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Celebrating Independence in all its forms

Celebrating Independence in all its forms

The Continental Congress of the United States of America voted for independence from Great Britain on July 2, 1776, not July 4. July 4 is the date the Declaration of Independence, primarily written by Thomas Jefferson, was adopted. Taxes were at the heart of the revolution. The Sugar Act. The Stamp Act. The Townshend Acts. All were measures designed to …

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Growth Spurt for PrimaryPlus-Ashland Growing Medical Team… Growing Services… Growing Location

On the brink of its five-year anniversary of serving the tri-state, PrimaryPlus – Ashland is having an amazing growth spurt. Not only is their building expanding, their service list is growing and so is their medical team! After relocating in mid-April to its new location (432 16th St., Ashland), the Federally Qualified Health Center set its sights on expanding their …

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Nail Fungal Infection

Nail Fungal Infection

By Dr. Brian K. Bailey, Podiatric Physician & Surgeon – A fungal infection of the nail (ony-chomycosis) occurs when fungi infect one or more of your nails. Onychomycosis (on-i-ko-mi-KO-sis) usually begins as a white or yellow spot under the tip of your fingernail or toenail. As the fungal infection spreads deeper into your nail, it may cause your nail to …

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Balancing Life

Balancing Life

By Rev. J. Keith Long Do you live a balanced life? When your life seems to be running smoothly and everything is happening just like you suppose it should, you may not give much thought to what it means. When you seem to be at wits end, you may be thinking there must be a better way. Luke 10:27 reads: …

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Differences Between In-Home Care Services

Differences Between In-Home Care Services

When an older loved one or adult with a disability needs caring support at home, it can feel daunting to know which professional care services are best. Who can help with bathing and meals? Is a registered nurse needed for wound care? Can hospice care happen at home? The Global Coalition on Aging and the Home Care Association of America …

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PrimaryPlus: Growing, expanding to meet the needs of FAMILIES

PrimaryPlus- Growing, expanding to meet the needs of FAMILIES

For nearly five years, PrimaryPlus has been serving the healthcare needs of Ashland. In 2014, PrimaryPlus and the Ashland Boyd County Health Department partnered to bring a new healthcare model, one of the first of its kind in the state of Kentucky–combining the health department services with primary care services, all under one roof. Although the two organizations operated their …

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Poor Posture, Repetitive Motion Can Lead to Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

Poor Posture, Repetitive Motion Can Lead to Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

By Ron Handshoe, MSPT ApexNetwork Physical Therapy One of the most common shoulder injuries requiring physical therapy intervention is shoulder impingement syndrome. It occurs when the bones of the shoulder interfere (impinge) upon the tendons or bursa. It is more likely to occur when an individual participates in repetitive activity that involves the hands and arms moving above the head. …

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Protecting the Precious Gift of Sight

Protecting the Precious Gift of Sight

Taking care of one’s eyes is a lifetime responsibility, but one that pays great dividends. Fortunately, eye care isn’t difficult, usually requiring no morthan a little common sense and following four basic rules. Rule #1 – Protect ‘em When you’re outside, wear sunglasses that protect against UVA and UVB rays. Exposure to UVA/UVB rays has been linked to both cataracts and …

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Summertime Stress? Seek First. . .

Summertime Stress? Seek First. . .

By Patrick Mitchell – Pastor, Bunker Hill Christian Church, Dean of Students, Providence Academy With summer finally here, it’s hard not to get caught up in what’s to come. Vacation. College. Summer jobs. Home improvement projects. Getting the boat out (inviting our family out on your boat). Did I mention vacation? Our agendas become chaotic before we realize it, even …

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Is the way you sit causing your back pain?

By Ron Handshoe, MSPT ApexNetwork Physical Therapy After working all day, there is nothing you look forward to more than being able to sit and relax. You get home, and kick back in your recliner to read the paper or take a nap. An hour or so later, when you get up to make your way to the dinner table, …

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This year, get back to the roots of Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day in the U.S. is celebrated on the 2nd Sunday of May. It’s a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. The first Mother’s Day in the U.S. was conceived by Anna Reeves Jarvis in honor of her mother, Ann Maria Reeves Jarvis. Jarvis, a social …

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Kick Those Ugly Warts to the Curb

By Brian K. Bailey, D.P.M., Body-Mind-Spirit Podiatric Care 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, which …

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Be Still & Know

By Jodi Thomas Muddy water becomes clear if you only let it be still for a while. –Dallas Willard I’m a doer by nature. I like lists, and I absolutely adore crossing things off said list. On any personality test, my personality is the one that takes action, the one that gets things done. And this has been no different …

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Rising Temperature = Increase in Eye Injuries

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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Think the Y is just a gym? Think again!

Think the Y is just a gym? Think again!

The Ashland Area YMCA is much more than a gym could EVER be. It’s a place where people from all walks of life, with all levels of abilities, varied interests, and divergent goals come together to form a community. The YMCA has a gym (two in fact) But it isn’t a gym. Learn more about your Y, and how membership benefits …

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