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The time to address your foot issues is right now, before your deductible resets

As the days dwindle down on 2022, now’s the time to squeeze in medical care before your deductible resets on Sunday, January 1. While you’re scheduling last-minute physicals, vision and dental appointments, don’t forget about your feet. This unsung body part might spend most of the time tucked away in shoes or boots, but since the...

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The hearing loss threshold

Auditory processing is how the brain interprets what the ear hears. Sarah Curtis, Au.D., founder of Sounds of Life Hearing, explains it in terms of public transportation. “When getting from point ‘A’ to point ‘B,’ there’s a most efficient way,” says Dr. Curtis. “This plan can be disrupted by traffic, detours and other factors...

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Pay attention to family

With the holidays here, we look forward to gathering with family and friends we might not often see during the year. I hope people use this as a time to detect signs of hearing loss from those who might be around their table, especially older folks. Since losing your hearing can be a very gradual process, many people might not realize...

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Preserve your night vision

Recently, I was driving home from an evening event when I noticed my eyes were taking far longer to adjust to the darkness, especially after passing a car that had the new, brighter, LED headlights. As I found myself squinting back to normal, I had my ‘aha’ moment—it’s time to take better care of my eyes. While there are several...

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The Gathering Place provides free services to those touched by cancer throughout the community

The hospital cured my cancer, but The Gathering Place saved my soul.” This quote from a cancer survivor gets to the heart of this local grassroots charity. With the mission of providing free programs and services that support, educate and empower those diagnosed with cancer and their families, The Gathering Place is a refuge for people who...

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