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When it’s More Than Just a Polyp

When it’s More Than Just a Polyp

Colon cancer is a disease in which malignant cells form in one or more layers of tissue of the colon (the longest part of the large intestine). The majority of the time, it begins with the growth of  pre-malignant polyps known as adenomas. Colon Cancer Tumors Over several years, these polyps can grow larger and become malignant, developing into a …

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50 Ways to make it through the holidays fit, happy and healthy

50 Ways to make it through the holidays fit, happy and healthy

At the Ashland Area YMCA, we believe that every person is a unique individual, worthy of love and respect. We work hard every day to help our members and their families achieve health in the body, mind and spirit. December is perhaps one of the busiest and most stressful times of the year for most adults – and kids. In …

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Gift Giving for the Senior Who Wants Nothing

Gift Giving for the Senior Who Wants Nothing

In the world of gift-giving, there are two types of people who are virtually impossible to buy for: those who have everything and those who want nothing. Of the two, it is the second group that is the most difficult to shop for: They are the people for whom we most want to do something – our parents, grandparents and …

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Looking Back and Ahead: Cancer Screening and Prevention

Looking Back and Ahead: Cancer Screening and Prevention

As we close out 2016 and look forward to 2017,   King’s Daughters would like to remind you to get your preventive screenings and make healthy choices. The end of the year can be the perfect time to get preventive screenings you might have been putting off—many of the recommended preventive screenings are fully covered by insurance. Start with your primary care …

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Make Time for Your Heart this Holiday Season

Make Time for Your Heart this Holiday Season

By Alexander H. Hou MD, FACS, During this time of year, it is common practice to put others in front of our own needs. But we must be vigilant and keep in mind having a healthy body enables us to enjoy more life experiences that are important to us. Vascular screenings allow for patients to be proactive about their health. The …

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Tingling, numbness, burning in feet may be sign of Peripheral Neuropathy

Tingling, numbness, burning in feet may be sign of Peripheral Neuropathy

It’s estimated that 20 million people in the U.S. have some form of peripheral neuropathy, a condition caused by damage to the nervous system. The condition most commonly affects the long nerves and, thus, symptoms often begin in the hands and feet. Your peripheral nervous system connects the nerves from your brain and spinal cord, or central nervous system, to the …

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Vegetarian Protein Sources for Runners 

Whether you’re running 5Ks or marathons, you need the right fuel to get you to the finish line. And if you’ve given up meat, that means paying particular attention to the best vegetarian protein sources you can find. This key nutrient helps preserve lean mass and build new muscle tissue after a strenuous run, which can cause microscopic tears and damage …

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Healthy Holidays to You!

Healthy Holidays

By Karina Hammer, Certified Health & Wellness Coach It’s that time of the year again! It’s time to celebrate the holidays with parties, get-togethers, corporate dinners, and of course the endless family celebrations. While the holidays can sneak up on us, every year doesn’t mean the pounds have to follow. The average American will gain 7-10 pounds between Thanksgiving and …

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Epilepsy.

Epilepsy

The word, much like the disease, is cloaked in mystery, superstition and misunderstanding … and has been since the dawn of man. In ancient times, epilepsy was regarded as a sacred disease – one sent by the gods. It was Hippocrates (Greek philosopher and author of the Hippocratic oath) who first believed epilepsy arose from a natural cause and was …

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Lexar Labs: Assisting Clinicians in the Fight Against Drug Addiction

Lexar Labs

Drug abuse is a serious social and health problem in the United States. One need only look at the morning paper or watch the evening news to see the truth of it. It is incumbent upon each of us to advocate for programs to stem the flow of illegal drugs into the United States; push for more access to treatment programs; …

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Cold Weather and Joint Pain

Cold Weather and Joint Pain

Many people with arthritis swear by the pain in their joints as a predictor of rainy or cold weather. Do you know someone who seems to be very accurate with her prediction on when the rain will come? They always tell you that once they experience pain in the joint, it will rain soon after. Medically wise, it is still …

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Frequently Asked Questions About PAD

Frequently Asked Questions About PAD

By Alexander H. Hou MD, FACS, What is PAD? Peripheral arterial disease or PAD (sometimes called peripheral artery disease or peripheral vascular disease) is a condition, or set of conditions, caused by the blockage or narrowing of the body’s large peripheral arteries. Lack of proper blood flow to the legs is very common in this condition. Many patients experience leg …

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OLBH Celebrates National Radiology Technologist Week

OLBH Celebrates National Radiology Technologist Week

You may remember when you fell from your backyard tree at age 10 and had to be taken to the emergency room. An x-ray was taken to confirm what you already suspected: you had broken a bone in your forearm. The x-ray also showed the doctor where the fracture was, how severe it was and where the cast should be applied. …

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Nutrition Therapy for Diabetes Patients

Nutrition Therapy for Diabetes Patients

If you’re one of the 20 million Americans diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, the way you choose to live, the foods you eat and your activity levels, are some of the most important factors affecting your quality of life going forward. Potential complications with diabetes Type II diabetes occurs when your body is unable to metabolize  insulin, a necessary hormone that …

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Is a Hiatal Hernia Causing Your Pain?

Is a Hiatal Hernia Causing Your Pain

Ahiatal hernia occurs when the upper part of the stomach pushes through an opening in the diaphragm and into the chest cavity. The diaphragm is the thin muscle wall that separates the chest cavity from the abdomen. The opening in the diaphragm is where the esophagus and stomach join. What causes a hiatal hernia? The most common cause of a hiatal …

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