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Top Five Reasons to Sign Your Kids Up for Boyd County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program

Sign Your Kids Up for Boyd County Public Library

1.    Prevent the “summer slide.” The “summer slide” refers to the tendency for students to lose some of the reading skills learned during the previous school year. Keeping the brain active through regular reading helps students to retain the skills they learned in school during the long summer break. 2.    Have fun with the whole family! Boyd County Public Library’s …

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Canine Dermatology

Canine Dermatology

By Frank G. Vice, DVM, BS Pharm A brief review of skin anatomy will help the reader focus on areas of dermatological concern. The skin, hair, pads, toenails and surrounding tissues are developing while the pup is still an embryo. These tissues are formed in the ectodermal embryonic layer and are part of an organ system called the Integument. The …

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Lexar Labs Genetic Testing Helps Physicians Match Medication to Patient

Lexar Labs Genetic Testing Helps Physicians Match Medication to Patient

Most medications available today – whether prescription or over the counter – were developed using a “one size fits all” approach. Indeed, it wasn’t until relatively recently that pharmaceutical companies began including women in clinical trials of new medications. Faced with a wide array of medications designed to treat the same condition, and patients whose response to medication cannot be …

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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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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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Things you never knew about MRIs – but should!

Magnetic Resonance Imaging – MRI – is one of the most important developments in the field of medicine in the past 30 years. MRIs allow us to peer inside the body to diagnose disease, uncover tumors and cysts, evaluate injuries and much more. MRI technology has saved patients millions of dollars in healthcare expense, shortened time to diagnosis (and thus, treatment), …

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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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Checkout Your Community with Boyd County Public Library

Checkout Your Community with Boyd County Public Library

As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, it’s the perfect time to check out all the exciting outdoor activities that Boyd County Public Library has to offer through their Checkout Your Community collection. Checkout Your Community is a lending program designed to introduce library cardholders to the community’s activities and organizations by allowing them to check out a …

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Discover the benefits, and fun, of yoga at the Y

Discover the benefits, and fun, of yoga at the Y

Yoga is perhaps one of the oldest of all exercise philosophies in the world. It’s uncertain how long yoga has been practiced, but we do know that it originated in ancient India. But you don’t have to go to India to experience the benefits of yoga. During April, the Ashland Area YMCA is bringing the latest in Yoga practice to town: …

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Innovative Treatment Solves Two Common Problems Plaguing Women

Innovative Treatment Solves Two Common Problems Plaguing Women

By Dr. James B. Frederick, MD Time, hormonal changes, and most especially, childbirth, take a toll on the female anatomy, causing painful intercourse, inability to climax and urinary incontinence. It’s not something women talk about freely, even with their physicians. Some may be too embarrassed to start the conversation, while others accept the changes as an inevitable consequence of being …

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Oral Cancer Awareness Month and Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

Oral Cancer Awareness Month and Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

Because April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month and Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, it’s a good time to learn more about risk factors, symptoms and the screenings for these diseases. Oral Cancer In 2017, more than 49,000 people in the U.S. are expected to get oral cavity or oropharyngeal cancer; 9,700 are expected to die of the disease, according to the …

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Heartburn – Not just a condition, but may be a disease

Heartburn – Not just a condition, but may be a disease

By Deena Stewart, RN, CGRN, BSN Digestive Health Nurse Navigator Heartburn is nothing to take lightly!  It can be a reaction to foods you eat (Taco Tuesday), smoking, alcohol intake, overeating, and even certain medications. It could also be a disease known as Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). Many people have reflux, but they don’t always have heartburn. If you have …

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Diabetes Mellitus Part II

Diabetes Mellitus Part

By Frank G. Vice, DVM, BS Pharm An introduction to the history and incidence of Diabetes Mellitus was briefly discussed in a part l article printed in the February issue of this publication. Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is one of the most common chronic diseases in the United States that affects an estimated 26 million people. The data from national surveys …

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Best post workout drink?

Best post workout drink

Kellie McKinney, MS | Healthy Lifestyle columnist | Co-Founder of Two Nutrition Nuts Research suggests that drinking nonfat chocolate milk is better for recovery after a workout than carbohydrate-only sports drinks. Chocolate milk can help your body preserve, repair and replenish muscle – and improve your performance the next time you work out. Chocolate milk can help your body preserve, repair and …

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Declutter Your Heart

Declutter Your Heart

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church I’m not a packrat (I’m in denial) but I do tend to pile stuff in my study at home. After a few weeks have gone by I start feeling sluggish when I sit down to write. I look around the room and begin to feel overwhelmed. I once blamed the …

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