inappropriate behavior and an inability to reason. If your loved one has any of these symptoms, schedule an appointment with their doctor as soon as possible to begin treatment. You may choose to …

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SEARCH OUR DATABASES FOR ALL YOUR BACK TO SCHOOL NEEDS!

SEARCH OUR DATABASES FOR ALL YOUR BACK TO SCHOOL NEEDS!

A library card is the perfect tool for back to school! With a Boyd County Public Library card, your child will have access to online databases covering a wide range of subjects. These databases, listed below, are a great resource to keep your child learning outside of the classroom. Scholastic GO! Scholastic GO! hosts an abundance of resources including nonfiction …

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Opioids Part III

Opioids

By Frank G. Vice, DVM, BS Pharm During the late 19th to the middle 20th century, it has been estimated that 1 in 500 people were physically dependent on an opium based product. The reasons for opium use during this time period were related to medicinal and recreational uses, with a total lack of understanding about the physical dependency that opium …

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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 …

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Your Superpower

Your Superpower

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church I believe the reason God uses me is because I don’t know of anyone who needs God’s help and love more than I do. There are times I feel helpless and useless. I cannot depend solely upon my abilities nor upon my strength. So because of my weakness, I reach …

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Poor Circulation and Atherosclerosis What You Need To Know

Poor Circulation and Atherosclerosis What You Need To Know

Alexander H. Hou MD, FACS, Your body’s circulation system is responsible for sending blood, oxygen, and nutrients throughout your body. When blood flow to a specific part of your body is reduced, you may experience the symptoms of poor circulation. Poor circulation is most common in your extremities, such as your legs and arms. Poor circulation isn’t a condition in …

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Diabetes and Eye Health – Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetes and Eye Health - Diabetic Retinopathy

If you have diabetes mellitus, you know how your body’s inability to use and store sugar can affect your health. When your blood sugar gets too high, it can damage the blood vessels in your eyes. This damage may lead to diabetic retinopathy. Diabetes is associated with many ocular complications, but diabetic retinopathy is by far the most serious complication …

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Care Companions of Ohio

Care Companions of Ohio

If you are worried that your loved one isn’t getting proper nutrition, is unable to clean the house, do laundry, attend appointments, or church, take a bath, socialize or take care of themselves like they used to, then Care Companions of Ohio is here to help. Care Companions of Ohio is fully insured & bonded. Our plan is to provide service …

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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 more than 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 …

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