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Revolutionary Diagnostic Screening Services

Revolutionary Diagnostic Screening Services

Lexar Labs is a national full service clinical reference laboratory which offers specialized diagnostic screening and personalized service options allowing healthcare providers to personalize patient treatment plans, aximize patient quality of care, and reduce the overall cost of treatment. Lexar Labs uses cutting edge equipment and the highest quality of standards to support your practice and patients. Lexar partners with …

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Children Deserve Healthy Feet, Too!

Children Deserve Healthy Feet

By Brian K. Bailey, DPM – Body-Mind-Spirit Podiatric Center Your feet are the foundation for everything you do. Without healthy, strong feet, life can be challenging, not impossible, certainly, but definitely more challenging. This is especially true for children, who have so much to learn and so many skills to master between the time they take that first step and …

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The Right at Home Difference

The Right at Home Difference

Whether your loved one needs a little extra help around the house, daily medical assistance or just someone to check in throughout the week, Right at Home’s in-home care could be the answer. In-Home Care is Personal to Us Most of our staff have or have had loved ones in need of care. In-home care is very personal and important to …

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Is it time for new hearing aids?

By Ann L. Rhoten, Au.D., CCC/A 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 …

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Mountain Games 2017

Mountain Games 2017

By Lauren Francis Mountain Games 2017 Is A Festival Celebrating Our Appalachian Heritage By Inviting, Competing In, Watching, And Experiencing All The Things Our Ancestors Used To Do Just To Survive In The Mountains, Hills, And Hollers. Mountain Games 2017 is a festival celebrating our Appalachian heritage by inviting, competing in, watching, and experiencing all the things our ancestors used to …

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GREAT ORTHOPEDIC CARE SPANNING OUR REGION

King’s Daughters highly skilled orthopedic team is dedicated to improving quality of life through compassionate care. From Portsmouth, Ohio, to Portsmouthburg, Ky., and in between – our fellowship trained surgeons and support staff are dedicated to restoring motion and getting patients back to their daily activities. Skilled in total joint replacement procedures of all types, including hip and knee replacement, …

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Living with a Wound

Living with a Wound

Living with a wound not only entails the physical care of the wound itself, such as cleaning and disinfecting, irrigating, changing dressings and other treatment modalities; it also involves the emotional and psychological care of the patient. The health care cost for chronic wound care in the United States ranges from 5 to 9 billion dollars annually. There are physical …

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YMCA: Helping parents help kids grow healthy, strong, confident

YMCA: Helping parents help kids grow healthy, strong, confident

For most people, the YMCA means swimming laps in the pool, lifting weights, a pickup game of basketball or maybe even a yoga class. But for many, when they hear YMCA, they think “child care.” The YMCA of America is one of the largest providers of child care services in the U.S., with programs across the country designed to help kids …

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When to Seek Care from a Vascular Specialist

When to Seek Care from a Vascular Specialist

Alexander H. Hou MD, FACS If you removed all of the blood vessels from an adult and laid them out in a line, it would stretch to be close to 100,000 miles long. The blood vessels help circulate blood throughout the body. When disease or injury negatively affects the vascular system, a vascular specialist can sometimes help a patient recover …

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Opioids – Part II

Opioids

By Frank G. Vice, DVM, BS Pharm The use of opium, with all its addictive properties, probably began in the United States during the 19th century. It has a storied history resulting from influences attributed to its popular use around the world.  For centuries, most cultures used opium medically as a pain killer and recreationally to deliver pleasure sensations through euphoria.  …

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Heart Talk

Heart Talk

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church My dad told me a hilariously funny story that happened when he was about 20 years old. He was riding in the backseat of my grandfather’s car with my grandfather, Jeff, driving. Grandpa Jeff’s brother Uncle Walter was in the front passenger seat. So to set this up a little …

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What is Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease?

What is Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease?

Alexander H. Hou MD, FACS, Aortoiliac occlusive disease occurs when your iliac arteries become narrowed or blocked. The aorta, your body’s main artery, splits into branches at about the level of your belly button. These branches are called the iliac arteries. The iliac arteries go through your pelvis into your legs, where they divide into many smaller arteries that run …

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Facts about Vegetarian and Vegans: Eat your veggies!

Facts about Vegetarian and Vegans

Kellie McKinney, MS | Healthy Lifestyle columnist | Co-Founder of Two Nutrition Nuts I’d be lying if I told you I didn’t want you to go vegetarian or vegan.  Compassion and love for animals was a big part of my reason for doing so.  I’ve put together some interesting facts in this weeks column for you to read over. Studies show …

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Cancer Survivorship: A New World

Thanks to advances in cancer prevention, early detection, treatment, and follow-up care, more people than ever before are surviving the disease. In America alone, more than 15.5 million people are alive today after being diagnosed with cancer. For cancer survivors, the end of treatment is a joyous occasion, a time of celebration. It also marks the beginning of a new …

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This summer, the Y can help you help your kids stay on the move

This summer, the Y can help you help your kids stay on the move

The end of the school year is joyous time for kids. But for parents, it presents new challenges as we search for ways to keep them safe, healthy, and active. The National Association for Sport and Physical Education recommends that elementary-age children get at least 30, and preferably 60, minutes of physical activity five or more days a week. This should …

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