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Arthritis in Feet

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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Tomatoes: The great taste of summer

Tomatoes: The great taste of summer

Visit a farmers’ market or roadside stand anytime this month and you might just see a stunning array of tomatoes in reds, yellows, oranges, greens, purple and even black! If you’re lucky enough to stumble upon such a display, be sure to pick up several and give them a try! You’ll be shocked at the different textures and flavors of …

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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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5 Back-to-School Confidence Boosters for Your Kids

5 Back-to-School Confidence Boosters for Your Kids

By Susan Merrill The first day of school at my house ran the gamut from, “I am so excited to go back to school!” to “My stomach hurts. I don’t want to go to school.” In other words, there were years my kids couldn’t wait to go back, and there were other years when the dread they felt made my …

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Is Screen Time Straining Your Eyes?

Is Screen Time Straining Your Eyes?

Staring at your computer screen, smartphone, video game or other digital devices for long periods won’t cause permanent eye damage, but your eyes may feel dry and tired. Some people also experience headaches or motion sickness when viewing 3-D, which may indicate that the viewer has a problem with focusing or depth perception. What causes computer-use eyestrain? Normally, humans blink …

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Respect, quality, passion fuel first decade of Right at Home care

Respect, quality, passion fuel first decade of Right at Home care

Cathy Queen, RN, owner of Ceredo-based Right at Home of the River Cities, is celebrating 10 years in business. Right at Home serves seniors across the Tri-State areas of Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. Cathy, who earned her nursing degree from Southern West Virginia Community College and Technical College, has 28 years of experience in Home Health skilled care. In …

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Pack a Healthier Lunchbox this School Year

Pack a Healthier Lunchbox this School Year

When school is in session, it’s the perfect time to renew your family’s healthy eating habits by getting in a groove of lunchbox packing. While packing a healthy school lunch day after day can seem daunting, it doesn’t have to be. By taking the free Power Your Lunchbox Promise, you can gain access to customizable, make-ahead lunchbox inspiration like Black …

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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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Is it time for new hearing aids?

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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Celebrating Independence in all its forms

Celebrating Independence in all its forms

The Continental Congress of the United States of America voted for independence from Great Britain on July 2, 1776, not July 4. July 4 is the date the Declaration of Independence, primarily written by Thomas Jefferson, was adopted. Taxes were at the heart of the revolution. The Sugar Act. The Stamp Act. The Townshend Acts. All were measures designed to …

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Growth Spurt for PrimaryPlus-Ashland Growing Medical Team… Growing Services… Growing Location

On the brink of its five-year anniversary of serving the tri-state, PrimaryPlus – Ashland is having an amazing growth spurt. Not only is their building expanding, their service list is growing and so is their medical team! After relocating in mid-April to its new location (432 16th St., Ashland), the Federally Qualified Health Center set its sights on expanding their …

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Nail Fungal Infection

Nail Fungal Infection

By Dr. Brian K. Bailey, Podiatric Physician & Surgeon – A fungal infection of the nail (ony-chomycosis) occurs when fungi infect one or more of your nails. Onychomycosis (on-i-ko-mi-KO-sis) usually begins as a white or yellow spot under the tip of your fingernail or toenail. As the fungal infection spreads deeper into your nail, it may cause your nail to …

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Balancing Life

Balancing Life

By Rev. J. Keith Long Do you live a balanced life? When your life seems to be running smoothly and everything is happening just like you suppose it should, you may not give much thought to what it means. When you seem to be at wits end, you may be thinking there must be a better way. Luke 10:27 reads: …

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He won’t ask for help… that doesn’t mean he doesn’t need it

He won’t ask for help… that doesn’t mean he doesn’t need it

According Agency on Aging and Agency for Community Living statistics, about half of women age 65 and older in the U.S. live alone, either because of death, divorce separation. While the number of men over 65 living alone is only about half that, these men face challenges that are just as daunting, and in some respects more so, than those …

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Differences Between In-Home Care Services

Differences Between In-Home Care Services

When an older loved one or adult with a disability needs caring support at home, it can feel daunting to know which professional care services are best. Who can help with bathing and meals? Is a registered nurse needed for wound care? Can hospice care happen at home? The Global Coalition on Aging and the Home Care Association of America …

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