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Promoting Healthier Living in Your Community • Physical • Emotional

PREMIERE ISSUE 2011

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Physical Therapy What’s in it For You page 12

How Managing Relationships WILL Reduce Your Stress page 6 Cooking Up Healthy Ballpark Favorites page 10

Get Back to Living... Faster page 22


letter from the owner Welcome to the Premiere Issue of Healthy Cells Magazine — Western Kentucky! You have opened this magazine because you care about your health. So do we! Every article in this publication will provide you with useful information pertaining to physical, nutritional and emotional health that you can refer to again and again. The majority of the articles will be written by local health professionals. In each issue look for: 1. The latest updates on nutrition and exercise, as well as perspectives on physical and emotional health. 2. Connections to respected local health care providers who can communicate their expertise to meet your needs. 3. Valuable community resources, whether medical, business or non-profit, that can improve your life and the lives of future generations. It’s exciting for the Western Kentucky area to have its own edition of Healthy Cells Magazine. This great publication will join the family of Illinois Healthy Cells Magazines that include Peoria, Bloomington, and Springfield/Decatur, along with St. Louis, MO, the Quad Cities in IA/IL, and Hattiesburg, MS. Several other cities will soon have their own local health magazine as well. Healthy Cells Magazine was first published in March of 1999 in the greater Peoria area. Since that time it has grown due to the generosity of its readers, advertisers and the loyal medical community. You will find this FREE magazine in a wide range of locations throughout the Western Kentucky area. This copy is yours to keep or to pass along to someone who can use it. My thanks go to the advertisers in this magazine. They are committed to helping YOU live a healthy lifestyle. When you visit their businesses, please tell them you saw their ad in Healthy Cells Magazine. They will be delighted to serve you!

“Our goal is to provide you with the information you need to live a healthier life.”

Sincerely,

Kelly Rosa, Owner Healthy Cells Magazine, Western Kentucky

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PREMIERE ISSUE

2011 Volume 1, Issue 1

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Emotional: How Managing Relationships WILL Reduce your Stress

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Physical: Living Life to its Fullest

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Nutritional: Cooking Up Healthy Ballpark Favorites

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Senior Program: New Beginnings Program at Massac Memorial Hospital

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Safety: Falls Prevention Among Older Americans

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Prostate Health: “That Surgery Can Make a Guy Impotent”

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Financial Health: Seven Tips to Avoid Getting Scammed by Your Insurance Agent

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This Month’s Cover Story:

Physical Therapy: What’s in It for You

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For advertising information, contact Kelly Rosa, owner at 309-696-3694, kelly@healthycellsmagazine.com

Body Health: The Health Benefits Of Wine

Healthy Cells Magazine is a division of:

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Extended Stay: Midas Hospitality Breaks Ground on New Fairfield Inn & Suites

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Custom Care: Get Back To Living… Faster

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Woman’s Health: Profile Perfect Even After Breast Surgery

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In The Community: Jackson Purchase Medical Center Offers Educational Events

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Mission: The objective of Healthy Cells Magazine is to promote a stronger health-conscious community by means of offering education and support through the cooperative efforts among esteemed health and fitness professionals in the Western Kentucky area. Healthy Cells Magazine is intended to heighten awareness of health and fitness information and does not suggest diagnosis or treatment. This information is not a substitute for medical attention. See your healthcare professional for medical advice and treatment. The opinions, statements, and claims expressed by the columnists, advertisers, and contributors to Healthy Cells Magazine are not necessarily those of the editors or publisher. Healthy Cells Magazine is available FREE in high traffic locations throughout the Western Kentucky area, including medical facilities and other waiting rooms. Healthy Cells Magazine welcomes contributions pertaining to healthier living in the Western Kentucky area. Limelight Communications, Inc. assumes no responsibility for their publication or return. Solicitations for articles shall pertain to physical, emotional, and nutritional health only.


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emotional

How Managing Relationships WILL Reduce your Stress By Lacie Johnson, Gold Coast Advisors, LLC

Lacie Johnson has been selling, servicing, customizing, and training on Contact Relationship Management Software since 2005. She has a background in many different CRM platforms, and offers consulting and analysis to determine the best fit for each individual provider based on her intimate knowledge, understanding, and study of their unique needs. In addition to CRM solutions, she is a leading E-Marketing strategist designing marketing initiatives, and working with full service marketing firms to brand and polish the most refined Branded Presence for each of her clients. A native of Hampton Roads, Virginia, Lacie relocated to Paducah KY with the USCG where her husband is an active duty warrant officer. They have one small son, two dogs, and reside in the Lone Oak area.

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elationship Management is a lost art, and yet it is the ultimate recipe for success. Most people don’t know where to even begin when thinking about how to manage their time, resources, and initiatives in making people feel like that are valued and appreciated. Because many people fail miserably at this, and thus their businesses and their organizations suffer the consequences, I have suggested 5 reasons a Contact Relationship Software Solution can reduce your stress. There is no need to struggle with this process anymore! 1. Work Smarter, Not Harder – Contact Relationship Management Software will organize you by establishing a centralized calendar for scheduling meetings, calls, to-dos, and other specialty tasks. This calendar can help schedule a series of appropriate tasks for such businesses like wedding planning, or event planning. This relieves stress when trying to determine whether tasks were finished on time, completed, and helps establish a clear picture of the next appropriate follow-up steps. Sharing a calendar and scheduling action items such as sales calls, emails, or tasks for additional team members can save time, and make workflow more efficient, effective, and meaningful.

