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CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting

Q&A with Bryan Rogers, M.D. King’s Daughters plastic and reconstructive surgeon Bryan Rogers, M.D.,is now offering CoolSculpting, a non-surgical fat reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that resists diet and exercise. Good candidates have noticeable bulges in certain areas including under the chin, neck, abdominal areas, and outer and inner thighs. Dr. Rogers answers a few …

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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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Topical Creams Reduce Joint Pain

Topical Creams Reduce Joint Pain

Laura C. Reese, D.O. Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgeon When it comes to relieving the pain of achy joints, many people reach for a pain-relieving pill like aspirin or ibuprofen. There may be a better way. When the source of pain is close to the surface, applying a topical analgesic cream, gel, patch, or spray that contains a pain reliever right …

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Don’t let Back Pain Keep You Down

Don’t let Back Pain Keep You Down

Up to 85 percent of all people have back pain at some point in life. Back problems can be attributed to a variety of factors, including degenerative disc disease, injury or trauma to the spine or supporting structures, congenital defects, obesity, and pregnancy/childbirth. Back symptoms often make it difficult for sufferers to take care of themselves and limit their ability …

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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 …

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Is it time for new hearing aids?

new hearing aids

If you have been on the hearing aid journey, either personally or with someone you care about, you know how difficult it can be. First the denial. Then the bargaining. And finally, the recognition that being able to hear clearly is just as important as being able to see, maybe more so After being asked which was more important hearing …

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New Oncology Center of Excellence to Make Care More Convenient, Comfortable

New Oncology Center

Late this summer, patients receiving treatment for cancer at King’s Daughters Medical Center will have a more comfortable, patient-focused facility in which to receive care. “Our new Oncology Center of Excellence, located on the fifth floor of Medical Plaza A, will improve access to care and make the entire experience of cancer treatment more convenient and comfortable,” said Darlene Shaffer, …

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Diabetes and Eye Health – Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetes and Eye Health

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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Lexar Labs Genetic Testing Helps Physicians Match Medication to Patient

Lexar Labs Genetic Testing Helps Physicians Match Medication to Patient

Most medications available today – whether prescription or over the counter – were developed using a “one size fits all” approach. Indeed, it wasn’t until relatively recently that pharmaceutical companies began including women in clinical trials of new medications. Faced with a wide array of medications designed to treat the same condition, and patients whose response to medication cannot be …

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Tips to Keep Those Legs Moving

Tips to Keep Those Legs Moving

Kellie McKinney, MS | Healthy Lifestyle columnist | Co-Founder of Two Nutrition Nuts Whether you’re a casual runner or a marathoner, you’ve likely experienced sore, tired legs after a run. As a runner, you’re likely no stranger to heavy legs and muscle cramps either. Self-help measures may relieve the symptoms, but heaviness can persist despite such remedies and rest when it’s …

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Lexington Diagnostic Center: Making outstanding care, superior quality convenient and affordable

When it’s time for an imaging study – CT scan, MRI, ultrasound – many patients simply “go with the flow” in the belief that there are no choices or that all of the choices are essentially the same. Nothing could be further from the truth! Lexington Diagnostic Center and Open MRI, located on Harrodsburg Road in Lexington offers patients not …

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$3,000 Per Hour

$3,000 Per Hour

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church Every so often I’ll do a bit of executive coaching. I’ll spend a day with a medical, business or non-profit executive. We will end the day with very clear “take-aways” (actionable steps for an area of their life–business, family, or personal). It’s a lot of fun for me, but can …

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Cataract Awareness Month

More than three million Americans have cataract surgeries every year, restoring clear, crisp sight to patients from all walks of life Despite how often cataract surgery is performed, many people do not know exactly what cataracts are, how they develop, or even what the symptoms are. In this article, we hope to answer some of the most common questions we …

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Stay in Your Home Solutions – The Aging in Place Concept

Stay in Your Home Solutions

By Anne Franklin, Senior Safety Advisor Dorothy said it best in her famous line in the Wizard of Oz – “there’s no place like home.” Really stop and think about the words and thoughts that come to mind when someone says “home”. What is so special about your home? Is it huge and lavish? Is it filled with expensive furniture …

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Your Resource to Recovery connects substance abusers with effective treatment

Your Resource to Recovery

Substance abuse and addiction are growing problems in the United States. According to some estimates, there are as many as 40 million Americans who meet the clinical criteria for addiction to nicotine, alcohol or drugs. Of these, 22.7 million needed treatment for their addiction problem in 2013, but only 2.5 million received it in a facility designed for that purpose, …

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