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  • PHOTO: Five generations: Dougherty, Taylor, South, Eastridge

     Five generations gathered during the holidays. They are front from left, Hillary Taylor and Lorie Eastridge; back, Wayne Dougherty, Keaten Taylor and Judy South.

  • Routine pap testing can detect early cancer

     Cervical cancer is the third most common type of cancer in women worldwide. In the United States, 30 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and 11 women die from it every day.

    Cervical cancer occurs when abnormal cells begin to develop and multiply on the cervix. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus (womb) that connects to the vagina in females. Cervical cancer usually has no symptoms, and is not hereditary like some other cancers. It typically develops very slowly, and patients usually do not have any problems until the cancer is advanced and has spread.

  • State offers tips to kick the smoking habit

    If quitting smoking tops your list of 2012 resolutions, the Kentucky Department for Public Health  recommends the use of one or a combination of available tobacco cessation resources. These range from group cessation to telephone coaching to online cessation and are available at no cost to all Kentuckians.

  • NARFE members learn about Tender Touch

     The Elizabethtown Chapter 1050 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees met Jan. 2 at Nolin RECC immediately following the Heartland Service Center re-opening for the New Year. Chapter president Kay Bennett presided over the meeting.

    The guest speaker was Robin Hildesheim, Certified Senior Advisor for Tender Touch Senior Services, Inc. in Elizabethtown. She may be reached at 270-765-3332.

  • PHOTO: Grandpa Matthews celebrates Christmas

    After surviving a near fatal heart attack earlier this year, David Matthews of Buffalo, is able to return to many of his former activities. Above, he celebrated Christmas with grandson Levi.

  • Quit smoking tips for 2012

     As 2012 approaches, so does the human resolve to make life changes, such as losing weight, increasing exercise – or quitting smoking and tobacco products.

    If quitting smoking tops your list of 2012 resolutions, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) recommends the use of one or a combination of available tobacco cessation resources. These range from group cessation to telephone coaching to online cessation and are available at no cost to all Kentuckians.

  • Sunrise residents visit Santa, take tea with bears

     The staff, adult daycare and residents are looking forward to the New Year. The outpouring of love and sharing through out the holiday season has been amazing. Santa came to visit not once but twice. The gifts sponsored by the Sunrise Volunteers and Bobby Morrison's Santa Bus were enjoyed by all. The Sunrise Volunteers made everyone's heart sing with a knit shirt as a gift.

  • COLUMN: Avoid overeating this holiday season

     Did you know an extra 100 calories per day can cause you to gain 10 pounds per year? That may not sound like much, but an extra 5 or 10 pounds every year for the next several years can add up to be a lot of extra weight.  

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR - DEC. 28, 2011

     Chamber of Commerce holiday schedule

  • Parkinson's Support Group to meet

    The Parkinson’s Support Group will meet 4 p.m. Jan. 19 at HealthSouth Lakeview Rehabilitation Hospital, 134 Heartland Drive, Elizabethtown. The group meets 4 p.m. every third Thursday at HealthSouth.
    The purpose of this group is to provide education and networking opportunities for Parkinson’s patients and their family members in the community. Topics for upcoming meetings: Jan. 19 - LSVT BIG; Feb. 16 -LSVT LOUD; March 15 –  Pharmacology and Parkinson’s Disease.