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26.2 here I come!

26.2 here I come!

Kellie McKinney, MS | Healthy Lifestyle columnist | Co-Founder of Two Nutrition Nuts Completing a marathon is the dream of many runners. And of course it is…it symbolizes commitment, perseverance and an awesome fitness level. Here are 5 signs you’re ready to hit the daring 26.2! 1. In order to run a marathon, you’ll need to log a high number of …

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3 Things Are Making You Fat!

3 Things Are Making You Fat

Dr. Pearce, D.C. Health and nutrition can be very overwhelming. The doctor on TV says one thing, your friends say another, the latest book claims something totally different, and you are left confused and not making any changes. So let’s get simple. I am going to break down the three most common factors that keep you from reaching your health …

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Invited

Invited

By Jodi Thomas Have you ever felt rejected? Or uninvited? Or not included? It’s a feeling most of us are familiar with. That awful feeling of finding out there was a function where everyone was invited, except you. Whether it’s a group of 3, 13, or 30, it always stings. It leaves you feeling left out, lonely, even less than. …

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Changes in Your Feet May Signal Heart Concerns

Feet Health

By Dr. Brian K. Bailey, Podiatric Physician & Surgeon If you’re wondering about the health of your heart, try looking at your feet. The lowly, stepped-on, shoe-squished foot could very well hold clues about the state of your coronary arteries. If your feet show signs of poor circulation – or peripheral arterial disease – your heart could be suffering as …

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Mixing Medicines Can Create Unexpected Side Effects

Mixing Medicines Can Create Unexpected Side Effects

Many people think that taking an over-the-counter medication is safe, but sometimes the most common over-the-counter drug can create serious reactions if you are taking a prescription drug that does not interact well together. Over-the-counter medicines, prescription medications, and some health conditions can add up to an unhealthy combination. Seniors, who are often on multiple medications, should particularly pay close …

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Palliative Care

By Julie Carr, APRN Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Have you heard about palliative care?   Are you wondering what palliative care really is?  The new Community Palliative program is part of Community Hospice however, we are two different teams working together to provide the best care for all our patients.  Palliative care is often confused with hospice care, but it …

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Macular Degeneration Poised to Become Epidemic in U.S.

Macular Degeneration Poised to Become Epidemic in U.S.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is poised to become a new epidemic in the U.S. by 2030, affecting more than 10 million Americans. Already, it is the No. 1 cause of blindness, robbing more people of their sight than cataracts and glaucoma combined. AMD is caused by the deterioration of the central portion of the retina, the surface at the back …

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The Life of a Dog

The Life of a Dog

By Frank G. Vice, DVM It is believed that our domestic dogs descended from wolves, but no matter their origin, the love of canines by humans reaches deep into history with evidence of dogs as loyal companions throughout the world. The America Kennel Club firmly states “Owing a dog is not just a Privilege, it is a responsibility”. A dog …

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Recovering from a Heart Attack or Heart Surgery

Recovering from a Heart Attack or Heart Surgery

It can be difficult to predict how a patient might react following a heart attack or heart surgery. Many patients are impatient to resume their normal activities, or may feel pressure to get back to their jobs. Patients may find it overwhelming to change their lifestyles while recovering. Fortunately many patients do survive and return to their normal lives and …

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A Young Mother’s Heart Stops During School Holiday Party

A Young Mother’s Heart Stops During School Holiday Party

American Heart Association News Dec. 17, 2015, began as a festive day. Lauri Evans hosted a Christmas party at her daughter’s school on the last day before the holiday break. After escorting a student out of the building to leave early, Lauri was walking back inside with Betty Chambers, the grandmother of another student, when she took a few labored …

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Cancer Prevention: What you should know!

The Oncology team at King’s Daughters would like you to know that February is Cancer Prevention Month — the perfect time to learn more about steps you can take to reduce your cancer risk. The American Institute for Cancer Research estimates that one-third of the most common cancers in the U.S. could be prevented if Americans moved more, weighed less …

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Understanding, treating bowel conditions

Understanding, treating bowel conditions

Many Americans have difficulty moving their bowels. Many things can contribute to this, including diet, activity levels and medications. Understanding bowel issues requires a basic understanding of the digestive tract. The entire digestive system, also known as the gastrointestinal tract, includes a number of organs that work together to extract energy and nutrients from the foods and liquids you consume. …

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Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral Artery Disease

Alexander H. Hou MD, FACS Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a narrowing of the peripheral arteries to the legs, stomach, arms, and head – most commonly in the arteries of the legs. PAD is similar to coronary artery disease (CAD). Both PAD and CAD are caused by atherosclerosis that narrows and blocks arteries in various critical regions of the body. Quick …

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A Healthy Heart Starts at the Y

Something for Everyone at the Ashland Area YMCA

February is American Heart Month and as a leading community-based organization committed to improving the nation’s health, the Ashland Area YMCA urges everyone in Ashland and Boyd County to help prevent heart disease by lowering your blood pressure. According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease is the nation’s No. 1 killer, responsible for 1 in 3 deaths each year …

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Half Marathon….. Here I Come!

Half Marathon..... Here I Come!

Kellie McKinney, MS | Healthy Lifestyle columnist | Co-Founder of Two Nutrition Nuts Repairing  muscle to maintaining energy, runners’ bodies have special nutritional needs. Here, are a few  great food options for runners — peanut butter tops the list – my favorite!!!! Food does more than just squelch hunger for runners, it also  fuels your muscles and keeps you healthy. Whole …

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