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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 This has now been replaced by techniques that close …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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Sit back, relax and say goodbye to stubborn bulges

say goodbye to stubborn bulges

How often do you look in the mirror and think how great you look? If you’re like most of us, you probably cringe at a bulge … or love handles or a muffin top. Diet and exercise can help eliminate many problem areas, but some bulges just won’t budge. Then what? More Americans are choosing cosmetic procedures to help them …

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A Ten-Second Test at OLBH Can Detect Disease Earlier

A Ten-Second Test at OLBH Can Detect Disease Earlier

Anyone who has smoked a pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years or longer has thought about the specter lurking in the shadows. More than 150,000 Americans die of lung cancer every year, and the five-year survival rate is only 15.6 percent compared to more than 50 percent for many other common cancers. Lung cancer creeps up quietly with …

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Why Are Colon Screenings So Important?

Why Are Colon Screenings So Important

Colonoscopy is the most thorough and reliable form of screening for cancers of the colon and rectum. The good news is that although colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer killer, it’s also highly preventable and treatable when detected early. The bad news is that only about half the people who should be screened actually are. There are two …

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Take Control of Your Ticker: Downtown Inspires Heart Health

Take Control of Your Ticker

By Whitney Lowe, Ashland in Motion Executive Director The air is aflutter with the sounds of hearts beating, and it’s brought on by more than just heart-shaped candy sentiments. February is American Heart Month, a time of the year designated to educate and raise awareness of cardiovascular disease and prevention. According to a recent study found at Healthfinder.gov, cardiovascular disease …

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One in Six People have a Pituitary Tumor Could you be one of them?

Pituitary Tumor

Pituitary tumors are common in the general population. Since neuroimaging techniques have improved, pituitary tumors are more often diagnosed incidentally. About 16.7 percent of the general population experiences changes in the pituitary gland. Predominantly, pituitary tumors are non-cancerous adenomas. Pituitary carcinomas or aggressive pituitary tumors are extremely rare. A pituitary tumor, or pituitary adenoma, is an abnormal growth or tumor …

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Kingsbrook Lifecare Center offers Quality Rehabilitation Care

Kingsbrook Lifecare Center

At Kingsbrook, we understand the challenges you face after a surgical procedure or illness that requires a hospital stay, so we plan meticulously for your transfer and arrival.  You will be greeted with a smile as soon as you arrive, and we will escort you to your room where your immediate needs will be met and necessary medications provided. After …

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Colon Cancer: Statistics, Risk Factors & Symptoms

Colon Cancer

Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimates there will be nearly 100,000 new cases of colon cancer this year. It is expected to cause about 49,190 deaths during 2016. Risk Factors for Developing Colorectal Cancer Overall, the lifetime risk of developing …

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New Year = New YOU on YOUR time

New Year = New YOU on YOUR time

Many people do it year and year again: resolve to lose weight and get fit.   2013 can be the year that you finally keep the resolution to get fit and start leading a healthier lifestyle. Now is a better time than ever to get started! Speaking of time, many resolutions fade because you simply can’t fit a trip to the …

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Resolve to Eat Better, Reduce Cancer Risk

Resolve to Eat Better, Reduce Cancer Risk

This year, half a million Americans will lose their lives to cancer, and more than 1.6 million men and women will be diagnosed with the illness. Whether you have a family history of the disease; are currently fighting it, or you’re a cancer survivor, your diet, can make a difference. Regular consumption of some foods can increase your risk of …

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A Beautiful Healthy Smile for the New Year

A Beautiful Healthy Smile for the New Year

By Dr. Jay Parekh Our greatest goal is to give you the healthy, straight, beautiful smile that you’ve always wanted. We understand that choosing to receive orthodontic care is a big decision, and we respect your reasons for wanting to improve the way you look and feel. Our practice will work with you every step of the way to make …

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