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“Don’t leave your relationships and the details of them solely to memory. That type of database has limited functionality, and when it’s gone what you have built is gone with it.” 2. A  utomation is Key – Contact Relationship Management Software can relieve stress by automating mundane tasks such as email, marketing, and various other items. This is a huge time saver for most because it helps them manage their time and proceed with more urgent and pressing matters. It relieves stress by relying on automation to deliver the simple results, so that they can deliver the complex ones! 3. Your Data is Easily Accessible and Safe – Hosting your data in a “cloud” guarantees ease of mind in terms of accessibility, ease of retrieval, and security. No more worrying about your hard drive crashing, or whether you backed up your data. No more filling up your computer processes with extra junk that slows you down, and takes up all your space! That is a worry of the past and a huge de-stresser. 4. Word Processing Made simple – with mail merge, customized templates for labels, holiday cards, and so on, what took you hours and sometimes days to prepare can be accomplished with a couple clicks of the mouse. This frees you up to be more efficient and to make the most of your time. Histories of all documents sent to your contacts can also be reassuring, and more accurate in terms of targeting your audience and decreased duplicate efforts. 5. Shared solution offers greater benefit – When you can see, hear, and feel the tone of all interactions with a contact, your service to them is going to be more careful, thoughtful, and intentional. This will result in fulfilling relationships, satisfied customers, and less stressful confrontations. When you share details about them with your team members, it creates a more intimate, personal interaction and a more comfortable place for them to share and contribute. It enriches your experience with them and relates a stress free experience to them. To conclude, CRM software is the future of all industries, and is an integral part of client service. Seeing the full picture is better than relaying a partial message over and over again, and hoping for a comprehensive result. This is the way most businesses are run and what can cause the most stress for consumers and service providers. Be proactive! Help relieve this tension and set yourself apart. Furthermore, don’t leave your relationships and the details of them solely to memory. That type of database has limited functionality, and when it’s gone what you have built is gone with it. CRM makes sense for your business. It makes sense for your customer service. It makes sense for your success! It distributes your stress to a software solution, and not a human one: A win-win for all benefactors!

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physical

Living Life to its Fullest By Jennifer C. Wyatt, Ed.D., C.P.C.

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he arrival of summer brings with it the excitement of warm weather and beauty of vibrant colors. We see new growth all around us. We are reminded by the changing of the seasons, that our own lives are in constant transformation. We are the architects of our own story. There are essentially two ways that we can navigate through our days here on Earth. We can do life or we can live life. The beauty is that we have a choice. We have a choice in how we respond, how we react, how we view, how we perceive. As you are reading this article, I challenge you to pause and ponder this very important question, “How am I experiencing my life?” “Doing” life- Most of us are busy rushing through the daily chores and tasks of our everyday lives. We mindlessly go through the motions of our day and believe that we have little control over what happens in our lives. Even though we may be viewed as successful in our careers, our businesses and our families, individuals who are doing life often experience a disconnect in relationships and diminished purpose. When we are doing life, we are merely passive participants in our environment. “Living” life- Living life is about choosing to take initiative and be an active participant. Individuals who choose to live life infuse meaning and purpose into activities, their work and their perspective. When living life, a problem becomes a possibility…a conflict becomes a collaboration…an obstacle becomes an opportunity. Our perspective shifts and our eyes begin to see at deeper depths. I recently spoke at a leadership conference at a private university in Georgia. After my presentation, one of the participants asked me, “You have such enthusiasm for your life and it is obvious that you love what you are doing. How can I find that same passion for my life?” I simply said, “You can have that same passion for your life. You just have to be internally motivated to live it. It is hard work and it is something I prioritize every day. I am grateful to have that choice.” Over the next several moments, I continued to speak with this young lady about her priorities, her ability to cope with stress and her desire to make lasting behavior changes. Instead of hearing about her desire to become

more passionate about her career, I began to hear excuses of why she believed her career was doomed and her life would be unsuccessful. During our conversation, I quickly learned that she was less interested in living a life with passion and more interested in a quick fix or a cram course in Living Life 101. Not everyone is ready to live life at this present moment. Some of you reading this article may be filled with excuses like “I don’t have time” or “I don’t have anyone that supports me in this change.” It doesn’t mean that you will never choose to live life, but that today may not be that day. Others of you have read this article and have had an idea planted. This idea will continue to grow and be nurtured through your choices. But for some people reading this article, today is the day that you will make the conscious decision to live life. Today is a day to celebrate a new beginning! As an executive/life coach, I empower individuals and organizations to envision their lives and their companies through this new perspective. I have a regional private practice where I see clients on a weekly basis, and a large virtual practice where I coach individuals throughout the country with the use of technology. I assist my clients in setting and achieving meaningful goals, making lasting behavior changes and developing individual growth. Through executive/life coaching, my clients experience measurable results and honest feedback. My job is to act as a confidential thought partner, a cheerleader and a strategist. For those of you who are ready to live a life of meaning and purpose, I have a gift for you. The first 50 readers who contact me at Jennifer@HerExecutiveCoach.com or 270.331.0877 will receive a complimentary coaching consultation designed to jump-start your success. Don’t let this blessing pass you by!!! Dr. Jennifer Wyatt is an entrepreneur, Certified Professional Coach and adjunct college professor. She is the owner of Her Executive Coach, a coaching and consulting firm specializing in the professional development needs of individuals and organizations. Jennifer Wyatt boasts a diverse national corporate client registry including the industries of healthcare management, insurance, banking and finance, transportation, retail/spa, and education. Dr. Wyatt earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Mississippi, an Educational Specialist degree from Union University and is doctoral degree in Educational Leadership at Union University. Dr. Wyatt’s research interests include stress reduction, self-leadership and resiliency.

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nutritional

Cooking Up Healthy Ballpark Favorites Submitted By Jackson Purchase Medical Center www.jacksonpurchase.com

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ayfield, KY—You can eat healthy and still enjoy favorite ballpark food such as hot dogs and Cracker Jacks. This April, Jackson Purchase Medical Center brings fun ballpark food home—and makes it good for you. The tasty Ballpark Favorites featured on www. jacksonpurchase.com include easy recipes for delicious chili dogs, fries and even healthy caramel popcorn. Go to www.jacksonpurchase.com and click Health eCooking Recipes for classic baseball favorites that will make any day of the week feel like Opening Day. Root for the home team with easy, low-fat burgers, chili dogs and the best ice cream sandwiches. You’ll hit a kitchen home run when you make the scrumptious Cheese Steak Sandwiches featured on the new Health eCooking Video. Loaded with lean top round steak and cheese, these low fat cheese steak sandwiches taste great. They’re packed with protein too. And when you’re going to the ball game, bring along healthy peanuts and Cracker Jacks.

