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Could 24/7 News Be Harming Your Metal Health?

Could 24/7 News Be Harming Your Metal Health?

Not so long ago, we consumed our news in two, maybe three big chunks. Over breakfast with the morning paper; after dinner with the evening news; and occasionally, if something monumental happened, during a breaking news alert. Now, not only is news a 24-hour-a-day business, you can’t escape it. It’s all …

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Finding, Treating Colon Cancer Early is Key

Although colon cancer screening rates have improved nationwide – and here in Kentucky – from just a few years ago, they are not where they need to be. In 2012, only about 66 percent of Kentuckians who should have been screened for colorectal cancer were. That’s far better than the …

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7 Myths about Omega-3 Fish Oil

7 Myths about Omega-3 Fish Oil

By BO MARTINSEN, MD Fish oil is now the most commonly used non-vitamin, non-mineral supplement in the USA, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. But as omega-3 has grown in popularity, so has the misinformation and confusion about this powerful nutrient. Let’s clear up some of the most …

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At Lexington Diagnostic Center, We Love Our Doctors…

Lexington Diagnostic Center

When you hear the word doctor, your mind naturally goes to those physicians with whom you interact – your family doctor, cardiologist, even the physician who treated you in the emergency department. Patients don’t often realize that there are many other physicians involved in their care; doctors they never see. …

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3 Things Are Making You Fat!

3 Things Are Making You Fat

Dr. Pearce, D.C. Health and nutrition can be very overwhelming. The doctor on TV says one thing, your friends say another, the latest book claims something totally different, and you are left confused and not making any changes. So let’s get simple. I am going to break down the three most …

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Six-Step Guide to Protecting Kidney Health

Most people know that a major function of the kidneys is to remove waste products and excess fluid from the body. There are two kidneys, each about the size of a fist, located on either side of the spine at the lowest level of the rib cage. Each kidney contains up …

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Diabetes Mellitus Part l

Diabetes Mellitus Part l

By Frank G. Vice, DVM, BS Pharm In discussing one of the most common metabolic diseases facing Americans today, it seems appropriate to briefly describe the history of this malady.  The first known description of patients experiencing symptoms of this dreaded condition was reported in ancient writings dating as far back …

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Invited

Invited

By Jodi Thomas Have you ever felt rejected?  Or uninvited?  Or not included?  It’s a feeling most of us are familiar with.  That awful feeling of finding out there was a function where everyone was invited, except you.  Whether it’s a group of 3, 13, or 30, it always stings.  It …

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Make a Vow to Lower Blood Pressure and Limit Sodium Intake during American Heart Month

Make a Vow to Lower Blood Pressure and Limit Sodium Intake during American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month and as a leading community-based network committed to improving the nation’s health, the YMCA of Central Kentucky urges everyone to help prevent heart disease by lowering your blood pressure. Two ways to keep the pressure off your heart are by monitoring your blood pressure and …

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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 …

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