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Plantar fasciitis: A common cause of foot pain

Plantar fasciitis: A common cause of foot pain

Plantar fasciitis affects over 2 million people a year and is a very common cause of foot pain. Plantar fasciitis …

August 4th, 2015 |  

How do germs spread?

How do germs spread?

With school starting, bacteria or viruses can travel easily from one child to the next. We frequently see a rise …

August 4th, 2015 |  

Back to school: Backpack awareness

Back to school: Backpack awareness

Have you ever tried to lift your child’s school backpack and wondered how they can carry that weight around school …

July 29th, 2015 |  

What is heatstroke, and how is it prevented?

What is heatstroke, and how is it prevented?

Heatstroke is a condition that occurs when the body overheats and organs begin to stop functioning correctly. During the summer, …

July 27th, 2015 |  

New concussion screening program will better protect local student athletes

New concussion screening program will better protect local student athletes

Joseph Harris, PT, ATC, has volunteered his Athletic Training Services to the Grayson County Schools Athletic Programs since 1995. His …

July 21st, 2015 |  

What is pet therapy?

What is pet therapy?

Pet therapy is the use of an animal, reptile, fish, or bird to help with any medical condition. Most people …

July 21st, 2015 |  

Glaucoma takes sight without warning

Glaucoma takes sight without warning

According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), early detection and treatment is critical to maintain healthy vision and protect the …

July 21st, 2015 |  

RICE: Treatment for acute injuries

RICE: Treatment for acute injuries

R.I.C.E. is an acronym for a treatment principle commonly used for acute sports injuries. R.I.C.E. stands for Rest, Ice, Compression, …

July 14th, 2015 |  

Achilles tendonitis

Achilles tendonitis

The Achilles Tendon is also known as the heel cord. It is one of the largest and strongest tendons in …

July 7th, 2015 |  

What are the dangerous spiders in Kentucky?

What are the dangerous spiders in Kentucky?

Gay Fulkerson, MD Brown recluse and black widow spiders are the dangerous spiders found in Kentucky. Most insect bites are …

July 6th, 2015 |  

What is Hospice and when should I ask them to help me?

What is Hospice and when should I ask them to help me?

Gay Fulkerson, MD Hospice is an organization that was formed to help the terminally ill deal with their illness in …

June 30th, 2015 |  

MRSA in sports

MRSA in sports

Joseph M. Harris Methicilline Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, MRSA, is an extremely contagious staph infection that does not respond to common …

June 30th, 2015 |  

Myths about sun exposure and sunburn

As the weather grows warmer and more people spend longer periods of time outside in the sun, it’s important to …

June 30th, 2015 |  

Grayson County Diabetes Support Group

Grayson County Diabetes Support Group

The best way you can manage your diabetes is to learn as much as you can about caring for yourself …

June 26th, 2015 |  

What is MRSA (methicillin resistant staphyloccus aureus)?

What is MRSA (methicillin resistant staphyloccus aureus)?

MRSA is a bacteria that has become resistant to methicillin, an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections. Bacteria can mutate …

June 23rd, 2015 updated: June 23rd, 2015. |  

Take care of those backs

Take care of those backs

Joseph M. Harris Low back pain is a common problem in our society. 80 percent of Americans will experience low …

June 22nd, 2015 |  

What do I need to present for a DOT (Department of Transportation) physical?

What do I need to present for a DOT (Department of Transportation) physical?

Gay Fulkerson, MD 1. Go to the Judicial Building and pick up the physical form and card. 2. Fill out …

June 17th, 2015 |  

Hale encourages to ‘live like you were dying’

Hale encourages to ‘live like you were dying’

Hale Leitchfield resident Alanna Hale has had a number of close calls, health-wise, in her life, but few have been …

June 17th, 2015 |  

Mann’s life changed by cancer

Mann’s life changed by cancer

Working in the Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center operating room proved literally life-changing for CRNA Rodney Mann. In the fall …

June 17th, 2015 |  

Richardson ‘redefined’ by cancer struggle

Richardson ‘redefined’ by cancer struggle

Richardson For Leitchfield native Julie Richardson, the most difficult part of fighting breast cancer was not the toll it took …

June 17th, 2015 |  

Glaucoma takes sight without warning

Glaucoma takes sight without warning

Brett Abney According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), early detection and treatment is critical to maintain healthy vision and …

June 16th, 2015 |  

Concussion in sports

Concussion in sports

Joseph M. Harris A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that occurs when mechanical forces are applied to the …

June 15th, 2015 |  

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