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Jamie Lober is a Staff Writer for Health & Wellness Magazine

DENTAL HEALTH 101 - AN OVERVIEW OF TRENDS AND TOPICS IN DENTISTRY

The Louisville Courier-Journal reported some statistics that were far from praiseworthy regarding Kentucky’s status when it comes to dental health. The newspaper said dental and oral health problems, such as cancer or other diseases of the mouth and gums, remain a significant challenge in Kentucky.

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BOTH KIDS AND ADULTS SPORT BRACES THESE DAYS

More and more people are becoming aware not only of the aesthetics but the health benefits associated with a beautiful smile. This has motivated many individuals to seek orthodontic treatment, otherwise known as braces.

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WOMEN ENCOURAGED TO HAVE BREAST HEALTH SCREENINGS

 “After lung cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer there is for women, and it is on the increase,” said Dr. Art McLaughlin, oncology radiologist at Baptist Health Women’s Diagnostic Center in Louisville.

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CHOOSE THE RIGHT SHOES FOR YOUR ACTIVITY

When you’re choosing shoes for a particular activity – be it running, tennis or aerobics – being practical and comfortable are the two most important things to consider.  We recommend a gym shoe that is close toed and has a non-skid tread on it,” said Melissa Miller of Transformation Personal Training.

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WORKING WITH A PERSONAL TRAINER

Celebrities aren’t the only ones who can utilize the expertise of personal trainers. Whether you are a beginner or advanced when it comes to fitness, there are definite advantages of seeking guidance from a personal trainer. It is even more affordable than you probably believe.

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MOVING YOUR FAMILY TO A HEALTHIER DIET

Making lifestyle changes is not a task you should complete alone. This is especially true when you change to a healthier diet.  “The best success occurs when the entire family is working on it together and supporting each other,” said Dr. Stephen Daniels, pediatrician and spokesman for the American Heart Association.

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SAFE CAMPING

Some people love the great outdoors and are willing to pitch a tent in the nearest glade and set up a rustic campsite. Other people prefer to camp with all the comforts of home in an RV or trailer. (This is often called “glamping.”) Whatever your preference, being prepared is essential for a safe and successful camping trip.

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RESHAPING YOUR BODY AFTER EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS

When you are educated about what to expect and have a plan in place, you can look and feel better after extreme weight loss. The American Heart Association (AHA) reports about 70 percent of Americans are overweight, and more than one-third are obese, so there is a real push to lose weight in this country.

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PERSONAL TRAINING

If you’re looking for a safe, effective program that will help you get toned, become more flexible or lose weight, personal training could be for you.  A personal trainer will teach you proper form and technique to keep you safe and injury free. But first, he or she needs to know what your goals are – whether you want to lose weight,….

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WOMEN AND MIGRAINES

If you suffer from migraines, you’re not alone. “Migraine is the third most prevalent illness in the world, affecting about a billion people, which is about 18 percent of American women,” said Cathy Glaser, president of the Migraine Research Foundation.   Since migraine is a complicated disease, all women are affected differently.

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SHOULD YOU CHOOSE FREE RANGE LIVESTOCK?

For farmers, free-range livestock has become a hot topic of conversation.  “Kentucky has 37,000 beef producers and is the largest cattle state east of the Mississippi,” said Katelyn Hawkins, general member of the beef council of the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association. From a health standpoint, whether you choose free range or…..

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OPTICIANS AND OPHTHALMOLOGISTS: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

Both opticians and ophthalmologists play a pivotal role in helping you keep your eyes healthy. If you’re not sure how the specialties differ, you’re not alone. The National Consumers’ League conducted a survey that revealed about 30 percent of consumers nationwide don’t know the difference between the two professions.

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GETTING STARTED AND STICKING WITH IT

As we kick off 2018, you may be thinking about resolutions pertaining to your health and fitness. It’s easy to determine some ways to improve your physical, mental and emotional well-being. However, it’s not always as simple to stay motivated and make the new commitments part of your lifestyle.

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TRAINER OFFERS ADVICE FOR GETTING HEALTHY AND FIT IN THE NEW YEAR

When it comes to planning for a new and improved you in the New Year, it is important to take one step at a time.  “You need to transform your brain before you transform your body, so we need to get people to think right,” said Joe Olliges, owner/operator at Trainer Joe’s.

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RECOGNIZING AND COPING WITH MENTAL ILLNESS

January – the beginning of a new year – is a good time to consider your mental wellness. “We all have mental health,” said Marcie Timmerman, executive director of Mental Health America of Kentucky. “It is a spectrum between how bad it might be, such as one bad day, or something clinically relevant.”

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MENTAL HEALTH SCREENINGS CAN HELP THE FAMILY

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) strongly urges people to get a mental health screening – the earlier the better. The alliance reports approximately 50 percent of chronic mental health conditions begin by age 14 years and 75 percent begin by age 24 years. NAMI wants to bridge the gap between the time….

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BONE DENSITY SCREENINGS PROMOTE GOOD HEALTH

Getting preventive screenings is one of the best measures you can take to promote good general health. If you are concerned you have a certain condition because it runs in your family or age group, there may be a test for it. It’s a good idea to have a bone density test if you are a woman approaching senior age.

