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Physical therapy and fibromyalgia

Physical therapy and fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is often misunderstood and misdiagnosed. It is an arthritis-related disease characterized by generalized muscle and joint pain and fatigue. …

September 1st, 2015 |  

Is your up-close vision getting blurry?

Is your up-close vision getting blurry?

Every day I hear patients say their up-close vision is starting to get worse. They tell me they need more …

September 1st, 2015 |  

Physical therapy can help reduce arthritis pain

Physical therapy can help reduce arthritis pain

There are over 100 different types of arthritis; however, osteoarthritis is by far the most common, affecting over 21 million …

August 25th, 2015 |  

What are shingles?

What are shingles?

Shingles are the reactivation of the herpes zoster virus that causes chicken pox. With the initial infection, chicken pox lesions …

August 25th, 2015 updated: August 25th, 2015. |  

CDC study: Almost all contact lens wearers risk eye infection because of incorrect hygiene behaviors

Almost all contact lens wearers report risky eye care behaviors that can lead to eye infections, according to a recently …

August 24th, 2015 updated: August 24th, 2015. |  

What should I do if I have medical conditions and I am travelling?

What should I do if I have medical conditions and I am travelling?

Make sure to see your physician before you leave home to obtain prescriptions that will last for the entire time …

August 18th, 2015 |  

Not all eye infections are “pink eye”

Not all eye infections are “pink eye”

Pink eye has always been a widely overused term for ocular conjunctivitis. Unfortunately, some red eyes are much more serious …

August 17th, 2015 |  

Family establishes Marcia Renee Rose Scholarship

Family establishes Marcia Renee Rose Scholarship

The College Heights Foundation at Western Kentucky University announced the establishment of the Marcia Renee Rose Scholarship Fund on Tuesday, …

August 14th, 2015 |  

Legg-Calve-Perthes disease

Legg-Calve-Perthes disease

Legg-Calve-Perthes disease is a condition of the hip occurring in children. It is much more common in boys. There appears …

August 11th, 2015 |  

July food service inspections

The rating score of the establishment is determined by subtracting weighted point values of noted violations from 100. Unannounced inspections …

August 10th, 2015 |  

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 |  

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