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Ohio Means Jobs provides valuable support, guidance for job seekers

Ohion Means Job

Ask any job seeker and they will tell you how hard it is to find a good-paying job these days. The competition is tough, jobs are scarcer and employers demand more skills, knowledge and abilities than ever before. Although the unemployment rate in Lawrence County has fallen to 5.1 percent, if you are in the job market, you know first-hand …

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It’s time to live free from the bonds of addiction

live free from the bonds of addiction

It’s estimated that drug addiction costs the U.S. economy $559 billion a year in crime, increased healthcare costs and lost productivity at work. Illicit drug abuse alone accounts for $181 billion in these costs. On a more personal level, drug abuse costs the addict, their families, friends, employers and communities: • Personal relationships: Because of the lying and deception that …

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Body Weight and Joint Pain

Body Weight and Joint Pain

Laura C. Reese, D.O. Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgeon If you were to ask people to name a health problem related to obesity, odds are good they’d say “heart disease” or “diabetes.” And they’d be right; those two chronic diseases have a very strong relationship to excess weight. They are the safe bets. But if you like long odds, put your …

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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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Cancer Screening Recommendations

Cancer Screening Recommendations

Cancer, no matter the type, is still one of the most feared diseases of the 21st Century. Unfortunately, many cancers don’t produce symptoms when the tumor is small and most treatable. Therefore, it is very important to follow recommended screening guidelines for detecting cancer at an early stage, before symptoms develop. Although healthy living – eating a well balanced diet, …

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“Test Drive” Hearing Aids with FLEX TRIAL

Hearing Aids with FLEX TRIAL

By Ann L. Rhoten, Au.D., CCC/A Would you buy a car without test driving it first?  Would you buy a house without seeing it first? If the answer is no, then why would you buy a hearing aid without taking it for a “test drive”? If you are like most people for whom hearing aids have been recommended, you are …

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God’s Peculiar Little Habit

God’s Peculiar Little Habit

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church God has an unusual little thing He does. The first time I realized what it was it caught me off guard a little. And as a matter of fact it really frustrated me because he expected me to participate in His little shenanigan. As hard as I tried I could …

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King’s Daughters physician putting faith into practice

King's Daughters physician putting faith into practice

As a cardiologist and a man of faith, David Bush, M.D., is making a difference around the world and in his own hometown. “I was born and raised here in Ashland so coming back to this community to practice medicine was a special thing for me” he said. Being here, where he grew up, offers him the opportunity to care …

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Put Your health First this Summer Focus on Prevention and Early Detection

Prevention and Early Detection

Before your summer calendar fills with family gatherings and picnics, one of the first appointments your should schedule should be a health screening. There are several different types of health screenings available and a few minutes of your time may prove invaluable to your health. Health screenings can save lives. Early detection for diseases such as colon, breast, lung, heart …

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Survivorship: Life After Cancer

Survivorship

There are millions of people in the U.S. today who are cancer survivors. Many say they felt they had lots of support during treatment, but once treatment was over, they found it hard to transition to their now very different lives. A New Normal The end of cancer treatment is often a time to rejoice. Survivors are relieved to be …

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Why is my hair falling out?

Why is my hair falling out

To answer that question, it’s necessary to learn a little about hair and how it grows. Hair is comprised of two major structures – the hair shaft and the follicle, or root. The shaft is composed of inner and outer sheaths, which surround and protect the follicle. Toward the bottom of the follicle is the hair matrix epithelium, one of …

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Why Should You Invest In Healthy Feet?

Why Should You Invest In Healthy Feet

By Dr. Brian K. Bailey, Podiatric Physician & Surgeon Have you ever thought about the important role your feet play in your daily life? On face value, your feet touch the ground whenever you’re standing, walking or running, and they are extensions of the legs, which help move you. But your feet are much more than that. After all, they …

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Suboxone: An Effective Treatment Option for a Healthy Start to Your Summer.

Suboxone

Opioid dependence—physical addiction to prescription painkillers and heroin—affects many people in the US. Unfortunately, many people who struggle with opioid dependence may be reluctant to ask for help because of the stigma attached to the notion of “drug dependence.” Opioid dependence is a complex health condition with many elements that are caused or made worse by continued opioid use. Key …

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NSAIDs and Intestinal Bleeding: What you need to know.

NSAIDs and Intestinal Bleeding

Ever since aspirin hit the market in the late 1800s, it has been a fixture in medicine cabinets everywhere – and for good reason. It erases headaches, soothes arthritis, lowers fevers, helps prevent heart disease, and may even ward off some types of cancer. If aspirin were discovered today, doctors would hail it as a medical breakthrough. But for some …

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TKR and THR: KNOWING YOUR NUMBERS

TKR and THR

In the last two articles we have discussed the importance of good support for your foot and ankle as this is your foundation base. This article will go over INCREDIBLE STATISTICS for Americans having total knee replacements and total hip replacements. Unfortunately, the data is 4 ½ years old as the most current data from the Centers for Disease Control …

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