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Nutrition Therapy for Diabetes Patients

Nutrition Therapy for Diabetes Patients

If you’re one of the 20 million Americans diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, the way you choose to live, the foods you eat and your activity levels, are some of the most important factors affecting your quality of life going forward. Potential complications with diabetes Type II diabetes occurs when your body is unable to metabolize  insulin, a necessary hormone that …

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Is a Hiatal Hernia Causing Your Pain?

Is a Hiatal Hernia Causing Your Pain

Ahiatal hernia occurs when the upper part of the stomach pushes through an opening in the diaphragm and into the chest cavity. The diaphragm is the thin muscle wall that separates the chest cavity from the abdomen. The opening in the diaphragm is where the esophagus and stomach join. What causes a hiatal hernia? The most common cause of a hiatal …

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A Fuller, Happier, Safer Life Takes a Little Effort, Planning

A Fuller, Happier, Safer Life Takes a Little Effort, Planning

By Anne Franklin, Senior Safety Advisor Last month, we talked about steps adult children can take to help their parents remain in their homes as long and as safely as possible. We focused on reducing fall risk, because falls can have serious, devastating effects on the elderly. This month, we’ll talk about other things adult children can do to assist their …

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Eye Candy: Eating a Colorful Variety to Stay Healthy

Eye Candy

Kellie McKinney, MS | Healthy Lifestyle columnist | Co-Founder of Two Nutrition Nuts Complex carbs which help to fuel our workouts  – pasta, bread, oats usually fit into a brown/beige color. Fruits and veggies add nutrients along  with bright eye catching colors to brighten up your meals. Eat the rainbow. It might sound like a broken record, but there’s a method to …

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Hungry Heart

Hungry Heart

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church The songwriter and performer Bruce Springsteen was right when he wrote, “Everybody’s got a hungry heart…” Inside of every human is this need or hunger.  Sometimes we try to fill it with love for another person, but for some reason…another person is not the answer. Sometimes the hungry heart destroys …

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Lung Cancer: Talk to your primary care provider about your risks and screening for early detection

Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., claiming more lives each year than cancers of the breast, prostate and colon combined. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and it gives healthcare providers the opportunity to raise awareness about risk factors and a relatively new type of screening that brings hope for early detection and more …

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Diabetes and the Flu

Diabetes and the Flu

Coming down with a case of the flu is no fun for anyone. But it poses extra risks for people with diabetes or other chronic health problems. A bad case of the flu can lead to viral or bacterial pneumonia, dehydration, ear infections and sinus infections, especially in children. Influenza can also make chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, asthma and …

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This Thanksgiving, don’t miss out!

This Thanksgiving, don’t miss out

By Ann L. Rhoten, Au.D., CCC/A Kentucky Audiology and Tinnitus Services When was the last time you really and truly heard Thanksgiving? Let’s face it, Thanksgiving is a pleasant chaos. There is so much going on. Even those blessed with perfect hearing can miss out. But if you’re suffering from hearing loss – no matter how minute – the difference can …

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We Help the Sandwich Generation Take Care of Mom & Dad

We Help the Sandwich Generation Take Care of Mom & Dad

By Anne Franklin, Senior Safety Advisor Are you a member of the sandwich generation? You know – the generation that is raising children and looking after adult parents, too? If so, you’ve got a lot on your hands and on your mind, not the least of which is helping Mom and Dad stay safely in their own homes for as long …

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Comprehensive Care for Hip Problems

Comprehensive Care for Hip Problems

Problems with your hips can be caused by diseases such as osteoarthritis or avascular necrosis. Other hip problems are attributed to injuries such as sprains, bursitis, dislocations and fractures. Treatments for hip problems range from basic pain management techniques to sophisticated medical treatments to cure disease and repair injuries. Resurfacing vs. Replacement Depending on the amount of damage, a surgeon may …

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Mammograms

Mammograms

Annual Screenings Detect Early Stage Breast Cancer Mammography or a mammogram is an x-ray examination of the breast tissue. Mammography has been used for years to detect and diagnose breast diseases in both women and men. While most mammography is done on a screening basis, it is crucial in diagnosing the cause of breast symptoms such as breast lumps, breast …

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Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral Artery Disease

Alexander H. Hou MD, FACS, Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a narrowing of the peripheral arteries to the legs, stomach, arms, and head – most commonly in the arteries of the legs. PAD is similar to coronary artery disease (CAD). Both PAD and CAD are caused by atherosclerosis that narrows and blocks arteries in various critical regions of the body. Quick …

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Discover Your Family History, and Make New History at the Library

Discover Your Family History

The United States is unique among the countries of the world in that its population is made up of people from elsewhere – from England and Spain, Nigeria and Colombia, Argentina and Zambia, and every country in between. Our status as melting pot can be both a blessing and an obstacle for those who want to know more about their families, …

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Underlying Reasons for Limb Swelling

underlying-reasons-for-limb-swelling

By Alyssa Parker Many people may experience complications after an operation due to the significant amount of trauma your body endures. Whether it’s cancer related, non-cancer related, or a minor surgery, patients may develop post-operative symptoms such as swelling in a limb or a particular area of the body. Swelling in the limb which may appear to be temporary can …

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RESPITE CARE

RESPITE CARE

More than 34 million Americans provided unpaid care to a relative or family member sometime in the past 12 months, according to a Caregiving in the U.S. 2015, a study published by the AARP and the National Alliance for Caregivers. Not surprisingly, the study found the “typical” unpaid caregiver was a 49-year-old woman caring for a 69-year-old parent or parent-in-law living …

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