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Intravenous (IV) Infusion Therapy for Pain Management

Infusion Therapy

If you suffer from neuropathy, fibromyalgia, headaches, facial pain, cancer pain, or other various chronic pain conditions this amazing treatment may be an option for you. What is Intravenous Infusion Therapy for Pain? Intravenous (IV) infusion therapy is an exciting option for treating a variety of different pain syndromes ranging from fibromyalgia and small fiber neuropathy, to complex regional pain …

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Understanding the Nervous System

Understanding the Nervous System

The nervous system is a complex collection of nerves and specialized cells known as neurons that transmit signals between different parts of the body. It is essentially the body’s electrical wiring. Structurally, the nervous system has two components: the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. The central nervous system is made up of the brain, spinal cord and …

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Are You Taking Your Medication as Prescribed?

Are You Taking Your Medication as Prescribed

We all know about the rising costs of health care, and how expensive prescription medicines can be, especially for seniors. But do you know how much it can cost if you don’t properly take your medications? According to government estimates, each year in the United States more than 125,000 people die from a failure to properly take their medications, adding …

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Managing the Holiday Season with Cancer

Managing the Holiday Season with Cancer

Holidays are traditionally viewed as a time to celebrate. Many people enjoy reuniting with family and friends, giving and receiving gifts, and celebrating religious traditions during this time. However, people with cancer and their loved ones may feel “out of step” from the rest of the world during the holidays. In fact, the holiday season can prompt new questions, such …

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What you need to know about the Flu and Shingles Vaccines

Flu and Shingles Vaccin

It’s that time of year again. Flu season begins in the fall and often ends in the spring. Getting a flu vaccine every year is the single best thing you can do to protect yourself and your family. We make it easy to get your flu vaccine. Who should get the flu vaccine? Everyone 6 months of age and older …

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Specialized Wound Care for People with Diabetes

Specialized Wound Care for People with Diabetes

For most people, cuts and scratches heal within days or weeks, but for those whose natural healing process is hampered, a simple sore can become a complex medical problem requiring specialized care. The staff at the OLBH Diabetes & Wound Care Center offer hope to patients whose wounds have been maintained for many years without healing. The OLBH Diabetes & …

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Determining the Cause of Hip Pain is Important for Proper Treatment

Determining the Cause of Hip Pain

Laura C. Reese, D.O. Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgeon Hip pain is common problem, and it can be confusing because there are many causes. It is important to make an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your symptoms so that appropriate treatment can be directed at the underlying problem. If you have hip pain, some common causes include: Arthritis • Arthritis …

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Deadly Effects of Smoking and Benefits of Stopping NOW

Deadly Effects of Smoking and Benefits of Stopping NOW

Smoking has been found to harm nearly every bodily organ and organ system in the body and diminishes a person’s overall health. Smoking is the leading cause of premature, preventable death in this country. Cigarette smoking and exposure to tobacco smoke cause about 480,000 premature deaths each year in the U.S. Of these, about 36 percent are from cancer, 39 …

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Don’t Let the Holiday Stress and Winter Blahs Rob Your Health

Don't Let Holiday Stress and Winter Blahs Rob Your Health

“Yes, yes, I know…I need to reduce my stress.” – we hear it all of the time.  Everyone from Oprah Winfrey to our family physicians have been telling us for years how important it is not to be in a chronic state of stress.  According to all of the major research, the effects of stress on the human body are …

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Personalized Hormone Therapy via Pharmaceutical Compounding

Personalized Hormone Therapy

Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is the process of restoring and maintaining hormone balance with hormones that are biologically identical to hormones produced by the human body. BHRT is commonly used to treat menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, mood swings, sleep disorders, decreased libido, and an increased risk of fractures due to osteoporosis. The use of hormones …

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Understanding traumatic brain injury

Understanding traumatic brain injury

There’s been a lot of coverage in the news media in the past several years about traumatic brain injuries as they relate to combat veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. What you may not know is that at TBI can occur to “regular” people, too. A TBI is caused by trauma and may occur after your head strikes an object, …

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Mammograms

Mammograms

Annual Screenings Detect Early Stage Breast Cancer Mammography or a mammogram is an x-ray examination of the breast tissue. Mammography has been used for years to detect and diagnose breast diseases in both women and men. While most mammography is done on a screening basis, it is crucial in diagnosing the cause of breast symptoms such as breast lumps, breast …

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Cold Weather and Joint Pain

Cold Weather and Joint Pain

Laura C. Reese, D.O. Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgeon Many people with arthritis swear by the pain in their joints as a predictor of rainy or cold weather. Do you know someone who seems to be very accurate with her prediction on when the rain will come? They always tell you that once they experience pain in the joint, it will …

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COMFORT IN THE STORM

COMFORT IN THE STORM

The experience of illness can be something like weathering a storm. You can see the front coming and, sometimes, even feel the impending change. Once the storm arrives, you shelter, trying to outlast the devastation. Afterward, you slowly emerge, take stock, fix the damage and move forward again. Most times, we make it through the storm battered, but not broken. …

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2015 Lobster Fest Benefits Safe Harbor

lobster fest

King’s Daughters Medical Center presents Safe Harbor’s 8th Annual Lobster Fest 2015 A capacity crowd of almost 400 attended the seventh annual Lob- ster Fest to benefit Safe Harbor. The annual fundraiser was Saturday, Aug. 15, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at Bellefonte Country Club. It was sponsored by Safe Harbor and the Boyd County Medical Alliance. The Lobster Fest Committee was …

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