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Senior Driving and Traffic Safety

Senior Driving and Traffic Safety

While traffic safety is important for all drivers, seniors experience physical changes that can affect their driving abilities. Although some seniors can drive well into their 70s, 80s and 90s, others cannot. It can be a tough adjustment for people who are used to using their cars to visit friends and family, attend doctor appointments and go shopping. Seniors often …

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It’s Time to Make a Stand Against Arthritis

It’s Time to Make a Stand Against Arthritis

Although we often think of arthritis as one disease, it involves over 100 forms, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia and gout. Arthritis in all its forms impacts more than 50 million Americans – one in five adults and more than 300,000 children. Countless families are affected by arthritis, too. It is the No. 1 cause of disability in …

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Rising Temperature = Increase in Eye Injuries

It’s finally summer – and it’s all fun and games until somebody’s eye gets hurt. During the summer months the number of patients reporting to doctors’ offices and emergency rooms because of eye injuries increases exponentially. Keep that in mind while you are enjoying warm temperatures and the great outdoors. Pool Chemicals Pool chemicals are added to keep germs from …

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Marijuana – Part 1

By Frank G. aVice, DVM, BS Pharm MarijuanaCannabis, often called marijuana, was believed to be used by early Chinese physicians, probably as an herbal therapy. Records dated as early as 2737 B.C. mention medical treatments using cannabis for a variety of illnesses including gout, malaria, and constipation, along with other claims of successful medical cures. However, these medical uses were …

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The Fear of the Lord

The Fear of the Lord

The phrase, “The fear of the Lord,” was one I never liked. By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church Before I was a Christ-follower I thought, “Who would want to be a Christian and serve a god you would have to be afraid of?” By that time (in my middle teens) I had way too many fears …

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Tinnitus (ringing, hissing, roaring), is there really something that can be done?

Tinnitus

By Ann L. Rhoten, Au.D., CCC/A Studies suggests about 50 million people in the United States have constant tinnitus. It can be perceived as a variety of sounds, ringing, hissing, roaring, crickets, or music just to name a few. Some people perceive it in the ear and others in the head. Luckily, the majority of those people experience tinnitus but …

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Paying it forward with a healthy lifestyle:  

Paying it forward with a healthy lifestyle:  

Kellie McKinney, MS | Healthy Lifestyle columnist | Co-Founder of Two Nutrition Nuts If you’ve eliminated meats from your diet, that means paying particular attention to the best vegetarian protein sources you can find. My journey to a healthy lifestyle has been primarily focused on the welfare of animals. A plant-based diet and living a cruelty-free life have been incredibly …

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50 Ways to make it through the holidays fit, happy and healthy

50 Ways to make it through the holidays fit, happy and healthy

At the Ashland Area YMCA, we believe that every person is a unique individual, worthy of love and respect. We work hard every day to help our members and their families achieve health in the body, mind and spirit. December is perhaps one of the busiest and most stressful times of the year for most adults – and kids. In …

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Cold Weather Safety for Seniors

Cold Weather Safety for Seniors

When winter’s beauty turns more beast with arctic winds, mounds of snow and bone-chilling temperatures, the season’s harsh side can prove especially dangerous for senior adults. Even older snowbirds escaping to warmer climates still can encounter dips in the thermometer, dampening rains and icy navigation. “Colder weather is not particularly kind to seniors,” said Cathy Queen, RN Owner of the …

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This Holiday Season, Be Merry and Be Healthy!

This Holiday Season, Be Merry and Be Healthy!

By Griffin P. Rodgers, M.D., M.A.C.P. Director, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH) Many of us don’t think of the holidays as a time to be concerned about our health. Rather, it’s a time to eat, drink, and be merry. There’s always next year. But why put off plans to get …

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Let Care Companions help you through the holidays

Let Care Companions help you through the holidays

More and more older people are living independently at home for as long as possible – often into their 80s. It’s a growing trend, reflected in the fact that more than 28 million seniors now live alone in the U.S. But they’re not doing it alone. Most receive varying levels of care and support from a relative, most often a …

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Beef Industry Part l

Beef Industry

By Frank G. Vice, DVM, BS Pharm In the ancient world, before cattle were domesticated, people were hunters and gathers. Survival was difficult and required the tribe of early humans to constantly seek enough food to feed everyone. The obstacles of hunting and gathering forced these people to look for alternative food supplies. One logical resource involved the domestication of …

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Being Generous on a Meager Budget

Being Generous on a Meager Budget

Do you wish you could be more generous? Many people find it hard to be generous while living paycheck to paycheck; but, surprisingly, there are plenty of creative ideas and simple ways you can give. Sometimes the strongest forms of generosity come in the most simple, seemingly unimportant acts. We give because we have been given so much for which …

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Today’s Podiatrist: The Times They are a Changin’

Today’s Podiatrist: The Times They are a Changin’

By Dr. Brian K. Bailey, Podiatric Physician & Surgeon A podiatrist is a physician who specializes in medicine and surgery of the foot and ankle.  It is a specialty that is often misunderstood as to what exactly is their scope of practice, what they are capable of as far as the amount of education and training is required, and their abilities …

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The Kitchen Table

The Kitchen Table

By Alex Anderson I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this, but my mom is an incredible Monopoly player. I mean she is phenomenal. And one of the things I enjoyed growing up was sitting at the kitchen table. I’m not just talking about Mom’s amazing cooking. I loved the kitchen table because that is where all the entertainment happened. When I …

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