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Lexar Labs: Helping Physicians Help Patients, Protect Their Practices

Lexar Labs

As a physician, you’ve taken an oath to do no harm. But how can you be sure that the narcotic prescription you wrote yesterday for a qualified patient, who you believe to be honest, will be used appropriately and in accordance with your instructions. How can you protect yourself – and your patient – from the growing epidemic of prescription …

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Protect Your Eyes From Sun Damage

Protect Your Eyes From Sun Damage

By Dr. Carter H. Gussler, MD and Dr. John C. Gross, MD, Tri-State Ophthalmology – Most people are aware of the need to protect their skin from harmful damage caused by the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. However, you may not be aware of the damage the sun can do to your eyes. The UV rays absorbed cause a reaction in …

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Superior Short-Term Rehabilitation Care

Superior Short-Term Rehabilitation Care

The Short-Term Rehabilitation program at Kingsbrook is tailored to provide continuing care as our patients transition from the hospital, to Kingsbrook, back to home. Our therapy team provides comprehensive care with one objective – to help patients restore quality of life as quickly as possible. Our highly trained staff will help you regain your strength and mobility.  Not only will …

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Difficulty Breathing? Could You Have COPD?

Difficulty Breathing

Do you or someone you know get out of breath more easily than others your age? Do you have a persistent cough and bring up phlegm or mucus most days? If you answered yes to any of these questions, and there is a history of smoking, you may want to ask your pharmacist about a COPD screening test. More than …

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Misophonia, Small Sounds Causing BIG Problems

Misophonia, Small Sounds Causing BIG Problems

By Holly Brady, Office Manager. Maybe you’ve heard about Kelly Ripa from Live! with Kelly and Michael and her aversion to soft sounds. Ms. Ripa reports having always been troubled by chewing sounds and diagnosed herself as having misophonia (or Soft Sound Sensitivity Syndrome). She announced on her show in 2011 that she has carefully taught her children to eat …

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A-FIB A GROWING CONCERN ACROSS THE U.S.

A-FIB A GROWING CONCERN ACROSS THE U.S.

It’s not uncommon to have an irregular heartbeat – the sensation that your heart has skipped a beat, is fluttering or you’re having “palpitations:’ Many arrhythmias are harmless, and often self-correct. But arrhythmias can be serious. In fact, each year, more than 850,000 Americans are hospitalized for treatment of a rhythm disturbance. The most common diagnosis, atrial fibrillation, affects between …

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Start Now to Get Your Feet Ready for Spring Vacation!

Start Now to Get Your Feet Ready for Spring 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.  It might still be winter, but spring break 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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Looking for a place to belong? Y not the Y?

Looking for a place to belong? Y not the Y?

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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Stop Looking for that Restroom!

Stop Looking for that Restroom!

By Dr. James B. Frederick, MD It’s a subject that most women find embarrassing. Urinary incontinence. No one is talking about it, so they think they’re alone. That their situation is unique. But if you were the only one suffering – why would there be so many TV commercials for products like Depends and Poise pads? More than 13 million American …

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Help ensure safety before, during and after surgery

Help ensure safety before, during and after surgery

At King’s Daughters, we know the prospect of having surgery can cause anxiety. So it’s our goal to provide patients with world-class care, undersanding and service at every turn. A part of our commitment to our patients includes ensuring every patient’s safety  throughout the entire process. One of the most important ways we do this is by involving patients – …

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Is your pain relieved while using the affected joint? If so, you may have Psoriatic Arthritis.

Is your pain relieved while using the affected joint? If so, you may have Psoriatic Arthritis.

Laura C. Reese, D.O. Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgeon Are you sore the morning after a round of golf? Does the pain subside when you exercise or play golf again? If so, you may have the same disease as two million other Americans, including a top rated professional golfer: psoriatic arthritis, a condition in which the body’s immune system attacks healthy …

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When to Seek Care from a Vascular Specialist

When to Seek Care from a Vascular Specialist

Alexander H. Hou MD, FACS If you removed all of the blood vessels from an adult and laid them out in a line, it would stretch to be close to 100,000 miles long. The blood vessels help circulate blood throughout the body. When disease or injury negatively affects the vascular system, a vascular specialist can sometimes help a patient recover …

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Eat Healthy to Prevent Colorectal Cancer

Eat Healthy to Prevent Colorectal Cancer

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month — and it’s also National Nutrition Month. There’s no better time to learn more about the key role nutrition plays in colorectal cancer prevention. In 2017, the American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates there will be 135,000 new cases of colorectal cancer in the U.S. Nearly half of these cancers could be prevented through …

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Diabetes Mellitus Part l

Diabetes Mellitus Part l

By Frank G. Vice, DVM, BS Pharm In discussing one of the most common metabolic diseases facing Americans today, it seems appropriate to briefly describe the history of this malady. The first known description of patients experiencing symptoms of this dreaded condition was reported in ancient writings dating as far back as 1552 BC. Egyptian physicians recognized patients with a …

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Train for your first 5k with Boyd County Public Library Are you interested in taking up running, but aren’t sure where to begin?

Train for your first 5k with Boyd County Public Library Are you interested in taking up running, but aren’t sure where to begin?

Boyd County Public Library is hosting Couch to 5k, a nine-week training program that concludes with the Fifth Annual Love Your Library 5k. The training program begins March 2 and meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. From March 2 to March 30, the group will meet at the Ashland YMCA and from April 4 to April 28, the group …

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