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Scary Good Healthy Halloween Ideas

Scary Good Healthy Halloween Ideas

By Monique Richard MS, RDN, LDN Fall is full of nature’s beautiful bounty, like buckets of crisp glistening apples, artist-palette dipped leaves, and fields piled with giant pumpkins and gourds. But beware. The beast of October can rear its ugly head, snatching up nutrients, crashing blood-sugar levels and overwhelming parents and children alike. It’s not the ghouls and goblins or …

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Recovering from a Hip Fracture

Recovering from a Hip Fracture

Hip fractures, especially in people age 65 and over, can cause severe health problems and decreased quality of life. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 90 percent of hip fractures in older adults are due to falls. It is best to start rehabilitation as soon as possible after hip fracture surgery, often within a day. …

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Dry Eyes?

Dry Eyes

Itchy eyes? Light sensitivity? Blurry vision? It could be dry eye syndrome. Your eyes need a constant flow of tears in order to function properly. When the flow of tears is disrupted, the symptoms that result can be annoying and uncomfortable, sometimes even making it difficult to see. For many patients, dry eye syndrome is a chronic condition, but fortunately, …

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Run well / Eat well: my top 4 breakfast choices

Run well - Eat well

Kellie McKinney, MS | Healthy Lifestyle columnist | Co-Founder of Two Nutrition Nuts You know that in order to have the energy to run well – you need to eat breakfast. A good breakfast provides complex carbohydrates for sustained and lasting energy, some simple sugars for immediate and quick energy, some protein and some healthy fat. Here’s my top four …

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Boyd Co. Public Library Hosts Indie Author Day

Boyd Co. Public Library Hosts Indie Author Day

Boyd County Public Library is proud to announce that it will be participating in the annual Indie Author Day celebration by hosting an event on October 14, 2017 that is free and open to the public. This event will be part of the second annual Indie Author Day event. Last year, nearly 300 libraries hosted thousands of authors across the …

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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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