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Community Members Honor LMHS Physicians for National Doctors’ Day

Community Members Honor LMHS Physicians for National Doctors’ Day

National Doctors’ Day provides the opportunity to honor physicians throughout the U.S. each year who guide and treat patients to positively impact their health.  During the month of March, Licking Memorial Health Systems (LMHS) celebrates the Medical Staff and their dedicated service.  Patients from the community also are invited to recognize physicians by giving a donation to Licking Memorial Health Foundation …

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Booze V. Snooze: Sleep Outfitters Shares Why Drinking and Sleep Make Poor Bedmates

Sleep Outfitters

By Adam Turner We’ve all been plagued at times by tossing-turning-sleepless nights. When such unwelcome developments attack our sleep cycles, it can be tempting to seek out alternative solutions, shortcuts to slumber. For some, this shortcut might be sleeping medicine, tiny pills and purple liquids designed to trick us into sedation. For others, this may be eating till submission, your brain …

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The War On Lung Disease: Traditional Treatments vs Stem Cell Therapy

The War On Lung Disease

War is hell—particularly when the battleground is inside your own lungs. Unfortunately, for millions of Americans, chronic lung diseases such as COPD, pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema seem to be winning that war. Across the U.S. 6.3% of the adult population (roughly 15 million people) have been diagnosed with COPD—a prevalence that is predominantly seen within adults older than 65. Worse …

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March is National Nutrition Month – Put Your Best Fork Forward

March is National Nutrition Month - Put Your Best Fork Forward

By Monique Richard MS, RDN, LDN It’s time for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ annual National Nutrition Month® celebration, and the theme for 2017 is “Put Your Best Fork Forward,” reminding us that using this tool wisely and concisely can yield some positive changes to our health and habits. One small change at a time, like actively choosing what is …

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Colorectal Cancer is Preventable, Treatable and Beatable

Colorectal Cancer is Preventable, Treatable and Beatable

Colon Cancer is often a silent disease that has no symptoms. On average, lifetime risk is one in twenty people will develop colon cancer. This is a cancer that is preventable. Beginning at age 50 (age 45 for African Americans according to American College of Gastroenterology), all men and women should be screened for colorectal cancer. The colorectal cancer screening …

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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 to a million functioning units called nephrons. A nephron consists …

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March Madness?

March Madness

It’s that time of year again; we are on the brink of springtime. It is a time of shortening darkness, lengthening lawns, budding flowers, and increasing activity. It is a time of newness and growth, but it can be easy to forget that when the weather is so fickle and when it’s hard to shake off those winter blues. But into …

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5 Ways Home Sellers Can Prepare for the Spring Market

5 Ways Home Sellers Can Prepare for the Spring Market

By Michele Lerner With spring being the busiest time for real estate, homeowners planning to put their homes on the market shouldn’t wait for flowers to bloom before getting ready to sell. Having a few months to prepare can make for a much smoother selling experience. If you’re a prospective home seller, here are five things you can do now to …

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The Heart Truth Every Woman Needs to Know about Heart Disease

The Heart Truth Every Woman Needs to Know about Heart Disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women in the United States.  It also kills more people than all forms of cancer combined.  The Red Dress is the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness.  It is a red alert that heart disease is the number one killer of women, and an urgent reminder to every woman to …

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The Health Benefits of Kindness

The Health Benefits of Kindness

Kindness is contagious. The positive effects of kindness are experienced in the brain of everyone who witnessed the act, improving their mood and making them significantly more likely to “pay it forward.” This means one good deed in a crowded area can create a domino effect and improve the day of dozens of people! KINDNESS INCREASES: Oxytocin:  The Love Hormone Witnessing …

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