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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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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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