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#GOPURPLE to Raise Awareness and #ENDALZ

#GOPURPLE to Raise Awareness

Worldwide, 47 million people are living with Alzheimer’s and other dementia disorders. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and it is fatal. Currently, there is no way to prevent, cure or slow the progression of Alzheimer’s. It is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. Reducing the Stigma Symptoms of dementia are perceived differently in …

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Help Your Kids Maintain a Healthy Energy Balance

Help Your Kids Maintain a Healthy Energy Balance

As adults, parents and grandparents, we want our children to get good educations. To have friends and successful careers. To be happy, safe and secure. To build a firm spiritual foundation. For them to contribute to society. Above all else, we want them to enjoy the good health that makes everything else achievable. Sadly, there is an epidemic affecting American …

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Job Hunting? Put your best foot forward

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Your resume is the single most important document you will put before a potential employer. In this one piece of paper, you will summarize who you are, what you can do and how you can fill a void in the organization. Recruiters receive literally hundreds of resumes for every open position. You have just seconds to peak their interest. If …

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The Game Changer

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By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church One morning I was praying in my study at home and asked God for His help on something that is very important to Him and me. In my prayer, I was asking Him for specific things. Shortly after my prayer, I was preparing to head to my office at Bayside …

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Lost and Found

Lost and Found

By Whitney Lowe, BCPL Public Relations Clerk The library is a good place to get lost. You can get lost in a book, get lost in an idea, or perhaps even get lost literally. The library has always been the place I go when I need an escape. Roaming the narrow aisles of the book stacks, surrounded on either side …

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You No Longer Need Painful and Unsightly Warts

Painful and Unsightly Warts

By Dr. Brian K. Bailey, Podiatric Physician & Surgeon One of the most common foot pathologies seen in our office is plantar warts. They are painful and embarrassing to many patients. Most patients have exhausted home remedies and over-the-counter treatments with no success at removing the unwanted warts. What Are Warts? A wart is an infection caused by a virus, …

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A Vacation for the Recovering/Addicted Soul

A Vacation for the Recovering/Addicted Soul

As the summer winds down, many families will enjoy a final vacation ahead of back-to-school preparations, team practices and the thousand day-to-day details of juggling personal and professional lives. We love to vacation. It expands our horizons, opens our minds, and allows us time to relax, reconnect, reflect and renew. But for those recovering from a substance addiction, vacation can …

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Tick Talk

Tick Talk

Of all the members of the creepy-crawly kingdom, ticks are among the most reviled and hated. As it turns out, humans’ dislike of ticks is well founded; they are responsible for transmitting more than 14 diseases in the U.S. alone, many of which can be debilitating, even life threatening. It is scary to think about, especially when you consider that …

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Cerebral Bypass: Surgical care of blocked arteries in the brain

Cerebral Bypass

All body systems require blood, oxygen and nutrients to function. When blood flow is restricted, either through a blockage, clot, narrowing or other disease, the affected organ can experience cell death. When the brain is affected, transient ischemic attack (TIA), stroke or even death may result. Like a heart bypass, a cerebral bypass is performed to restore blood flow. During …

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HomeCare Services Available for Patients in Kentucky and Ohio

HomeCare Services Available for Patients in Kentucky and Ohio

Remaining self-sufficient in familiar surroundings is important to many patients. Unfortunately, certain situations — a sudden illness, a chronic condition, and the very fact of aging — affect a person’s ability to care for themselves and effectively manage their daily living. These situations oftentimes create health and safety concerns for family members and loved ones. When caring for themselves becomes …

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Back to School, Back to Work!

Back to School, Back to Work

If the back-to-school season stirs feelings of regret because you did not finish high school or you struggle with basic math and reading skills … hold your head up. Nearly 15 percent of adults in Lawrence County are in similar circumstances. Where you are in your education does not matter. What does matter is that you can do something about …

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Care Navigator: An Empowering Resource for Patients

Care Navigator: An Empowering Resource for Patients

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there were someone who could help you figure out the next steps in your healthcare journey? Someone who could answer questions and help educate you on your options? At King’s Daughters Medical Center, there are two such people – Mary Adams and Debbie Alexander. As Care Navigators, Mary and Debbie are trusted resources, confidants, and …

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Know About the Glow – Glowing Eyes in Photos Can Indicate an Eye Disease

Eye Disease

Most parents don’t know that a golden glow reflected back from your child’s eye in a flash photograph can indicate some serious eye disease or even cancer white glow reflected by a camera flash in their child’s eye could be a sign of two serious eye diseases: • Coat’s disease Coat’s disease is a very rare congenital, non-hereditary eye disorder …

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School Sports Safety

School Sports Safety

Laura C. Reese, D.O. Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgeon Every year, millions of students participate in school sports. An injury to a high school athlete can be a significant disappointment for the teen, the family, and the coaches. The pressure to play can lead to decisions that may result in additional injury with long-term effects. High school sports injuries can cause …

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The Mystery of Alopecia Areata

The Mystery of Alopecia Areata

Quick. Name all the reasons people lose their hair. How many did you get? Two, three? More? Let’s see, you probably thought of genetics, stress, medications, cancer, old age. You may even have mentioned having a baby, raising kids, or the effects of chemical/heat processing. In all likelihood, you never thought about an attack from the body’s own immune system. …

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