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It is virtually impossible to overcome addiction on your own. You need support and guidance – physically, mentally, spiritually, emotionally. Pinnacle Treatment Centers want you to know they are there to help you create and maintain a clean and sober life.

When Justin was diagnosed with stage 3 Hodgkin’s lymphoma, family encouraged him to leave town for treatment. But after meeting with a Baptist Health Lexington oncologist, “I knew immediately that I wanted to stay here,” he says. With Baptist, Justin received lifesaving care without having to leave his life behind.

KNOWING THE SIGNS OF DRUG ABUSE

Drug abuse – whether illicit or prescription medications – is so ubiquitous almost everyone has known someone in its throes: a family member, friend, coworker or classmate, or even themselves. In 2017, 134,704 Americans age 12 years or older used illicit drugs, according to the National Survey on….

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BREAST SELF-AWARENESS CAN GUARD YOUR HEALTH

According to KentuckyOne Health, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women today, next to skin cancer. The best defenses against breast cancer are knowing your body and getting appropriate screenings, such as a……

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JUSTIN EVANS - CANCER SUCCESS STORY

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CONFRONTING THE DRUG EPIDEMIC

According to the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy (KODCP), addiction has reached epidemic levels in this state due to rampant heroin and painkiller abuse. Heroin is one of the most fatal because in addition to being highly addictive, there is no way….

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SAFE WAYS TO MANAGE CHRONIC PAIN

In 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported about 50 million Americans (one in five) suffered from chronic pain. In 2017, the National Academy of Medicine upped the estimate to more than 100 million Americans.

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BETTER SLEEP = BETTER HEALTH

As the new school year begins, one of the best things parents can do for their young learners is to make sure they get enough sleep every night. Sleep makes a difference in school performance. The National Sleep Foundation (www.sleepfoundation.org) (NSF) recommends children ages 6-13 years get nine to 11 hours of….

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UNDERAGE DRINKING PREVENTION

Alcoholism is a public health issue that affects all ages and does not discriminate, even among youth.  “The majority of our statistics regarding underage drinking have decreased in recent years,” said Tara McGuire, statewide alcohol prevention enhancement specialist at Bluegrass Prevention.

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CHILDREN BENEFIT FROM PARTICIPATING IN SPORTS

Participating in sports is one of the best decisions you can make with your child. It’s a good way to build a hobby they can continue as an adult, whether it’s an individual sport such as swimming or jogging or a team sport such as soccer or basketball.

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10 WORLDWIDE FITNESS TRENDS OF 2020

For the 14th year, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) released its annual worldwide fitness trends survey in its Health & Fitness Journal. More than 3,000 health and fitness professionals in North America, South America, Europe and China ranked 38 possible trends on a scale of ….

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