Preheat oven or toaster oven to 400°. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat until hot. Add onion and garlic and sauté for 5 minutes, or until onion is softened. Add steak slices and pepper and sauté for 10 minutes, or until browned. Stir in Worcestershire sauce and sauté for 1 minute. Turn off heat. Lay cheese slices over steak mixture and cover pan until cheese is melted. Cut a quarter off each pita to open the pocket. Fill each pita pocket with one-quarter of the steak mixture. Place stuffed pitas on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 2 to 3 minutes, or until pitas are warm. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings

Cheese Steak Sandwiches 1 tsp olive oil 1 large yellow onion, sliced thin 2 tsp finely chopped garlic 3/4 lb lean top round steak, sliced very thin 1/2 tsp black pepper 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce 3 slices low fat white American cheese 4 whole wheat pita breads (6 1/2-inch diameter)

Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories: 389; Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 69mg; Sodium: 610mg; Carbohydrates: 42g; Fiber: 6g; Protein: 37g Watch the video at: www. jacksonpurchase.com. Click Health eCooking recipes. Health-care publisher Baldwin Publishing (www.BaldwinPublishing.com) produces Health eCooking® for Jackson Purchase Medical Center. Go to www. jacksonpurchase.com to watch Health eCooking videos. Recipe Copyright © 2011 Baldwin Publishing. ® Health eCooking is a registered trademark of Baldwin Publishing.

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senior program

New Beginnings Program at Massac Memorial Hospital By Rachael Belford, RN, Massac Memorial Hospital

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e have been offering intensive outpatient services since September 7, 2010 and now have 13 patients enrolled. We provide group therapy for senior citizens or anyone with Medicare-Part B who might be struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, transitional changes, caregiver stress, loss of a loved one, or anyone having difficulty coping with health/ physical changes. Much of our senior population has become more isolated as their life progresses and finds themselves struggling with physical ailments, feelings of loneliness, confusion or despair but have nowhere to turn for help. We currently offer services five days a week, which include group therapy as well as individual and family counseling if needed. Our program is set up on a self-referral system, which encourages ANYONE to refer. We receive referrals from hospitals, doctor offices, home health care agencies, friends, neighbors and family remembers. If you have any questions please contact us at 618-524-7370, 28 Chick St., Metropolis, IL. 62960

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feature story

Physical Therapy: What’s in It for You

Bill Holt, DPT; Gordon Dugan, MPT; Debbie McDonald, Office Manager; Marvin Travis, PTA; Wanda Griggs, Receptionist; Rob Caturano, Owner and PT; Blaine Stokes, Technician

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rue or false: You’re more likely to hurt yourself by pushing a heavy cart along miles of nursing home corridors and helping 140pound patients out of bed, than by sitting at a desk, punching data into a computer. While jogging a 5k before breakfast, than while blasting virtual asteroids in a video game from the comfort of your sofa. It’s a trick question. The truth is, both active and sedentary lifestyles can be hard on muscles and bones. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, musculoskeletal complaints are the second most common reason for seeing a physician. They account for over 130 million visits annually: 21 million for back pain; 12 million for troublesome knees, 7.5 million for shoulder problems. In all, Americans miss almost 440 million days of work every year due to these and related symptoms, at a cost of nearly $850 billion to the economy, not to mention the toll in physical and emotional distress. Page 12 — Healthy Cells Magazine — Western Kentucky ­— Premiere 2011

Robert Caturano, PT, encounters those statistics personally, on a daily basis. A licensed physical therapist, Caturano is founder and owner of Biokinetics, Inc., a physical therapy practice specializing in orthopedics. “We see everything,” he says, “from young kids with sports injuries to people in their 90s with sore shoulders and hips.” They see a good number of work-related problems too, “especially computer station-related. People sit with a kind of forward head, and it hurts their cervical spine.” What does physical therapy offer? More important, does it work? Physical Therapy: An Overview Physical therapy is medical care designed to heal and prevent traumatic injuries and to manage chronic conditions. Courses of treatment are relatively conservative, based on proven practices.


That tradition guides Biokinetics’ philosophy. “We remain evidence-based in our treatment approaches,” Caturano explains. “We felt that with every kind of injury or condition, there are underlying factors that feed into that. We wanted to go beyond passive treatment of symptoms and tackle the underlying cause of these problems. It led us to really commit ourselves to looking at every angle as far as the literature is concerned, and what evidence is out there that would support certain treatments, and steered us away from marketing gimmicks and that kind of thing. We try simply to do the things that have some evidence that they’re going to work. I think that’s served us well over the years.” One result the literature supports is effectiveness in a wide range of the applications. As reported in various medical journals, therapistsupervised treatment and exercise programs have been shown to reduce need for medication and surgery in older patients with back pain; relieve back troubles during pregnancy; reduce length of ICU stays in recovering patients; and improve strength and fitness among people with type 2 diabetes. As with other practices, many Biokinetics patients are referred by area physicians; in most states however, referral is not necessary. (Four states have laws against direct access, or treating patients without a referral.) Caturano tries to encourage this opendoor policy: “We try to create an atmosphere that people are very

“We wanted to go beyond passive treatment of symptoms and tackle the underlying cause of these problems. It led us to really commit ourselves to looking at every angle as far as the literature is concerned, and what evidence is out there that would support certain treatments.” Premiere 2011 — Western Kentucky — ­ Healthy Cells Magazine — Page 13


