The Women’s Auxiliary

Taking a trip down history lane I would like to bring back the memory of Hayswood Hospital. But not to really focus on the building and what it was now and then but the ladies that worked in the Women Auxiliary. That might sound weird and might make you question what they were doing within the hospital but what Women’s Auxiliary means is a women’s corps that operates within a service or fraternal organization.  They would do a variety of jobs and even helped provide funding to get some of ...
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African American Heritage and Heart Health

When you think heritage what comes to mind? For me I think about all of the traditions and values that get passed down from generation to generation. Heritage is very unique in every family to help keep their culture alive and well. Sadly, one of the things that might get over looked in heritage is potential health risk especially for African Americans and heart disease. Even though it is known to be the number one killer for all Americans, but the risk of having heart disease is even higher fo...
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My Heart, My Valentine

What did the drum say to the other drum on Valentine’s Day? “My heart beats for you”. Hearts are what you typically picture when it comes to Valentine’s day or with love in general, but have you shown your heart some love this here recently? Yes, I am talking about the muscular organ that pumps blood through your body. Heart health is very important especially in these stressful times. That is why it is important to make sure that your heart is your Valentine this year so you can give it the ca...
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Reasons Why You Should Be Dancing For Heart Health

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p58HS6h3l10 It's cultural. Whether you are learning a new dance for Tik Tok or exploring the world through rhythmic movement, you can learn a lot about a cultures past and present, near and far through dancing for heart health. You can be in a wheelchair. Proof: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4YWx2jFwbc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwRzMLUgIzY It's indoors. We are all for dancing in the rain and dancing in the street, but duri...
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Diabetes Awareness Month

November 2020 88 million American adults (more than 1 in 3) have prediabetes -- blood sugar levels that are higher than normal but not high enough yet to be classified as type 2 diabetes. 2 in 5 Americans are expected to develop type 2 diabetes in their lifetime. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Parents should talk to their child's health care provider about testing for type 2 diabetes. Adults aged 18 and over can take a 1-minute risk test at www.cdc.gov/diabetes/riskt...
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COVID-19 Essay Contest Winner

NAME: Natasha Timmins AGE: 33 years old DATE: August 19, 2020 Buffalo Trace District Health Department: COVID-19 Essay Contest: My personal story has been a difficult one to tell, filling the pages with family disfunction, addiction, and hardships which many people have never experienced. The combination of these things, along with poor decision making, have led me to a 5-year sentence to be served in the Department of Corrections. I had no idea that the world would endure a global ...
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Fall Favorite Recipes

*Use Sage* Savory Pumpkin and Sage Soup See the Recipe *Use Rosemary* Rosemary-Garlic Pumpkin Seeds See the Recipe *Use Chives* "BBQ" Salmon & Brussels Bake See the Recipe *Use Parsley* Cauliflower Mac 'n' Cheese See the Recipe *Use Thyme* Sautéed Pork Chops with Apples See the Recipe *Use Basil* Spaghetti Squash with Vegan Sauce See the Recipe *Use Mint* Crispy Chicken with Roasted Carrots and Couscous See the Rec...
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Shake Up September – Natural History of Maysville

September is National Preparedness Month -- Do you have your Disaster Supplies Kit? Did you know that Kentucky has a variety of fault systems across the Commonwealth? The largest is the New Madrid Seismic Zone, the most active seismic area east of the Rocky Mountains. New Madrid Seismic Zone - Quaternary Fault Localities. Earthquakes with magnitudes equal to or larger than 2.5 are shown by the yellow dots. https://www.usgs.gov/media/images/new-madrid-seismic-zone Between December 181...
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Take a COVIDcation

The great state of Kentucky has a lot to offer when it comes to natural wonder. There are several places on both the Kentucky and Ohio side of the river families can travel to within an hours drive of Maysville. Taking a COVIDcation by getting out of town is a great way to hit the mental reset button during the pandemic. While outside it is totally plausible to do social distancing. Read about some of the great destinations that are basically in our own backyards. 1. BLUE LICKS BATTLEFIE...
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