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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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Importance of Prostate Exams

Importance of Prostate Exams

Prostate cancer is a fairly serious blip on the male health radar as the third most common cancer in men over 70. Prostate cancer – and other prostate issues – can cause considerable discomfort, pain and even death, if they are left undiagnosed and untreated. No man looks forward to dropping his pants for the annual check-up; but if you’re …

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#GOPURPLE to Raise Awareness and #ENDALZ

#GOPURPLE to Raise Awareness

Worldwide, 47 million people are living with Alzheimer’s and other dementia disorders. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and it is fatal. Currently, there is no way to prevent, cure or slow the progression of Alzheimer’s. It is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. Reducing the Stigma Symptoms of dementia are perceived differently in …

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HomeCare Services Available for Patients in Kentucky and Ohio

HomeCare Services Available for Patients in Kentucky and Ohio

Remaining self-sufficient in familiar surroundings is important to many patients. Unfortunately, certain situations — a sudden illness, a chronic condition, and the very fact of aging — affect a person’s ability to care for themselves and effectively manage their daily living. These situations oftentimes create health and safety concerns for family members and loved ones. When caring for themselves becomes …

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Back to School, Back to Work!

Back to School, Back to Work

If the back-to-school season stirs feelings of regret because you did not finish high school or you struggle with basic math and reading skills … hold your head up. Nearly 15 percent of adults in Lawrence County are in similar circumstances. Where you are in your education does not matter. What does matter is that you can do something about …

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Care Navigator: An Empowering Resource for Patients

Care Navigator: An Empowering Resource for Patients

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there were someone who could help you figure out the next steps in your healthcare journey? Someone who could answer questions and help educate you on your options? At King’s Daughters Medical Center, there are two such people – Mary Adams and Debbie Alexander. As Care Navigators, Mary and Debbie are trusted resources, confidants, and …

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Know About the Glow – Glowing Eyes in Photos Can Indicate an Eye Disease

Eye Disease

Most parents don’t know that a golden glow reflected back from your child’s eye in a flash photograph can indicate some serious eye disease or even cancer white glow reflected by a camera flash in their child’s eye could be a sign of two serious eye diseases: • Coat’s disease Coat’s disease is a very rare congenital, non-hereditary eye disorder …

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5 Supplements Recommended for Optimal Health

5 Supplements Recommended for Optimal Health

Few diets provide adequate amounts of every single vitamin, mineral and antioxidant necessary for optimal health. Even if your diet is considered healthy, many factors contribute to the absorption of vital nutrients. This is exactly why, despite the debates over what is most important to maintaining optimal health, supplements are an essential part of a balanced diet. It is important …

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Feel Confident About Your Appearance This Summer

Feel Confident About Your Appearance

Dr. Phillip Lackey Can Help You Say Goodbye to Stubborn Bulge Areas Summer is the best time to show off the body you’ve always dreamed of and one you are extremely confident in. You exercise. You eat right. But some stubborn fat bulges are immune to diet and exercise. You don’t feel as confident in your own skin as your …

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Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown Toenails

By Dr. Brian K. Bailey, Podiatric Physician & Surgeon – An ingrown toenail is a common condition in which the corner or side of one of your toenails grows into the soft flesh of your toe. The result is pain, redness, swelling and sometimes an infection. The condition usually affects your big toe. Often, you can take care of ingrown …

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Are you at risk for having a stroke?

risk for having a stroke

Knowing your risk of having a stroke is the first step in preventing one. Regular medical checkups allow you, and your doctor, to focus on making changes and tracking progress in reducing your stroke risk. Risk factors you can change: • When you have High Blood Pressure, the force of the blood pushing against the insides of your arteries is …

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Alzheimer’s Awareness – Did you know that over four million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease?

Alzheimer’s Awareness

One out of every three families deals firsthand with the disease, which does not discriminate between ethnic origins or races. Generally signs and symptoms present after the age of 60, however, in rare cases people in their forties and fifties can develop early onset Alzheimer’s. It is often difficult for people to determine whether or not the memory loss they …

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