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The Library – Your Best Kept Health Secret

The Library - Your Best Kept Health Secret

Falling back into the right mindset for your overall health and wellness this season can be difficult. The weather gets cooler, the holidays slowly approach and books and magazines related to healthy living are often expensive, but have you ever thought about checking your local library? At Boyd County Public Library they have a wealth of health and wellness resources …

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Aging-in-Place Guide: How to Stay in Your Home in Later Life

Aging-in-Place Guide: How to Stay in Your Home in Later Life

The number of Americans who first grew up with rock ‘n’ roll, astronauts and McDonald’s is off the charts. The late 1940s through early 1960s were marked by a boom in the U.S. economy, suburban living and, especially, babies. Lots of babies were born during this time period—some 76.4 million notes the U.S. Census Bureau. These boys and girls who lived …

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Recognize, deal with caregiver burnout before it’s too late

Recognize, deal with caregiver burnout before it’s too late

It’s been estimated that as many as 65 million adults in the U.S. care for an elderly, chronically ill or disabled individual. On average, they provide 20 hours of care weekly and receive no compensation in return. These spouses, children, friends, and grandchildren are the foundation of long-term, at-home care in the United States. Many bear this burden out of love, …

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Opioids Part IV

Opioids Part IV

By Frank G. Vice, DVM, BS Pharm It has been said “America is in a war against drugs”, a statement that seems especially true for the state of Kentucky. During a recent interview, President Trump stated, “A stronger law enforcement response is needed to combat the opioid crisis”. While speaking, Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services, and the acting …

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Scary Good Healthy Halloween Ideas

Scary Good Healthy Halloween Ideas

By Monique Richard MS, RDN, LDN Fall is full of nature’s beautiful bounty, like buckets of crisp glistening apples, artist-palette dipped leaves, and fields piled with giant pumpkins and gourds. But beware. The beast of October can rear its ugly head, snatching up nutrients, crashing blood-sugar levels and overwhelming parents and children alike. It’s not the ghouls and goblins or …

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Tips for planning meals on a budget:

Tips for planning meals on a budget

Kellie McKinney, MS | Healthy Lifestyle columnist | Co-Founder of Two Nutrition Nuts Meal planning is great for saving time, but, ideally, it should save you money, as well. When you’re on a strict budget, meal planning can be quite the task. If you don’t have much money to work with for groceries and unsure where to start, I am hopeful …

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Mountain Games 2017 Wrap Up

Mountain Games 2017 Wrap Up

By Lauren Francis When asked how you spent your warm September Saturday could you say you were slinging coal, chasing down Big Foot and flying tomahawks through the air? The 170 competitors of this year’s Mountain Games could and that is just a few of the events they participated in while also supporting Hoops Family Children’s Hospital. Competitors from all over …

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Get the most out of your hearing aids by using them!

Get the most out of your hearing aids by using them

By Ann L. Rhoten, Au.D., CCC/A Kentucky Audiology and Tinnitus Services I am constantly shocked by the number of new patients who come to my office who already have hearing aids that they never wear! Why? Because they didn’t fit right, weren’t comfortable, were of poor quality, or they didn’t know how to use them properly. When it comes to hearing …

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Regency leverages technology to strengthen human connections

Regency leverages technology to strengthen human connections

Staying connected. Feeling you’re a part of something – a family, a place, an ideal – is an important part of the human experience, regardless of your age or health. Finding ways to connect people, children with grandparents, fathers with daughters, sisters with each other, is an important part of what a great long-term care center does. After all, the facility …

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Recovering from a Hip Fracture

Recovering from a Hip Fracture

Hip fractures, especially in people age 65 and over, can cause severe health problems and decreased quality of life. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 90 percent of hip fractures in older adults are due to falls. It is best to start rehabilitation as soon as possible after hip fracture surgery, often within a day. …

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Dry Eyes?

Dry Eyes

Itchy eyes? Light sensitivity? Blurry vision? It could be dry eye syndrome. Your eyes need a constant flow of tears in order to function properly. When the flow of tears is disrupted, the symptoms that result can be annoying and uncomfortable, sometimes even making it difficult to see. For many patients, dry eye syndrome is a chronic condition, but fortunately, …

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Feet: The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful

Feet

By Dr. Brian K. Bailey, Podiatric Physician & Surgeon When it comes to feet, there are two basic camps. The first camp appreciates the architecture and functionality of feet, the way the bones, ligaments, nerves and muscles work together to allow us to move freely about our environment. I belong to this group. When a member of the second camp …

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Your Attitude Determines Your Competence

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Life-giving Attitude Part Three: Do It Afraid. By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church Jeff was a bit quiet for me. It took a little while to get him going, but we eventually clicked. He was a really smart guy. The company he worked for gave him one project after another and he rose quickly as a …

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Boyd Co. Public Library Hosts Indie Author Day

Boyd Co. Public Library Hosts Indie Author Day

Boyd County Public Library is proud to announce that it will be participating in the annual Indie Author Day celebration by hosting an event on October 14, 2017 that is free and open to the public. This event will be part of the second annual Indie Author Day event. Last year, nearly 300 libraries hosted thousands of authors across the …

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Looking for a place to belong? Y not the Y? September Membership Drive September only, $0 joining fee with a donation to the community dressing room

YMCA

You don’t have to look far, or hard, to find a fitness center willing to sign you up for a long-term contact. It seems they are on every street corner these days. And if all you want is a place to run on a treadmill, those facilities might be just right for you. But if you want something more for your …

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