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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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Take Your Feet for Granted and They’ll Show You Who is Boss!

Take Your Feet for Granted and They’ll Show You Who is Boss!

By Brian K. Bailey, DPM – Body-Mind-Spirit Podiatric Center No less an expert than Leonardo da Vinci recognized the human foot as “a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.” Think about it. The average person walks between 3,000 and 5,000 steps a day, exerting a force equal to two to three times their body weight with each step! So …

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The Resolve Solution

Lose 7 to 15 Pounds in Just 7 Days Reverse Diabetes, High Blood Pressure and High Cholesterol, Reduce Arthritis and other autoimmune conditions The Resolve Solution is a health program that grew out of one man’s effort to save his brother.  Six years later, the program is providing dramatic weight loss and chronic disease relief for hundreds of local people, without …

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

For most people, the YMCA means swimming laps in the p’ool, 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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Is it time for new hearing aids?

new hearing aids

By Ann L. Rhoten, Au.D., CCC/A If you have been on the hearing aid journey, either personally or with someone you care about, you know how difficult it can be. First the denial. Then the bargaining. And finally, the recognition that being able to hear clearly is just as important as being able to see, maybe more so After being asked …

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Children deserve healthy feet, too!

By Dr. Nicole Freels, FACFAOM I’ve said it before, but it definitely bears repeating – your feet are the foundation for everything you do. Without healthy, strong feet, life can be 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 the time …

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This summer, the Y can help you help your kids stay on the move

This summer, the Y can help you help your kids stay on the move

The end of the school year is joyous time for kids. But for parents, it presents new challenges as we search for ways to keep them safe, healthy, and active. The National Association for Sport and Physical Education recommends that elementary-age children get at least 30, and preferably 60, minutes of physical activity five or more days a week. This should …

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Why Should You Invest In Healthy Feet?

Healthy Feet

By Dr. Brian K. Bailey, Podiatric Physician & Surgeon Have you ever thought about the important role your feet play in your daily life? On face value, your feet touch the ground whenever you’re standing, walking or running, and they are extensions of the legs, which help move you. But your feet are much more than that. After all, they …

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Practically Perfect Gift Ideas for Dad

Practically Perfect Gift Ideas for Dad

If you’ve heard giving practical gifts is a no-no, scratch that advice because when it comes to dads, functional gifts that show you appreciate their personal interests may actually be the safest bet this Father’s Day. Consider the hobbies and activities that dad treasures most then look for ways you can turn those pastimes into gifts that he can not only …

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What Men Really Need to Know About Their Health

Most guys find it easy to discuss sports, vent about work or deliberate current events. But talk about their health? Nope, that’s not happening, well, at least not for the majority of men, reports a Cleveland Clinic men’s health survey of 500 men ages 18 to 70. The national telephone survey found that 53 percent of men do not talk about …

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Senior Driving and Traffic Safety

Senior Driving and Traffic Safety

While traffic safety is important for all drivers, seniors experience physical changes that can affect their driving abilities. Although some seniors can drive well into their 70s, 80s and 90s, others cannot. It can be a tough adjustment for people who are used to using their cars to visit friends and family, attend doctor appointments and go shopping. Seniors often …

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