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Diabetes Myths

Diabetes Myths

There are many myths about diabetes that make it difficult for people to believe some of the hard facts – such as diabetes is a serious and potentially deadly disease. These myths can create a picture of diabetes that is not accurate and full of stereotypes and stigma. Get the …

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The consequences of hearing loss are often underestimated

The consequences of hearing loss are often underestimated

By Ann L. Rhoten, Au.D., CCC/A Baby Boomers – those born between 1946 and 1964 – have had a profound and lasting impact on American society, changing every facet of life as they moved from childhood through adolescence, from adulthood to middle age and now, into their senior years. The aging …

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Mountain Games debut Sept. 3 at Heritage Farm

Mountain Games debut Sept. 3

By Lauren Breece, Marshall University Student You need to throw a tomahawk. Not your speed? How about shoveling some coal or walking a steel beam? That – and more – is what the Mountain Games are all about. Join fellow Appalachians on Saturday, Sept. 3, during this first-ever celebration of …

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9 Out of 10 Strokes Could Be Prevented, Study Finds

9 Out of 10 Strokes Could Be Prevented, Study Finds

High blood pressure is the most important controllable risk factor. Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability, but the vast majority of strokes are preventable, according to a new study. Researchers discovered that 10 controllable risk factors account for 90 percent of all strokes worldwide. Of these modifiable …

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Your Attitude Determines Your Altitude

Your Attitude Determines Your Altitude

Life-giving Attitude Part One: The Top FivePercent By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church In my twenties, I was fortunate enough be in sales for a number of years. As in most sales careers, training on social interaction for the purpose of making the sale is imperative, …

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Children deserve healthy feet, too!

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 …

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Lexar Labs: Genetic Testing Helps Physicians Match Medication to Patient

Lexar Labs: Genetic Testing

Most medications available today – whether prescription or over the counter – were developed using a “one size fits all” approach. Indeed, it wasn’t until relatively recently that pharmaceutical companies began including women in clinical trials of new medications. Faced with a wide array of medications designed to treat the same …

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Learn to swim at the YMCA. It’s a skill for life!

Learn to swim at the YMCA

Whether it’s boating on the Rough River, tubing in the Daniel Boone Forest, or jumping into the neighbor’s backyard pool, there is something special about water. We are drawn to beaches and shorelines, fishing spots, slow-running streams, waterfalls and public pools alike. Sadly, according to the Center for Disease Control and …

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Dealing with Substance Abuse in the Workplace Requires Recognition, Commitment, and Compassion

Workplace Requires Recognition

There is no doubt that substance abuse – alcohol, illicit drugs, and prescriptions – is detrimental to individuals, families and communities. What we may not always consider is the effect of substance abuse in the workplace. The National Office of Drug Control Policy estimates that drug abuse costs the U.S. …

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RESPITE CARE

RESPITE CARE

More than 34 million Americans provided unpaid care to a relative or family member sometime in the past 12 months, according to a Caregiving in the U.S. 2015, a study published by the AARP and the National Alliance for Caregivers. Not surprisingly, the study found the “typical” unpaid caregiver was a …

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