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Signs aging parents might need a little help

Signs aging parents might need a little help

It won’t be long before the icy blasts of winter are upon us. Time to put away the rakes and get out the snow shovels and salt. And, while you’re at it … make sure your elderly parents are taken care of, too! Even in the best of circumstances, older people face challenges in their day-to-day lives: shopping for groceries, …

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Managing Stress with Cancer

Managing Stress with Cancer

A disease such as cancer is often one of the most stressful experiences of a person’s life. Coping with cancer can be more challenging with added stress from work, family, or financial concerns. Usual, everyday stress can also make coping with a cancer diagnosis more difficult. Stress has not been shown to cause cancer. But chronic stress may weaken the …

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Person-Centered Cognitive Support

Person-Centered Cognitive Support

For countless people, the following are familiar scenarios: (1) You are restless and decide to step outside for a walk, but find all the doors to your home locked; (2) You wake up from a nap to find a person you don’t recognize cooking in your kitchen; (3) You talk with your family but always end up trailing off somewhere …

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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 …

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The Library – Your Best Kept Health Secret

The Library - Your Best Kept Health Secret

Falling back into the right mindset for your overall health and wellness this season can be difficult. The weather gets cooler, the holidays slowly approach and books and magazines related to healthy living are often expensive, but have you ever thought about checking your local library? At Boyd County Public Library they have a wealth of health and wellness resources …

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Kids Out of School for Holiday Break?

Kids Out of School for Holiday Break?

Fall Break Day Camp November 20, 21, 22 Christmas Break Day Camp December 18-22, and 27, 28, 29 and January 2nd Day camp costs are $15 for Y- Members and $20 for Non-Members. The times are 7:30am – 5:30pm. New participants need a registration sheet that can be picked up at the Front Desk and a current copy of their …

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Opioids Part V

Opioids Part IV

By Frank G. Vice, DVM, BS Pharm Throughout history, opium has been both a blessing and a curse, with its greatest blessing gained from its ability to manage pain.  However, its curse is realized through its abusive and addictive properties which can result in toxicities and death. The need to manage pain poses a unique challenge and until other pain management …

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The Pastor, The Widow, and The Doctor

The Pastor, The Widow, and The Doctor

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church Apastor went to visit a widow. She greeted him with a warm smile. She invited the pastor in and offered him a cup of coffee. As they sat at the kitchen table in her modest home and talked the pastor began to realize how poor the widow was. Not only …

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Presbyopia… Correcting the Aging Eye

Presbyopia… Correcting the Aging Eye

Presbyopia, which literally means “aging eye,” is an age-related eye condition that makes it more difficult to see things that are near the face. When you are young, the lens in your eye is soft and flexible. The lens of the eye changes its shape easily, allowing you to focus on objects both close and far away. After the age …

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Aging-in-Place Guide: How to Stay in Your Home in Later Life

Aging-in-Place Guide: How to Stay in Your Home in Later Life

The number of Americans who first grew up with rock ‘n’ roll, astronauts and McDonald’s is off the charts. The late 1940s through early 1960s were marked by a boom in the U.S. economy, suburban living and, especially, babies. Lots of babies were born during this time period—some 76.4 million notes the U.S. Census Bureau. These boys and girls who lived …

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Recognize, deal with caregiver burnout before it’s too late

Recognize, deal with caregiver burnout before it’s too late

It’s been estimated that as many as 65 million adults in the U.S. care for an elderly, chronically ill or disabled individual. On average, they provide 20 hours of care weekly and receive no compensation in return. These spouses, children, friends, and grandchildren are the foundation of long-term, at-home care in the United States. Many bear this burden out of love, …

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Opioids Part IV

Opioids Part IV

By Frank G. Vice, DVM, BS Pharm It has been said “America is in a war against drugs”, a statement that seems especially true for the state of Kentucky. During a recent interview, President Trump stated, “A stronger law enforcement response is needed to combat the opioid crisis”. While speaking, Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services, and the acting …

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Scary Good Healthy Halloween Ideas

Scary Good Healthy Halloween Ideas

By Monique Richard MS, RDN, LDN Fall is full of nature’s beautiful bounty, like buckets of crisp glistening apples, artist-palette dipped leaves, and fields piled with giant pumpkins and gourds. But beware. The beast of October can rear its ugly head, snatching up nutrients, crashing blood-sugar levels and overwhelming parents and children alike. It’s not the ghouls and goblins or …

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Mountain Games 2017 Wrap Up

By Lauren Francis When asked how you spent your warm September Saturday could you say you were slinging coal, chasing down Big Foot and flying tomahawks through the air? The 170 competitors of this year’s Mountain Games could and that is just a few of the events they participated in while also supporting Hoops Family Children’s Hospital. Competitors from all over …

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Get the most out of your hearing aids by using them!

Get the most out of your hearing aids by using them

By Ann L. Rhoten, Au.D., CCC/A Kentucky Audiology and Tinnitus Services I am constantly shocked by the number of new patients who come to my office who already have hearing aids that they never wear! Why? Because they didn’t fit right, weren’t comfortable, were of poor quality, or they didn’t know how to use them properly. When it comes to hearing …

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