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A Beautiful Healthy Smile for the New Year

A Beautiful Healthy Smile for the New Year

By Dr. Jay Parekh Our greatest goal is to give you the healthy, straight, beautiful smile that you’ve always wanted. We understand that choosing to receive orthodontic care is a big decision, and we respect your reasons for wanting to improve the way you look and feel. Our practice will work with you every step of the way to make …

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The Best Resolutions Include Health Screenings Focus on Prevention and Early Detection in 2016

Health Screenings

If you are like most Americans making resolutions for better health in 2016, scheduling health screenings is a very good place to start. Health screenings can save lives. Early detection for diseases such as colon, breast, lung, heart and cervical cancer can improve prognosis dramatically.  Screenings to test for diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease should …

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Why can’t you hear me? Denial in the Face of Hearing Loss

Why can’t you hear me

By Holly Brady, Office Manager. People are willing to admit they need help seeing – check out all the people who wear glasses or contacts. Need help seeing or reading – no big deal. People readily acknowledge the need and do something about it. In the same vein, someone with a back injury will confess that they can’t lift, pull, …

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The Pain in Your Leg and Back May Be Caused by Sciatica

Sciatica

Laura C. Reese, D.O. Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgeon You exert yourself just a little too much when lifting something heavy. Or perhaps you’re involved in an accident or fall that  impacts your low back and nearby areas. Or maybe you simply sit for too many hours of the day. Regardless of the initial stressor, you know you’ve injured something in …

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Is your pain and tingling caused by peripheral neuropathy?

peripheral neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy, a result of damage to your peripheral nerves, often causes weakness, numbness and pain, usually in your hands and feet. It can also affect other areas of your body. Your peripheral nervous system sends information from your brain and spinal cord (central nervous system) to the rest of your body. Peripheral neuropathy can result from traumatic injuries, infections, …

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Parking Creates New Prospects in the New Year

Parking Creates New Prospects in the New Year

By Whitney Lowe, Ashland in Motion Executive Director In the New Year community members will notice something missing from downtown Ashland sidewalks: parking meters. Downtown Ashland continues to grow and as an effort to further ignite development, the City of Ashland will reinstate a new on-street parking policy that growing downtowns near and far have already implemented. Parking Policy Creates …

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Ohio Means Jobs Provides Valuable Support, Guidance for Job Seekers

Ohio Means Jobs

Ask any job seeker and they will tell you how hard it is to find a good-paying job these days. The competition is tough, jobs are scarcer and employers demand more skills, knowledge and abilities than ever before. Although the unemployment rate in Lawrence County has fallen to 5.1 percent, if you are in the job market, you know first-hand how …

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From Physical Pain to Spiritual Healing: Finding a new purpose after a tragic accident

Spiritual Healing

By John Van der Werff, DDS I have always believed God smiled on my life, and He has led me in some incredible ways. Dentistry has been my passion since 8th grade. I began my career as a dentist in 1982. At the same time, I married a Christian woman, and God later blessed us with two sons. Even when …

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Misophonia, Small Sounds Causing BIG Problems

Misophonia

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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Intravenous (IV) Infusion Therapy for Pain Management

Infusion Therapy

If you suffer from neuropathy, fibromyalgia, headaches, facial pain, cancer pain, or other various chronic pain conditions this amazing treatment may be an option for you. What is Intravenous Infusion Therapy for Pain? Intravenous (IV) infusion therapy is an exciting option for treating a variety of different pain syndromes ranging from fibromyalgia and small fiber neuropathy, to complex regional pain …

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Understanding the Nervous System

Understanding the Nervous System

The nervous system is a complex collection of nerves and specialized cells known as neurons that transmit signals between different parts of the body. It is essentially the body’s electrical wiring. Structurally, the nervous system has two components: the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. The central nervous system is made up of the brain, spinal cord and …

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Is Screen Time Straining Your Eyes?

Is Screen Time Straining Your Eyes

Staring at your computer screen, smartphone, video game or other digital devices for long periods won’t cause permanent eye damage, but your eyes may feel dry and tired. Some people also experience headaches or motion sickness when viewing 3-D, which may indicate that the viewer has a problem with focusing or depth perception. What causes computer-use eyestrain? Normally, humans blink …

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Are You Taking Your Medication as Prescribed?

Are You Taking Your Medication as Prescribed

We all know about the rising costs of health care, and how expensive prescription medicines can be, especially for seniors. But do you know how much it can cost if you don’t properly take your medications? According to government estimates, each year in the United States more than 125,000 people die from a failure to properly take their medications, adding …

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Managing the Holiday Season with Cancer

Managing the Holiday Season with Cancer

Holidays are traditionally viewed as a time to celebrate. Many people enjoy reuniting with family and friends, giving and receiving gifts, and celebrating religious traditions during this time. However, people with cancer and their loved ones may feel “out of step” from the rest of the world during the holidays. In fact, the holiday season can prompt new questions, such …

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Looking for a job? Don’t quit now!

job finder

It may seem counter to common sense, but the holidays are a great time to look for a job! Employers are still looking. Yes, it’s year-end and it seems like no hiring would be happening in most businesses. But that’s absolutely not true. Many are gearing up for next year, looking to hit the ground running come Jan. 2, 2016, …

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