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Are You Taking Your Medication as Prescribed?

Are You Taking Your Medication as Prescribed?

We all know about the rising costs of health care, and how expensive prescription medicines can be, especially for seniors. But do you know how much it can cost if you don’t properly take your medications? According to government estimates, each year in the United States more than 125,000 people die from a failure to properly take their medications, adding …

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2nd Annual Craft Beer Festival Livens Up Downtown

2nd Annual Craft Beer Festival Livens Up Downtown

By Whitney Lowe, Ashland in Motion Executive Director Ashland in Motion is excited to announce that planning for the 2nd annual Firkin Fest has begun, and tickets go on sale this month! The outdoor, craft beer festival encompasses the heart of downtown Ashland, and highlights downtown’s unique environment, local retailers and restaurants. The cultural and economic impacts of Firkin Fest …

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Runners and Cross-Training 

Runners and Cross-Training

Kellie McKinney, MS | Healthy Lifestyle columnist | Co-Founder of Two Nutrition Nuts Injury prevention is by far the most widely recognized benefit of cross-training among runners. Runners can also use cross-training to rehabilitate injuries, improve fitness, promote recovery, enhance motivation, rejuvenate the mind and body during breaks. Related to the benefit of injury prevention, cross-training can also prolong your running …

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Love Your Library 4 Tips for Safer Running

By David Miller Public Relations Supervisor, BCPL On April 29th, the Boyd County Public Library will host the 3rd Annual Love Your Library 5K. This event is unique in that it is not a fundraiser, but rather a way to showcase and raise awareness of the library, its many services, and outstanding community partners. Running is gaining in popularity as …

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Prayer Killer #2: Not Honoring Your Spouse

Prayer Killer

By Alex Anderson You know what would really be nice? If you (my friends and readers) would send me more of your stories of pain and failure; then I could use your stories and not have to always use mine. (smile) Many years ago, I went into business with a person who, from every angle, looked legit. (You already know …

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Are You Taking Your Medication as Prescribed?

Taking Your Medication as Prescribed

We all know about the rising costs of health care, and how expensive prescription medicines can be, especially for seniors. But do you know how much it can cost if you don’t properly take your medications? According to government estimates, each year in the United States more than 125,000 people die from a failure to properly take their medications, adding …

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Sit back, relax and say goodbye to stubborn bulges

say goodbye to stubborn bulges

How often do you look in the mirror and think how great you look? If you’re like most of us, you probably cringe at a bulge … or love handles or a muffin top. Diet and exercise can help eliminate many problem areas, but some bulges just won’t budge. Then what? More Americans are choosing cosmetic procedures to help them …

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A Ten-Second Test at OLBH Can Detect Disease Earlier

A Ten-Second Test at OLBH Can Detect Disease Earlier

Anyone who has smoked a pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years or longer has thought about the specter lurking in the shadows. More than 150,000 Americans die of lung cancer every year, and the five-year survival rate is only 15.6 percent compared to more than 50 percent for many other common cancers. Lung cancer creeps up quietly with …

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Tips to kick start healthy eating lifestyle

Tips to kick start healthy eating lifestyle

Healthy eating is so important! Making nutritious choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner sets the tone – fueling mind and body for work, family and fun. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables prevents many chronic diseases and conditions, including some cancers and cardiovascular disease. However, as our lives become busy, we take the convenient way out- choosing high-fat, high-calorie …

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Is Knee Replacement Your Best Option?

Is Knee Replacement Your Best Option

If your knee is severely damaged by arthritis or injury, it may be hard for you to perform simple activities, such as walking or climbing stairs. You may even begin to feel pain while you are sitting or lying down. If nonsurgical treatments like medications and using walking supports are no longer helpful, you may want to consider total knee …

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Importance of Concussion Screening and Treatment

Concussions can occur in any sport or physical activity. As children and athletes of all ages are playing longer and harder than ever before, the potential for concussion continues to increase. Signs of a Concussion Athletes report one or more of the following symptoms —  headache, nausea, balance problems or dizziness, double or fuzzy vision, sensitivity to light or noise, …

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Boyd County Library to Hold College Fair

Boyd County Library to Hold College Fair

Library to showcase area schools and provide students with tips to prepare for the next step in their lives As students prepare for the end of the school year, many began to ponder, what’s next? Boyd County Public Library is here to help area students plan, prepare and know what steps come after high school.  On March 17, BCPL will …

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Why Are Colon Screenings So Important?

Why Are Colon Screenings So Important

Colonoscopy is the most thorough and reliable form of screening for cancers of the colon and rectum. The good news is that although colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer killer, it’s also highly preventable and treatable when detected early. The bad news is that only about half the people who should be screened actually are. There are two …

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Why It’s Important to Have a Nutritious Breakfast and What to Eat Before a Run

Nutritious Breakfast

Kellie McKinney, MS | Healthy Lifestyle columnist | Co-Founder of Two Nutrition Nuts It can be hard to fuel up properly; eat too much and you’ll risk upsetting your stomach, eat too little and you could run out of energy early in the run. Maintaining muscle After a nights rest, your body is in breakdown mode – the muscle cells need …

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The Revolving Door of Rehab

There are very few things more gut-wrenching than to watch a loved one’s life continuously ravaged by a drug addiction. Whether their addiction is to prescription medications like Vicodin or Xanax or to street drugs like cocaine and methamphetamines, the long-term damage can be very similar. You know that drug rehab treatment is what they need, but getting them to …

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