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continued comfortable approaching us off the street or with a phone call and setting up an appointment with us.” Dollars and Cents Physical therapy is often a cost-effective solution to health care problems. Costs of services vary, depending on the treatment, the length of the session, the setting – a clinic compared to a hospital, for instance – and the part of the country. Efficiency and competence of the therapists also count. “We utilize the best evidence available to help guide our treatment frequency, duration and expectations for outcomes,” says Caturano. “We make a highly individualized exercise program the cornerstone of our treatment whenever possible.” One factor a therapist would consider in devising a program, for example, is a patient’s weight. Excess weight, Caturano notes, “does become an issue in how well one recovers. Some treatment options are off the table, simply because those (patients) that are too heavy or lack the necessary mobility are just unable to participate. We then have to go to slightly less effective exercises, which alters long-term outcomes.” In any case, he points out, for most conditions “physical therapy is obviously much less expensive than surgical options.” An emphasis on prevention and maintenance also helps to contain costs and improve results. “We try to foster a healthy lifestyle in people to help prevent other problems in the future as well. Often physical therapy is very affordable, especially if the patient is willing to be faithful to a home exercise program and following up with the therapist if results are not satisfactory. We do feel as though we are excellent when it comes to providing useful advice to patients, attaining positive results, giving the patients more than they expect.” Treatment is commonly covered by insurance plans, with possible restrictions. Some limit the number of visits, for example; others cover only physician-referred care. A new law in Kentucky requires that insurance co-payments for physical therapy treatments be no higher than those set for visits to a physician. Commitment to Professionalism People who think of physical therapy as a kind of exercise class may be surprised at the academic requirements for practitioners. A licensed physical therapist (or PT) holds a post-graduate degree, earned through a three-year regimen of that includes studies in biomechanics, neuroscience, pharmacology, and cardiology. Caturano himself started early. “When I was in high school, I had an assignment to write a report on a career of my choice. I came across physical therapy and thought it sounded interesting, and I never wavered from that. I’m one of the rare kids that went to college knowing exactly what I wanted to accomplish. And it’s never been off that path.” Caturano established Biokinetics in Paducah, Kentucky, in 1994. He explains the rationale behind the name: “The name Biokinetics can be used to convey a message. ‘Bio’ means pertaining to life. ‘Kinetics’ is forces related to motion.” To Caturano and his staff, that translates into “becoming experts in anything that would impair movement and quality of movement.” “Something I’ve been proud of over the years is our outcomes. We have very high patient satisfaction. It’s something that we’ve really striven for. I think we’ve gained a reputation for taking care of problems.”

Biokinetics, Inc operates in two locations: in Paducah, under the name of the Department of Biokinetics after merging with the Orthopaedic Institute of Western Kentucky (270-554-0378); and Calvert City (270-395-5588). Page 14 — Healthy Cells Magazine — Western Kentucky ­— Premiere 2011


safety

Fall Prevention

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Americans Submitted By Marilyn’s Medical Freedom

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here are some alarming statistics regarding the safety and health of seniors that are often overlooked and under reported. Nearly 16,000 people aged 65 and older die from injuries related to falls. Over 433,000 older adults are hospitalized, and nearly 1.8 million are treated in emergency rooms each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Although falls can happen anywhere, the bathroom is the most dangerous room in the home. Conventional bathtubs and showers are inherently dangerous especially for older adults. Grab bars mounted in various places can and do prevent falls and one might consider replacing towel bars with grab bars as people will naturally reach out to grab whatever is handy to prevent a fall but grab bars are much stronger than towel bars as they are designed for this. As we age and become more stiff and sore these may not be enough by themselves. Fortunately, there are other, better remedies at our disposal today and I’m referring to roll-in showers and walk-in tubs. Barrier-free, roll-in showers can be installed with sliding shower doors while you’re still in good health and later on if something does happen such as a stroke, the doors, track and threshold can be removed leaving a roll-across, rubber water retaining gasket and curtains in less than a day. Later on if your condition improves or you decide to sell your home the threshold, track and doors can be re-installed like it never happened. Those severely limited in mobility can now remain in their home with the aid of various lifting devices such as ceiling track lifts. These consist of an electrically operated lift that trolleys on a track throughout the home to gain access to beds, chairs, commodes and bathtubs with no lifting for the caregiver. Compared with the cost of a nursing home these modifications are very inexpensive and given the choice most people would much rather stay in their home in preference to a nursing facility. The government has designated September 22, the first day of fall, as National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. For more information on these and other mobility products contact one of the Certified Aging in Place Specialists at Marilyn’s Medical Freedom, 4860 Old Mayfield Rd. in Paducah, (800) 48-2022.


prostate health

“That Surgery Can Make a Guy Impotent” The first in a series of excerpts from “Making Love Again” By Virginia and Keith Laken The subject matter of this book is of a personal and explicit nature, and may not be suitable for younger or ultra-conservative readers.

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n Making Love Again, Virginia and Keith Laken describe in intimate detail their struggle with impotence. It is their struggle, even though it is Keith’s impotence. Together they recount the various treatments, the anxious moments and the false hopes, the good sex and the bad, the cures that weren’t. And they report the corresponding rise and fall of their relationship — all with such unreserved honesty that the book is a genuine pageturner.” — Psychology Today “Are you listening to me? That surgery can make a guy impotent! There’s no way I’d risk letting that happen to me!” “How can you say that?” I demanded, my voice becoming shrill. “How could you even think of risking your life for the sake of having sex?” “Having sex is what makes a man a man. If a guy can’t perform, he might as well hang it up.” “If you have cancer and you don’t get rid of it, you’re going to die long before you should.” Tears began to fill my eyes for the millionth time. “Then what would happen?” I asked forlornly. “I’d be left alone. A widow. And why? Because you want to have sex!” Keith gave me a hard stare, his blue eyes piercing. “Gin. Listen. To. Me.” He said, punctuating each word with increasing precision. “I keep telling you. This is not just about sex. It’s about life. What kind of life would I have if I couldn’t make love to you anymore? If I thought people didn’t respect me? What kind of life would that be?” “Hon, I know sex is important. I understand that. But sex isn’t everything. It’s not important to me that we have sex,” I reassured him, “only that I have you.”

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“That’s nice to hear!” he said sarcastically. “Well you might not care about having sex anymore Gin, but I do!” “And if my choice is to live longer and be half a man, or to live a shorter life with all my capabilities, you’d better believe I’d rather live a shorter, more fulfilling life!” We had been shocked, in January of 1993, when the doctors had first suggested a biopsy. Keith was only forty-seven years old at the


