In The Magazine

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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You don’t have to give in to hair loss

Hair loss can affect every part of life: from self-image and confidence to romantic and professional relationships. Hair is an extremely important part of who we are, what we think about ourselves, and how others see us. Hair can even provide clues about overall health. It may surprise you to learn that hair loss is really quite common, affecting more …

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Ginny Gave Out, but She Never Gave Up

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor While I sat with the family in the surgical waiting area, I saw the elevator doors open. It was the surgeon. As he walked the twenty-five feet or so from the elevator to the waiting room, he was looking at the floor as though he was searching for something, maybe the next words to …

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A Sprain or Not A Sprain? That is the Question.

Ankle Sprain: An ankle sprain occurs when ligaments around your ankle are overstretched or torn.  Stepping in a hole or simply twisting your ankle may result in a mild to severe ankle sprain.  Besides pain, you may experience swelling, bruising and decreased range of motion. Mild Sprain: If you suspect your ankle pain is the result of a mild injury, …

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Should you consider an independent college consultant?

independent college consultant

Today’s college admissions process is complicated and competitive. More and more families are seeking the assistance of independent college consultants/counselors to ensure their student selects the college or university that will be the best fit for them. Applications and procedures vary widely, and it is all too easy to become overwhelmed by the details of a procedure, which requires micro-management.  …

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Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol Awareness Month

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) wishes to increase public awareness and understanding on alcohol abuse and alcohol rehabilitation by declaring April as Alcohol Awareness Month. In its 28th year, Alcohol Awareness Month looks to break the stigma about alcohol rehabilitation, which often prevents individuals and families from seeking help for their struggle with alcoholism. In recognition …

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Love Your Library – 4 Tips for Safer Running

By David Miller Public Relations Supervisor, BCPL On April 24th, the Boyd County Public Library will host the 3rd Annual Love Your Library 5K. This event is unique in that it is not a fundraiser, but rather a way to showcase and raise awareness of the library, its many services, and outstanding community partners. Running is gaining in popularity as …

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Inside Tobbaco: Cancer and deadly diseases

Those who smoke don’t often think about what is really in the product they’re consuming. Certainly, there is tobacco, but the number and kinds of things added to tobacco to make it more “pleasant” to use might surprise you. So, here is the 4-1-1- on tobacco smoke: • Cyanide – a deadly poison • Arsenic – another deadly poison • …

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Keeping Weekend Warriors Safe

Laura C. Reese, D.O. Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgeon Physical activity is necessary for a healthy body, but those of us who don’t do it regularly throughout the week, sometimes called weekend warriors, are at a higher risk for sustaining injury. There are over 8 million injuries related to sports every year across the U.S. Below we discuss some of the …

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Automobile Accidents and Neurological Injuries

Neurological Injuries

Many people are well aware that the brain and nerves are the control center for the body. What happens when accidents cause neurological damage? When your control center is damaged, your body can react in strange ways, hurt, or even stop functioning properly. A single head injury can cause a variety of neurological problems. Neurological injuries or damage are delicate …

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Don’t ignore symptoms of Crohn’s disease

Crohn’s disease

More than half a million Americans have been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, a chronic condition that causes inflammation in the digestive tract. Typically, Crohn’s affects the small intestine and the beginning of the large intestine. However, it can affect any part of the GI tract, from the mouth to the rectum. No one knows for certain what causes Crohn’s disease, …

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