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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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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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More than a gym, the Ashland Y is a force for good

More than a gym, the Ashland Y is a force for good

The Ashland Area YMCA (AAYMCA) is more than a gym: It is a community where people from all walks of life come together to grow stronger and healthier; support youth development; and live a commitment to social responsibility. The underlying goal of everything the YMCA does is strengthening the community. “The Y believes that lasting personal and social change happens when …

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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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Ashland’s Finest Ophthalmology Clinic

Ashland's Finest Ophthalmology Clinic

Unmatched eye care in Ashland Tri-State Ophthalmology has provided the finest eye care for Ashland and all of the Tri-State area for over 50 years. No matter the condition, we’ll treat you with the utmost care and respect, and will work to alleviate any optical problems you may be experiencing. When you need the finest eye care in Ashland, come …

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A Firsthand Glimpse at God’s Mighty Work

A Firsthand Glimpse at God’s Mighty Work

By Don Thompson, MD, MPH&TM A handicapped man venturing outside and enjoying the sunshine for the first time in nearly four years. A hospital receiving handicapped man venturing outside and enjoying the sunshine for the first time in nearly four years. A hospital receiving desperately needed medical supplies out of nowhere without asking. A burned out and weary physician rediscovering his passion …

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Choices Lifestyle Management Program Helps Seniors, Families Live Their Best Life

Choices Lifestyle Management Program Helps Seniors

“After dad died, Mom was left in the two-story, three-bedroom house where we grew up, all alone. She doesn’t want to move – she’s lived there since the 1960s – but the house is really getting to be too much for her to take care of. “When I go home, I notice things. Like the water coming out of the …

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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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New YMCA soccer fields fuel youth, area development

New YMCA soccer fields fuel youth, area development

Millions of kids in the U.S. play soccer. And now, thanks to the generosity of local community leaders, more Ashland area youth will have the opportunity to learn, play and enjoy the sport. Lynn Prichard and his business partners at BRCP Inc. have loaned land they own near the intersection of 25th Street and Central Avenue for the use of …

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Looking for a place to belong? Y not the Y?

Looking for a place to belong? Y not the Y?

You don’t have to look far, or hard, to find a fitness center willing to sign you up for a long-term contact. It seems they are on every street corner these days. And if all you want is a place to run on a treadmill, those facilities might be just right for you. But if you want something more for …

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Make Sure Your Kids’ Shoes Fit Right, Support Healthy Growth

Make Sure Your Kids’ Shoes Fit Right, Support Healthy Growth

By Brian K. Bailey, DPM – Body-Mind-Spirit Podiatric Center For most families, shoes are a major back-to-school investment. So choosing the right shoes – ones that fit properly, wear well and provide good support – is important. Unfortunately, most shoes today are purchased in self-serve shoe stores or even online … leaving parents with a job for which many are …

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Time is precious. Choices frees you spend it on life’s important things

Time is precious. Choices frees you spend it on life’s important things

Do your visits home consist of hours weeding the garden, cleaning out closets, or putting laundry away? Does it seem like the only time you get to spend with your aging mother is punctuated with replacing lightbulbs, tightening screws, and hauling trash to the curb? Do you wish there were someone close by, who you could trust (and afford), to …

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“Test Drive” Hearing Aids with FLEX TRIAL

“Test Drive” Hearing Aids with FLEX TRIAL

By Ann L. Rhoten, Au.D., CCC/A Would you buy a car without test driving it first?  Would you buy a house without seeing it first? If the answer is no, then why would you buy a hearing aid without taking it for a “test drive”? If you are like most people for whom hearing aids have been recommended, you are reluctant …

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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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