time — way too young for prostate cancer. But the blood work had indicated otherwise. When the first biopsy came back negative, we had wanted to believe we were safe. But the experience had been so disturbing we couldn’t shake it. Especially Keith. Ever the pragmatist, he had wanted to be prepared just in case, and understand all his options. So he’d started doing some research on prostate cancer and treatment choice. From the beginning, the two of us had looked at these options from different perspectives. I had thought any potential cancer should be totally removed from Keith’s body, and thus, I only had considered surgery. Our marriage was strong and supportive, our health good. Never did we think that cancer would enter our lives and cause us to start arguing so vehemently. Whenever we discussed the possibility of cancer or impotence, we lost our sense of humor, digressing quickly into touchy sarcasm that made it impossible to maintain a civil discussion. In January 1995, when it was time for Keith’s third prostate screening, we were both tired. We had been living in a kind of purgatory, enduring torturous waiting between yearly appointment, and always wondering if this time the cancer would be confirmed. The stress and uncertainty had taken a toll on us, and we talked about making this our last appointment ever. Dr. Barrett made a few notes in Keith’s chart, and then looked at us. The results, he said, were alarming. Not only had Keith’s PSA level risen once more, but Dr. Barrett could now feel a nodule on Keith’s prostate. Sure enough, he suggested the dreaded third biopsy. Keith refused. Emphatically. The physician reviewed the important factors of prostate cancer for both of us, emphasizing the high death rate. “Please reconsider,” added Dr. Barrett. We didn’t stay long after that. Keith quickly assured the physician he would think about “everything,” and promised to call within the week with his decision. The day after the appointment, our daughter phoned from her home in Washington State. She could tell that I was upset. “What’s wrong, Mom?” she asked in a worried voice. I broke down immediately. “It’s your Dad. They’re almost positive he has cancer, and he says he won’t have a third biopsy! Says he’s sick of the whole thing! Then there’s treatment. Your father’s so afraid of becoming impotent; he’d rather die than have surgery! What if he does have cancer?” I managed to gasp. “His concern over keeping his sex life is going to kill him!” “Mom, do you remember the conversation you had with Steven and me when we were teenagers about how we should feel about sex? It seemed so important to you that we learn to truly appreciate it. You said we should think of sex as a chance to give and receive pleasure through our bodies.” Beth continued. “I remember you saying, ‘Never be ashamed or embarrassed about your sex drive. Treasure it as a beautiful gift.’ Do you remember that talk, Mom?” Of course I remembered that talk almost 10 years earlier. Talking to the children like that had been such a turning point in my own life. I had been raised to be a “good girl” where sex was concerned. My conservative, religious parents had instilled in me a belief that sex was wrong before marriage, after which, it became miraculously all right. Consequently, when Keith and I married at the age of 21 I was shy and hesitant in my sexual behavior, and certainly inexperienced. Keith was different. He was liberal, daring, and anxious to experiment. Keith thought of sex as a natural pat of being human, and something we should never hesitate to enjoy. Our two very different views about sex had sometimes caused problems in our marriage. Until the day I had had “that talk” with the children.

It had been such an awakening to hear myself. What a revelation it had been to discover that I had mentally adopted Keith’s beliefs, but had never actually put them into practice. “Yes, I remember, Beth. As a matter of fact, it was after that talk with you and Steven that I decided to be more open about sex myself.” I thought about how proud I was for doing that. For changing. For being more open to experimenting. For not holding back so much. In the last ten years, our sex life had become much more satisfying to both of us, mostly because I had been willing to change. Sex was more exciting now than it had ever been. And we expected it to only get better. When I got off the phone, I thought again about how important sex really was in our marriage. For the first time, I felt some empathy for Keith’s fears — and hesitantly acknowledged to myself that it might be hard to give up what we now had. But still, I couldn’t go so far as to agree that Keith shouldn’t have this biopsy — or surgery if he needed it! In the end, Keith did agree to have a third biopsy. Two weeks later, the procedure was performed. Cells were extracted and sent to the pathologist. Once again, we were left waiting for the results, wondering if our lives would be forever changed. We had stopped arguing, at least for the time being. Now we were just holding our breath.

Next month: “Our Cancer Nightmare Comes True”

The book Making Love Again: Hope for Couples Facing Loss of Sexual Intimacy is available at Amazon.com and many major book sellers. You may contact the Lakens at KLAKEN@aol.com

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financial health

Seven Tips to Avoid Getting Scammed by Your Insurance Agent Submitted By Western Rivers Insurance

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hether you are buying a car, a house, or opening a business, most everyone will have to purchase some type of insurance in their lifetime. Purchasing the right insurance can be very emotional, based on one’s fear of unknowns in the insurance industry. When you purchase insurance, you are protecting yourself from something that hasn’t happened yet. Very often, people purchase insurance based on their own fears, or even because they have witnessed

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disasters other people have experienced. Here are a few tips to help keep your emotions in check when purchasing insurance, which in turn, could help you avoid feeling taken advantage of. Fully assess your risk. What is it that keeps you up at night? Know what worries you most and why, then make sure you insure it. In order to do this, you may have to take a step back and fully analyze your situation, especially if you are a business owner. Step outside your busi-


ness, if you will, and pretend you are a third person looking in. What do you identify as potential risks for claims? Remember, that statistically, the most catastrophic claims are not property claims, but liability claims or those involving loss of income. Be honest with your insurance agent. Fully disclose everything you are doing, especially if you are purchasing an insurance policy for your business. Even something you may think is small or insignificant could create a potential problem if not disclosed and you have a claim. In addition, be careful not to misrepresent anything on the application. Claim time is not the time to find out you don’t have proper coverage. Shop around. Be wary of insurance agents who try to hurry you along, fail to explain insurance coverages to you, or seem to talk above you. Don’t be afraid to ask questions if you don’t understand something. Your agent knows that you are not trained in insurance. You didn’t take the licensing exam and do not know insurance lingo. Your agent should make sure you are comfortable with your policy and that you understand what your policy covers. Question any insurance terminology that troubles you. Always read everything before you sign. Be wary of agents who want you to sign paperwork up front before even offering you an insurance quote. There are agents who will tell you that an “agent of record letter” is required in order to assure them to be able to offer a quote. This happens more in quoting business insurance, than personal insurance. The agent secures your signature so that they can access the work other agents have performed in the process of shopping for quotes, giving them unfair advantage. An agent who really wants your business will take the time to put together a complete submission and get it to market ahead of their competition when given equal opportunity to provide a quote. Never, ever purchase on price alone. Price should not be the determining factor on purchasing an insurance policy. Make sure you understand the insurance coverage the higher priced policy provides. As policies differ greatly, you may miss out on some very important coverage if you look at price alone. Again, claim time is not a good time to find out that you could have had better coverage for a few extra dollars a year. Trust your gut. The agent you choose is the person who will be in your corner, helping you when you need it most. Make sure you are comfortable that this is the person you want to deal with when you have a claim. With the internet, you can now get an insurance quote virtually any time of the day. Are you comfortable with emailing or calling in a claim to a company in another state rather than being able to talk to your agent face to face? Where will they be when you have a loss? Check your insurance company’s financial strength and rating. Ask your agent if the company is protected by the Kentucky Guaranty Fund. The last thing you want at the time of a claim is to find out that your insurance company has become insolvent and can’t pay your claim. Www.ambest.com, www.demotech.com, and www.moodys. com, among others, are just a few websites available where you can check ratings and financial strength on insurance companies. Your agent should also be able to provide this information to you. Purchasing insurance doesn’t have to be rocket science, but it shouldn’t be taken as lightly as purchasing a new pair of shoes either. Do your homework, make sure you have proper coverage, and find someone you trust to will take care of you when you are at one of the most vulnerable times in your life. Hopefully, you will purchase the proper coverage and never need it, but you should always be prepared just in case you do. Crystal Ridenour has been an insurance agent with Western Rivers Insurance Agency for ten years. She specializes in helping businesses with their property and casualty insurance needs. She holds her property, casualty, life, and health insurance licenses and also has a CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) designation.

