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Preventing and Managing Type 2 Diabetes

Preventing and Managing Type 2 Diabetes

By Cathy Queen, RN Right at Home of the Rivercities The American Diabetes Association reports that nine out of 10 Americans at highest risk for type 2 diabetes, commonly called adult-onset diabetes, do not know about their health risk. On March 26, American Diabetes Association Alert Day® invites adults and youth to take the free, anonymous Type 2 Diabetes Risk …

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Lifestyle Choices May Help Glaucoma Patients Preserve Eyesight

Lifestyle Choices May Help Glaucoma Patients Preserve Eyesight

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of vision loss, affecting about 3 million people in the United States. Because there are no symptoms early on, about half of people with the disease don’t know they have it. Once vision is lost to glaucoma, it can’t be regained. Early detection and treatment, and some lifestyle choices can help protect your sight. …

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In Home Non-medical Care for Dementia Patients

Dementia is a condition characterized by a group of symptoms that often include memory loss, hallucinations, paranoia, agitation, personality changes, problems communicating, problems with motor skills and coordination, inappropriate behavior and an inability to reason. If your loved one has any of these symptoms, schedule an appointment with their doctor as soon as possible to begin treatment. You may choose to …

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$3,000 Per Hour

$3,000 Per Hour

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church Every so often I’ll do a bit of executive coaching. I’ll spend a day with a medical, business or non-profit executive. We will end the day with very clear “take-aways” (actionable steps for an area of their life–business, family, or personal). It’s a lot of fun for me, but can …

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Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics: Savor the Flavor, Drop the Saturated Fat

Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

America is known as a melting pot of cultures that enjoy a variety of ethnic dishes, but some of these recipes can be high in saturated fat and calories. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers tips on how to cut down on fat while savoring the flavor of traditional family fare. “Family recipes are usually passed down from one generation …

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The Resolve Solution – Getting Healthy, Losing Weight, Together!

Getting Healthy, Losing Weight, Together!

Richard and Judy Layne of Olive Hill, Ky., were as skeptical as anyone in starting the Resolve Solution Health and Weight Loss Program. But when they saw the results their friends and neighbors enjoyed, they jumped in with both feet. Since June 2018, Richard has lost 47 pounds. He is no longer diabetic, and his blood work is now all in …

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Here’s what’s happening Courtside at the Y

Here’s what’s happening Courtside at the Y

The Ashland Area YMCA is keeping it busy in February and March, with a racquetball tournament Feb. 16 & 17. It’s the 42nd year for the Racquetball Tournament, said Kevin Busick, Sports and Fitness Director at the Y, sponsored by Smokin’ J’s Rib and Brewhouse. The tournament typically draws 50 to 75 participants from throughout the tristate area. Funds raised …

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Here’s what’s happening Poolside at the Y

Here’s what’s happening Poolside at the Y

The Ashland Area YMC will play host to the Kentucky Y Competitive Swim League Championships March 1-3, with some of the best swimmers in the state, ages 5 to 18, competing over the three-day meet. AAYMCA head swimming coach Ryan Ferguson estimated that about 500 kids (and their families) will descend on Ashland to participate. Meets are divided by age groups, …

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Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

Article Compliments of the American Heart Association Catch the signs early Don’t wait to get help if you experience any of these heart attack warning signs. Some heart attacks are sudden and intense. But most start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort. Pay attention to your body and call 911 if you experience: • Chest discomfort. Most heart attacks involve discomfort …

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When’s the best time to check on aging relatives?

When’s the best time to check on aging relatives?

Now! Even in the best of circumstances, older people face challenges in their day-to-day lives: shopping for groceries, preparing nutritious meals, dealing with loneliness, managing multiple prescriptions, and even getting to the doctor. Add cold, ice, snow, shorter days, longer nights and higher utility costs into the mix and the challenges faced by seniors can become almost insurmountable. As adult …

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Soreness vs pain: What’s the difference?

Soreness vs pain: What’s the difference?

By Dr. Pete Stucchi ApexNetwork Physical Therapy There are many benefits to exercise, including the potential for improved physical and mental wellbeing. However, there may also be some physical discomfort associated with these activities due to the stresses placed on the body. When experiencing discomfort, it is important to understand the difference between exercise-related muscular soreness and pain. Muscular soreness is …

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At a loss for words?

Here are some quotes to inspire your  Valentine’s Day If you’re looking for a little inspiration – something that will carry your pen beyond “I love you, babe,” you’re in luck. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, some inspiring quotes to give your love wings. Happy Valentine’s Day! “Your flaws are perfect for the heart that’s meant to love you.” …

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Changes in Your Feet May Signal Heart Concerns

Feet Health

By Dr. Brian K. Bailey, Podiatric Physician & Surgeon If you’re wondering about the health of your heart, try looking at your feet. The lowly, stepped-on, shoe-squished foot could very well hold clues about the state of your coronary arteries. If your feet show signs of poor circulation – or peripheral arterial disease – your heart could be suffering as …

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Focus on Low Vision Awareness Month

Focus on Low Vision Awareness Month

The National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health reports that 4.2 million Americans age 40 and older are visually impaired. By 2030, this number is projected to soar to 7.2 million, and of these 5 million will have a condition known as low vision, in which prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses, medication and surgery cannot correct one’s vision. To help …

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Wholehearted

Wholehearted

By Jodi Thomas I love Valentine’s Day. Not just the flowers and the chocolate and all that good stuff, but I have always loved the idea of celebrating love . . . and on a trivial note, seeing all the pink and red hearts just makes me happy for some reason. Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about my own …

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