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What Men Really Need to Know About Their Health

Most guys find it easy to discuss sports, vent about work or deliberate current events. But talk about their health? Nope, that’s not happening, well, at least not for the majority of men, reports a Cleveland Clinic men’s health survey of 500 men ages 18 to 70. The national telephone survey found that 53 percent of men do not talk about …

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He’s not kidding… he really didn’t hear you

He’s not kidding… he really didn’t hear you

By Ann L. Rhoten, Au.D., CCC/A It’s sort of a joke that men have “selective” hearing. That is, they seem to be able to hear the things they want to hear … and unable to hear the things they don’t want to hear. The truth is, if your father, brother or husband seems to have this particular affliction, there’s a good …

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Discover the benefits of respite for caregivers

Discover the benefits of respite for caregivers

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who provides care to an elderly loved one, someone with a disability or a family member with dementia, you know how demanding the work is. From time to time, you may have tried to get another family member to assist or relied upon a friend or neighbor. But, if you’re like most …

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Guard Your Feet Against Complications of Diabetes

By Brian Bailey, DPM – Body-Mind-Spirit Podiatric Center If you have diabetes, taking good care of your feet is essential. The most basic and critical thing one can do to avoid the complications of diabetes is to control blood sugar levels. But that isn’t enough. People with diabetes are at high risk for developing sores on their feet that won’t …

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Senior Driving and Traffic Safety

Senior Driving and Traffic Safety

While traffic safety is important for all drivers, seniors experience physical changes that can affect their driving abilities. Although some seniors can drive well into their 70s, 80s and 90s, others cannot. It can be a tough adjustment for people who are used to using their cars to visit friends and family, attend doctor appointments and go shopping. Seniors often …

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It’s Time to Make a Stand Against Arthritis

It’s Time to Make a Stand Against Arthritis

Although we often think of arthritis as one disease, it involves over 100 forms, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia and gout. Arthritis in all its forms impacts more than 50 million Americans – one in five adults and more than 300,000 children. Countless families are affected by arthritis, too. It is the No. 1 cause of disability in …

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Rising Temperature = Increase in Eye Injuries

It’s finally summer – and it’s all fun and games until somebody’s eye gets hurt. During the summer months the number of patients reporting to doctors’ offices and emergency rooms because of eye injuries increases exponentially. Keep that in mind while you are enjoying warm temperatures and the great outdoors. Pool Chemicals Pool chemicals are added to keep germs from …

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Marijuana – Part 1

By Frank G. aVice, DVM, BS Pharm MarijuanaCannabis, often called marijuana, was believed to be used by early Chinese physicians, probably as an herbal therapy. Records dated as early as 2737 B.C. mention medical treatments using cannabis for a variety of illnesses including gout, malaria, and constipation, along with other claims of successful medical cures. However, these medical uses were …

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The Fear of the Lord

The Fear of the Lord

The phrase, “The fear of the Lord,” was one I never liked. By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church Before I was a Christ-follower I thought, “Who would want to be a Christian and serve a god you would have to be afraid of?” By that time (in my middle teens) I had way too many fears …

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Tinnitus (ringing, hissing, roaring), is there really something that can be done?

Tinnitus

By Ann L. Rhoten, Au.D., CCC/A Studies suggests about 50 million people in the United States have constant tinnitus. It can be perceived as a variety of sounds, ringing, hissing, roaring, crickets, or music just to name a few. Some people perceive it in the ear and others in the head. Luckily, the majority of those people experience tinnitus but …

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Paying it forward with a healthy lifestyle:  

Paying it forward with a healthy lifestyle:  

Kellie McKinney, MS | Healthy Lifestyle columnist | Co-Founder of Two Nutrition Nuts If you’ve eliminated meats from your diet, that means paying particular attention to the best vegetarian protein sources you can find. My journey to a healthy lifestyle has been primarily focused on the welfare of animals. A plant-based diet and living a cruelty-free life have been incredibly …

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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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Cold Weather Safety for Seniors

Cold Weather Safety for Seniors

When winter’s beauty turns more beast with arctic winds, mounds of snow and bone-chilling temperatures, the season’s harsh side can prove especially dangerous for senior adults. Even older snowbirds escaping to warmer climates still can encounter dips in the thermometer, dampening rains and icy navigation. “Colder weather is not particularly kind to seniors,” said Cathy Queen, RN Owner of the …

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This Holiday Season, Be Merry and Be Healthy!

This Holiday Season, Be Merry and Be Healthy!

By Griffin P. Rodgers, M.D., M.A.C.P. Director, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH) Many of us don’t think of the holidays as a time to be concerned about our health. Rather, it’s a time to eat, drink, and be merry. There’s always next year. But why put off plans to get …

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Let Care Companions help you through the holidays

Let Care Companions help you through the holidays

More and more older people are living independently at home for as long as possible – often into their 80s. It’s a growing trend, reflected in the fact that more than 28 million seniors now live alone in the U.S. But they’re not doing it alone. Most receive varying levels of care and support from a relative, most often a …

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