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body health Submitted By Allen Dossey, Purple Toad Winery

The Health Benefits Of Wine

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he debate over drinking wine and its health benefits has gone on for centuries. As far back as 2200 BC wine has been documented as a medicine, as an antiseptic for treating injuries and as a healthy alternative to impure water. In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s alcohol in general came under fire due to the result of excessive drinking. The Prohibition experiment in the US ran from 1920 to 1933. It ran in Russia from 1914 to 1925, and in Finland from 1919 to 1932. Several other countries had Prohibition periods enacted similar to the US’s, Finland’s and Russia’s. The attitude of Wine changed again in the US in 1991 in which a story ran on the show “60 Minutes” about the “French Paradox” . at the heart of the French Paradox theory was that French people had a much lower incidence of coronary disease, than their American counterpart, even though the French consumed higher amounts of fatty foods. The contention was that the French consume Red Wine at a much higher rate than their American counterpart and that red wine was the contributing factor . The airing of the “French Paradox” started the wheels in motion for varies medical research institutions to do studies as to the effect of wine and alcohol and health. The consensus from those studies is that wine can be beneficial to one’s health if consumed in moderation. The next question is what type of wine gives the best benefits and at what consumption rate. Most studies show that two ingredients have the most effect in your health, moderate amounts of alcohol and a polyphenol called resveratrol an “ antioxidant”. First lets discuss where the largest concentration of resveratrol is found. The highest concentration of resveratrol is found in the grape skin. Red wines are processed and fermented on the skins for days and sometimes weeks. White wines are pressed and fermented off of the skins as soon as possible. So the highest concentration of resveratrol will be found in red wines.. Red wines do include fruit wines that have been fermented on the skins. The second major ingredient in wine for one’s health is alcohol… The key to this is in moderation. Many will ask what is moderation.. In most cases it is considered one to two glasses of wine and a glass of wine is generally considered 6 1/2 ounces. A standard 750ml bottle of wine holds four 6 1/2 ounces glasses of wine. When do I get the most benefit from wine? Most studies show that the consumption of wine at meal time gives the most benefit. Studies reported by such organizations as Mayo Clinic show that wine in moderation can prevent damage to blood vessels, reduces “bad” cholesterol , prevents strokes and prevents blood clots. Wine does this by raising high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, the “good cholesterol, reduces the formation of blood clots, and helps to reduce artery damage caused by high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, the “bad cholesterol. It appears from all of the new studies, that the consumption of wine in moderation does have many health benefits to consumers. For more information, visit our website at www.purpletoadwinery.net. We are located at 4275 Old US Highway 45, Paducah, KY 42003

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extended stay Midas Hospitality Breaks Ground on New Fairfield Inn & Suites, Paducah, KY

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ess than one month after joining forces with Rob Willard and Kurt Furlong, Midas Hospitality has announced further company growth with the ground breaking of a new, 85-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott. Midas President, David Robert, states “The addition of the Fairfield Inn by Marriott to the Midas hotel portfolio reinforces our aggressive, yet strategic company growth.” Midas Hospitality, co-founded by David Robert, President, and J.T. Norville, CFO, was established in 2006 and quickly became one of the premier hotel management groups in the Midwest. Midas has developed, opened and managed numerous properties including Crowne Plaza, Four Points by Sheraton, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites, Hampton Inn, Comfort Inn, Ramada Inn, Super 8, and Fairfield by Marriott among others. “The new Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott will be located adjacent to our Candlewood Suites in Paducah, KY and will have meeting space, with half of the rooms being suites”, states Robert. Midas Hospitality opened an 85-room Candlewood Suites in Paducah in July 2008, quickly becoming a market leader in the extended stay segment. Kurt Furlong, SVP Sales and Marketing, states “The addition of the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Paducah, KY is a perfect fit for the transient customer backed by one of the most powerful brands, Marriott”. “Midas Hospitality hotels can now satisfy both the extended stay customer with the Candlewood Suites and the transient and group customers with the Fairfield Inn & Suites” Furlong added. Midas Hospitality will begin moving dirt in June 2010 and is anticipating an June 2011 opening. Midas Hospitality. LLC is an owner, operator, and developer of hotels with a growing portfolio consisting of 10 hotels, in 7 states serving 4 different brands. For more information on Midas Hospitality locations and services, please visit www.midashospitality.com

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Get Back To Living... Faster Submitted By Parkview Nursing

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ou live a vibrant, active life. You golf with old friends, volunteer at church, and take exciting trips with your family. You’re busy living life to its fullest, and you don’t have time to waste on pain, immobility and being dependent on others to meet your daily needs. So what if the unexpected happens, like a stroke, injury or emergency surgery? What if your doctor informs you that joint replacement surgery is in your future? How will you regain your active lifestyle? How will you learn to be independent again in spite of current health problems? For a myriad of reasons, physical rehabilitation can become a necessary part of your future. Fortunately, there are several rehabilitation centers in our area to choose from. And with a little advance planning and education, you can be well-equipped to decide which therapy center can best meet your needs.

