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Unraveling the mystery of the brain

Everything we do, think, know, believe, hope for, remember, sense, and feel is contained in a three-pound organ encased within a bony compartment called the skull. The brain is an amazing thing … and yet most people know very little about it. The brain has three major parts – the cerebrum, cerebellum and brain stem. The cerebrum is the largest …

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Do You Have Cataracts?

Do You Have Cataracts

Cataracts cause the lens of the eye to become cloudy. At first they may not affect your vision at all, but as they become larger your vision will become increasingly blurred – it will be like looking through frosted glass all the time – until eventually you may lose all your functional vision in your affected eye(s). You may also …

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Whiplash

Whiplash

Dr. Jason A. Moore, Huntington Chiropractic Accident & Injury Clinic Whiplash is a generic term applied to injuries of the neck caused when the neck  is  suddenly  and/or  violently jolted in one direction and then another, creating a whip-like movement. Whiplash is most com-monly seen in people involved in motor vehicle accidents, but it can also occur from falls, sports …

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Colonoscopy Reduces Colorectal Cancer Risk

Colorectal Cancer Risk

Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Approximately 150,000 individuals are diagnosed with colorectal cancer annually and more than 50,000 individuals die of this disease. Colorectal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the inner lining of the colon or rectum. Most colon and rectal cancers originate from benign wart-like …

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Does Your Back Ache?

Does Your Back Ache

By Douglas Deitch, M.D. If you are experiencing low back pain, you are not alone. An estimated 75 to 85 percent of all Americans will experience some form of back pain during their lifetime. Although low back pain can be quite debilitating and painful, in about 90 percent of all cases, pain improves without surgery. However, 50 percent of all …

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Arthritis in Feet

By Dr. Brian K. Bailey, Podiatric Physician & Surgeon Arthritis of the foot is inflammation and swelling of the synovium, the soft tissue and lining of the joints in the foot. An increase in the fluid within the joints is usually present as well. One or both feet may be affected. This condition can develop at any age, but is …

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid

The process of finding money for college can be very complicated.  An Independent College Counselor can assist in directing families to the best starting place. #1 The Free Application for Student Aid, better known as FAFSA, is this starting place. Once the application is processed you will know exactly how much money will be available from federal assistance programs and …

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Skin Cancer Q&A with KDMS CANCER SPECIALISTS

How common is skin cancer? One in five Americans will develop some form of skin cancer. Most of these are basal-cell and squamous-cell carcinomas. Melanoma, while not the most common, is the most serious form of skin cancer and continues to show increasing rates. One American dies every hour from melanoma. If melanoma is recognized and treated early, it is …

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Knock knock Who’s there? Knee! Knee who! Knee-d you ask!

Everything changes when the feet hit the ground.  You might ask what do my feet have to do with my KNEES? EVERYTHING! It has been found that 90% of all people pronate at the ankle.  Now, what does that mean?  Simply put the loss of your foot arch.  That throws off your foundation of support causing the inside of your …

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Keep Kids On Track With A Superhero Summer

Superhero Summer

By Whitney Lowe, BCPL Public Relations Clerk Parents are total superheroes. Every day we bravely defeat the monsters under the bed, instantly heal bumps and bruises with one single kiss, cleverly disguise vegetables as foods we know our kids will eat (it’s ok if they think olives are grapes for just a little while longer, right?), and of course, we …

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You don’t have to give in to hair loss

Hair loss can affect every part of life: from self-image and confidence to romantic and professional relationships. Hair is an extremely important part of who we are, what we think about ourselves, and how others see us. Hair can even provide clues about overall health. It may surprise you to learn that hair loss is really quite common, affecting more …

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Ginny Gave Out, but She Never Gave Up

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor While I sat with the family in the surgical waiting area, I saw the elevator doors open. It was the surgeon. As he walked the twenty-five feet or so from the elevator to the waiting room, he was looking at the floor as though he was searching for something, maybe the next words to …

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A Sprain or Not A Sprain? That is the Question.

Ankle Sprain: An ankle sprain occurs when ligaments around your ankle are overstretched or torn.  Stepping in a hole or simply twisting your ankle may result in a mild to severe ankle sprain.  Besides pain, you may experience swelling, bruising and decreased range of motion. Mild Sprain: If you suspect your ankle pain is the result of a mild injury, …

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Should you consider an independent college consultant?

independent college consultant

Today’s college admissions process is complicated and competitive. More and more families are seeking the assistance of independent college consultants/counselors to ensure their student selects the college or university that will be the best fit for them. Applications and procedures vary widely, and it is all too easy to become overwhelmed by the details of a procedure, which requires micro-management.  …

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Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol Awareness Month

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) wishes to increase public awareness and understanding on alcohol abuse and alcohol rehabilitation by declaring April as Alcohol Awareness Month. In its 28th year, Alcohol Awareness Month looks to break the stigma about alcohol rehabilitation, which often prevents individuals and families from seeking help for their struggle with alcoholism. In recognition …

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