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Keep Pets Safe this Halloween

Keep Pets Safe this Halloween

Halloween isn’t just for humans; four-legged friends have plenty of opportunity to get in on the fun, too. However, it’s important to take some pet precautions that allow the whole family to enjoy the holiday safely, as the costumes and excitement can be overwhelming and some of the candy is even dangerous. As you’re filling the candy buckets and assembling …

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Discover the benefits of respite for caregivers

Discover the benefits of respite for caregivers

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who provides care to an elderly loved one, someone with a disability or a family member with dementia, you know how demanding the work is. From time to time, you may have tried to get another family member to assist or relied upon a friend or neighbor. But, if you’re like most …

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Non-Healing Diabetic Wounds, Vascularization & Amniotic Grafts

Non-Healing Diabetic Wounds

By Dr. Brian K. Bailey, Podiatric Physician & Surgeon Diabetes is a complicated condition to gain control of, but one of the most painful parts of this disease is the development of diabetic wounds. Often these wounds become “nonhealing” due to the adverse effects of the systemic disorder. Millions of people with diabetes will suffer from diabetic foot ulcers more …

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Guiding You Through Medicare’s Confusing Intricacies: What You Should Know

Guiding You Through Medicare’s Confusing Intricacies: What You Should Know

By Rick White, Licensed Insurance Advisor Getting the most from your health plan is important to many seniors, but it is not always easy to navigate your way through all of the benefit plans and options. Your plan choices may vary depending on the county in which you live, the medical conditions you have, and your financial status. It is …

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Macular Degeneration Poised to Become Epidemic in U.S.

Macular Degeneration Poised to Become Epidemic in U.S.

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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A New FDA Approved Treatment for Nail Fungus

A New FDA Approved Treatment for Nail Fungus

By Dr. Brian K. Bailey, Podiatric Physician & Surgeon Toenail fungus is unpleasant and embarrassing. Many people try to conceal that their nails have become yellow, thick, and scaly, but the infection can advance significantly and quickly spread to the other nails, making it difficult to control. Nail fungus can also become a potentially painful problem. Nail fungal infections can …

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Ashland Aesthetics, the Rejuvenation Center of Kentucky & Nu U Medical Aesthetics Join Forces to Bring you the Best in Aesthetic Treatments

Best in Aesthetic Treatments

Nu U Medical Aesthetics, the Rejuvenation Center of Kentucky and Ashland Aesthetics have a unique working relationship. Dr. Brian Frederick acts as the medical director for Nu U, he is also the co-owner of Ashland Aesthetics, and he and Libby Maddox, PA-C are co-owners of the Rejuvenation Center. These combined teams bring the community the most comprehensive aesthetic treatments available. …

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Lifestyle Choices May Help Glaucoma Patients Preserve Eyesight

Lifestyle Choices May Help Glaucoma Patients Preserve Eyesight

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of vision loss, affecting about 3 million people in the United States. Because there are no symptoms early on, about half of people with the disease don’t know they have it. Once vision is lost to glaucoma, it can’t be regained. Early detection and treatment, and some lifestyle choices can help protect your sight. …

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Vestibular Balance Issues: Physical Therapy Has Helped Countless Individuals Find Relief

Vestibular Balance Issues- Physical Therapy Has Helped Countless Individuals Find Relief

By Kaylee Weber, PT, DPT, Clinic Manager ApexNetwork Physical Therapy – Gillespie, IL Clinic At least 50 percent of the U.S. population will develop a balance issue, at some point in their lives. Balance disorders typically happen to the aging population, between the ages of 50 to 75, and most of these are related to vestibular disruptions. Patients suffering from …

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He’s not kidding… he really didn’t hear you

He’s not kidding… he really didn’t hear you

By Ann L. Rhoten, Au.D., CCC/A It’s sort of a joke that men have “selective” hearing. That is, they seem to be able to hear the things they want to hear … and unable to hear the things they don’t want to hear. The truth is, if your father, brother or husband seems to have this particular affliction, there’s a good …

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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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Hope and Optimism

Hope and Optimism

By Pastor Timothy L. Neptune Hope is confidence in God…not wishful thinking. To have hope is to trust in God to meet our needs…even in the midst of difficult times. When we do go through tough times our confidence in God can get a little rattled, as the Old Testament figure Job experienced. In the midst of his pain and …

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Palliative Care

Palliative Care

By Julie Carr, APRN – Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Have you heard about palliative care? Are you wondering what palliative care really is? The Community Palliative Care program has been part of Community Hospice and Palliative Care for nearly three years. Community Hospice and Palliative Care is two different teams working together to provide the best care for all our …

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Keeping Youth Athletes Safe in the Summer Heat

Keeping Youth Athletes Safe in the Summer Heat

Back to school brings lots of sports practices right in the middle of the hottest part of the day. It’s important for coaches, athletes and parents to be aware of how to prevent heat-related illness. To prevent heat illness (i.e. heat cramps, heat exhaustion, or heat stroke) or even heat stroke deaths during summer sports practices, consider the following important …

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Kinesio Taping

Kinesio Taping

By Ron Handshoe, MSPT Regional Manager, ApexNetwork PT Have you ever wondered why elite athletes wear bright-colored or weird shapes of tape on their shoulders or legs? Believe it or not, it’s not a fashion statement. Rather, the athletes are using a form of athletic taping known as Kinesio Tape. This method of taping was developed in 1979 by Dr. …

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