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Rehabilitation services Rehab therapy programs are designed to help individuals of all ages get back to doing what they love as quickly as possible. Upon entry into a rehabilitation program, a skilled team, consisting of an individual’s physician as well as physical, occupational and speech therapists, will provide a careful evaluation of each patient’s needs and create a specialized program. These programs should focus on the exact medical concerns of each patient and set obtainable goals for recovery. Most all rehabilitation facilities will offer standard services. What sets a therapy program apart is the caring spirit and experience level of staff, as well as the number of advanced therapy programs they offer. When choosing a rehab facility, there are many factors to consider. Visit the facility, meet the rehab team and ask the therapists to tell you about their staff and the treatments they offer to make sure the center can


deliver the level of care you need. Also, consider the overall environment of the facility. Will you feel encouraged and motivated to work hard? Cutting-edge treatment programs and technology Ideally, treatment solutions are customized to meet specific needs for rehabilitation in a variety of areas including orthopedics, neurological conditions and cardiac, just to name a few. One therapy method that is now on the forefront of rehabilitation is individual goal-based rehabilitation. By setting goals that are based upon each patient’s unique needs, therapists can track an individual’s progress, and patients can see results. Goal-focused rehab programs usually incorporate the practice of daily life skills into the therapy plan. Some rehab centers even have special areas within their therapy gyms that are constructed to resemble an actual home. These areas may include appliances and a kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. Goal-based programs are ideal for senior adults and other individuals that intend to return home following their recovery because they often lead to better outcomes and a speedier recovery. Another program that benefits a wide range of individuals with a variety of conditions is cardiac rehabilitation. Cardiac rehab programs are specifically designed to help patients recovering from heart attack, angina, myopathy, congestive heart failure or heart surgery.

Of course, these two cutting-edge services are only a small sampling of the many specialized programs that may be available at a rehab center. It is vital to the success of your rehabilitation to make sure that the facility has, or is able to create, a specialized program tailored specifically to your needs. Aside from developing innovative programs that may speed healing, it is also important for rehabilitation facilities to invest in state-ofthe-art equipment to help therapists enhance patient outcomes and expedite a safe return home. At a modern rehab facility, therapists should utilize equipment that compliments, not replaces, one-on-one interaction between the therapist and patient. Technology is never meant to be a substitution for hands-on treatment. One family of equipment to look for is Accelerated Care Plus® modalities. These tools incorporate the most up-to-date technology to help retrain and improve muscle function. While new treatments and technologies are vital when creating a successful rehab experience, it is also important that the facility you choose can meet your more general medical needs. Inpatient or outpatient? An important consideration for rehabilitation patients is whether to seek inpatient or outpatient services. If someone close to you can care for you in your own home, or if your condition is such that you are still mobile and can care for yourself, then outpatient rehabilitation may be an excellent option. However, there are many advantages to completing rehabilitation at an inpatient facility. For individuals recovering from a traumatic medical condition, round-the-clock care may be especially beneficial. Experienced nurses and other caregivers can assist with difficult tasks such as bathing and other activities of daily living. In addition, they can help administer medications based on physician’s orders. In addition to receiving 24-hour care, inpatients are also likely to receive rehabilitation more frequently. In fact, at an inpatient facility, individuals can be eligible for therapy seven days per week, if ordered by a physician. Therapists, nurses and management The caregivers from whom you receive therapy and nursing services can have a huge impact on your recovery. Look for a facility that is well-staffed with many full-time and part-time therapists. The more therapists, the longer your treatment sessions can be, plus you’ll receive more one-on-one time. Also, focus on the quality of the working relationship between the therapy team and nursing team. Good communication between the two means better care for you. As far as the success of therapy goes, it has a lot to do with the staff and the management’s opinion of how important therapy is to the overall health and recovery of the patient. It’s important to choose a facility that will put your needs first, regardless of payment or staffing issues. Your caregivers should think of you as family and have the mindset, “How would I want my loved one to be treated?” How do I know if I need rehab? Some key conditions or situations that can benefit from therapy include joint replacement and orthopedic problems, stroke, wounds, dementia, swallowing disorders, balance problems, cardiac health issues, post-surgery, weakness or any combination of multiple medical problems. Your physician can prescribe therapy for any one or more of these issues if it is found to be medically beneficial. To determine if your needs may qualify you for rehabilitation, contact your physician. Rehabilitation can only be prescribed by your medical doctor. Premiere 2011 — Western Kentucky — ­ Healthy Cells Magazine — Page 23


women’s health

Profile Perfect Even After Breast Surgery By Karen Taylor, Certified Mastectomy Fitter

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reast cancer has enough momentum to rattle the soul and the decision to give up your own flesh in order to survive is inevitable. Life saving treatments for breast cancer typically results in the removal of a partial breast (lumpectomy), an entire breast or both breasts (mastectomy). Following surgery, an external breast prosthesis provides immediate restoration of a woman’s natural beauty enhancing their comfort and confidence. What are External Breast Prostheses? External breast prostheses simulate the natural breast and are made from a number of materials such as silicone, gel, foam, or fiberfill. A wide variety of shapes, styles, and sizes are available to match a remaining breast if only one breast or a partial breast has been removed. Some adhere directly to the chest wall while others are made to fit into pockets of post-mastectomy bras. There are several different types of breast prostheses on the market today to match each woman’s individuality.

“When they come to us, we get to see them walk out with their chin up and a smile on their face—with their confidence and livelihood restored.” Silicone Forms – A prosthesis made of silicone to move and drape like natural breast tissue. They come in a variety of weights to help with posture, keep the skeletal structure in alignment for proper balance, prevent shoulder drop, and alleviate neck and shoulder strain. The lighter weight silicone forms are excellent choice for women who experience arthritis, osteoporosis or lymphedema. Foam Forms - A lightweight form used for comfort and leisure. These forms are lighter and cooler than silicone forms but lack the feel or drape of silicone forms. These forms come weighted and nonweighted and can be worn for sporting, exercise, and hot weather activities. Fiberfill Forms – A non-weighted soft material that is fiber filled in a cotton pocket. These forms are used immediately after surgery. Partial Forms – A gel or silicone form designed to fit over remaining breast tissue to help balance uneven breast size or shape following lumpectomy surgeries. The type of breast form best suited for you is determined by your type of surgery, breast shape, lifestyle, and your comfort needs. With proper fitting, an external breast prosthesis will match your remaining breast well enough that no one will ever know you are wearing a prostheses. Breast forms are a quick, easy way to regain your natural looking shape after surgery. What are Mastectomy Bras? Mastectomy bras look like regular bras with a built in pocket to hold the breast form in place. They come in a variety colors, styles, and features. There are many styles to choose from including front closure, strapless, flirty, sport, and support bras to fit your lifestyle. A correct fitting bra will hold your form in place and hold the weight of the form making it feel lighter.

