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CTs, MRIs Without the Expense, with All the Comforts of Family

Dr. Jason Harris, Medical Director & Owner

When something mysterious or unknown is happening with your health, it’s entirely natural to be worried. You want to know, as soon as possible, what’s going on, if it can be fixed, how long it will take to get better, and how much it will cost. Often, diagnostic testing will …

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Substance Use Treatment Programs Are Available in Central Kentucky… Here, Now

Substance Use Treatment Programs Are Available in Central Kentucky… Here, Now

Substance use is one of the most important public health and safety issues facing the Commonwealth. Over the past 10 years, the number of Kentuckians who have died from drug overdoses has steadily climbed. In 2016, according to the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy, more than 1,400 Kentuckians lost their …

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Make Time for Healthy Family Dinners

Make Time for Healthy Family Dinners

Soon, the kids will be back in school and the mad rush will be on to juggle after-school activities with work schedules, family and church commitments, homework and other day-to-day responsibilities. Let’s be honest: When families are overscheduled and overcommitted, something has to give. All too often, that something is healthy, …

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How to Approach Senior Care for a Loved One with a Memory Loss

How to Approach Senior Care for a Loved One with a Memory Loss

Bringing up the topic of senior care support with a loved one can difficult, but the situation is even more fraught when that person suffers from a mental health issue, such as memory loss. Many family caregivers are left wondering how to approach the subject, worried about upsetting their elderly …

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Personal Finance 101: A primer for college students (and their parents)

College

College is a time of transition, a period in which adolescents become adults and assume greater responsibility for themselves. Sure, Mom and Dad are still there, but by the end of that four-year degree, things will change! One of the most important things college students learn in their journey to independence …

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Helping Kids Discover Their Potential at the Y

Helping Kids Discover Their Potential at the Y

Every new school year – whether it’s kindergarten or junior high – brings with it aspirations and dreams for both parents and children. But back to school can also be a time of stress, as families adopt new routines; students adjust to new teachers, new schools and new classes; and parents …

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When the rock in your shoe is something else

Rock in Your Shoe is Something Else Lexington

By Dr. Nicole Freels, FACAOM As human beings, we often delude ourselves into thinking health issues will resolve without help. Sadly, this is rarely the case and people suffer needlessly as a result. When it comes to foot problems, this is especially true, considering that the average person walks 3,000 …

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5 Back-to-School Confidence Boosters for Your Kids

5 Back-to-School Confidence Boosters for Your Kids

By Susan Merrill The first day of school at my house ran the gamut from, “I am so excited to go back to school!” to “My stomach hurts. I don’t want to go to school.” In other words, there were years my kids couldn’t wait to go back, and there were …

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20 Ways Music Can Improve Your Health

20 Ways Music Can Improve Your Health

Here in Lexington, we have access to a lot of live music.  Music is the universal language and makes us feel good.  Read on to learn how listening to tunes can ramp up your health. 1. Ease pain. Music can meaningfully reduce the perceived intensity of pain, especially in geriatric care, …

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Executive Functioning is at the Heart of an ADHD Diagnosis

Executive Functioning is at the Heart of an ADHD Diagnosis

How Parents/Educators Can Support Students with ADHD By Jane N. Hannah, Ed.D Over summer break, I was in a hospital elevator carrying a new book on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and a person on the elevator inquired about the book. She commented that her son was just diagnosed with ADHD, …

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