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Discover the benefits of respite for caregivers

Discover the benefits of respite for caregivers

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who provides care to an elderly loved one, someone with a disability or a family member with dementia, you know how demanding the work is. From time to time, you may have tried to get another family member to assist or relied upon a friend or neighbor. But, if you’re like most …

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Macular Degeneration Poised to Become Epidemic in U.S.

Macular Degeneration Poised to Become Epidemic in U.S.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is poised to become a new epidemic in the U.S. by 2030, affecting more than 10 million Americans. Already, it is the No. 1 cause of blindness, robbing more people of their sight than cataracts and glaucoma combined. AMD is caused by the deterioration of the central portion of the retina, the surface at the back …

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A New FDA Approved Treatment for Nail Fungus

A New FDA Approved Treatment for Nail Fungus

By Dr. Brian K. Bailey, Podiatric Physician & Surgeon Toenail fungus is unpleasant and embarrassing. Many people try to conceal that their nails have become yellow, thick, and scaly, but the infection can advance significantly and quickly spread to the other nails, making it difficult to control. Nail fungus can also become a potentially painful problem. Nail fungal infections can …

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Ashland Aesthetics, the Rejuvenation Center of Kentucky & Nu U Medical Aesthetics Join Forces to Bring you the Best in Aesthetic Treatments

Best in Aesthetic Treatments

Nu U Medical Aesthetics, the Rejuvenation Center of Kentucky and Ashland Aesthetics have a unique working relationship. Dr. Brian Frederick acts as the medical director for Nu U, he is also the co-owner of Ashland Aesthetics, and he and Libby Maddox, PA-C are co-owners of the Rejuvenation Center. These combined teams bring the community the most comprehensive aesthetic treatments available. …

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Lifestyle Choices May Help Glaucoma Patients Preserve Eyesight

Lifestyle Choices May Help Glaucoma Patients Preserve Eyesight

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of vision loss, affecting about 3 million people in the United States. Because there are no symptoms early on, about half of people with the disease don’t know they have it. Once vision is lost to glaucoma, it can’t be regained. Early detection and treatment, and some lifestyle choices can help protect your sight. …

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He’s not kidding… he really didn’t hear you

He’s not kidding… he really didn’t hear you

By Ann L. Rhoten, Au.D., CCC/A It’s sort of a joke that men have “selective” hearing. That is, they seem to be able to hear the things they want to hear … and unable to hear the things they don’t want to hear. The truth is, if your father, brother or husband seems to have this particular affliction, there’s a good …

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In Home Non-medical Care for Dementia Patients

Dementia is a condition characterized by a group of symptoms that often include memory loss, hallucinations, paranoia, agitation, personality changes, problems communicating, problems with motor skills and coordination, inappropriate behavior and an inability to reason. If your loved one has any of these symptoms, schedule an appointment with their doctor as soon as possible to begin treatment. You may choose to …

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Arthritis in Feet

Arthritis in Feet

By Dr. Brian K. Bailey, Podiatric Physician & Surgeon Arthritis of the foot is inflammation and swelling of the synovium, the soft tissue and lining of the joints in the foot. An increase in the fluid within the joints is usually present as well. One or both feet may be affected. This condition can develop at any age, but is …

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Care Companions of Ohio

If you are worried that your loved one isn’t getting proper nutrition, is unable to clean the house, do laundry, attend appointments, or church, take a bath, socialize or take care of themselves like they used to, then Care Companions of Ohio is here to help. Care Companions of Ohio is fully insured & bonded. Our plan is to provide service …

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Is Screen Time Straining Your Eyes?

Is Screen Time Straining Your Eyes?

Staring at your computer screen, smartphone, video game or other digital devices for long periods won’t cause permanent eye damage, but your eyes may feel dry and tired. Some people also experience headaches or motion sickness when viewing 3-D, which may indicate that the viewer has a problem with focusing or depth perception. What causes computer-use eyestrain? Normally, humans blink …

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Respect, quality, passion fuel first decade of Right at Home care

Respect, quality, passion fuel first decade of Right at Home care

Cathy Queen, RN, owner of Ceredo-based Right at Home of the River Cities, is celebrating 10 years in business. Right at Home serves seniors across the Tri-State areas of Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. Cathy, who earned her nursing degree from Southern West Virginia Community College and Technical College, has 28 years of experience in Home Health skilled care. In …

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Growth Spurt for PrimaryPlus-Ashland Growing Medical Team… Growing Services… Growing Location

On the brink of its five-year anniversary of serving the tri-state, PrimaryPlus – Ashland is having an amazing growth spurt. Not only is their building expanding, their service list is growing and so is their medical team! After relocating in mid-April to its new location (432 16th St., Ashland), the Federally Qualified Health Center set its sights on expanding their …

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Nail Fungal Infection

Nail Fungal Infection

By Dr. Brian K. Bailey, Podiatric Physician & Surgeon – A fungal infection of the nail (ony-chomycosis) occurs when fungi infect one or more of your nails. Onychomycosis (on-i-ko-mi-KO-sis) usually begins as a white or yellow spot under the tip of your fingernail or toenail. As the fungal infection spreads deeper into your nail, it may cause your nail to …

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He won’t ask for help… that doesn’t mean he doesn’t need it

He won’t ask for help… that doesn’t mean he doesn’t need it

According Agency on Aging and Agency for Community Living statistics, about half of women age 65 and older in the U.S. live alone, either because of death, divorce separation. While the number of men over 65 living alone is only about half that, these men face challenges that are just as daunting, and in some respects more so, than those …

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PrimaryPlus: Growing, expanding to meet the needs of FAMILIES

PrimaryPlus- Growing, expanding to meet the needs of FAMILIES

For nearly five years, PrimaryPlus has been serving the healthcare needs of Ashland. In 2014, PrimaryPlus and the Ashland Boyd County Health Department partnered to bring a new healthcare model, one of the first of its kind in the state of Kentucky–combining the health department services with primary care services, all under one roof. Although the two organizations operated their …

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