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Being Generous on a Meager Budget

Being Generous on a Meager Budget

Do you wish you could be more generous? Many people find it hard to be generous while living paycheck to paycheck; but, surprisingly, there are plenty of creative ideas and simple ways you can give. Sometimes the strongest forms of generosity come in the most simple, seemingly unimportant acts. We give because we have been given so much for which …

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Today’s Podiatrist: The Times They are a Changin’

Today’s Podiatrist: The Times They are a Changin’

By Dr. Brian K. Bailey, Podiatric Physician & Surgeon A podiatrist is a physician who specializes in medicine and surgery of the foot and ankle.  It is a specialty that is often misunderstood as to what exactly is their scope of practice, what they are capable of as far as the amount of education and training is required, and their abilities …

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The Kitchen Table

The Kitchen Table

By Alex Anderson I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this, but my mom is an incredible Monopoly player. I mean she is phenomenal. And one of the things I enjoyed growing up was sitting at the kitchen table. I’m not just talking about Mom’s amazing cooking. I loved the kitchen table because that is where all the entertainment happened. When I …

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Visiting Loved Ones at Care Facilities During the Holidays

Visiting Loved Ones at Care Facilities During the Holidays

During the holiday season our thoughts often turn to visiting friends or loved ones in nursing homes. The visits, while strongly recommended by those involved in healthcare and aging, are sometimes very emotional. It is recommended to first plan ahead to ensure your visit is rewarding for both the resident and yourself. The following tips should be considered when visiting a …

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Don’t let hearing loss isolate you from the world!

Don’t let hearing loss isolate you from the world!

By Ann L. Rhoten, Au.D., CCC/A Kentucky Audiology and Tinnitus Services People – like most creatures on the earth – are social beings. We interact with and relate to other human beings in times of great joy and in times of great sorrow. We find comfort in human touch, reassurance in a familiar face, delight in verbal expressions of love, …

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Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

By Dr. Brian K. Bailey, Podiatrist, Body-Mind-Spirit Podiatric Center Diabetic peripheral neuropathy accounts for significant medical problems and predisposes the lower extremities to debilitating complications such as infection, ulceration, and eventually amputation. Nearly 70% of adults with diabetes have some manifestation of neuropathy. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy involves progressive deterioration of nerve fibers and results in chronic pain in as many …

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Hospice Helps Patients and Families Focus on Quality of Life Making More Meaningful Moments Possible

Hospice Helps Patients and Families Focus on Quality of Life Making More Meaningful Moments Possible

By Beth Taylor, Community Hospice, Marketing and Community Outreach November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and hospices across the country are reaching out to raise awareness about the highest quality care for all people coping with a life-limiting illness. “Every year, nearly 1.6 million people living with a life-limiting illness receive care from hospice and palliative care providers …

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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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