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Signs aging parents might need a little help

Signs aging parents might need a little help

It won’t be long before the icy blasts of winter are upon us. Time to put away the rakes and get out the snow shovels and salt. And, while you’re at it … make sure your elderly parents are taken care of, too! Even in the best of circumstances, older people face challenges in their day-to-day lives: shopping for groceries, …

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Managing Stress with Cancer

Managing Stress with Cancer

A disease such as cancer is often one of the most stressful experiences of a person’s life. Coping with cancer can be more challenging with added stress from work, family, or financial concerns. Usual, everyday stress can also make coping with a cancer diagnosis more difficult. Stress has not been shown to cause cancer. But chronic stress may weaken the …

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Kids Out of School for Holiday Break?

Kids Out of School for Holiday Break?

Fall Break Day Camp November 20, 21, 22 Christmas Break Day Camp December 18-22, and 27, 28, 29 and January 2nd Day camp costs are $15 for Y- Members and $20 for Non-Members. The times are 7:30am – 5:30pm. New participants need a registration sheet that can be picked up at the Front Desk and a current copy of their …

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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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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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Opioids Part IV

Opioids Part IV

By Frank G. Vice, DVM, BS Pharm It has been said “America is in a war against drugs”, a statement that seems especially true for the state of Kentucky. During a recent interview, President Trump stated, “A stronger law enforcement response is needed to combat the opioid crisis”. While speaking, Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services, and the acting …

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Scary Good Healthy Halloween Ideas

Scary Good Healthy Halloween Ideas

By Monique Richard MS, RDN, LDN Fall is full of nature’s beautiful bounty, like buckets of crisp glistening apples, artist-palette dipped leaves, and fields piled with giant pumpkins and gourds. But beware. The beast of October can rear its ugly head, snatching up nutrients, crashing blood-sugar levels and overwhelming parents and children alike. It’s not the ghouls and goblins or …

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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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Recovering from a Hip Fracture

Recovering from a Hip Fracture

Hip fractures, especially in people age 65 and over, can cause severe health problems and decreased quality of life. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 90 percent of hip fractures in older adults are due to falls. It is best to start rehabilitation as soon as possible after hip fracture surgery, often within a day. …

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Dry Eyes?

Dry Eyes

Itchy eyes? Light sensitivity? Blurry vision? It could be dry eye syndrome. Your eyes need a constant flow of tears in order to function properly. When the flow of tears is disrupted, the symptoms that result can be annoying and uncomfortable, sometimes even making it difficult to see. For many patients, dry eye syndrome is a chronic condition, but fortunately, …

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Run well / Eat well: my top 4 breakfast choices

Run well - Eat well

Kellie McKinney, MS | Healthy Lifestyle columnist | Co-Founder of Two Nutrition Nuts You know that in order to have the energy to run well – you need to eat breakfast. A good breakfast provides complex carbohydrates for sustained and lasting energy, some simple sugars for immediate and quick energy, some protein and some healthy fat. Here’s my top four …

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Feet: The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful

Feet

By Dr. Brian K. Bailey, Podiatric Physician & Surgeon When it comes to feet, there are two basic camps. The first camp appreciates the architecture and functionality of feet, the way the bones, ligaments, nerves and muscles work together to allow us to move freely about our environment. I belong to this group. When a member of the second camp …

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Boyd Co. Public Library Hosts Indie Author Day

Boyd Co. Public Library Hosts Indie Author Day

Boyd County Public Library is proud to announce that it will be participating in the annual Indie Author Day celebration by hosting an event on October 14, 2017 that is free and open to the public. This event will be part of the second annual Indie Author Day event. Last year, nearly 300 libraries hosted thousands of authors across the …

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Understanding Ohio’s PASSPORT Medicaid Waiver program

Understanding Ohio’s PASSPORT Medicaid Waiver program

Most older people prefer to live independently, in their own homes, for as long as possible. It’s better for them, better for families and better for communities overall. But, as we age, some of our abilities begin to decline, making it difficult to take care of things in quite the way we once did. It’s at this point that many start …

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Life Doesn’t Have to Fade With Memories

Life Doesn’t Have to Fade With Memories

It’s estimated that as many as 5.5 million people in the U.S. suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or an age-related dementia. The majority – as many as 80 percent, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – receive care in their homes. Some 15 million Americans, most of whom are female, provide the care, totaling 17 billion hours of …

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