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PrimaryPlus: Growing, expanding to meet the needs of FAMILIES

PrimaryPlus- Growing, expanding to meet the needs of FAMILIES

For nearly five years, PrimaryPlus has been serving the healthcare needs of Ashland. In 2014, PrimaryPlus and the Ashland Boyd County Health Department partnered to bring a new healthcare model, one of the first of its kind in the state of Kentucky–combining the health department services with primary care services, all under one roof. Although the two organizations operated their …

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Poor Posture, Repetitive Motion Can Lead to Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

Poor Posture, Repetitive Motion Can Lead to Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

By Ron Handshoe, MSPT ApexNetwork Physical Therapy One of the most common shoulder injuries requiring physical therapy intervention is shoulder impingement syndrome. It occurs when the bones of the shoulder interfere (impinge) upon the tendons or bursa. It is more likely to occur when an individual participates in repetitive activity that involves the hands and arms moving above the head. …

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Protecting the Precious Gift of Sight

Protecting the Precious Gift of Sight

Taking care of one’s eyes is a lifetime responsibility, but one that pays great dividends. Fortunately, eye care isn’t difficult, usually requiring no morthan a little common sense and following four basic rules. Rule #1 – Protect ‘em When you’re outside, wear sunglasses that protect against UVA and UVB rays. Exposure to UVA/UVB rays has been linked to both cataracts and …

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Summertime Stress? Seek First. . .

Summertime Stress? Seek First. . .

By Patrick Mitchell – Pastor, Bunker Hill Christian Church, Dean of Students, Providence Academy With summer finally here, it’s hard not to get caught up in what’s to come. Vacation. College. Summer jobs. Home improvement projects. Getting the boat out (inviting our family out on your boat). Did I mention vacation? Our agendas become chaotic before we realize it, even …

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Is the way you sit causing your back pain?

By Ron Handshoe, MSPT ApexNetwork Physical Therapy After working all day, there is nothing you look forward to more than being able to sit and relax. You get home, and kick back in your recliner to read the paper or take a nap. An hour or so later, when you get up to make your way to the dinner table, …

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This year, get back to the roots of Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day in the U.S. is celebrated on the 2nd Sunday of May. It’s a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. The first Mother’s Day in the U.S. was conceived by Anna Reeves Jarvis in honor of her mother, Ann Maria Reeves Jarvis. Jarvis, a social …

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Kick Those Ugly Warts to the Curb

By Brian K. Bailey, D.P.M., Body-Mind-Spirit Podiatric Care One of the most common foot pathologies seen in our office is plantar warts. They are painful and embarrassing to many patients. Most patients have exhausted home remedies and over-the-counter treatments with no success at removing the unwanted warts. What Are Warts? A wart is an infection caused by a virus, which …

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Be Still & Know

By Jodi Thomas Muddy water becomes clear if you only let it be still for a while. –Dallas Willard I’m a doer by nature. I like lists, and I absolutely adore crossing things off said list. On any personality test, my personality is the one that takes action, the one that gets things done. And this has been no different …

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Rising Temperature = Increase in Eye Injuries

Rising Temperature = Increase in Eye Injuries

It’s finally summer – and it’s all fun and games until somebody’s eye gets hurt. During the summer months the number of patients reporting to doctors’ offices and emergency rooms because of eye injuries increases exponentially. Keep that in mind while you are enjoying warm temperatures and the great outdoors. Pool Chemicals Pool chemicals are added to keep germs from …

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Think the Y is just a gym? Think again!

Think the Y is just a gym? Think again!

The Ashland Area YMCA is much more than a gym could EVER be. It’s a place where people from all walks of life, with all levels of abilities, varied interests, and divergent goals come together to form a community. The YMCA has a gym (two in fact) But it isn’t a gym. Learn more about your Y, and how membership benefits …

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Right at Home of the RiverCities Receives 2019 Best of Home Care® – Provider and Employer of Choice Awards

Right at Home of the RiverCities Receives 2019 Best of Home Care

By Cathy Queen, RN Right at Home of the Rivercities Right at Home of the RiverCities announced today that it has received both the 2019 Best of Home Care® – Provider of Choice and Employer of Choice Awards from Home Care Pulse. These awards are granted only to the top-ranking homecare providers, based on client and caregiver satisfaction scores gathered by …

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The 3 Facts You Should Know about Spring Cleaning (#3 is the best one!)

The 3 Facts You Should Know about Spring Cleaning (#3 is the best one!)

All across the Internet, people poke fun one of the most fundamental rites of the season: Spring Cleaning. From true to ridiculous, the jokes all acknowledge two basic facts: Fact #1: Spring Cleaning is necessary. Back in the day, when homes were heated with wood and coal, when roads were gravel, or mud, and surviving winter was a lot harder …

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What are your kids doing this summer?

What are your kids doing this summer

With spring just sprung, it may be hard to believe, but it’s nearly time to make arrangements for your child’s summer! Make no mistake – what kids do in the summer matters! Some research indicates that kids lose a full month or more of achievement over the lazy, hazy days of summer. Researchers also found that achievement loss was greater …

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Start Now to Get Your Feet Ready for Summer Vacation! 

Start Now to Get Your Feet Ready for Summer Vacation!

By Brian K. Bailey, D.P.M., Body-Mind-Spirit Podiatric Care If your daydreams have recently turned to thoughts of warm sun, sandy beaches and mouse-themed amusement parks, join the club. Spring might have just arrived, but summer vacation is just around the corner. For some, however, those dreams may be clouded by concerns about your ability to keep up with the kids and …

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Donate Life Month: Life is a Beautiful Ride

Donate Life Month- Life is a Beautiful Ride

For the 2019 National Donate Life Month theme, Donate Life America was inspired by bicycles and the phrase “Life is a beautiful ride.” Like the donation and transplantation journey, a bicycle serves as a symbol of progress, renewal and the moving circle of life. Bicycles come in all styles, shapes and sizes, but each is comprised of the same components, …

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