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Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol Awareness Month

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) wishes to increase public awareness and understanding on alcohol abuse and alcohol rehabilitation by declaring April as Alcohol Awareness Month. In its 28th year, Alcohol Awareness Month looks to break the stigma about alcohol rehabilitation, which often prevents individuals and families from seeking help for their struggle with alcoholism. In recognition …

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Oral, Head and Neck Cancer: Screening and Early Detection Saves Lives

Oral, Head and Neck Cancer

About 50,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year – about  132 people every day! Further, one person dies from oral cancer every hour in the U.S. Despite this, awareness of oral, head and neck cancers is low. While tobacco and alcohol use are use are major risk factors for developing oral cancer, the fastest …

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“Test Drive” Hearing Aids with FLEX TRIAL

Hearing Aids with FLEX TRIAL

By Ann L. Rhoten, Au.D., CCC/A Would you buy a car without test driving it first? Would you buy a house without seeing it first? If the answer is no, then why would you buy a hearing aid without taking it for a “test drive”? If you are like most people for whom hearing aids have been recommended, you are …

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Commonly Asked Vein Questions

Commonly Asked Vein Questions

Varicose and Spider Veins affect millions of people throughout the world. Over the last ten years the treatment of both Varicose and Spider Veins has changed drastically. Initially, the only available treatment for Varicose Veins was a radical surgical procedure called “Ligation and Stripping” which required multiple incisions and multiple stitches. This has now been replaced by techniques that close …

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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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Is your pain relieved while using the affected joint? If so, you may have Psoriatic Arthritis.

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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Is Your Pain Caused by Degenerative Disc Disease?

Is Your Pain Caused by Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease is one of the most common causes of low back pain and neck pain, and also one of the most misunderstood. A diagnosis of “degenerative disc disease” is alarming to many patients because it sounds like a progressive, threatening disease. However, it is not really a disease, and it is not strictly degenerative. Simply put, degenerative disc …

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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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2nd Annual Craft Beer Festival Livens Up Downtown

2nd Annual Craft Beer Festival Livens Up Downtown

By Whitney Lowe, Ashland in Motion Executive Director Ashland in Motion is excited to announce that planning for the 2nd annual Firkin Fest has begun, and tickets go on sale this month! The outdoor, craft beer festival encompasses the heart of downtown Ashland, and highlights downtown’s unique environment, local retailers and restaurants. The cultural and economic impacts of Firkin Fest …

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Runners and Cross-Training 

Runners and Cross-Training

Kellie McKinney, MS | Healthy Lifestyle columnist | Co-Founder of Two Nutrition Nuts Injury prevention is by far the most widely recognized benefit of cross-training among runners. Runners can also use cross-training to rehabilitate injuries, improve fitness, promote recovery, enhance motivation, rejuvenate the mind and body during breaks. Related to the benefit of injury prevention, cross-training can also prolong your running …

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Love Your Library 4 Tips for Safer Running

3rd Annual Boyd County Public Library
LOVE YOUR LIBRARY 5K
Main Branch
Friday, April 24th 2015
5K- 7pm 1.25 Mile Walk- 6pm

By David Miller Public Relations Supervisor, BCPL On April 29th, the Boyd County Public Library will host the 3rd Annual Love Your Library 5K. This event is unique in that it is not a fundraiser, but rather a way to showcase and raise awareness of the library, its many services, and outstanding community partners. Running is gaining in popularity as …

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Prayer Killer #2: Not Honoring Your Spouse

Prayer Killer

By Alex Anderson You know what would really be nice? If you (my friends and readers) would send me more of your stories of pain and failure; then I could use your stories and not have to always use mine. (smile) Many years ago, I went into business with a person who, from every angle, looked legit. (You already know …

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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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