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Let Regency Memory Care Help Carry Your Burden

Let Regency Memory Care Help Carry Your Burden

Once upon a time, it was called senility and thought to be a natural consequence of getting older. Today, we call it dementia and know that serious mental decline does not necessarily go hand-in-hand with increasing age. Nonetheless, nearly 6 million people in the U.S. suffer from some form of …

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50 Ways to make it through the holidays fit, happy and healthy

50 Ways to make it through the holidays fit, happy and healthy

At the YMCA of Central Kentucky, we believe that every person is a unique individual, worthy of love and respect. We work hard each and every day to help our members and their families achieve health in the body, mind and spirit. November kicks off what is often one of …

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Medicare’s Annual Wellness Visit: A benefit you shouldn’t pass by

Medicare’s Annual Wellness Visit: A benefit you shouldn’t pass by

By Shelly Rogers, M.D. Mt. Sterling Clinic Of all the things a family physician does, helping people maintain their health is one of the most important. After all, it’s far preferable to stay healthy than to try to regain health. Recognizing this, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) …

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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 …

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The Secret Health Benefits of Gratitude

The Secret Health Benefits of Gratitude

November is traditionally the time of year we start to think about the good things in our lives and express thanks for them. But if Thanksgiving is the only time you practice gratitude, you’re doing yourself a disservice. Gratitude – an appreciation of things that are meaningful and valuable to …

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Vacation from Pollutants at the Bluegrass Salt Room

Vacation from Pollutants at the Bluegrass Salt Room

Imagine the warm, gentle glow of the sun setting over your favorite beach, the salt air breeze smelling so clean and fresh. Breathe deeply and you almost taste the salt and feel the purity of the air as you relax and unwind. Sounds like its time for a beach vacation, …

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webQuitting Smoking: Too Important Not to Try, and Try Again

webQuitting Smoking: Too Important Not to Try, and Try Again

Lung cancer has ripped through Kentucky like a hurricane pounding the coast, leaving death and destruction in its wake. While there is little that can be done to prevent a hurricane, there is much that can be done to prevent lung cancer. The most important of these is not smoking. …

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This Christmas, Let UKFCU Help You with a Stress-Free Holiday

This Christmas, Let UKFCU Help You with a Stress-Free Holiday

Making your Christmas list and checking it twice? Better sit down and hold on, because the hottest gifts this year could set you back a good bit! The National Retail Federation projects Americans will spend nearly $656 billion on Christmas gifts this year, or about $785 per family, and that …

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Affordable, Effective Lung Cancer Screening at Lexington Diagnostic Center

Affordable, Effective Lung Cancer Screening at Lexington Diagnostic Center

It should come as no surprise that Kentucky leads the nation in lung cancer deaths, especially when you consider another dubious distinction the Commonwealth holds: the highest smoking rates in the nation. Because smoking is the No. 1 cause of lung cancer, the single most important thing you can do …

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Diabetic feet require extra care, caution

Diabetic feet require extra care, caution

By Jamie Settles Carter, D.P.M., Podiatrist, Lexington Podiatry November is American Diabetes Month; a time to bring to light the crippling nature of this looming public health crisis. Diabetes is a serious disease, one that affects the entire body: the kidneys, heart, blood vessels, brain and more. But as a Podiatrist, …

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