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Dangers of electronic cigarettes
E-cigarettes may be promoted as a safe way to quit smoking, but don't be fooled: they are not harmless. Battery-operated e-cigarettes are devices that heat and...
Cancer alert for men
Certain cancers affect men more than women, and that encompasses cancers of the urologic tract. These include prostate, testicular, bladder, and kidney cancers. How is…
Attack of the migraines
Migraines are severe, pounding headaches associated with nausea and sensitivity to light and sound. They affect approximately 3...
Not just for kids
Even adults need immunizations. Vaccines are recommended based on age, prior vaccinations, health, lifestyle, occupation, and t...
Women should not ignore pelvic organ prolapse
Half of the women who have had children will experience...
Estimating your retirement needs
Everyone seems to want to know the "magic number" for retirement. That's the specific dollar amount that should be socked away...
Protect your hearing
Noise-induced hearing loss has become a widespread and serious public health issue, according to the American Speech, Language...
Lower your banking fees
Nobody likes bank fees, except maybe your bank. But there are some ways to keep those fees to a minimum...
Screening newborns, saving lives
We're lucky today to have the ability to screen newborns for many diseases and disorders that would have caused severe disabilities or even death in the past...
Helping aging parents with finances
We tend to think of helping aging parents in terms of their physical needs, or with doctors' appointments and cooking, but they are also likely to need some assistance...
Do you have prediabetes?
Before Type 2 diabetes develops, there is generally a period of prediabetes where glucose levels are in a "gray area"—above normal but below diabetic.
Just as you have regular healthcare appointments, you should also perform a "checkup" on your finances semiannually. Here are some places to get started: Do you feel...
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition caused by experiencing and/or perceiving a traumatic event. It may be characterized by intense feelings of fear or...
Filing flexibility—up to a point
It's that time of year again...or is it? While April 15 is the normal deadline for filing your personal federal income tax return, the Internal Revenue Service allows you…
A conversation we should all have
One of the discussions on the Kentucky Living Health Club, our private Facebook group that began in December and ran through Ma...