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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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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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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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Lexington Clinic Leads the Way in Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment

Lexington Clinic Leads the Way in Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment

Breast cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer in women, with nearly a quarter of a million cases diagnosed annually, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Every day, 112 women lose their lives to breast cancer. Although the incidence of breast cancer has leveled off in the …

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Scary Good Healthy Halloween Ideas

Scary Good Healthy Halloween Ideas

By Monique Richard MS, RDN, LDN Fall is full of nature’s beautiful bounty, like buckets of crisp glistening apples, artist-palette dipped leaves, and fields piled with giant pumpkins and gourds. But beware. The beast of October can rear its ugly head, snatching up nutrients, crashing blood-sugar levels and overwhelming parents and …

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Tips for planning meals on a budget:

Tips for planning meals on a budget

Kellie McKinney, MS | Healthy Lifestyle columnist | Co-Founder of Two Nutrition Nuts Meal planning is great for saving time, but, ideally, it should save you money, as well. When you’re on a strict budget, meal planning can be quite the task. If you don’t have much money to work with …

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September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month – Ovarian Cancer: Silent but Deadly

Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer is one of the most deadly of women’s cancers. Each year, approximately 21,980 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. In 2014, approximately 14,270 women will die in the United States from this disease. It is estimated by the World Health Organization IARC department that there are over …

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Step up to better-fitting Kids’ Shoe

Step up to better-fitting Kids' Shoe

For most families, shoes are a major back-to-school investment. So choosing the right shoes – ones that fit properly, wear well and provide good support – is important. Unfortunately, most shoes today are purchased in self-serve shoe stores or even online … leaving parents with a job for which many …

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Celiac Disease: A Complex Autoimmune Disorder

Celiac Disease: A Complex Autoimmune Disorder

Celiac disease is a serious autoimmune disorder that can occur in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. It is estimated to affect 1 in 100 people worldwide. Two and one-half million Americans are undiagnosed and are at risk for long-term health complications. …

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