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Specialized Wound Care for People with Diabetes

Specialized Wound Care for People with Diabetes

For most people, cuts and scratches heal within days or weeks, but for those whose natural healing process is hampered, a simple sore can become a complex medical problem requiring specialized care. The staff at the OLBH Diabetes & Wound Care Center offer hope to patients whose wounds have been maintained for many years without healing. The OLBH Diabetes & …

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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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Determining the Cause of Hip Pain is Important for Proper Treatment

Determining the Cause of Hip Pain

Laura C. Reese, D.O. Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgeon Hip pain is common problem, and it can be confusing because there are many causes. It is important to make an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your symptoms so that appropriate treatment can be directed at the underlying problem. If you have hip pain, some common causes include: Arthritis • Arthritis …

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Deadly Effects of Smoking and Benefits of Stopping NOW

Deadly Effects of Smoking and Benefits of Stopping NOW

Smoking has been found to harm nearly every bodily organ and organ system in the body and diminishes a person’s overall health. Smoking is the leading cause of premature, preventable death in this country. Cigarette smoking and exposure to tobacco smoke cause about 480,000 premature deaths each year in the U.S. Of these, about 36 percent are from cancer, 39 …

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Looking for a job? Don’t quit now!

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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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Efficient Toxicology Screening Services

Efficient Toxicology Screening Services

Lexar Labs offers substance abuse testing products and services for a multitude of settings such as hospitals, physician offices, criminal justice agencies, workplace, rehabilitation centers, occupational health clinics, and homes. Whether you need point of care testing products, laboratory screening and confirmation, or cutting edge analysis for trends in drug use, Lexar Labs provides the support and information necessary to …

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Are you someone with an HSA or FSA?

Are you someone with an HSA or FSA

By Holly Brady, Office Manager. Did you know that those funds can be used for the purchase of hearing aids? Did you also know that in some cases, those funds disappear at the end of the year if they’re not used? That’s a lot of questions, we know. But they can be very crucial ones regarding your hearing health. How? …

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What is Chiari Malformation?

What is Chiari Malformation

Chiari malformation refers to a deformity of the cerebellum. The cerebellum is the part of the brain that controls coordination and movement execution. It is located at the back and lower portion of the brain. In Chiari malformation, the cerebellum and brainstem are compressed, which can lead to fluid buildup and other neurological symptoms. Several types of Chiari malformations exist, …

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Don’t Let the Holiday Stress and Winter Blahs Rob Your Health

Don't Let Holiday Stress and Winter Blahs Rob Your Health

“Yes, yes, I know…I need to reduce my stress.” – we hear it all of the time.  Everyone from Oprah Winfrey to our family physicians have been telling us for years how important it is not to be in a chronic state of stress.  According to all of the major research, the effects of stress on the human body are …

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Diabetes and Eye Health – Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetes and Eye Health - Diabetic Retinopathy

If you have diabetes mellitus, you know how your body’s inability to use and store sugar can affect your health. When your blood sugar gets too high, it can damage the blood vessels in your eyes. This damage may lead to diabetic retinopathy. Diabetes is associated with many ocular complications, but diabetic retinopathy is by far the most serious complication …

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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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