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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

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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Drugs, HIV don’t care about you… Recovery Works does

HIV don’t care about you

Drug addiction all by itself is a terrible disease. Combine it with HIV infection and the devastation grows exponentially. Drug use and abuse and HIV have been intertwined since the AIDS virus first appeared. Today, one out of every three deaths from AIDS is related to drug abuse, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse and it’s estimated that …

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Don’t Accept the Limits of Aging… Fight Back with Marshall Lifestyle Medicine

Don’t Accept the Limits of Aging

Marshall Lifestyle Medicine is a brand new way of thinking about medicine. Our focus is on helping you become your very best self. We know success is not an accident – it is 100 percent by design. At Marshall Lifestyle Medicine, we can help you achieve your health and fitness goals, by design. From our brand-new facility on War Admiral …

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MAKE THE HOLIDAY SEASON MORE ENJOYABLE WHILE CARING FOR LOVED ONES WITH DEMENTIA

MAKE THE HOLIDAY SEASON MORE ENJOYABLE

If you’re like many who are caring for a loved one with dementia, the holiday season you may not always feel thankful or merry. Memories of better times may surface as reminders of what you’ve lost or what has changed. At a time when you believe you should be happy, you may instead find that stress, disappointment and sadness prevail. …

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His Gift

His Gift

By Jodi Thomas I was talking with a group of friends back in November, and they all were counting down the days until the Christmas season. When I mentioned that I didn’t really like Christmas, my words did not compute; it was like I told them I liked to kill baby kittens. I explained how, growing up in a broken …

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What you need to know about the Flu and Shingles Vaccines

Flu and Shingles Vaccin

It’s that time of year again. Flu season begins in the fall and often ends in the spring. Getting a flu vaccine every year is the single best thing you can do to protect yourself and your family. We make it easy to get your flu vaccine. Who should get the flu vaccine? Everyone 6 months of age and older …

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Family Support is Important for Addicts, Especially During the Holidays

Family Guidance Center

The holidays usually evoke images of family bliss: —Uncle Joe carving up a big turkey for a traditional family dinner, Aunt Mary bestowing her wonderful gifts, Grandma sharing cherished stories with the children. The reality is that this dreamy scene usually is nothing more than that—a dream. For many families, the holidays can be a time of great anguish, strife, …

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Holiday Shop Hop: Hometown History Meets Holiday Tradition

Holiday Shop Hop

By Whitney Lowe, Ashland in Motion Executive Director Throughout the years, I have received many Christmas gifts. I’m not bragging, although I do realize I have some pretty special people in my life to have been so kindly remembered year after year. When I think back on all of the gifts I have received, it is always the unique and …

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