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Is Metabolic Syndrome Stopping You from Losing Weight?

Is Metabolic Syndrome Stopping You from Losing Weight

WHAT IS METABOLIC SYNDROME? According to the American Heart Association, “Metabolic Syndrome” is seen in 35% of American adults. Those with Metabolic Syndrome have up to three times the usual risk of developing significant cardiovascular disease, and up to a 5-fold risk of developing overt diabetes.” This was nine years ago, 2005. This syndrome is growing in epidemic rates. It …

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Perfection Doesn’t Exist… We can all benefit from a little guidance.

Perfection Doesn’t Exist

When you get a new job, you usually have to do a good amount of training before you get any real responsibility. Unfortunately, being a parent doesn’t work the same way. Nobody makes you take a training course on how to raise a kid, but it’s not a bad idea. That’s why there are parenting classes. It’s next to impossible …

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Time to hear what you’ve been missing!

By Ann L. Rhoten, Au.D., CCC/A The statistics on hearing loss are staggering. More than 50 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss. It affects one third of Americans over the age of 65 and half of those over age 75! And these numbers are only expected to grow as baby boomers advance into their senior years. Although hearing …

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Out and About

Out and About

By Whitney Lowe, BCPL Public Relations Clerk I love this little-big city. Ashland really has so much to offer: historic homes and buildings, a downtown Arts District, the beauty and spaciousness of Central Park, and let’s not forget, a neighborhood library. Step inside Boyd County Public Library and you will find that it is a hub for gatherings, creativity, entertainment …

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Benchmark Family Services: Accept the Challenge…Make a Difference

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As a foster child, it is terrifying being placed into foster care. While they may be removed living situations that were chaotic and/or neglectful it is still difficult to be removed from one home, losing control over their own lives and their families as well. Each child and has lived through different hardships that may of occurred from poor parenting, …

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Building the Broken

Building the Broken

Powered by DDP YOGA. Building people up physically, mentally, and emotionally! Bad backs, knees, wrists, elbows, etc. keep many people from being able to get the cardio workouts that are recommended by our doctors. To complicate the issue, many deal with depression or anxiety that further prevent them from being able to get physically fit. This is exactly how I …

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How To Have And Enjoy Self-Respect

Enjoy Self-Respect

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church Just the other day my son was  packing up to move in to his apartment near the college he is attending. This is his senior year. As we were talking about his final year and classes, he became visibly frustrated. He said, ”You know dad I have spent a lot …

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COMFORT IN THE STORM

COMFORT IN THE STORM

The experience of illness can be something like weathering a storm. You can see the front coming and, sometimes, even feel the impending change. Once the storm arrives, you shelter, trying to outlast the devastation. Afterward, you slowly emerge, take stock, fix the damage and move forward again. Most times, we make it through the storm battered, but not broken. …

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Mixing Medicines Can Create Unexpected Side Effects

Mixing Medicines Can Create Unexpected Side Effects

Recent studies estimate that more than 80 percent of adults 57 and older take at least one prescription drug a day. Among those, nearly half mix drugs with over-the-counter medications and supplements. Which leads to an alarming statistic of one in 25 could be setting themselves up for unintentional major drug interactions. Many people think that taking an over-the-counter medication …

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Over The Counter Medicines for Joint Pain

Over The Counter Medicines for Joint Pain

Laura C. Reese, D.O. Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgeon There are many different names for the over-the-counter (OTC) medications that people take to relieve joint pain. But most products rely on just a few ingredients to ease the pain. Here’s what you need to know about the ingredients in OTC pain relievers, including benefits and possible side effects. Aspirin for JointPain …

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Importance of Cancer Research

In the fight against cancer, we all play for the same team. Cancer will affect us all in some way. One of every two men and one out of three women will get cancer in their lifetimes. Three out of every four American families will have at least one family member diagnosed with cancer. Research can cure cancer! Research discoveries …

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When the Rock in Your Shoe is Something Else

When the Rock in Your Shoe is Something Else

By Dr. Brian K. Bailey, Podiatric Physician & Surgeon As human beings, we often delude ourselves into thinking health issues will resolve without help. Sadly, this is rarely the case and people suffer needlessly as a result. When it comes to foot problems, this is especially true, considering that the average person walks 3,000 to 5,000 steps a day and …

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Out and About

Out and About

By Whitney Lowe, BCPL Public Relations Clerk I love this little-big city. Ashland really has so much to offer: historic homes and buildings, a downtown Arts District, the beauty and spaciousness of Central Park, and let’s not forget, a neighborhood library. Step inside Boyd County Public Library and you will find that it is a hub for gatherings, creativity, entertainment …

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2015 Lobster Fest Benefits Safe Harbor

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King’s Daughters Medical Center presents Safe Harbor’s 8th Annual Lobster Fest 2015 A capacity crowd of almost 400 attended the seventh annual Lob- ster Fest to benefit Safe Harbor. The annual fundraiser was Saturday, Aug. 15, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at Bellefonte Country Club. It was sponsored by Safe Harbor and the Boyd County Medical Alliance. The Lobster Fest Committee was …

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Drug Addiction: Altered Brain, Altered Body

An old TV commercial from the late ‘80s compared the brain of a drug user to a fried egg. It is widely considered one of the most effective public service announcements of all time. Fried. That is the term we were to remember. It is a good metaphor. Decades of research have shown that drug abuse fundamentally alters how the …

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