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Are Your Shoes Causing You Pain and Making You Fat?

Your Shoes Causing You Pain

By Dr. Brian K. Bailey, Podiatric Physician & Surgeon Foot pain can be a serious problem that can keep you tied to your recliner and TV. And it can cause you to give up on exercise. Are your feet making you fat? Ever wonder how much damage you are doing when you walk round in shoes that don’t fit proper …

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Comprehensive Eye Care for the New Year

Comprehensive Eye Care for the New Year

Each year many people lose vision due to progressive diseases or conditions of the eye. Often there are no symptoms indicating something is wrong, or vision loss occurs so gradually that it is not readily noticeable to a patient. Consequently, it is important to regularly schedule a comprehensive eye exam with an experienced, knowledgeable ophthalmologist. In general, periodic eye exams are …

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Your Secret Weapon for the New Year

By Alex Anderson In August of 1996, I was having breakfast with a pastor that I admired. He did not come from a privileged family, but his life was full of good things. He was very blessed in every way. He had started his church a year and a half earlier, and it was flourishing. He had a beautiful, healthy …

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This season, make memories for those you love

This season, make memories for those you love

It’s been said that once you have children, your purpose in life is to make memories for them. That seems to ring true … but let’s not forget that some of the fondest memories we adults have are of time spent with our grandparents. There’s something about grandma’s cookies, or grandpa’s sense of humor that resonates in grandchildren throughout their …

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Nutritional Treatment for Neuropathy

Nutritional Treatment for Neuropathy

By Brian K. Bailey, DPM – Body-Mind-Spirit Podiatric Center Last month, we focused on diabetic neuropathy – a common complication of diabetes that can lead to severe pain, foot ulcers, non-healing wounds and, potentially, amputation. This month, we’ll focus on nutritional treatment for diabetic neuropathy. The first and foremost treatment is my low carb diet, which is used for treatment of …

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It’s no time to hibernate: A lot is happening at the Y

Ashland Area YMCA

Things don’t slow down at the Ashland Area YMCA in December … everything just moves indoors! Soccer is one of those things that moves inside. “Indoor soccer is very similar to outdoor soccer, but there are some obvious differences,” said Kevin Busick, YMCA Youth Sports director. “The most obvious change being that the game is played on a hard court, …

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This Holiday Think Safety!

This Holiday Think Safety

The holiday season will be here before we know it. Great food, crisp weather, spending times with loved ones, evening getaways looking at beautiful lights — all the wonderful things that a joyful holiday brings. As we approach this eagerly anticipated time of year, it’s imperative that we exercise caution and judgment to keep ourselves and our families safe. With the …

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Get the most out of your hearing aids by using them!

Get the most out of your hearing aids by using them

By Ann L. Rhoten, Au.D., CCC/A Kentucky Audiology and Tinnitus Services I am constantly shocked by the number of new patients who come to my office who already have hearing aids that they never wear! Why? Because they didn’t fit right, weren’t comfortable, were of poor quality, or they didn’t know how to use them properly. When it comes to hearing …

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Navigating Holiday Grief

Navigating Holiday Grief

By Dennis R. Tate, Community Hospice, Chaplain Ever since an angel announced good news to shepherds working the night shift, Christians have associated the birth of Jesus with joy. But some people who have experienced significant loss in the recent past find a season of celebration observed against a soundtrack of “Joy to the World” a bit hard to handle. The …

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Hope for the Holidays

We don’t need a calendar to tell us the holiday season is officially here. In the blink of an eye, merchants swapped the pumpkins and scarecrows for snowmen and glittering baubles. Announcements of sales we simply cannot miss are flooding our inboxes, and the race is on to create Christmas memories worthy of a Norman Rockwell painting. The hustle and …

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Aging-in-Place Guide: How to Stay in Your Home in Later Life

Aging-in-Place Guide: How to Stay in Your Home in Later Life

The number of Americans who first grew up with rock ‘n’ roll, astronauts and McDonald’s is off the charts. The late 1940s through early 1960s were marked by a boom in the U.S. economy, suburban living and, especially, babies. Lots of babies were born during this time period—some 76.4 million notes the U.S. Census Bureau. These boys and girls who lived …

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Don’t let hearing loss isolate you from the world!

Don’t let hearing loss isolate you from the world!

By Ann L. Rhoten, Au.D., CCC/A Kentucky Audiology and Tinnitus Services People – like most creatures on the earth – are social beings. We interact with and relate to other human beings in times of great joy and in times of great sorrow. We find comfort in human touch, reassurance in a familiar face, delight in verbal expressions of love, …

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Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: Causes and Treatments

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

By Brian K. Bailey, DPM – Body-Mind-Spirit Podiatric Center Diabetic peripheral neuropathy accounts for significant medical problems and predisposes the lower extremities to debilitating complications such as infection, ulceration, and eventually amputation. This month, we’ll look at some of the causes of peripheral neuropathy as well as prescription medications for the condition. Next month, we’ll focus on nutritional aspects of …

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Presbyopia… Correcting the Aging Eye

Presbyopia… Correcting the Aging Eye

Presbyopia, which literally means “aging eye,” is an age-related eye condition that makes it more difficult to see things that are near the face. When you are young, the lens in your eye is soft and flexible. The lens of the eye changes its shape easily, allowing you to focus on objects both close and far away. After the age …

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Make the holidays easier for aging parents … and you!

Make the holidays easier for aging parents … and you!

Thanksgiving is a time when people of all ages gather to express their gratitude for the blessings in their lives: family, homes, faith, new jobs, promotions, personal accomplishments, the ability make a difference and help others. Most – if not all – families have cherished Thanksgiving traditions: Mom cooks a big turkey, Aunt Christine brings the pies, and Cousin Pat brings …

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