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What is Overactive Bladder?

What is Overactive Bladder

Overactive Bladder (OAB) isn’t a disease. It’s the name of a group of urinary symptoms. The most common symptom of OAB is a sudden urge to urinate that you can’t control. Some people will leak urine when they feel this urge. Having to urinate many times during the day and night is another symptom of OAB. As many as 30 …

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November is American Diabetes Month

Diabetes Month

Diabetes is a problem with your body that causes blood glucose (sugar) levels to rise higher than normal. This is also called hyperglycemia. When you eat, your body breaks food down into glucose and sends it into the blood. Insulin then helps move the glucose from the blood into your cells. When glucose enters your cells, it is either used as …

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November is National Family Caregivers Month

Sleep Like a King

Caregiving can be a 24-hours a day/7-days a week job. Caring for a senior with Alzheimer’s or a child with special needs can be non-stop. Providing care around the clock can crowd out other important areas of life. And you never know when you will need to rush to the hospital or leave work at the drop of a hat. …

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The Pastor, The Widow, and The Doctor

The Pastor, The Widow, and The Doctor

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church A pastor went to visit a widow. She greeted him with a warm smile. She invited the pastor in and offered him a cup of coffee. As they sat at the kitchen table in her modest home and talked the pastor began to realize how poor the widow was. Not …

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LMH Patient Portal Allows Patients to Manage Health Care Conveniently

LMH Patient Portal Allows Patients to Manage Health Care Conveniently

The Licking Memorial Hospital (LMH) Patient Portal is an online tool that allows patients to manage their health care safely, securely and conveniently.  Whether at home, at work or on vacation, the LMH Patient Portal (https://My.LMHealth.org) can be accessed on a computer, smartphone or tablet using a web browser.  The Patient Portal also offers an app that may be downloaded …

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Sleep Like a King

Sleep Like a King

Sleep Outfitters Details Benefits of Upgrading to King size By Adam Turner Sleep needs space. There are aspects of your life where frugality and moderation are undeniably virtues. Few will debate the benefits of sticking to a healthy diet, committing to a regular workout routine, or following a reasonable budget. They’re pillars of a life well lived! Sometimes in life, however, …

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Breast & Cervical Cancer Project (BCCP)

Breast & Cervical Cancer Project (BCCP)

You’ve heard it before, “You can’t pour from an empty cup; take care of yourself first.” Before the hustle and bustle of the happiest time of the year begins, schedule your mammogram and pap screening. Take care of yourself. All women are at risk for breast cancer. The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that women age 40 to 49 …

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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 children alike. It’s not the ghouls and goblins or mysteries …

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Breast Cancer Facts

2017 Breast Cancer Facts

• About 1 in 8 U.S. women – 12.4% – will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. • In 2017, an estimated 255,180 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men and women, along with 63,410 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer (also known as carcinoma in situ). About 40,610 women …

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The Advantage of Having a Nurse as Your Massage Therapist 

The Advantage of Having a Nurse as Your Massage Therapist

Nurses care for their patients by tracking their vital signs, dispensing medications, charting their progress and administering treatments.  An age-old treatment which is gaining new respect in the healthcare field is massage.  According to the Mayo Clinic, studies have determined massage reduces pain, stress and muscle tension, and may help many other disorders, including digestive disorders, fibromyalgia and anxiety.  Combining massage …

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