Before Your Surgery At Home Medical has board certified fitters on staff and offers free consultation prior to your surgery. You can view our different types of breast forms and bras, ask questions, and collect names of support groups and organizations. The pre-surgery consultation is an excellent way learn about the options available to you. You may also pick up your post-surgical kit which includes non-weighted breast forms, a compression bra or camisole with pockets for drainage tubes. It is an excellent packet to take with you to hospital for use immediately following surgery. We encourage anyone to stop by before their surgery as it helps alleviate any anxiety about what to expect after your surgery. After Your Surgery Your physician will recommend a non-weighted breast form for use immediately after your breast surgery. The non-weighted form prevents any irritation with the surgical site until it is healed. The healing process differs for each individual but normally takes four to eight weeks. After the surgery site is completely healed, a weighted breast form such as a foam or silicone form can be fitted by At Home Medical’s board certified fitters. Your First Fitting On your first fitting, please allow at least one hour for your fitting. We don’t require an appointment but encourage you to schedule an appointment on your very first fitting. During this time, the fitters will evaluate and measure for correct fitting breast form and bras. Conversations on how to insert forms in bra pockets, discuss break in period to get acquainted with wearing your breast form, what to expect while wearing the products, and how to care for your breast forms will be discussed. You are also welcome to bring along a friend or family member for support. We also provide after hours and in-home fittings by appointment for your convenience. Insurance Coverage Medicare, Medicaid, and most Insurance companies will cover external breast prostheses and mastectomy bras when prescribed by a physician. Since insurance coverage varies by company, we will be happy to call your insurance company to check your coverage. Every 6 months to 1 year After Surgery At Home Medical recommends you come in for a re-evaluation for fit and wear. This re-evaluation will assess your how well your breast prostheses is supported in your bras and any concerns. Other issues may also need to be considered such as weight gain/loss and other health issues that may require adjustments to your breast forms and bras to provide proper support. At Home Medical’s board certified fitters have over 32 years of post mastectomy fitting experience and includes the expertise of a 28 year breast cancer survivor. As fitters, we have the best of job of all. The women we meet each day have been through the emotional strain of dealing with the breast cancer diagnosis, the treatment, and the fight for survival. They have spent the past weeks in since their diagnosis in emotional turmoil. When they come to us, we get to see them walk out with their chin up and a smile on their face—with their confidence and livelihood restored. For further questions or information, you may contact At Home Medical, 837 Hwy 68 West in Benton at .270-252-0897.

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in the community

Jackson Purchase Medical Center Offers Educational Events Bariatric Seminar

Childbirth Classes

A Bariatric Seminar will be held on Monday, May 16th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Conference Room. Information will be shared about the LAP-BAND procedure which is a minimally invasive bariatric surgery, unlike traditional “open” or large incision bariatric surgeries. The LAP-BAND System is laparoscopic and is proven to have fewer complications, less pain, few side effects and quicker return to normal activities. To register call 251-4580 or (877) 554-JPMC. The Bariatric Support Group will meet on Tuesday, May 24th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Conference Room. The meeting provides open discussion among those who have had Bariatric Surgery and those interested in the surgery. For more information about participating with this group, call 270-251-4169.

Childbirth Classes will be held on Tuesdays, May 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and Saturday on May 21st from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Community Conference Room. Classes are FREE of charge but pre-registration is required. Class participants will become familiar with topics such as physiologic changes in late pregnancy, warning signs in late pregnancy, breast-feeding information and support, labor and delivery, coping techniques including breathing and relaxation, available pain medications and anesthesia, cesarean section, hospital policies and procedures and newborn care. To register call 251-4580 or (877) 554-JPMC.

Diabetes Support Group The monthly Diabetes Support Group will meet on Monday, May 9th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Conference Room. The Group meeting offers educational topics and speakers to discuss how to live with diabetes. Participants share in a diabeticfriendly potluck meal. Additional information can be obtained by calling The Diabetes Care Center at 251-4372. To register call 251-4580 or 1-877-554-JPMC. Diabetes Group Sessions are held each week on Monday from 9:00 a.m. – noon. Registration is required. Class participants will learn self care behaviors that can reduce the risk of diabetes complications. One-on-one sessions can also be scheduled. To register call 251-4580 or (877) 554-JPMC.

Stroke and Brain Injury Survivors Support Group Stroke and Brain Injury Survivors Support Group is held each week on Monday from 11:00 a.m. – noon in the second floor conference room of the Jackson Purchase Medical Pavilion. Jackson Purchase Medical Center is very excited to provide information, education, and support to those who have experienced a stroke or brain injury. Survivors of stroke or brain injury, or those interested in serving on a planning committee for this group, are welcome to attend. Information and activities for caregivers will also be provided at selected times. Please call 251-4121 for information on upcoming meeting topics.

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Seminar When Diet and Exercise Doesn’t Work Seminar When Diet and Exercise Doesn’t Work Seminar featuring Rudy Triana, Jr, M.D., Tuesday, May 17th from 11:30 – 12:30 p.m. in the Community Conference Room. Lunch will be served. A $10 fee and registration is required. Please RSVP to 251-4580 or 877-554-JPMC.

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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Seminar featuring Ruben Cuadrado, M.D., Gastroenterologist, Wednesday, May 4th from 11:30 – 12:30 p.m. in the Community Conference Room. Dr. Cuadrado will discuss awareness about prevention and early diagnosis of colon cancer. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to 251-4580 or 877-554-JPMC. JPMC is giving away Free EZ Detect™ Home Test Kits to create awareness about prevention and early diagnosis of colon cancer. This easy home test detects occult blood in the stool. To receive your free EZ Detect™ Home Test Kit call 866-512-2380.


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