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Time to Reclaim What Childbirth, Aging Have Taken Away

Time to Reclaim What Childbirth, Aging Have Taken Away

By Dr. James B. Frederick, MD If you’re a woman of a certain age … or you have given birth to a child or two … you know things change “down there.” You’ve likely been told there’s nothing to be done about it, short of surgery. So you’ve been living with the effects of those changes: vaginal dryness, pain during …

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Have You Had a Stroke?

Have You Had a Stroke

Recovering from a stroke can be one of the greatest challenges a person will ever face. However, research shows that early and specialized stroke rehabilitation can help to optimize an individual’s physical and cognitive recovery and enhance quality of life. At Kingsbrook Lifecare Center, a team of specialists provides early intervention with expertise and understanding to help individuals return home to …

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Canine Dermatology

Canine Dermatology

By Frank G. Vice, DVM, BS Pharm A brief review of skin anatomy will help the reader focus on areas of dermatological concern. The skin, hair, pads, toenails and surrounding tissues are developing while the pup is still an embryo. These tissues are formed in the ectodermal embryonic layer and are part of an organ system called the Integument. The …

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Checkout Your Community with Boyd County Public Library

Checkout Your Community with Boyd County Public Library

As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, it’s the perfect time to check out all the exciting outdoor activities that Boyd County Public Library has to offer through their Checkout Your Community collection. Checkout Your Community is a lending program designed to introduce library cardholders to the community’s activities and organizations by allowing them to check out a …

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Discover the benefits, and fun, of yoga at the Y

Discover the benefits, and fun, of yoga at the Y

Yoga is perhaps one of the oldest of all exercise philosophies in the world. It’s uncertain how long yoga has been practiced, but we do know that it originated in ancient India. But you don’t have to go to India to experience the benefits of yoga. During April, the Ashland Area YMCA is bringing the latest in Yoga practice to town: …

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Heartburn – Not just a condition, but may be a disease

Heartburn – Not just a condition, but may be a disease

By Deena Stewart, RN, CGRN, BSN Digestive Health Nurse Navigator Heartburn is nothing to take lightly!  It can be a reaction to foods you eat (Taco Tuesday), smoking, alcohol intake, overeating, and even certain medications. It could also be a disease known as Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). Many people have reflux, but they don’t always have heartburn. If you have …

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Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation

Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation

Most heart disease patients can help lower their risk of future heart problems if they make changes to improve their health. Building a healthier future is a partnership between you and the doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals who can help you change your health habits. You can play an active role in making these changes. Taking an active …

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Protect Your Eyes From Sun Damage

Protect Your Eyes From Sun Damage

By Dr. Carter H. Gussler, MD and Dr. John C. Gross, MD, Tri-State Ophthalmology – Most people are aware of the need to protect their skin from harmful damage caused by the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. However, you may not be aware of the damage the sun can do to your eyes. The UV rays absorbed cause a reaction in …

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Difficulty Breathing? Could You Have COPD?

Difficulty Breathing

Do you or someone you know get out of breath more easily than others your age? Do you have a persistent cough and bring up phlegm or mucus most days? If you answered yes to any of these questions, and there is a history of smoking, you may want to ask your pharmacist about a COPD screening test. More than …

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Misophonia, Small Sounds Causing BIG Problems

Misophonia, Small Sounds Causing BIG Problems

By Holly Brady, Office Manager. Maybe you’ve heard about Kelly Ripa from Live! with Kelly and Michael and her aversion to soft sounds. Ms. Ripa reports having always been troubled by chewing sounds and diagnosed herself as having misophonia (or Soft Sound Sensitivity Syndrome). She announced on her show in 2011 that she has carefully taught her children to eat …

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Start Now to Get Your Feet Ready for Spring Vacation!

Start Now to Get Your Feet Ready for Spring Vacation!

By Brian K. Bailey, D.P.M., Body-Mind-Spirit Podiatric Care If your daydreams have recently turned to thoughts of warm sun, sandy beaches and mouse-themed amusement parks, join the club.  It might still be winter, but spring break is just around the corner. For some, however, those dreams may be clouded by concerns about your ability to keep up with the kids and …

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Stop Looking for that Restroom!

Stop Looking for that Restroom!

By Dr. James B. Frederick, MD It’s a subject that most women find embarrassing. Urinary incontinence. No one is talking about it, so they think they’re alone. That their situation is unique. But if you were the only one suffering – why would there be so many TV commercials for products like Depends and Poise pads? More than 13 million American …

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Eat Healthy to Prevent Colorectal Cancer

Eat Healthy to Prevent Colorectal Cancer

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month — and it’s also National Nutrition Month. There’s no better time to learn more about the key role nutrition plays in colorectal cancer prevention. In 2017, the American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates there will be 135,000 new cases of colorectal cancer in the U.S. Nearly half of these cancers could be prevented through …

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Mixing Medicines Can Create Unexpected Side Effects

Mixing Medicines Can Create Unexpected Side Effects

Many people think that taking an over-the-counter medication is safe, but sometimes the most common over-the-counter drug can create serious reactions if you are taking a prescription drug that does not interact well together. Over-the-counter medicines, prescription medications, and some health conditions can add up to an unhealthy combination. Seniors, who are often on multiple medications, should particularly pay close …

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Cancer Prevention: What you should know!

The Oncology team at King’s Daughters would like you to know that February is Cancer Prevention Month — the perfect time to learn more about steps you can take to reduce your cancer risk. The American Institute for Cancer Research estimates that one-third of the most common cancers in the U.S. could be prevented if Americans moved more, weighed less …

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