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Get the most out of your hearing aids by using them!

Get the most out of your hearing aids by using them

By Ann L. Rhoten, Au.D., CCC/A Kentucky Audiology and Tinnitus Services I am constantly shocked by the number of new patients who come to my office who already have hearing aids that they never wear! Why? Because they didn’t fit right, weren’t comfortable, were of poor quality, or they didn’t know how to use them properly. When it comes to hearing …

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Presbyopia… Correcting the Aging Eye

Presbyopia… Correcting the Aging Eye

Presbyopia, which literally means “aging eye,” is an age-related eye condition that makes it more difficult to see things that are near the face. When you are young, the lens in your eye is soft and flexible. The lens of the eye changes its shape easily, allowing you to focus on objects both close and far away. After the age …

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Make the holidays easier for aging parents … and you!

Make the holidays easier for aging parents … and you!

Thanksgiving is a time when people of all ages gather to express their gratitude for the blessings in their lives: family, homes, faith, new jobs, promotions, personal accomplishments, the ability make a difference and help others. Most – if not all – families have cherished Thanksgiving traditions: Mom cooks a big turkey, Aunt Christine brings the pies, and Cousin Pat brings …

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More than a gym, the Ashland Y is a force for good

More than a gym, the Ashland Y is a force for good

The Ashland Area YMCA (AAYMCA) is more than a gym: It is a community where people from all walks of life come together to grow stronger and healthier; support youth development; and live a commitment to social responsibility. The underlying goal of everything the YMCA does is strengthening the community. “The Y believes that lasting personal and social change happens when …

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Ashland’s Finest Ophthalmology Clinic

Ashland's Finest Ophthalmology Clinic

Unmatched eye care in Ashland Tri-State Ophthalmology has provided the finest eye care for Ashland and all of the Tri-State area for over 50 years. No matter the condition, we’ll treat you with the utmost care and respect, and will work to alleviate any optical problems you may be experiencing. When you need the finest eye care in Ashland, come …

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A Firsthand Glimpse at God’s Mighty Work

A Firsthand Glimpse at God’s Mighty Work

By Don Thompson, MD, MPH&TM A handicapped man venturing outside and enjoying the sunshine for the first time in nearly four years. A hospital receiving handicapped man venturing outside and enjoying the sunshine for the first time in nearly four years. A hospital receiving desperately needed medical supplies out of nowhere without asking. A burned out and weary physician rediscovering his passion …

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Feet: The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful

Feet

By Dr. Brian K. Bailey, Podiatric Physician & Surgeon When it comes to feet, there are two basic camps. The first camp appreciates the architecture and functionality of feet, the way the bones, ligaments, nerves and muscles work together to allow us to move freely about our environment. I belong to this group. When a member of the second camp …

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New YMCA soccer fields fuel youth, area development

New YMCA soccer fields fuel youth, area development

Millions of kids in the U.S. play soccer. And now, thanks to the generosity of local community leaders, more Ashland area youth will have the opportunity to learn, play and enjoy the sport. Lynn Prichard and his business partners at BRCP Inc. have loaned land they own near the intersection of 25th Street and Central Avenue for the use of …

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Looking for a place to belong? Y not the Y?

Looking for a place to belong? Y not the Y?

You don’t have to look far, or hard, to find a fitness center willing to sign you up for a long-term contact. It seems they are on every street corner these days. And if all you want is a place to run on a treadmill, those facilities might be just right for you. But if you want something more for …

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Make Sure Your Kids’ Shoes Fit Right, Support Healthy Growth

Make Sure Your Kids’ Shoes Fit Right, Support Healthy Growth

By Brian K. Bailey, DPM – Body-Mind-Spirit Podiatric Center For most families, shoes are a major back-to-school investment. So choosing the right shoes – ones that fit properly, wear well and provide good support – is important. Unfortunately, most shoes today are purchased in self-serve shoe stores or even online … leaving parents with a job for which many are …

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Time is precious. Choices frees you spend it on life’s important things

Time is precious. Choices frees you spend it on life’s important things

Do your visits home consist of hours weeding the garden, cleaning out closets, or putting laundry away? Does it seem like the only time you get to spend with your aging mother is punctuated with replacing lightbulbs, tightening screws, and hauling trash to the curb? Do you wish there were someone close by, who you could trust (and afford), to …

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Caring for a Loved One With Alzheimer’s or Other Dementia

Caring for a Loved One With Alzheimer’s or Other Dementia

Some days you lose track of your wallet. Other days you can’t remember how to prepare a meal. You are an individual with dementia, a condition that interferes with your brain cells communicating well with each other. And you are not alone. Every three seconds, another case of dementia occurs somewhere in the world. Almost 50 million people worldwide are …

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A Change in Destiny

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church Jerry sat patiently in his shiny black Chevy Silverado in the same spot by the playground like he had done for the last four weekends. He reached over and picked up a brown paper bag, took out and slowly unwrapped his favorite mid-morning snack…a peanut butter and banana sandwich. Jerry …

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3D Mammography – Detecting breast cancer with the latest technology

A malignancy unseen with conventional 2D mammography was clearly seen with Hologic 3D Mammography

Other than certain types of skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer affecting women in the U.S. Further, it is the second-most common cause of cancer death among white, black, Asian, native American and native Alaskan women and the most common cause of cancer death among Latinas. Breast cancer screening – checking for cancer before there …

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Mountain Games 2018

Mountain Games 2018

By Lauren Francis As the summer heat is seeing no end in sight, people from all walks of life are preparing for another year of competition, old fashioned mountain living, team building and fun for the whole family. This year’s Mountain Games will take place Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Heritage Farm and Village in Huntington, WV. There are new …

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