Aging Women: Ways to Stay Healthier

Like a surprise visit from your least favorite relative, aging can bring more than you’d bargained for: a few more wrinkles, a little less stamina, floppy arms, baggy kneecaps…. Sound familiar? Worse, though, are the big health changes that may accompany aging. Many...

Hometown Hero — Kevin Cotton

Kevin Cotton is devoted and motivated to serving this community. He and his wife, Donna Cotton, consistently give back to the community that he believes has given him an opportunity to follow his dream of being an entrepreneur. He is the model of a servant-leader....

Five Tips to Help Save Your Vision

Eight out of 10 people living with vision loss worldwide could have saved their sight through prevention or treatment.1 Pretty amazing, isn’t it? Of course, seeing your doctor for eye exams and treatment is key. Here are a few other things you can do help ensure your...

February Hometown Hero

Bobby has been fortunate to call Madisonville his home for over 60 years. Bobby has been married to Barbara Diana Sherrod for 44 years. They have two children Bobby Jr. and Brook and also have five grandchildren Bobby III, Bryson, Bra’Shyia, Bryanne and Brayden....

Tips for Correct Use of Inhalers

Inhalers send medicine directly to your lungs. This is different from most pills or shots, which send medicine to the whole body. Instructions are not the same for all of the different types of inhalers. Be sure you understand how to use each of your inhalers. How can...

How Can I Prevent A Kidney Stone

What is a kidney stone? A main job of the kidney is filtering wastes from the blood. The wastes are passed into the urine. The wastes often come from the food we eat. In some people, certain wastes can form a stone in the kidney. There are different types of kidney...

Emotions and Heart Disease

In the past 40 years, cases of heart disease in the U.S. have dropped by 20 percent.1 Now, that’s news worth celebrating! Efforts at prevention, detection, and treatment appear to paying off. For example, Americans’ cholesterol levels keep falling. Researchers think...

January Hometown Hero

John Tichenor (Mr. T) 23 years boys soccer coach and 6 years girls soccer coach at Madisonville North Hopkins High All-time record with boys 305-158-20 All-time record with girls 95-34-6 1987 Big Eight Coach of the Year 2002 Kentucky High School Soccer Coaches...

Tips for Sticking With Your Meds

It’s very important for you to take your medicines the right way. This means taking the right dose of each medicine the right number of times every day. It also means following any special directions, such as taking a medicine with food, on an empty stomach, or at...

Breastfeeding: Solutions for Common Problems

Breastfeeding is convenient, low cost, and the best nutrition for your baby. It also has many health benefits for you and your baby. Breastfeeding is important and natural, but it is not always easy. Know that most women have some trouble with breastfeeding,...