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Going Primal To Relieve Your Pain

Primal Reflex Release Technique, PRRT, is one of the most effective and innovative techniques used to treat muscular and joint pain, especially back pain. The technique is non-invasive and uses only light touch or gentle tapping on the muscles or tendons – no pain or discomfort during the procedure. The whole treatment is short and quick usually taking only about …

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“Just a Carpenter’s Son”

Just a Carpenter’s Son

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church Remember the line, “Bueller…(long pause), Bueller…(long pause), Bueller,” from the movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”? The actor, Ben Stein, made that line infamous as the boring, monotone high school teacher, while he was taking the class role. However Benjamin Jeremy Stein’s real life has been anything but boring. In addition …

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Feel Confident About Your Appearance This Summer

Feel Confident About Your Appearance

Dr. Phillip Lackey Can Help You Say Goodbye to Stubborn Bulge Areas Summer is the best time to show off the body you’ve always dreamed of and one you are extremely confident in. You exercise. You eat right. But some stubborn fat bulges are immune to diet and exercise. You don’t feel as confident in your own skin as your …

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Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown Toenails

By Dr. Brian K. Bailey, Podiatric Physician & Surgeon – An ingrown toenail is a common condition in which the corner or side of one of your toenails grows into the soft flesh of your toe. The result is pain, redness, swelling and sometimes an infection. The condition usually affects your big toe. Often, you can take care of ingrown …

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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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Off The Cuff: Don’t Let Shoulder Injury Sideline You

Off The Cuff

Your rotator cuff is made up of the muscles and tendons in your shoulder. These muscles and tendons connect your upper arm bone with your shoulder blade. They also help hold the ball of your upper arm bone firmly in your shoulder socket. The combination results in the greatest range of motion of any joint in your body. A rotator …

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Lost and Found

Lost and Found

By Whitney Lowe, BCPL Public Relations Clerk The library is a good place to get lost. You can get lost in a book, get lost in an idea, or perhaps even get lost literally. The library has always been the place I go when I need an escape. Roaming the narrow aisles of the book stacks, surrounded on either side …

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Are you at risk for having a stroke?

risk for having a stroke

Knowing your risk of having a stroke is the first step in preventing one. Regular medical checkups allow you, and your doctor, to focus on making changes and tracking progress in reducing your stroke risk. Risk factors you can change: • When you have High Blood Pressure, the force of the blood pushing against the insides of your arteries is …

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Alzheimer’s Awareness – Did you know that over four million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease?

Alzheimer’s Awareness

One out of every three families deals firsthand with the disease, which does not discriminate between ethnic origins or races. Generally signs and symptoms present after the age of 60, however, in rare cases people in their forties and fifties can develop early onset Alzheimer’s. It is often difficult for people to determine whether or not the memory loss they …

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What is Pharmaceutical Compounding? And how does it benefit you?

What is Pharmaceutical Compounding

Compounding is the art of preparing medications that are customized to meet the specific needs of each individual patient. This is especially important for those patients who are unable to take commercially available medications due to difficulty swallowing pills, allergies to dyes and/or fillers, or poor medication response, to name a few. Compounding also allows physicians to modify dosing for …

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Ohio Means Jobs provides valuable support, guidance for job seekers

Ohion Means Job

Ask any job seeker and they will tell you how hard it is to find a good-paying job these days. The competition is tough, jobs are scarcer and employers demand more skills, knowledge and abilities than ever before. Although the unemployment rate in Lawrence County has fallen to 5.1 percent, if you are in the job market, you know first-hand …

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It’s time to live free from the bonds of addiction

live free from the bonds of addiction

It’s estimated that drug addiction costs the U.S. economy $559 billion a year in crime, increased healthcare costs and lost productivity at work. Illicit drug abuse alone accounts for $181 billion in these costs. On a more personal level, drug abuse costs the addict, their families, friends, employers and communities: • Personal relationships: Because of the lying and deception that …

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Body Weight and Joint Pain

Body Weight and Joint Pain

Laura C. Reese, D.O. Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgeon If you were to ask people to name a health problem related to obesity, odds are good they’d say “heart disease” or “diabetes.” And they’d be right; those two chronic diseases have a very strong relationship to excess weight. They are the safe bets. But if you like long odds, put your …

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Helping Cancer Patients Cope with Hair Loss

Most people know very little about hair – other than needing a haircut or style every few weeks, we generally take it for granted. But hair is an amazing structure, constantly growing, resting and falling out. Hair cells multiple every 23 to 72 hours, making them some of the fastest growing cells in the body. On average, hair grows about …

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Cancer Screening Recommendations

Cancer Screening Recommendations

Cancer, no matter the type, is still one of the most feared diseases of the 21st Century. Unfortunately, many cancers don’t produce symptoms when the tumor is small and most treatable. Therefore, it is very important to follow recommended screening guidelines for detecting cancer at an early stage, before symptoms develop. Although healthy living – eating a well balanced diet, …

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