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Are You Taking Your Medication as Prescribed?

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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Sit back, relax and say goodbye to stubborn bulges

say goodbye to stubborn bulges

How often do you look in the mirror and think how great you look? If you’re like most of us, you probably cringe at a bulge … or love handles or a muffin top. Diet and exercise can help eliminate many problem areas, but some bulges just won’t budge. Then what? More Americans are choosing cosmetic procedures to help them …

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A Ten-Second Test at OLBH Can Detect Disease Earlier

A Ten-Second Test at OLBH Can Detect Disease Earlier

Anyone who has smoked a pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years or longer has thought about the specter lurking in the shadows. More than 150,000 Americans die of lung cancer every year, and the five-year survival rate is only 15.6 percent compared to more than 50 percent for many other common cancers. Lung cancer creeps up quietly with …

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Tips to kick start healthy eating lifestyle

Tips to kick start healthy eating lifestyle

Healthy eating is so important! Making nutritious choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner sets the tone – fueling mind and body for work, family and fun. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables prevents many chronic diseases and conditions, including some cancers and cardiovascular disease. However, as our lives become busy, we take the convenient way out- choosing high-fat, high-calorie …

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Is Knee Replacement Your Best Option?

Is Knee Replacement Your Best Option

If your knee is severely damaged by arthritis or injury, it may be hard for you to perform simple activities, such as walking or climbing stairs. You may even begin to feel pain while you are sitting or lying down. If nonsurgical treatments like medications and using walking supports are no longer helpful, you may want to consider total knee …

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Importance of Concussion Screening and Treatment

Concussions can occur in any sport or physical activity. As children and athletes of all ages are playing longer and harder than ever before, the potential for concussion continues to increase. Signs of a Concussion Athletes report one or more of the following symptoms —  headache, nausea, balance problems or dizziness, double or fuzzy vision, sensitivity to light or noise, …

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Boyd County Library to Hold College Fair

Boyd County Library to Hold College Fair

Library to showcase area schools and provide students with tips to prepare for the next step in their lives As students prepare for the end of the school year, many began to ponder, what’s next? Boyd County Public Library is here to help area students plan, prepare and know what steps come after high school.  On March 17, BCPL will …

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Why Are Colon Screenings So Important?

Why Are Colon Screenings So Important

Colonoscopy is the most thorough and reliable form of screening for cancers of the colon and rectum. The good news is that although colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer killer, it’s also highly preventable and treatable when detected early. The bad news is that only about half the people who should be screened actually are. There are two …

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Why It’s Important to Have a Nutritious Breakfast and What to Eat Before a Run

Nutritious Breakfast

Kellie McKinney, MS | Healthy Lifestyle columnist | Co-Founder of Two Nutrition Nuts It can be hard to fuel up properly; eat too much and you’ll risk upsetting your stomach, eat too little and you could run out of energy early in the run. Maintaining muscle After a nights rest, your body is in breakdown mode – the muscle cells need …

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The Revolving Door of Rehab

There are very few things more gut-wrenching than to watch a loved one’s life continuously ravaged by a drug addiction. Whether their addiction is to prescription medications like Vicodin or Xanax or to street drugs like cocaine and methamphetamines, the long-term damage can be very similar. You know that drug rehab treatment is what they need, but getting them to …

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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 …

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We help employers find, train and retain great employees!

We help employers find

As the unemployment rate continues to decline in Ohio and nationwide, it becomes more difficult for employers to find the qualified workers they need. Just as Ohio Means Jobs Lawrence County assists residents in finding work, OMJ Lawrence can help employers with finding qualified, well-trained employees. From training and talent development to employee recruitment and retention, OMJ Lawrence County offers …

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AIM Members Build Downtown Momentum

AIM Members Build Downtown Momentum

By Whitney Lowe, Ashland in Motion Executive Director Ashland in Motion is, well, in motion! As the organization plans for another year of great events and initiatives that celebrate Ashland’s unique and expanding downtown, a few changes are going on behind the scenes to elevate the organization’s brand and community connectivity. In the near future AIM will reveal a new …

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Can Melatonin Help You Sleep Better?

Can Melatonin Help You Sleep Better

Melatonin is a natural hormone made by your body’s pineal (pih-knee-uhl) gland. This is a pea-sized gland located just above the middle of the brain. During the day the pineal is inactive. When the sun goes down and darkness occurs, the pineal is “turned on” by the SCN and begins to actively produce melatonin, which is released into the blood. …

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Drawing Closer: The Meaning of Lent

The Meaning of Lent

By Jodi Thomas I was not raised in the church, so, honestly, I have been pretty clueless about Lent. I’ve had several friends during the years say they were giving up sugar, coffee, or media for Lent, but I never fully understood why. After doing a little research, I’ve come to better understand and certainly appreciate this potentially powerful practice …

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