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2 8 FIT 2014-2015 Special Advertising Section Dr. Ajith Nair, M.D., has spent the past 19 years of his medical practice in the feld of Pain Management, helping thousands of patients deal with a variety of ailments that cause pain. Passive treatment of chronic pain tends to encourage dependency on narcotics, which can cause serious medical consequences including liver damage and even death from accidental overdose. One safe and effective option that Dr. Nair uses for chronic pain sufferers is spinal cord stimulation (SCS). SCS has been used for more than 40 years to help people take control of their chronic pain. SCS delivers electrical impulses to specifc locations, masking pain signals with a smooth, tingling sensation called paresthesia. This sensation reduces the feeling of pain. To learn more, call (502) 995-4004 or visit Spinal Cord Stimulation: One Way Dr. Ajith Nair Treats Patients with Chronic Pain The Kentucky Cancer Program is launching the sixth annual public awareness campaign to increase colon cancer screening with Dress in Blue Day on March 7 th . Madeline Abramson, the Lieutenant Governor's wife, will once again serve as the Honorary Chair for Kentucky. She joins healthcare providers, businesses, schools, churches and others across the state to encourage everyone to wear blue. Routine screening is highly effective and can save lives! Most insurance companies cover the cost, and free colon cancer screening is now available to income eligible residents in Metro Louisville through the Kentucky Colon Cancer Screening Program. For more information, call (502) 778-0001. March is National Colorectal Awareness Month. It's time to call your doctor and ask about a screening test that is right for you. On March 7 th , Dress in Blue and tell your friends and family why! Dress in Blue for Colon Cancer Awareness HT Taking deep breaths will help lower your heartbeat rate and help you to relax. Inhale through your nose, and exhale through your mouth, deeply and slowly, to calm yourself. — Susie Stewart, Certifed Pilates Instructor and Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist, Floyd Memorial Physical Therapy, Charlestown Road At your workplace, be sure your tables and computer monitors are ergonomically placed. — Dr. A.J. Nair, Kentuckiana Pain Specialists Hair fbers can be very fragile. Over exposing your hair to chemicals in hair dye, relaxers and blow dryers can cause breakage. Overheating your hair with blow dryers or fat irons can cause a "bubble shaft" deformity, which causes hair to break. Be kind to your hair! — Dr. Mark Waldman, Parsley Waldman Hair Center Get checked for glaucoma at around age 35 and again at age 40. — The Taustine Eye Center Dental implants function just like natural teeth. — Kentuckiana Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates, PSC The key to good balance is a strong core. Practice Pilates to strengthen your core so as you age you will be less likely to lose your balance and fall. —Susie Stewart, Certifed Pilates Instructor and Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist, Floyd Memorial Physical Therapy, Charlestown Road From the Experts Health Tips 24-41 AD.indd 28 2/20/14 2:31 PM

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