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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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Out and About

Out and About

By Whitney Lowe, BCPL Public Relations Clerk I love this little-big city. Ashland really has so much to offer: historic homes and buildings, a downtown Arts District, the beauty and spaciousness of Central Park, and let’s not forget, a neighborhood library. Step inside Boyd County Public Library and you will find that it is a hub for gatherings, creativity, entertainment …

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Benchmark Family Services: Accept the Challenge…Make a Difference

BenchmarkFamilyServices.org

As a foster child, it is terrifying being placed into foster care. While they may be removed living situations that were chaotic and/or neglectful it is still difficult to be removed from one home, losing control over their own lives and their families as well. Each child and has lived through different hardships that may of occurred from poor parenting, …

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Building the Broken

Building the Broken

Powered by DDP YOGA. Building people up physically, mentally, and emotionally! Bad backs, knees, wrists, elbows, etc. keep many people from being able to get the cardio workouts that are recommended by our doctors. To complicate the issue, many deal with depression or anxiety that further prevent them from being able to get physically fit. This is exactly how I …

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How To Have And Enjoy Self-Respect

Enjoy Self-Respect

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church Just the other day my son was  packing up to move in to his apartment near the college he is attending. This is his senior year. As we were talking about his final year and classes, he became visibly frustrated. He said, ”You know dad I have spent a lot …

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COMFORT IN THE STORM

COMFORT IN THE STORM

The experience of illness can be something like weathering a storm. You can see the front coming and, sometimes, even feel the impending change. Once the storm arrives, you shelter, trying to outlast the devastation. Afterward, you slowly emerge, take stock, fix the damage and move forward again. Most times, we make it through the storm battered, but not broken. …

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