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Do You Have Cataracts?

Do You 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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Care and Prevention of Nosebleeds

Care and Prevention of Nosebleeds

Nosebleeds (epitaxes) are extremely common. In fact, up to 70 percent of Americans have experienced at least one in their lifetime. Nosebleeds can occur at any age, but are most common in children age 2 to 10 and adults age 50 to 80. Why are nosebleeds so common? The nose contains many tiny blood vessels that are broken easily. Simple …

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Physical Therapy Offers Natural Relief for Tension Headaches

Physical Therapy

There are many different types of headaches, with just as many causes. Most headaches are harmless and resolve on their own; although severe headaches that recur frequently can affect your ability to do your daily activities and can reduce your quality of life. There is effective treatment for almost every type of headache. The challenge lies in determining the type …

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Considering Breast Augmentation?

Considering Breast Augmentation

You’re not alone. Each year, more than a quarter of a million women choose to have a breast augmentation. Their reasons are quite varied but, generally, fall into one of three broad categories: Correcting an abnormality: It is not uncommon for women to have variance in breast size. Usually the difference is not noticeable. However, some women may have a …

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Living Sober after Addiction

Living Sober after Addiction

By Robert L. Vinson II, BSS, MA, CDCA and Lori Ellis, Clinical Director – LICDC – Living sober means maintaining recovery while making life-affirming changes. Addiction destroys our ability to be healthy and productive. A sober recovery diminishes the chances of relapse by using the foundation of the recovery process to continually address problems or successes in self-affirming ways. Living …

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Making Your Wishes Known

Making Your Wishes Known

By Beth Taylor, Marketing & Community Outreach, Community Hospice – It doesn’t matter how young or how old you are, everyone should have a living will.  You may be in an accident, have surgery, or become suddenly ill.  Does your family know what you want if you are unable to speak for yourself? Although end-of-life care is never an easy …

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Youth Sports Safety Tips Keeping Your Kids Safe While Playing Sports

Youth Sports Safety

Participation in sports offers tremendous social, emotional and physical benefits for children.  We know that one of the worst things for kids is to be sidelined with an injury.  As parents and coaches, there are simple things we can do to help reduce preventable injuries and keep our kids playing the sports they love. Each year, 2.6 million children ages …

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Is Knee Replacement Your Best Option?

Knee Replacement Your Best Option

If your knee is severely damaged by arthritis or injury, it may be hard for you to perform simple activities, such as walking or climbing stairs. You may even begin to feel pain while you are sitting or lying down. If nonsurgical treatments like medications and using walking supports are no longer helpful, you may want to consider total knee …

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Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown Toenails

By Dr. Brian K. Bailey, Podiatric Physician & Surgeon – An ingrown toenail is a common condition in which the corner or side of one of your toenails grows into the soft flesh of your toe. The result is pain, redness, swelling and sometimes an infection. The condition usually affects your big toe. Often, you can take care of ingrown …

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Heartburn, Reflux and GERD: There is hope

Heartburn

Surgical treatment of GERD involves tightening and reinforcing the lower esophageal sphincter. General surgeon Kevin Miller, M.D., at King’s Daughters Medical Center is the only surgeon in the area performing the procedure using the Da Vinci surgical system. The Da Vinci procedure offers advantages over standard laparoscopy or open procedures for the patient, including significantly less pain, reduced risk of …

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The Right Time for an Orthodontic Check Up

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends all children get a check-up with an orthodontic specialis no later than age 7. Here’s Why: Orthodontists can spot subtle problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth while some baby teeth are still present. While your child’s teeth may appear to be straight, there could be a problem that only an orthodontist can detect. …

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Have You Ever Noticed Blood in Your Stool?

Have You Ever Noticed Blood in Your Stool

By Cheryl L Bascom, M.D. and Michael D. Canty, M.D., Tri-State Digestive Disease Associates, P.S.C. Chances are you have seen blood in the toilet, on the outside of your stool, or on the toilet paper after a bowel movement. Bloody still is not as uncommon as you might think. Fortunately, most of the causes of such rectal bleeding are not …

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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Makes Eastern Kentucky Light The Night an Official Walk!!

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Eastern Kentucky Thursday, September 18, 2014 5:00 PM Pikeville City Park Huffman Avenue, Pikeville, KY 41501 The Kentucky & Southern Indiana Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is proud to announce, after three and half years of hard work by hundreds of volunteers, the 2014  Light The Night Walk will be an official national LLS event. LLS would …

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When It’s Time to Forgive

When It’s Time to Forgive

How often must I forgive? Why is it so hard to forgive? Are there times when I don’t have to forgive? Does God expect me to forget when I forgive? These are a few of the questions I hear in the counseling office on a daily basis as we deal with the issues surrounding forgiveness. The practice of forgiveness is …

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Are You In Pain?

When you walk, run and move, your hip, knee, leg, ankle and foot all have to work together in sequence. If one or more of these joints, and the muscles that make them move are not working properly, pain can occur in different areas. HIP PAIN Hip pain can be caused by many factors. Often, you may start feeling hip …

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