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Nutritional Treatment for Neuropathy

Nutritional Treatment for Neuropathy

By Brian K. Bailey, DPM – Body-Mind-Spirit Podiatric Center Last month, we focused on diabetic neuropathy – a common complication of diabetes that can lead to severe pain, foot ulcers, non-healing wounds and, potentially, amputation. This month, we’ll focus on nutritional treatment for diabetic neuropathy. The first and foremost treatment is my low carb diet, which is used for treatment of …

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It’s no time to hibernate: A lot is happening at the Y

Ashland Area YMCA

Things don’t slow down at the Ashland Area YMCA in December … everything just moves indoors! Soccer is one of those things that moves inside. “Indoor soccer is very similar to outdoor soccer, but there are some obvious differences,” said Kevin Busick, YMCA Youth Sports director. “The most obvious change being that the game is played on a hard court, …

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This Holiday Think Safety!

This Holiday Think Safety

The holiday season will be here before we know it. Great food, crisp weather, spending times with loved ones, evening getaways looking at beautiful lights — all the wonderful things that a joyful holiday brings. As we approach this eagerly anticipated time of year, it’s imperative that we exercise caution and judgment to keep ourselves and our families safe. With the …

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Get the most out of your hearing aids by using them!

Get the most out of your hearing aids by using them

By Ann L. Rhoten, Au.D., CCC/A Kentucky Audiology and Tinnitus Services I am constantly shocked by the number of new patients who come to my office who already have hearing aids that they never wear! Why? Because they didn’t fit right, weren’t comfortable, were of poor quality, or they didn’t know how to use them properly. When it comes to hearing …

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Navigating Holiday Grief

Navigating Holiday Grief

By Dennis R. Tate, Community Hospice, Chaplain Ever since an angel announced good news to shepherds working the night shift, Christians have associated the birth of Jesus with joy. But some people who have experienced significant loss in the recent past find a season of celebration observed against a soundtrack of “Joy to the World” a bit hard to handle. The …

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Hope for the Holidays

We don’t need a calendar to tell us the holiday season is officially here. In the blink of an eye, merchants swapped the pumpkins and scarecrows for snowmen and glittering baubles. Announcements of sales we simply cannot miss are flooding our inboxes, and the race is on to create Christmas memories worthy of a Norman Rockwell painting. The hustle and …

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Aging-in-Place Guide: How to Stay in Your Home in Later Life

Aging-in-Place Guide: How to Stay in Your Home in Later Life

The number of Americans who first grew up with rock ‘n’ roll, astronauts and McDonald’s is off the charts. The late 1940s through early 1960s were marked by a boom in the U.S. economy, suburban living and, especially, babies. Lots of babies were born during this time period—some 76.4 million notes the U.S. Census Bureau. These boys and girls who lived …

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Don’t let hearing loss isolate you from the world!

Don’t let hearing loss isolate you from the world!

By Ann L. Rhoten, Au.D., CCC/A Kentucky Audiology and Tinnitus Services People – like most creatures on the earth – are social beings. We interact with and relate to other human beings in times of great joy and in times of great sorrow. We find comfort in human touch, reassurance in a familiar face, delight in verbal expressions of love, …

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Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: Causes and Treatments

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

By Brian K. Bailey, DPM – Body-Mind-Spirit Podiatric Center Diabetic peripheral neuropathy accounts for significant medical problems and predisposes the lower extremities to debilitating complications such as infection, ulceration, and eventually amputation. This month, we’ll look at some of the causes of peripheral neuropathy as well as prescription medications for the condition. Next month, we’ll focus on nutritional aspects of …

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Presbyopia… Correcting the Aging Eye

Presbyopia… Correcting the Aging Eye

Presbyopia, which literally means “aging eye,” is an age-related eye condition that makes it more difficult to see things that are near the face. When you are young, the lens in your eye is soft and flexible. The lens of the eye changes its shape easily, allowing you to focus on objects both close and far away. After the age …

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Make the holidays easier for aging parents … and you!

Make the holidays easier for aging parents … and you!

Thanksgiving is a time when people of all ages gather to express their gratitude for the blessings in their lives: family, homes, faith, new jobs, promotions, personal accomplishments, the ability make a difference and help others. Most – if not all – families have cherished Thanksgiving traditions: Mom cooks a big turkey, Aunt Christine brings the pies, and Cousin Pat brings …

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The Resolve Solution – Lose Weight, Rebuild Your Health

Greg Bowman, Morehead, KY, lost 32 lbs. in one month. He is already down to 234 lbs. Greg says he feels better already! Greg attends the Morehead class with his friends.

These days, who doesn’t want to lose weight? Nancy Dove started The Resolve Solution program in January of 2018. By September’s end she had lost 65 lbs. The best part was the health improvements of reducing most medications and no longer requiring a C-Pap machine. Her arthritic pain from degenerative disc disease has also been greatly reduced. Nancy was able to …

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More than a gym, the Ashland Y is a force for good

More than a gym, the Ashland Y is a force for good

The Ashland Area YMCA (AAYMCA) is more than a gym: It is a community where people from all walks of life come together to grow stronger and healthier; support youth development; and live a commitment to social responsibility. The underlying goal of everything the YMCA does is strengthening the community. “The Y believes that lasting personal and social change happens when …

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Too soon for braces? Why you should wait until the time is right

Too soon for braces? Why you should wait until the time is right

By Jeffrey Bailey, D.M.D. At some point in nearly every child’s life, the question of braces arises. For many kids, braces are a sign of adolescence, a rite of passage into adulthood. As kids approach this important milestone, they often become anxious (and insistent) that it’s time for braces. Parents too can become antsy around the subject of braces. We want …

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Pilgrims with a Purpose

Pilgrims with a Purpose

By Eric Potter, MD Pilgrims with a PurposeAs pilgrims in this life, we embark upon an adventure filled with great stories. Stories of breathlessness, stories of laughter, and stories of woe fill our memories and await our tomorrows. However, all noble journeys, regardless of their rabbit trails and pit stops, must be destined for a singular end. Human life is …

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