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Cast Iron Cook-Off at Mountain Games

Cast Iron Cook-Off at Mountain Games

By Lauren Francis Cabell Huntington Hospital will host the 3rd Annual Mountain Games on Oct. 13 at Heritage Farm with a new event that is sure to tickle your taste buds. Bring your appetite and enjoy the new Cast Iron Cook-Off as cooks in the area create down-home favorites with just fire and cast iron cookware. The Cast Iron Cook-Off …

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Caring for a Loved One With Alzheimer’s or Other Dementia

Caring for a Loved One With Alzheimer’s or Other Dementia

Some days you lose track of your wallet. Other days you can’t remember how to prepare a meal. You are an individual with dementia, a condition that interferes with your brain cells communicating well with each other. And you are not alone. Every three seconds, another case of dementia occurs somewhere in the world. Almost 50 million people worldwide are …

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TIPS FOR PLANNING 5KS OR MARATHONS

Nutrition for 5k

Kellie McKinney, MS I Healthy Lifestyle columnist I Co-Founder of Two Nutrition Nuts Whether you’re running SKs or marathons, you need the right fuel to get you to the finish line. And if you’ve given up meat, that means paying particu­lar attention to the best vegetarian protein sources you can find. This key nutrient helps preserve lean mass and build …

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A Change in Destiny

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church Jerry sat patiently in his shiny black Chevy Silverado in the same spot by the playground like he had done for the last four weekends. He reached over and picked up a brown paper bag, took out and slowly unwrapped his favorite mid-morning snack…a peanut butter and banana sandwich. Jerry …

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3D Mammography – Detecting breast cancer with the latest technology

A malignancy unseen with conventional 2D mammography was clearly seen with Hologic 3D Mammography

Other than certain types of skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer affecting women in the U.S. Further, it is the second-most common cause of cancer death among white, black, Asian, native American and native Alaskan women and the most common cause of cancer death among Latinas. Breast cancer screening – checking for cancer before there …

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Hospice Care in Nursing Homes

Hospice Care in Nursing Homes

Since 1990 Community Hospice has been providing hospice services to residents of long- term care facilities. We feel it is important that anyone needing end-of-life care, regardless of their place of residence, receive hospice care. Today, about 30% of all Community Hospice patients reside in a long-term care or assisted living facility. Some patients with life-limiting illnesses are no longer …

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Mountain Games 2018

Mountain Games 2018

By Lauren Francis As the summer heat is seeing no end in sight, people from all walks of life are preparing for another year of competition, old fashioned mountain living, team building and fun for the whole family. This year’s Mountain Games will take place Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Heritage Farm and Village in Huntington, WV. There are new …

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YMCA Youth Soccer Registration Due by Aug. 12

YMCA Youth Soccer Registration Due by Aug. 12

In a 2017 Gallup Poll, 7 percent of Americans named soccer as their favorite sport! That’s the highest level of popularity for the sport in the U.S. – ever. The popularity of soccer is expected to continue its upward path, in large part because the first generations of soccer players in the U.S. are now introducing the sport to their …

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Take Your Feet for Granted and They’ll Show You Who is Boss!

Take Your Feet for Granted and They’ll Show You Who is Boss!

By Brian K. Bailey, DPM – Body-Mind-Spirit Podiatric Center No less an expert than Leonardo da Vinci recognized the human foot as “a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.” Think about it. The average person walks between 3,000 and 5,000 steps a day, exerting a force equal to two to three times their body weight with each step! So …

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Diabetes and Eye Health – Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetes and Eye Health - Diabetic Retinopathy

If you have diabetes mellitus, you know how your body’s inability to use and store sugar can affect your health. When your blood sugar gets too high, it can damage the blood vessels in your eyes. This damage may lead to diabetic retinopathy. Diabetes is associated with many ocular complications, but diabetic retinopathy is by far the most serious complication …

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God Our Father – A Father’s Day Tribute

God Our Father - A Father’s Day Tribute

By Ross Johnson, Lead Pastor, Gathering Pointe Church Growing up, I idolized my dad. He was a man’s man. He was hard working, working two jobs for many years of my childhood. He is a Vietnam Vet having served two tours, awarded a Purple Heart and Uncommon Valor. His hands, scarred and calloused from years of turning wrenches as a …

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This summer, the Y can help you help your kids stay on the move

This summer, the Y can help you help your kids stay on the move

The end of the school year is joyous time for kids. But for parents, it presents new challenges as we search for ways to keep them safe, healthy, and active. The National Association for Sport and Physical Education recommends that elementary-age children get at least 30, and preferably 60, minutes of physical activity five or more days a week. This should …

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Why Should You Invest In Healthy Feet?

Healthy Feet

By Dr. Brian K. Bailey, Podiatric Physician & Surgeon Have you ever thought about the important role your feet play in your daily life? On face value, your feet touch the ground whenever you’re standing, walking or running, and they are extensions of the legs, which help move you. But your feet are much more than that. After all, they …

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Practically Perfect Gift Ideas for Dad

Practically Perfect Gift Ideas for Dad

If you’ve heard giving practical gifts is a no-no, scratch that advice because when it comes to dads, functional gifts that show you appreciate their personal interests may actually be the safest bet this Father’s Day. Consider the hobbies and activities that dad treasures most then look for ways you can turn those pastimes into gifts that he can not only …

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Marijuana Part II

Marijuana Part II

By Frank G. Vice, DVM, BS Pharm The Drug Enforcement Agency, DEA, was founded in 1973 during President Richard Nixon’s administration and from the beginning, its mission has been to enforce the controlled substance laws and regulations of the United States. Currently cannabis, often called marijuana, is registered or classified with the DEA as a scheduled l controlled substance, which …

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