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Summer Food Service Program Lawrence County Open Sites

The Ironton & Lawrence County Area Community Action Organization is participating in the Summer Food Service Program.  The Summer Food Service Program is scheduled for 10 weeks, June 8, 2015 to August 14, 2015, Monday through Friday (will not be operating Friday, July 3rd).  Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children …

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Rising Temperature = Increase in Eye Injuries

It’s finally summer – and it’s all fun and games until somebody’s eye gets hurt. During the summer months the number of patients reporting to doctors’ offices and emergency rooms because of eye injuries increases exponentially. Keep that in mind while you are enjoying warm temperatures and the great outdoors. Pool Chemicals Pool chemicals are added to keep germs from …

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Summer is the Season for Braces

Season for Braces

The first day of summer is just around the bend, bringing with it a glorious season full of lazy days, barbeques and endless sunshine. But in addition to all that summer fun, parents may also want to consider scheduling an orthodontics exam for their kids – and getting a head start on better oral health. When it comes to orthodontics …

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Good for the Body, Good for the Brain Exercise Improves Cognitive Function

Exercise Improves Cognitive Function

Exercise has many known benefits, including reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, strengthening the bones and muscles and reducing stress. It also appears that regular physical activity benefits the brain. Studies show that people who are physically active are less likely to experience a decline in their mental function and have a lowered risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. …

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Osteoporosis 101

Osteoporosis 101

Osteoporosis involves a gradual loss of calcium, as well as structural changes, causing bones to become thinner, more fragile and more likely to break.  It can also occur when the body loses bone faster than it can be replaced.  Osteoporosis results in more than one million hip, spine and wrist fractures annually. This disorder affects nearly one-half of all postmenopausal …

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Unraveling the mystery of the brain

Everything we do, think, know, believe, hope for, remember, sense, and feel is contained in a three-pound organ encased within a bony compartment called the skull. The brain is an amazing thing … and yet most people know very little about it. The brain has three major parts – the cerebrum, cerebellum and brain stem. The cerebrum is the largest …

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Do You Have Cataracts?

Do You Have Cataracts

Cataracts cause the lens of the eye to become cloudy. At first they may not affect your vision at all, but as they become larger your vision will become increasingly blurred – it will be like looking through frosted glass all the time – until eventually you may lose all your functional vision in your affected eye(s). You may also …

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Whiplash

Whiplash

Dr. Jason A. Moore, Huntington Chiropractic Accident & Injury Clinic Whiplash is a generic term applied to injuries of the neck caused when the neck  is  suddenly  and/or  violently jolted in one direction and then another, creating a whip-like movement. Whiplash is most com-monly seen in people involved in motor vehicle accidents, but it can also occur from falls, sports …

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Colonoscopy Reduces Colorectal Cancer Risk

Colorectal Cancer Risk

Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Approximately 150,000 individuals are diagnosed with colorectal cancer annually and more than 50,000 individuals die of this disease. Colorectal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the inner lining of the colon or rectum. Most colon and rectal cancers originate from benign wart-like …

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Does Your Back Ache?

Does Your Back Ache

By Douglas Deitch, M.D. If you are experiencing low back pain, you are not alone. An estimated 75 to 85 percent of all Americans will experience some form of back pain during their lifetime. Although low back pain can be quite debilitating and painful, in about 90 percent of all cases, pain improves without surgery. However, 50 percent of all …

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Arthritis in Feet

By Dr. Brian K. Bailey, Podiatric Physician & Surgeon Arthritis of the foot is inflammation and swelling of the synovium, the soft tissue and lining of the joints in the foot. An increase in the fluid within the joints is usually present as well. One or both feet may be affected. This condition can develop at any age, but is …

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid

The process of finding money for college can be very complicated.  An Independent College Counselor can assist in directing families to the best starting place. #1 The Free Application for Student Aid, better known as FAFSA, is this starting place. Once the application is processed you will know exactly how much money will be available from federal assistance programs and …

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Skin Cancer Q&A with KDMS CANCER SPECIALISTS

How common is skin cancer? One in five Americans will develop some form of skin cancer. Most of these are basal-cell and squamous-cell carcinomas. Melanoma, while not the most common, is the most serious form of skin cancer and continues to show increasing rates. One American dies every hour from melanoma. If melanoma is recognized and treated early, it is …

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Knock knock Who’s there? Knee! Knee who! Knee-d you ask!

Everything changes when the feet hit the ground.  You might ask what do my feet have to do with my KNEES? EVERYTHING! It has been found that 90% of all people pronate at the ankle.  Now, what does that mean?  Simply put the loss of your foot arch.  That throws off your foundation of support causing the inside of your …

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Keep Kids On Track With A Superhero Summer

Superhero Summer

By Whitney Lowe, BCPL Public Relations Clerk Parents are total superheroes. Every day we bravely defeat the monsters under the bed, instantly heal bumps and bruises with one single kiss, cleverly disguise vegetables as foods we know our kids will eat (it’s ok if they think olives are grapes for just a little while longer, right?), and of course, we …

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