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How Does Diabetes Impact My Feet?

How Does Diabetes Impact My Feet

By Dr. Brian K. Bailey, Podiatric Physician & Surgeon Simply put, diabetes impairs the body’s ability to convert sugars and other similar foods such as starches into energy. The long-term effects of elevated blood sugar (also known as hyperglycemia) can lead to serious damage to the eyes, heart, kidney, nerves, and feet.  Diabetes affects the lives of nearly 26 million …

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10 Ways to Teach Kids Gratitude This Thanksgiving

10 Ways to Teach Kids Gratitude

By Jenny Witte Toddlers and young kids are self-centered by nature, and thankfulness needs to obviously extend beyond just basic good good manners. The default mode will always be “satisfy me,” and putting others first and being grateful is not natural. It has to be taught. Gratefulness also needs to be practiced to take hold, and it is a lifelong …

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River City Harvest

River City Harvest

Helping Feed the Hungary Kellie Glass, RD, LD, a part-time dietitian at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky, loves to cook; so, when River Cities Harvest (RCH) needed instructors to teach cooking classes for the food insecure population Kellie jumped at the chance. She brings a vast and diverse experience, near her Appalachian upbringing in Mingo County, West Virginia. …

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If My Life Was But A Single Day

If My Life Was But A Single Day

By Alex Anderson Mayflies I had this crazy thought. See if you can follow me on this. I’m 53 years old. If I live to be 86 years old (a very real possibility given my genes) then I have 33 years left. At first this sounds like a lot of time, and it is, unless the perspective is changed to …

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Are your eyes playing tricks on you? Do you see flashes of light and things floating in your sight?

eyes playing tricks on you

What Are Flashes? Have you ever seen flashes of light, stars, or streaks that aren’t really there? A few of these flashes are seen by everyone from time to time. Usually you see them in one eye at a time. Flashes are often caused by the vitreous (the gel filling the inside of your eye) pulling on the retina (a …

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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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Personalized Hormone Therapy via Pharmaceutical Compounding

Personalized Hormone Therapy

Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is the process of restoring and maintaining hormone balance with hormones that are biologically identical to hormones produced by the human body. BHRT is commonly used to treat menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, mood swings, sleep disorders, decreased libido, and an increased risk of fractures due to osteoporosis. The use of hormones …

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Understanding traumatic brain injury

Understanding traumatic brain injury

There’s been a lot of coverage in the news media in the past several years about traumatic brain injuries as they relate to combat veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. What you may not know is that at TBI can occur to “regular” people, too. A TBI is caused by trauma and may occur after your head strikes an object, …

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Helping cancer patients cope with hair loss

Helping cancer patients cope with hair loss

Most people know very little about hair – other than needing a haircut or style every few weeks, we generally take it for granted. But hair is an amazing structure, constantly growing, resting and falling out. Hair cells multiple every 23 to 72 hours, making them some of the fastest growing cells in the body. On average, hair grows about …

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Mammograms

Mammograms

Annual Screenings Detect Early Stage Breast Cancer Mammography or a mammogram is an x-ray examination of the breast tissue. Mammography has been used for years to detect and diagnose breast diseases in both women and men. While most mammography is done on a screening basis, it is crucial in diagnosing the cause of breast symptoms such as breast lumps, breast …

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Cold Weather and Joint Pain

Cold Weather and Joint Pain

Laura C. Reese, D.O. Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgeon Many people with arthritis swear by the pain in their joints as a predictor of rainy or cold weather. Do you know someone who seems to be very accurate with her prediction on when the rain will come? They always tell you that once they experience pain in the joint, it will …

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Halloween Safety

Halloween Safety

A few safety tips from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission can protect children who plan to go trick-or-treating this Halloween. Treats: Warn children not to eat any treats before an adult has carefully examined them for evidence of tampering. Flame Resistant Costumes: When purchasing a costume, masks, beards, and wigs, look for the label Flame Resistant. Although this label …

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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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