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Mountain Games debut Sept. 3 at Heritage Farm

Mountain Games

By Lauren Breece, Marshall University Student You need to throw a tomahawk. Not your speed? How about shoveling some coal or walking a steel beam? That – and more – is what the Mountain Games are all about. Join fellow Appalachians on Saturday, Sept. 3, during this first-ever celebration of the strength, skill and backwoods knowledge that made our part …

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

Take Your Feet for Granted

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! …

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Know Your Surgeon

Know Your Surgeon

If you are facing surgery you are not alone. Every year, more than 15 million Americans have surgery. Most operations are not emergencies and are considered elective surgery. This means that you have time to learn about your operation to be sure it is the best treatment for you. You also have time to work with your surgeon to make …

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5 Smart Choices to Help Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

The C word — cancer. It’s scary. In 2016, more than 1.6 million new cases of cancer are anticipated, according to the American Cancer Society. But there is some good news. Smart choices you make today may help you reduce your cancer risk. 1) Quit tobacco If you use tobacco, quit. According to the ACS, the benefits of stopping smoking …

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Apple Caregivers: Giving Care, Keeping Families United

There is no underestimating the importance of family in our lives. From the time we take our first breath, until our last, family is the one thing we know we can count on, the people who know us best, who will always be there for us, who will help us carry the load. But today’s families are fundamentally different than …

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Stay in Your Home Solutions – The Aging in Place Concept

Stay in Your Home Solutions - The Aging in Place Concept

Part 3 of a 4 part series By Anne Franklin, Senior Safety Advisor Fewer Americans are dying early from major illnesses, such as heart disease, cancer and stroke, leading to overall lower death rates and longer life expectancy, according to a 2014 study reported by USA Today. Life expectancy for females as of 2012 was 81.2 years and 76.4 years …

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Epilepsy

Epilepsy. The word, much like the disease, is cloaked in mystery, superstition and misunderstanding …  and has been since the dawn of man. In ancient times, epilepsy was regarded as a sacred disease – one sent by the gods. It was Hippocrates (Greek philosopher and author of the Hippocratic oath) who first believed epilepsy arose from a natural cause and …

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2 KDMC Surgeons Offer Gastric Balloon Procedure for Weight Loss

2 KDMC Surgeons Offer Gastric Balloon Procedure for Weight Loss

Two surgeons at King’s Daughters Medical Center now offer the Orbera™ intragastric balloon procedure to assist adult patients suffering from obesity. General surgeons Rod Tompkins, M.D., and Kevin Miller, M.D., have both completed training on the Orbera system and are working with King’s Daughters Center for Healthy Living to offer the procedure to those with a body mass index of …

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Virtual Doctor Visits Now Available from Bon Secours Kentucky

Virtual Doctor Visits Now Available from Bon Secours Kentucky

The Bon Secours Kentucky Health System (BSKHS), which includes Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH), has launched Bon Secours 24/7tm, a service accessible via phone, tablet or computer that allows for virtual visits to a physician. Bon Secours 24/7tm is an innovation of the Bon Secours Health System (BSHSI), of which BSKHS is a member. “Bon Secours recognizes that people …

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Palliative Care

Palliative Care

Palliative care and medicine focuses on comfort and quality of life for patients and the families of patients dealing with a progressive, serious or chronic illness or injury. OhioHealth’s palliative care teams work with your doctor to enhance the treatment you are already receiving with the goal of pain control and managing other symptoms and to provide psychological and spiritual …

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Millions of Satisfied Customers Worldwide Discover a Pain Relieving Russian Device with Proven Results

Millions of Satisfied Customers Worldwide Discover a Pain Relieving Russian Device with Proven Results

Coach Jimmy K Tired of weekly doctor’s visits and dealing with pain until your next appointment? Are you looking for a proven, natural, non-invasive and drug-free alternative to aid with your health conditions? Look no further, a new holistic medical device is available to you at the Denas Pain Relief Store. This device is designed to address pain, promote energy, …

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On the Way to Your First 5k!

On the Way to Your First 5k

Kellie McKinney, MS | Healthy Lifestyle columnist | Co-Founder of Two Nutrition Nuts Signing up to run a 5K race is a fun and perfect way to kick-start a fitness routine. 1. Sign Up! Don’t wait! Without making the commitment to yourself and registering for the race, it is too easy to give up if the going gets tough. There is …

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Lexington Diagnostic Center’s PACs System Offers Quality, Security, Accessibility

If you are like most Americans, you took a hundred or so photos last year, probably with your cell phone. They were pictures of first birthdays, graduations, vacations, home renovations, the dog catching a Frisbee … things that mattered to you in the moment. You likely shared a good number of them on Instagram or Facebook, but at least half …

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Your Attitude Determines Your Altitude

Your Attitude Determines Your Altitude

Life-giving Attitude Part One: The Top FivePercent By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church In my twenties, I was fortunate enough be in sales for a number of years. As in most sales careers, training on social interaction for the purpose of making the sale is imperative, especially for a greenhorn like I was at the time.  My …

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Mountain Games debut Sept. 3 at Heritage Farm

Mountain Games

By Lauren Breece, Marshall University Student You need to throw a tomahawk. Not your speed? How about shoveling some coal or walking a steel beam? That – and more – is what the Mountain Games are all about. Join fellow Appalachians on Saturday, Sept. 3, during this first-ever celebration of the strength, skill and backwoods knowledge that made our part …

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