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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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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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