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Supporting our Veterans

Supporting our Veterans

By Beth Taylor, Marketing & Community Outreach – November is National Hospice Month – a time for us to reflect on the care Community Hospice provides and to educate the public about the services that are available to them. Hospice care is a specialty type of health care that focuses on relieving symptoms and supporting patients and families who are …

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Do Trials Shape You Or Break You?

Do Trials Shape You Or Break You

By Terry Hoskins – Pain and suffering finds us regardless of who we are and is indeed a central part of the human experience. You may have everything this world has to offer like millions of dollars, cars, houses, and boats, yet when trials come, all the stuff of the world leaves you feeling empty. Riches and power were suppose …

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Hospice Care Delivered in Skilled Nursing Facilities

Hospice care is quite often misunderstood.  One common misconception relates to hospice care delivered in Long-Term Care Facilities or Nursing Homes.  For those who are unaware of what hospice care actually is, it can be defined as follows: “A specialty type of health care that focuses on relieving symptoms and supporting patients and families dealing with a life-limiting illness. Hospice …

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Local Heroin Use on the Rise

By Lori Ellis, Clinical Director – LICDC – Rural America, which had seen practically non-existent heroin usage a few decades ago, has been seeing heroin usage spike exponentially to unprecedented highs. In the 1970’s and 1980’s, most heroin use in the US was contained to inner-metropolitan areas. These areas were, and still are, the hubs for organized crime and black …

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Making Sense of the Medicare Maze

Making Sense of the Medicare Maze

By Rodney Bakken, Director of Operations, Cornerstone Senior Services – Medicare is a complex maze. It’s intimidating.  Some say thinking about Medicare is like remembering their root canal work. Read on for some hope! Medicare Open Enrollment Period is October 15 to December 7! This puts pressure on good people, who sometimes make poor decisions based on bad information. It’s …

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Physical Therapy is Effective Preventative Care

As we age, our muscles tend to become weak and lose their elasticity. In order to restore and enhance the flexibility of the body, physical therapy treatments are often prescribed. Treatment procedures utilize various strengthening and stretching exercises to maintain and restore normal body functioning. Physical therapy has been found to be beneficial for people of all age groups and …

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Why You Should See an Orthodontist?

Orthodontic treatment is often part of a comprehensive dental health care plan. With good care, including orthodontic treatment when necessary, teeth can last a lifetime. An orthodontist is a member of the dental health care team.  Orthodontist or dentists that have an additional 2 – 3 years of education and training to provide specialty care for misaligned teeth and jaws. …

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Leave No Stone Unpassed

Leave No Stone Unpassed

Kidney stones are one of the most common disorders of the urinary tract, accounting for more than 1 million visits to healthcare providers in the U.S. each year. The reasons for stone formation can be complex but there are a few factors that indicate a higher risk for developing them: • Family history • Urinary tract infections • Some metabolic …

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Child With Chronic, Headaches, Severe Ear And Sinus Infections Improves After Subluxation Correction

The June 17, 2009 issue of the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health — Chiropractic  reports on a case study involving an 8 year old girl with a 3 year history of debilitating ear infections and headaches who improved so much in a short period, a third scheduled ear surgery was able to be cancelled. When the girl’s mother …

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Do I Have Cataracts?

Cataracts cause the lens of the eye to become cloudy. At first they may not affect your vision at all, but as they become larger your vision will become increasingly blurred – it will be like looking through frosted glass all the time – until eventually you may lose all your functional vision in your affected eye(s). You may also …

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Don’t Flush Away Your Day

By Cheryl L Bascom, M.D. and Michael D. Canty, M.D. Tri-State Digestive Disease Associates, P.S.C. Diarrhea is loose, watery, and frequent stool. It is an uncomfortable condition that can have many causes, but diarrhea is most commonly caused by viral infections or bacterial toxins, viruses or parasites, certain medicines, food intolerances and diseases that affect the stomach, small intestine or …

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The Breast Cancer Chronicles

By Robyn E. Wilson – I learned the power of words many years ago at the knee of my great-grandmother as she read me bedtime stories. Words in books took me on journeys in my imagination. As I grew up, the words in a note from a boy I had a crush on were powerful enough to make or break …

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October is National Bullying Awareness Month

What is bullying? At first glance, many people might think this behavior is easy to define. Their first image of bullying might be of a physically intimidating boy beating up a smaller classmate. While that can still be considered bullying today, parents need to know that bullying behaviors can be much more complex and varied than the stereotype. For example, …

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Addictions….A Step Towards God

Truth leads us to reality The first step into freedom from an addiction begins with facing the truth. You must be willing to face and accept reality. Are you willing to take a look at your life as it really is? Or do you want to continue down the path of self deception that will eventually rob you of everything …

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BLUE meets GREE

Kings Daughters Orthopedic Spine

A new collaboration between medical centers spans three states, bringing a new level of orthopaedic care to the region Tri-State residents now have more options  than ever before when it comes to orthopaedic care1 thanks to a clinical partnership between King’s Daughters Medical Center and Marshall OrthopaedicsJoan C. Edwards School of Medicine. The partnership was announced in late Spring. Under the agreement, …

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