Health

Kirby and Rocky all week from the Backside

      So Tuesday morning we gutted out the rain, wind, and dropping temperatures.  Although we were soaked to the bone, it was a blast. Rocky Knight brought his velveteen “derby hat” as I talked with New York milliner Christine Moore.  It’s Kirby and Rocky from The Backside all week on Oldies 1570am.  Its great to be broadcasting with an old friend.  Not that Rocky Knight is an old guy, rather back in the days of WQMF Rocky and Troy Show I used to pop over to the early morning radio show often.   All week Rocky and I are live from the…


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Sprained Ankles, Sprained Wrists, Plague Athletes But Help in on the Way! Try the Arctic Ease Cryotherapy Wraps or Pads!

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. I went to pick up my race number for the Derby Festival miniMarathon Thursday.   I spent a few minutes looking the exhibits at the Expo. What I found was an interesting new product called Arctic Ease. As an athlete, I have had every injury in the book: sprained and broken ankles, sprained and broken wrists, shoulder pain, foot pain, knee pain, back pain, pulled groin muscle, you name it, I have had it. Most of the pain and swelling from these musculoskeletal injuries would have been greatly decreased at the point of impact if…


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Join Louisville’s Bike to Work Challenge

A friendly competition for Bike To Work Month to encourage people in the Louisville area to use bikes for transportation! Each trip to work or errands count as one point. Most points wins! Organize a team of your colleagues, neighbors, friends, etc. Only the top five scorers in a team will count toward the challenge total. Who will win the coveted Golden Handlebars and be recognized before the whole city at Bike to Work Day, May 20 at Fourth Street Live? Start pedaling. It could be you!


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Stock Your Easter Basket at the Farmers Markets!

No matter how or why you celebrate this weekend in Spring, it is a time of reflection,renewal and yes…rain. A feast is always a vital ritual of the season as well as the giving of gifts. If you have a notion to create a basket of goodies for yourself, loved ones or company, you may want to visit Bardstown Road in the Highlands. It’s my neighborhood and I’m Kentucky Proud, if you will, about the variety available to our visitors. The venerable Bardstown Road Farmers Market  at Deer Park Presbyterian Church near Speed and the newest addition to the Metro…


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Way To Go, Louisville!

Every day more Louisville residents are leaving their car keys at home, strapping on a helmet and pedaling to work, shopping, and other familiar locations. As a result they’re getting healthier and wealthier with every pedal stroke. A perfect time to join them is during May, National Bike to Work Month. May is the perfect time to replace your car with your bike on the way to work, and with gas prices approaching $4 a gallon, you can collect an unexpected pay raise. Bike Louisville is in the process of planning a Bike to Work Day Celebration on Friday, May…



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What is the Obamacare Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB)?

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) was very cleverly buried in the 2700 pages of Obamacare that NO ONE especially the Democrats who forced this legislation through Congress actually read. According to an article by Daily Caller writer Matthew Boyle, Congressman Phil Roe, M.D., a Tennessee Republican, the IPAB is the “real death panel” in the health care law for seniors. Cuts to Medicare are already happening and by 2014 more will be implemented for current Medicare recipients. According to National Review’s, Stanley Kurtz, “as IPAB caps Medicare payments for various services, the elderly…


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KIPDA Tri-County Rural Diabetes Coalition Names Board; Meeting Tomorrow

The KIPDA Tri-County Rural Diabetes Coalition announced its core formation members this month, which bodes well for a creative plan to combat diabetes in the Kentucky region.  The next coalition meeting will be held tomorrow, on April 21st, at the Henry County Extension office, 2151 Campbellsburg Road (Hwy 421) from 10:30 AM to 12:30 AM. The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition, under a $2.5 Million Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) grant, expects to impact the diabetes prevalence statistics seen from Shelby, Bullitt, and Henry within the next five years.  These counties have been identified in the Bluegrass State as…


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Springtime Is Here! Beware of More Cyclists: Watch Out- Cyclists Should Obey the Rule of the Road.

Compiled by Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. Here are the Rules of the Road. Be Courteous and that recommendation goes both ways! Safety should be your first concern. Respect right of way of motorists. Obey traffic signals like from green to yellow light. Stop unless safety is a concern – wet pavement. Obey stop signs and stop lights. (My personal downfall is when riding in my own neighborhood – but am forcing myself to adhere to law. This makes motorists mad if you don’t obey the rules of the road). If riding with a group, look behind for another bike…


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Day 581 of My Car-Free Experiment – Meet Jeromy Edwards

It was a Vista Duchess – an obscure brand and model to be sure. I couldn’t recall ever seeing a Vista. This bike looked like it was straight from the carton, but clearly had all the signs of its 1960s vintage – large chrome headlight and taillight with generator, matching yellow handle grips, gum-walled tires, a kickstand, a Pletscher-style rear cargo rack. And everything about the bike was immaculate. I mean, not a scratch!