In The Magazine

Tick Talk

Tick Talk

Of all the members of the creepy-crawly kingdom, ticks are among the most reviled and hated. As it turns out, humans’ dislike of ticks is well founded; they are responsible for transmitting more than 14 diseases in the U.S. alone, many of which can be debilitating, even life threatening. It is scary to think about, especially when you consider that …

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Cerebral Bypass: Surgical care of blocked arteries in the brain

Cerebral Bypass

All body systems require blood, oxygen and nutrients to function. When blood flow is restricted, either through a blockage, clot, narrowing or other disease, the affected organ can experience cell death. When the brain is affected, transient ischemic attack (TIA), stroke or even death may result. Like a heart bypass, a cerebral bypass is performed to restore blood flow. During …

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HomeCare Services Available for Patients in Kentucky and Ohio

HomeCare Services Available for Patients in Kentucky and Ohio

Remaining self-sufficient in familiar surroundings is important to many patients. Unfortunately, certain situations — a sudden illness, a chronic condition, and the very fact of aging — affect a person’s ability to care for themselves and effectively manage their daily living. These situations oftentimes create health and safety concerns for family members and loved ones. When caring for themselves becomes …

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Back to School, Back to Work!

Back to School, Back to Work

If the back-to-school season stirs feelings of regret because you did not finish high school or you struggle with basic math and reading skills … hold your head up. Nearly 15 percent of adults in Lawrence County are in similar circumstances. Where you are in your education does not matter. What does matter is that you can do something about …

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Care Navigator: An Empowering Resource for Patients

Care Navigator: An Empowering Resource for Patients

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there were someone who could help you figure out the next steps in your healthcare journey? Someone who could answer questions and help educate you on your options? At King’s Daughters Medical Center, there are two such people – Mary Adams and Debbie Alexander. As Care Navigators, Mary and Debbie are trusted resources, confidants, and …

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Know About the Glow – Glowing Eyes in Photos Can Indicate an Eye Disease

Eye Disease

Most parents don’t know that a golden glow reflected back from your child’s eye in a flash photograph can indicate some serious eye disease or even cancer white glow reflected by a camera flash in their child’s eye could be a sign of two serious eye diseases: • Coat’s disease Coat’s disease is a very rare congenital, non-hereditary eye disorder …

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School Sports Safety

School Sports Safety

Laura C. Reese, D.O. Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgeon Every year, millions of students participate in school sports. An injury to a high school athlete can be a significant disappointment for the teen, the family, and the coaches. The pressure to play can lead to decisions that may result in additional injury with long-term effects. High school sports injuries can cause …

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The Mystery of Alopecia Areata

The Mystery of Alopecia Areata

Quick. Name all the reasons people lose their hair. How many did you get? Two, three? More? Let’s see, you probably thought of genetics, stress, medications, cancer, old age. You may even have mentioned having a baby, raising kids, or the effects of chemical/heat processing. In all likelihood, you never thought about an attack from the body’s own immune system. …

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5 Supplements Recommended for Optimal Health

5 Supplements Recommended for Optimal Health

Few diets provide adequate amounts of every single vitamin, mineral and antioxidant necessary for optimal health. Even if your diet is considered healthy, many factors contribute to the absorption of vital nutrients. This is exactly why, despite the debates over what is most important to maintaining optimal health, supplements are an essential part of a balanced diet. It is important …

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Going Primal To Relieve Your Pain

Primal Reflex Release Technique, PRRT, is one of the most effective and innovative techniques used to treat muscular and joint pain, especially back pain. The technique is non-invasive and uses only light touch or gentle tapping on the muscles or tendons – no pain or discomfort during the procedure. The whole treatment is short and quick usually taking only about …

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“Just a Carpenter’s Son”

Just a Carpenter’s Son

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church Remember the line, “Bueller…(long pause), Bueller…(long pause), Bueller,” from the movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”? The actor, Ben Stein, made that line infamous as the boring, monotone high school teacher, while he was taking the class role. However Benjamin Jeremy Stein’s real life has been anything but boring. In addition …

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Feel Confident About Your Appearance This Summer

Feel Confident About Your Appearance

Dr. Phillip Lackey Can Help You Say Goodbye to Stubborn Bulge Areas Summer is the best time to show off the body you’ve always dreamed of and one you are extremely confident in. You exercise. You eat right. But some stubborn fat bulges are immune to diet and exercise. You don’t feel as confident in your own skin as your …

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Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown Toenails

By Dr. Brian K. Bailey, Podiatric Physician & Surgeon – An ingrown toenail is a common condition in which the corner or side of one of your toenails grows into the soft flesh of your toe. The result is pain, redness, swelling and sometimes an infection. The condition usually affects your big toe. Often, you can take care of ingrown …

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Presbyopia… Correcting the Aging Eye

Presbyopia, which literally means “aging eye,” is an age-related eye condition that makes it more difficult to see things that are near the face. When you are young, the lens in your eye is soft and flexible. The lens of the eye changes its shape easily, allowing you to focus on objects both close and far away. After the age …

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Off The Cuff: Don’t Let Shoulder Injury Sideline You

Off The Cuff

Your rotator cuff is made up of the muscles and tendons in your shoulder. These muscles and tendons connect your upper arm bone with your shoulder blade. They also help hold the ball of your upper arm bone firmly in your shoulder socket. The combination results in the greatest range of motion of any joint in your body. A rotator …

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