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Routine Screenings Save Lives

Routine Screenings Save Lives

By Cheryl L Bascom, M.D. and Michael D. Canty, M.D. – Tri-State Digestive Disease Associates, P.S.C. Preventative medicine and technology are some of the great benefits in this ever-changing age of health care technology. Operations that once required major surgery and in-patient stays are being replaced with minimally invasive procedures with quick recovery times. Among these preventative technologies include those …

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Do Trials Shape You Or Break You?

Do Trials Shape You Or Break You

By Terry Hoskins – Pain and suffering finds us regardless of who we are and is indeed a central part of the human experience. You may have everything this world has to offer like millions of dollars, cars, houses, and boats, yet when trials come, all the stuff of the world leaves you feeling empty. Riches and power were suppose …

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Local Heroin Use on the Rise

By Lori Ellis, Clinical Director – LICDC – Rural America, which had seen practically non-existent heroin usage a few decades ago, has been seeing heroin usage spike exponentially to unprecedented highs. In the 1970’s and 1980’s, most heroin use in the US was contained to inner-metropolitan areas. These areas were, and still are, the hubs for organized crime and black …

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Making Sense of the Medicare Maze

Making Sense of the Medicare Maze

By Rodney Bakken, Director of Operations, Cornerstone Senior Services – Medicare is a complex maze. It’s intimidating.  Some say thinking about Medicare is like remembering their root canal work. Read on for some hope! Medicare Open Enrollment Period is October 15 to December 7! This puts pressure on good people, who sometimes make poor decisions based on bad information. It’s …

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Physical Therapy is Effective Preventative Care

As we age, our muscles tend to become weak and lose their elasticity. In order to restore and enhance the flexibility of the body, physical therapy treatments are often prescribed. Treatment procedures utilize various strengthening and stretching exercises to maintain and restore normal body functioning. Physical therapy has been found to be beneficial for people of all age groups and …

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Why You Should See an Orthodontist?

Orthodontic treatment is often part of a comprehensive dental health care plan. With good care, including orthodontic treatment when necessary, teeth can last a lifetime. An orthodontist is a member of the dental health care team.  Orthodontist or dentists that have an additional 2 – 3 years of education and training to provide specialty care for misaligned teeth and jaws. …

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Leave No Stone Unpassed

Leave No Stone Unpassed

Kidney stones are one of the most common disorders of the urinary tract, accounting for more than 1 million visits to healthcare providers in the U.S. each year. The reasons for stone formation can be complex but there are a few factors that indicate a higher risk for developing them: • Family history • Urinary tract infections • Some metabolic …

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The Breast Cancer Chronicles

By Robyn E. Wilson – I learned the power of words many years ago at the knee of my great-grandmother as she read me bedtime stories. Words in books took me on journeys in my imagination. As I grew up, the words in a note from a boy I had a crush on were powerful enough to make or break …

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October is National Bullying Awareness Month

What is bullying? At first glance, many people might think this behavior is easy to define. Their first image of bullying might be of a physically intimidating boy beating up a smaller classmate. While that can still be considered bullying today, parents need to know that bullying behaviors can be much more complex and varied than the stereotype. For example, …

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BLUE meets GREE

Kings Daughters Orthopedic Spine

A new collaboration between medical centers spans three states, bringing a new level of orthopaedic care to the region Tri-State residents now have more options  than ever before when it comes to orthopaedic care1 thanks to a clinical partnership between King’s Daughters Medical Center and Marshall OrthopaedicsJoan C. Edwards School of Medicine. The partnership was announced in late Spring. Under the agreement, …

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Is Clothing Optional?

Is Clothing Optional

Finding a person who is completely satisfied with their body is about as likely as finding gold in the Ohio River.  It just doesn’t happen very often. No matter what age, most people are bothered by something… back of arms, thighs, belly, lovehandles, back fat…..take your choice. And although some people can successfully help eliminate these problem areas through hard …

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Tools for Addiction Recovery

Tools for Addiction Recovery

By Robert L. Vinson II, BSS, MA, CDCA – Each September, Spectrum Outreach joins thousands of prevention, treatment, and recovery programs and services around the country celebrate their successes and share them with their neighbors, friends, and colleagues in an effort to educate the public about recovery, how it works, for whom, and why. There are millions of Americans whose …

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Are You Constipated?

Are You Constipated

By Cheryl L Bascom, M.D. and Michael D. Canty, M.D., Tri-State Digestive Disease Associates, P.S.C. – Constipation is one of those topics we generally don’t like to talk about. If you’ve suffered from this problem, though, you know it can be both painful and frustrating. Almost everyone gets constipated at some time during his or her life. Women and the …

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Tips for Preserving Eye Health

Tips for Preserving Eye Health

With increasing pollution and levels of dust and grime our eyes need special care and attention. While we typically look after our skin, hair and other parts of the body, we tend to neglect eye care. As we grow older, it is common for our vision to weaken. Vision problems such as glaucoma, cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy …

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Spectrum Outreach Services – Hope Starts Here

Spectrum Outreach Services

By Robert L. Vinson II, BSS, MA, CDCA – “I am a recovering alcohol and drug addict, and I just celebrated 22 years of sobriety. My combined total time in this business is 53 years. I hold my Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio University and completed my Masters at Marshall. I am currently working on my PHD in Psychology. There is …

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