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Understanding Ohio’s PASSPORT Medicaid Waiver program

Understanding Ohio’s PASSPORT Medicaid Waiver program

Most older people prefer to live independently, in their own homes, for as long as possible. It’s better for them, better for families and better for communities overall. But, as we age, some of our abilities begin to decline, making it difficult to take care of things in quite the way we once did. It’s at this point that many start …

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Life Doesn’t Have to Fade With Memories

Life Doesn’t Have to Fade With Memories

It’s estimated that as many as 5.5 million people in the U.S. suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or an age-related dementia. The majority – as many as 80 percent, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – receive care in their homes. Some 15 million Americans, most of whom are female, provide the care, totaling 17 billion hours of …

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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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Don’t Wait to Talk About Hospice

Don’t Wait to Talk About Hospice

By Beth Taylor, Marketing and Community Outreach – Community Hospice It’s an all too common situation. A family is at the bedside of a loved one who is seriously ill and nearing the end of life. Each member of the family has a different idea of what should be done and what the patient would have wanted. Far too many …

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Mountain Games 2017 – Lumberjack Competition

Mountain Games 2017

By Lauren Francis After giving a timber-cutting demonstration at last year’s inaugural Mountain Games, #2 nationally-ranked competitor Arden Cogar, Jr. returns this fall for the first “Lumberjack Championship,” at Heritage Farm. It will match him against his #1-rated cousin, Matt Cogar. The championship will include a series of demonstrations in addition to timed, man-against-man competitions in four events. Pitting the nation’s …

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Poor Circulation and Atherosclerosis What You Need To Know

Poor Circulation and Atherosclerosis What You Need To Know

Alexander H. Hou MD, FACS, Your body’s circulation system is responsible for sending blood, oxygen, and nutrients throughout your body. When blood flow to a specific part of your body is reduced, you may experience the symptoms of poor circulation. Poor circulation is most common in your extremities, such as your legs and arms. Poor circulation isn’t a condition in …

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Protecting the Precious Gift of Sight

Protecting the Precious Gift of Sight

Taking care of one’s eyes is a lifetime responsibility, but one that pays great dividends. Fortunately, eye care isn’t difficult, usually requiring no more than a little common sense and following four basic rules. Rule #1 – Protect ‘em When you’re outside, wear sunglasses that protect against UVA and UVB rays. Exposure to UVA/UVB rays has been linked to both cataracts …

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Revolutionary Diagnostic Screening Services

Revolutionary Diagnostic Screening Services

Lexar Labs is a national full service clinical reference laboratory which offers specialized diagnostic screening and personalized service options allowing healthcare providers to personalize patient treatment plans, aximize patient quality of care, and reduce the overall cost of treatment. Lexar Labs uses cutting edge equipment and the highest quality of standards to support your practice and patients. Lexar partners with …

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Children Deserve Healthy Feet, Too!

Children Deserve Healthy Feet

By Brian K. Bailey, DPM – Body-Mind-Spirit Podiatric Center Your feet are the foundation for everything you do. Without healthy, strong feet, life can be challenging, not impossible, certainly, but definitely more challenging. This is especially true for children, who have so much to learn and so many skills to master between the time they take that first step and …

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The Right at Home Difference

The Right at Home Difference

Whether your loved one needs a little extra help around the house, daily medical assistance or just someone to check in throughout the week, Right at Home’s in-home care could be the answer. In-Home Care is Personal to Us Most of our staff have or have had loved ones in need of care. In-home care is very personal and important to …

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GREAT ORTHOPEDIC CARE SPANNING OUR REGION

King’s Daughters highly skilled orthopedic team is dedicated to improving quality of life through compassionate care. From Portsmouth, Ohio, to Portsmouthburg, Ky., and in between – our fellowship trained surgeons and support staff are dedicated to restoring motion and getting patients back to their daily activities. Skilled in total joint replacement procedures of all types, including hip and knee replacement, …

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Living with a Wound

Living with a Wound

Living with a wound not only entails the physical care of the wound itself, such as cleaning and disinfecting, irrigating, changing dressings and other treatment modalities; it also involves the emotional and psychological care of the patient. The health care cost for chronic wound care in the United States ranges from 5 to 9 billion dollars annually. There are physical …

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YMCA: Helping parents help kids grow healthy, strong, confident

YMCA: Helping parents help kids grow healthy, strong, confident

For most people, the YMCA means swimming laps in the pool, lifting weights, a pickup game of basketball or maybe even a yoga class. But for many, when they hear YMCA, they think “child care.” The YMCA of America is one of the largest providers of child care services in the U.S., with programs across the country designed to help kids …

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What is Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease?

What is Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease?

Alexander H. Hou MD, FACS, Aortoiliac occlusive disease occurs when your iliac arteries become narrowed or blocked. The aorta, your body’s main artery, splits into branches at about the level of your belly button. These branches are called the iliac arteries. The iliac arteries go through your pelvis into your legs, where they divide into many smaller arteries that run …

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Sneaky foods undermining your healthy lifestyle:

Sneaky foods undermining your healthy lifestyle:

Kellie McKinney, MS | Healthy Lifestyle columnist | Co-Founder of Two Nutrition Nuts Health food imposters can fool anyone! Here are a few foods and some may be surprising that should be wiped out for healthier choices. Flavored yogurt – Dairy is a wonderful source of calcium, potassium and protein, but flavored yogurts are usually sweetened with sugar – some containing …

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