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CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting

Q&A with Bryan Rogers, M.D. King’s Daughters plastic and reconstructive surgeon Bryan Rogers, M.D.,is now offering CoolSculpting, a non-surgical fat reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that resists diet and exercise. Good candidates have noticeable bulges in certain areas including under the chin, neck, abdominal areas, and outer and inner thighs. Dr. Rogers answers a few …

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Diabetes and Eye Health – Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetes and Eye Health

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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Cataract Awareness Month

More than three million Americans have cataract surgeries every year, restoring clear, crisp sight to patients from all walks of life Despite how often cataract surgery is performed, many people do not know exactly what cataracts are, how they develop, or even what the symptoms are. In this article, we hope to answer some of the most common questions we …

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Dorothy was right. There’s no place like home

Dorothy was right. There’s no place like home

No matter how far your travels take you, or the wonderful adventures you have, there is no place like home. That is especially true when you are recovering from an illness or medical procedure, if you are older or are in frail health. We want to be home, where we are comfortable, where our things are, where there are people …

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YMCA: the cure for the ‘nothing to do’ summertime blues

YMCA

Keeping the kids engaged, entertained and safe during the summer months is one of the biggest issues parents face come June. Oh sure, the first couple of weeks of summer vacation are great! Released from the bonds of school, the kids are excited to be free, easily entertained and easy to get along with. As the long summer days roll …

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He’s not kidding… he really didn’t hear you

By Ann L. Rhoten, Au.D., CCC/A It’s sort of a joke that men have “selective” hearing. That is, they seem to be able to hear the things they want to hear … and unable to hear the things they don’t want to hear. The truth is, if your father, brother or husband seems to have this particular affliction, there’s a …

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New Oncology Center of Excellence to Make Care More Convenient, Comfortable

New Oncology Center

Late this summer, patients receiving treatment for cancer at King’s Daughters Medical Center will have a more comfortable, patient-focused facility in which to receive care. “Our new Oncology Center of Excellence, located on the fifth floor of Medical Plaza A, will improve access to care and make the entire experience of cancer treatment more convenient and comfortable,” said Darlene Shaffer, …

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CoolSculpting works

CoolSculpting works

Marta Taylor enjoys being active. As a Zumba fitness instructor, her goal is to be a healthy role model for her children, grandchildren and those who attend her classes. “I consider my fitness level to be high,” said Taylor who recently discovered her love of triathalons. “I may not always eat perfectly, but I try my best to make healthy …

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Could Your Abdominal Pain Be Caused by an Aneurysm?

Abdominal Pain Be Caused by an Aneurysm

An aneurysm is an area of a localized widening (dilation) of a blood vessel. An aortic aneurysm involves the aorta, the major artery that leaves the heart to supply blood to the body. An aortic aneurysm is a dilation or bulging of the aorta. The various sections of the aorta are named based upon the relation to the heart and …

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Do Your Hands Hurt?

Do Your Hands Hurt

Laura C. Reese, D.O. Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgeon Our hands may be our greatest tools in our daily lives.  We all take our hands for granted until there is pain or limited use.  Injury, tendinitis, nerve compression, or arthritis may cause pain, numbness, limited motion, or deformity. Below are some of the most common causes for pain in the hands. …

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Do You, or Someone You Love, Need Assistance with Managing Anger?

Managing Anger

In the United States, studies show that one out of five people suffer from anger management issues, or the inability to control their anger, and one in three teenagers struggle with the problem. This can manifest in a number of different ways depending upon the person and the situation. Violent compulsive behavior often defines anger management issues, but psychological abuse …

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Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol Awareness Month

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) wishes to increase public awareness and understanding on alcohol abuse and alcohol rehabilitation by declaring April as Alcohol Awareness Month. In its 28th year, Alcohol Awareness Month looks to break the stigma about alcohol rehabilitation, which often prevents individuals and families from seeking help for their struggle with alcoholism. In recognition …

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Oral, Head and Neck Cancer: Screening and Early Detection Saves Lives

Oral, Head and Neck Cancer

About 50,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year – about  132 people every day! Further, one person dies from oral cancer every hour in the U.S. Despite this, awareness of oral, head and neck cancers is low. While tobacco and alcohol use are use are major risk factors for developing oral cancer, the fastest …

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Commonly Asked Vein Questions

Commonly Asked Vein Questions

Varicose and Spider Veins affect millions of people throughout the world. Over the last ten years the treatment of both Varicose and Spider Veins has changed drastically. Initially, the only available treatment for Varicose Veins was a radical surgical procedure called “Ligation and Stripping” which required multiple incisions and multiple stitches. This has now been replaced by techniques that close …

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Love Your Library 4 Tips for Safer Running

By David Miller Public Relations Supervisor, BCPL On April 29th, the Boyd County Public Library will host the 3rd Annual Love Your Library 5K. This event is unique in that it is not a fundraiser, but rather a way to showcase and raise awareness of the library, its many services, and outstanding community partners. Running is gaining in popularity as …

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