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ARTHRITIS: SERIOUS DISEASE AFFECTS ONE IN FIVE PEOPLE

You probably know someone who is affected by arthritis. It may even be you.  “There are almost 56 million people, or more than one in five, who have arthritis,” said Marcy O’Koon, senior director in consumer health at the Arthritis Foundation.

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WHAT’S NEW IN ALZHEIMER’S RESEARCH

The Alzheimer’s Association is front and center when it comes to new discoveries related to Alzheimer’s disease. The majority of the association’s funding goes toward research and there are always new clinical trials starting.

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SENIORS, PNEUMONIA AND THE FLU

The Alzheimer’s Association is front and center when it comes to new discoveries related to Alzheimer’s disease. The majority of the association’s funding goes toward research and there are always new clinical trials starting.

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MAKE SURE YOUR YOUNG ATHLETE HAS A SPORTS PHYSICAL

Sports are an excellent way to keep your child in shape and socializing with his peers. Be aware of the necessity of the pre-participation physical examination.  “Different levels of competition require different things in the sports physical,” said Dr. Carolyn Hettrich, associate professor and vice chair for research at

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SPORTS INJURY PREVENTION SHOULD BE A TOP PRIORITY

Playing sports can be a lot of fun, but it also requires taking precautions to avoid getting hurt. Taking preventative measures is equally as important as learning how to pitch perfectly or use the best technique when hitting, kicking or throwing a ball.

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PREPARING TO CONCEIVE - MAKE MAINTAINING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE YOUR PRIORITY

There are many great resources in the community for women preparing to conceive, including gynecologists, internists and healthcare professionals at the Women, Infant and Children (WIC) program at the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department. This program is income-based nutrition education for….

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INFERTILITY AFFECTS BOTH WOMEN AND MEN

It may surprise you to know men and women can be affected by infertility almost equally. The American Pregnancy Association names declining sperm counts, testicular abnormalities and decreased reach of climax as causes of infertility in men.

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UNDERSTANDING BIRTH CONTROL PILLS

Before deciding to take birth control pills, do your research and understand what they will do for you. Every woman makes the decision to use birth control for different reasons.  “There are women as young as 14 starting birth control pills, all the way up through women who have not gone through menopause….

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MENOPAUSE: A NORMAL NATURAL EVENT

Menopause is the time when a woman stops having monthly periods. It is also commonly viewed as the end of the reproductive years. It usually occurs around age 50. The North American Menopause Society says menopause is a normal, natural event.

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NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIANS PROMOTE HEALTH IN A NATURAL MANNER

People looking into alternatives to traditional medicine may want to consider a naturopathic physician. The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (www.naturopathic.org) defines them as professionals who diagnose, prevent and treat acute and chronic illness and restore and establish optimal health by….

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THE BACK-TO-SCHOOL PHYSICAL

As you get your child ready to go back to school, you probably have a long checklist. Along with school supplies, a fashionable wardrobe and a new backpack, don’t overlook the back-to- school physical. You want to start the school year off the right – healthy – way.

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BETTER SLEEP = BETTER HEALTH

As the new school year begins, one of the best things parents can do for their young learners is to make sure they get enough sleep every night. Sleep makes a difference in school performance. The National Sleep Foundation (www.sleepfoundation.org) (NSF) recommends children ages 6-13 years….

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CONFRONTING THE DRUG EPIDEMIC

According to the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy (KODCP), addiction has reached epidemic levels in this state due to rampant heroin and painkiller abuse. Heroin is one of the most fatal because in addition to being highly addictive, there is no way to know exactly what you are buying….

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UNDERAGE DRINKING PREVENTION

Alcoholism is a public health issue that affects all ages and does not discriminate, even among youth.  “The majority of our statistics regarding underage drinking have decreased in recent years,” said Tara McGuire, statewide alcohol prevention enhancement specialist at Bluegrass Prevention.

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HALLOWEEN SAFETY

Fall is here, which means Halloween is right around the corner. As a parent, you want to be selective about the Halloween activities in which your child partakes. Kentucky Emergency Management says if you plan to carve a pumpkin, keep tools out of your child’s hands. Instead, suggest letting him clean out the pumpkin by….

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BREAST SELF-AWARENESS CAN GUARD YOUR HEALTH

According to KentuckyOne Health, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women today, next to skin cancer. The best defenses against breast cancer are knowing your body and getting appropriate screenings, such as a mammogram and breast ultrasound, so you can detect any issues when they are….

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THE ROLE OF THE SPEECH THERAPIST

According to KentuckyOne Health, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women today, next to skin cancer. The best defenses against breast cancer are knowing your body and getting appropriate screenings, such as a mammogram and breast ultrasound, so you can detect any issues when they are….

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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS PROVIDE HOPE

“Occupational therapists work to help people be more independent in whatever occupation they have,” said OT Camille Skubik-Peplaski. The task could be anything from writing a check or their name to riding a bike. The setting is equally broad and can be a neonatal intensive care unit or a physical disability or mental health facility.

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WINTER IS A PRIME TIME FOR TUMMY TROUBLES

The American Academy of Pediatrics says children can have recurrent abdominal pain just as adults. Causes can include overeating, gas, constipation, food intolerance, intestinal infections, food poisoning, urinary tract infections, appendicitis and serious medical conditions.

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