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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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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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