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Drawing Closer: The Meaning of Lent

The Meaning of Lent

By Jodi Thomas I was not raised in the church, so, honestly, I have been pretty clueless about Lent. I’ve had several friends during the years say they were giving up sugar, coffee, or media for Lent, but I never fully understood why. After doing a little research, I’ve come to better understand and certainly appreciate this potentially powerful practice …

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Take Control of Your Ticker: Downtown Inspires Heart Health

Take Control of Your Ticker

By Whitney Lowe, Ashland in Motion Executive Director The air is aflutter with the sounds of hearts beating, and it’s brought on by more than just heart-shaped candy sentiments. February is American Heart Month, a time of the year designated to educate and raise awareness of cardiovascular disease and prevention. According to a recent study found at Healthfinder.gov, cardiovascular disease …

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Cleveland Clinic Survey Reveals Many Aren’t Getting Enough Exercise, Don’t Kno Recommendations

Cleveland Clinic Survey Reveals Many Aren't Getting Enough Exercise

Exercise is one of the keys to preventing heart disease, the No. 1 killer of both men and women in the U.S., yet a Cleveland Clinic survey shows only 20 percent of Americans know how much exercise is recommended for a healthy heart. The survey also showed 40 percent of Americans are exercising less than the recommended amount – 2.5 …

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Congratulations, You Have Landed a Job Interview. Now What?

Job Interview

One of the most intimidating parts of the job search is the actual interview. You want to put your best foot forward, to be confident, but not cocky; informed but not a know-it-all; friendly, but not overwhelming. Achieving the right balance requires you to be both your own worst critic and your most ardent cheerleader. It take perseverance, optimism and, …

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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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One in Six People have a Pituitary Tumor Could you be one of them?

Pituitary Tumor

Pituitary tumors are common in the general population. Since neuroimaging techniques have improved, pituitary tumors are more often diagnosed incidentally. About 16.7 percent of the general population experiences changes in the pituitary gland. Predominantly, pituitary tumors are non-cancerous adenomas. Pituitary carcinomas or aggressive pituitary tumors are extremely rare. A pituitary tumor, or pituitary adenoma, is an abnormal growth or tumor …

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Kingsbrook Lifecare Center offers Quality Rehabilitation Care

Kingsbrook Lifecare Center

At Kingsbrook, we understand the challenges you face after a surgical procedure or illness that requires a hospital stay, so we plan meticulously for your transfer and arrival.  You will be greeted with a smile as soon as you arrive, and we will escort you to your room where your immediate needs will be met and necessary medications provided. After …

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Are Cataracts Impairing Your Vision?

Are Cataracts Impairing Your Vision

By Dr. Carter H. Gussler, MD and Dr. John C. Gross, MD, Tri-State Ophthalmology – Your vision’s fine and you’ve never felt healthier. Do you still need an eye exam? Absolutely! Routine are an important part of preventative healthcare — regardless of your age or your physical health. Many eye and vision conditions present no obvious symptoms. Diagnosing and treating …

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10 Valentine’s Ideas for Your Family

10 Valentine’s Ideas

Valentines Day doesn’t have to be just for “couples.” Include your kids or grandkids to make this Valentine’s Day extra special. 1. Ask the kids to tell you how they think Valentine’s Day began. Write down what they say. Then do some research with the children, online or at the library, and see if their ideas are correct. 2. Designate …

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Dealing with Substance Abuse in the Workplace Requires Recognition, Commitment, and Compassion

Family Guidnance Center

There is no doubt that substance abuse – alcohol, illicit drugs, and prescriptions – is detrimental to individuals, families and communities. What we may not always consider is the effect of substance abuse in the workplace. The National Office of Drug Control Policy estimates that drug abuse costs the U.S. economy about $193 billion annually (and this is a 2007 …

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Colon Cancer: Statistics, Risk Factors & Symptoms

Colon Cancer

Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimates there will be nearly 100,000 new cases of colon cancer this year. It is expected to cause about 49,190 deaths during 2016. Risk Factors for Developing Colorectal Cancer Overall, the lifetime risk of developing …

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Rêve Body Sculpting: Real Results Right Now

Rêve Body Sculpting

What clothes are pushed to the back of the closet because they no longer fit? A dress that only fits if you don’t move your arms? Jeans that only zip using pliers and a prayer? We refuse to throw them out because they will fit again. Eventually. After all, we’re going on a diet…which starts Monday. Again. But what if …

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Two Nutrition Nuts

Two Nutrition Nuts

Story Behind TNN’s Stamp of Approval Kellie McKinney, MS | Healthy Lifestyle columnist | Co-Founder of Two Nutrition Nuts Matthew and I became the “Two Nutrition Nuts” by working together in class projects. We discovered our on-stage chemistry and our shared passion of helping others. We both had forward-thinking mindsets and wanted to change the world were in. Often “the plan/path” …

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The True Valentine

The True Valentine

By Jodi Thomas I have been a Christian for almost 30 years, and in that time I have studied a lot about the nature and character of God, as revealed in the Bible. The more I learn, the more I marvel. He is. . . marvel-ous, really. God is, to the infinite degree, all the following: holy, just, merciful, gracious, …

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IS IT A GOO HOSPITAL?

IS IT A GOO HOSPITAL

Accreditation, rating agencies help consumers evaluate their choices Now more than ever before, patients, families, employers, insurers and the government, are demanding hospitals and physicians deliver on the promise of ((high quality” health care. The definition of high quality differs from setting to setting and from day to day. Standards and expectations are constantly being raised, and organizations that fall …

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