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Mountain Games 2018

Mountain Games 2018

By Lauren Francis As the summer heat is seeing no end in sight, people from all walks of life are preparing for another year of competition, old fashioned mountain living, team building and fun for the whole family. This year’s Mountain Games will take place Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Heritage Farm and Village in Huntington, WV. There are new …

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Fee Workshops arm women with tools, confidence for personal protection

This September, millions of young women across the country will be headed off to college; some for the first time, others for their last semester. Sending a child off to college can be frightening: Will they remember the lessons you taught them? Will they make good choices in friends and acquaintances? Are they ready to stand up for themselves and others? …

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YMCA Youth Soccer Registration Due by Aug. 12

YMCA Youth Soccer Registration Due by Aug. 12

In a 2017 Gallup Poll, 7 percent of Americans named soccer as their favorite sport! That’s the highest level of popularity for the sport in the U.S. – ever. The popularity of soccer is expected to continue its upward path, in large part because the first generations of soccer players in the U.S. are now introducing the sport to their …

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Signs a Senior Loved One’s Needs Are Changing

Dad sometimes leaves the garage door up all night with his keys in the car. Mom stays in the same outfit for days and limits her bathing. Uncle Henry’s desk is stacked with piles of bills, health insurance letters and bank statements—all unopened. At first, these behaviors seemed a bit out of the ordinary, but now you are beginning to wonder …

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

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

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! So …

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The Resolve Solution

Lose 7 to 15 Pounds in Just 7 Days Reverse Diabetes, High Blood Pressure and High Cholesterol, Reduce Arthritis and other autoimmune conditions The Resolve Solution is a health program that grew out of one man’s effort to save his brother.  Six years later, the program is providing dramatic weight loss and chronic disease relief for hundreds of local people, without …

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Hydrating Your Soul

Hydrating Your Soul

By Ross Johnson, Lead Pastor, Gathering Pointe Church It was sometime during the summer of 2001. We had just moved our family from LaCrosse, WI where I served as a youth pastor for almost five years to Sellersville, PA to begin my Master of Divinity degree at Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary. I had about a month and a half of …

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Diabetes and Eye Health – Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetes and Eye Health - Diabetic Retinopathy

If you have diabetes mellitus, you know how your body’s inability to use and store sugar can affect your health. When your blood sugar gets too high, it can damage the blood vessels in your eyes. This damage may lead to diabetic retinopathy. Diabetes is associated with many ocular complications, but diabetic retinopathy is by far the most serious complication …

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In Home Non-medical Care for Dementia Patients

Dementia is a condition characterized by a group of symptoms that often include memory loss, hallucinations, paranoia, agitation, personality changes, problems communicating, problems with motor skills and coordination, inappropriate behavior and an inability to reason. If your loved one has any of these symptoms, schedule an appointment with their doctor as soon as possible to begin treatment. You may choose to …

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

For most people, the YMCA means swimming laps in the p’ool, 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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Care Companions of Ohio

If you are worried that your loved one isn’t getting proper nutrition, is unable to clean the house, do laundry, attend appointments, or church, take a bath, socialize or take care of themselves like they used to, then Care Companions of Ohio is here to help. Care Companions of Ohio is fully insured & bonded. Our plan is to provide service …

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Salute JA Warriors During Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

Salute JA Warriors

July may be best known for watching fireworks, eating ice cream and splashing in the pool. But it’s also the month when we recognize that one out of every 250 kids in the United States lives with some form of juvenile arthritis (JA).Early detection is important, and determining the type of arthritis a child has is the first step. Remission, …

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Macular Degeneration Poised to Become Epidemic in U.S.

Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is poised to become a new epidemic in the U.S. by 2030, affecting more than 10 million Americans. Already, it is the No. 1 cause of blindness, robbing more people of their sight than cataracts and glaucoma combined. AMD is caused by the deterioration of the central portion of the retina, the surface at the back …

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Freedom is Never Free

By Ross Johnson, Lead Pastor, Gathering Pointe Church Among the Mural Wall, and the nineteen stainless steel statues, and the United Nations Wall of the Korean War Memorial in Washington D.C. is the Pool of Remembrance. This shallow Pool (thirty feet deep) is lined with black granite and is surrounded lushly by a grove of linden trees. The wall includes …

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Is it time for new hearing aids?

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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