In The Magazine

Importance of Cancer Research

In the fight against cancer, we all play for the same team. Cancer will affect us all in some way. One of every two men and one out of three women will get cancer in their lifetimes. Three out of every four American families will have at least one family member diagnosed with cancer. Research can cure cancer! Research discoveries …

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When the Rock in Your Shoe is Something Else

When the Rock in Your Shoe is Something Else

By Dr. Brian K. Bailey, Podiatric Physician & Surgeon As human beings, we often delude ourselves into thinking health issues will resolve without help. Sadly, this is rarely the case and people suffer needlessly as a result. When it comes to foot problems, this is especially true, considering that the average person walks 3,000 to 5,000 steps a day and …

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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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2015 Lobster Fest Benefits Safe Harbor

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King’s Daughters Medical Center presents Safe Harbor’s 8th Annual Lobster Fest 2015 A capacity crowd of almost 400 attended the seventh annual Lob- ster Fest to benefit Safe Harbor. The annual fundraiser was Saturday, Aug. 15, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at Bellefonte Country Club. It was sponsored by Safe Harbor and the Boyd County Medical Alliance. The Lobster Fest Committee was …

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Drug Addiction: Altered Brain, Altered Body

An old TV commercial from the late ‘80s compared the brain of a drug user to a fried egg. It is widely considered one of the most effective public service announcements of all time. Fried. That is the term we were to remember. It is a good metaphor. Decades of research have shown that drug abuse fundamentally alters how the …

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Importance of Prostate Exams

Importance of Prostate Exams

Prostate cancer is a fairly serious blip on the male health radar as the third most common cancer in men over 70. Prostate cancer – and other prostate issues – can cause considerable discomfort, pain and even death, if they are left undiagnosed and untreated. No man looks forward to dropping his pants for the annual check-up; but if you’re …

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What is a Neurosurgeon? Selecting the best expert for your care.

What is a Neurosurgeon

A neurosurgeon is a medical specialist who treats diseases and conditions affecting the nervous system, which includes the brain, the spine and spinal cord, and the peripheral nerves. Neurosurgeons provide non-operative and surgical treatment to patients of all ages. Performing brain surgery is the highest profile part of the job, but in most cases the majority of the work happens …

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Why’s Everyone Gone Nuts for Coconuts?

Why’s Everyone Gone Nuts for Coconuts

It seems like you can’t turn on the TV or open a women’s magazine without seeing or hearing something about the healthful benefits of coconut milk, coconut water, coconut sugar or even coconut oil. Proponents of coconut claim it is the latest super food, curing everything from Alzheimer’s disease to dry skin and heart disease. Starbucks has even offered it …

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#GOPURPLE to Raise Awareness and #ENDALZ

#GOPURPLE to Raise Awareness

Worldwide, 47 million people are living with Alzheimer’s and other dementia disorders. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and it is fatal. Currently, there is no way to prevent, cure or slow the progression of Alzheimer’s. It is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. Reducing the Stigma Symptoms of dementia are perceived differently in …

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Help Your Kids Maintain a Healthy Energy Balance

Help Your Kids Maintain a Healthy Energy Balance

As adults, parents and grandparents, we want our children to get good educations. To have friends and successful careers. To be happy, safe and secure. To build a firm spiritual foundation. For them to contribute to society. Above all else, we want them to enjoy the good health that makes everything else achievable. Sadly, there is an epidemic affecting American …

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Job Hunting? Put your best foot forward

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Your resume is the single most important document you will put before a potential employer. In this one piece of paper, you will summarize who you are, what you can do and how you can fill a void in the organization. Recruiters receive literally hundreds of resumes for every open position. You have just seconds to peak their interest. If …

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The Game Changer

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By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church One morning I was praying in my study at home and asked God for His help on something that is very important to Him and me. In my prayer, I was asking Him for specific things. Shortly after my prayer, I was preparing to head to my office at Bayside …

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Lost and Found

Lost and Found

By Whitney Lowe, BCPL Public Relations Clerk The library is a good place to get lost. You can get lost in a book, get lost in an idea, or perhaps even get lost literally. The library has always been the place I go when I need an escape. Roaming the narrow aisles of the book stacks, surrounded on either side …

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You No Longer Need Painful and Unsightly Warts

Painful and Unsightly Warts

By Dr. Brian K. Bailey, Podiatric Physician & Surgeon One of the most common foot pathologies seen in our office is plantar warts. They are painful and embarrassing to many patients. Most patients have exhausted home remedies and over-the-counter treatments with no success at removing the unwanted warts. What Are Warts? A wart is an infection caused by a virus, …

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A Vacation for the Recovering/Addicted Soul

A Vacation for the Recovering/Addicted Soul

As the summer winds down, many families will enjoy a final vacation ahead of back-to-school preparations, team practices and the thousand day-to-day details of juggling personal and professional lives. We love to vacation. It expands our horizons, opens our minds, and allows us time to relax, reconnect, reflect and renew. But for those recovering from a substance addiction, vacation can …

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