Allergic reactions may occur after exposure to foods, medications, environmental irritants, or even jewelry.  Minor allergic reactions typically involve a localized skin rash in the exposed area and can be treated with removal of the offending agent and application of over the counter hydroc…

Shingles is a reactivation of the varicella zoster virus, commonly known as chickenpox.  Most adults have been exposed to chickenpox as children and when their immune system declines due to illness or age, the virus reappears as a painful red rash known as shingles.  The shingles virus affec…

Generally, it is in your best interest to hire a car accident lawyer as soon as possible to make sure your rights are protected.  Car accident cases can become complicated and it is very important to seek out legal representation as soon as possible.  Insurance companies realize that many vi…

Each inner ear contains 18,000 hair cells that connect to the brain via the auditory nerve. These hair cells are exquisitely designed to respond to sound so soft that it vibrates less than the diameter of a hydrogen molecule. However, the inner ear is not designed to withstand many of the hi…

Hearing aid technology changes all the time.  They cut down on feedback and decrease noise in crowded areas, etc.  But the big changes that have been made recently are bluetooth compatibility and rechargeable technology.  Bluetooth technology allows a person to control the volume of their he…

Hearing aids can improve your ability to hear and communicate with the world around you, but they cannot “cure” your hearing loss – just as glasses do not “cure” your nearsightedness or farsightedness.  Most Americans with hearing loss can be treated with hearing aids. Medical treatments and…

Coolant, commonly called antifreeze, removes heat; lubricates and prevents corrosion in your vehicle’s engine. After inspecting for leaks, our process evacuates all original coolant from radiator, hoses and reservoir, fills coolant to proper level with new clean fluid, and finish with bleedi…

"Early-Stage" refers to people, irrespective of age, who are diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or related disorders and are in the beginning stages of the disease. In this stage they retain the ability to participate in daily activities and in a give-and-take dialogue. This includes those p…

Whiplash is an injury to the soft tissue structures of the neck that occurs from a sudden jerking or “whipping” motion of the head and neck. This type of motion injures the muscles and ligaments of the neck when they are forcefully moved beyond their normal range of motion. Whiplash often oc…

The first step in treating any case of low back pain involves determining the cause of the problem.  Low back pain is, in many cases, caused by misalignment of vertebrae. But it may also have a more complex origin, such as bulging or herniated discs. Degenerative joint disease and/or degener…

Sciatica is pain which radiates from the lower back into the buttocks and down the back of one or both legs. Caused by irritation of the largest spinal nerve in the body, sciatica usually begins as an acute pain in the lower back and then radiates down the leg. One or more vertebrae in the l…

A crown is a type of dental restoration used to restore a compromised tooth to it's normal function, shape and size.  It is used to strengthen a weakened tooth when there isn't enough tooth structure to give support for a large filling. Crowns can be used to improve and restore the appearanc…

Teeth that aren't in proper alignment can cause what dentists call malocclusion. About three quarters of our adult population are affected by this to some degree.  Most people focus on the cosmetic aspect of this situation, which is very important, but there are many other concerns.      

When you are pregnant, it's important to take excellent care of your body. The mouth is no exception. Pregnancy causes many hormonal changes within the expectant mom. These fluctuations can increase the risk of gum disease by making the gums more sensitive to dental plaque, and the associate…

There are three main types of skin cancer called malignant melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and basal cell carcinoma. Most forms of skin cancer are sun related and occur more frequently in those that have a family history, fair complexion, and light colored hair or eyes. However, anyone ca…

Very mild acne can be managed initially with over the counter products.  I recommend starting with a benzoyl peroxide wash or cream.  Benzoyl peroxide may vary from 2.5% to 10% in strength.  These products attack the red inflamed pimples by killing the  P. acnes bacteria involved in acne.  T…

Psoriasis is a hereditary inflammatory condition which involves the skin and sometimes the joints and cardiovascular system.  Psoriasis of the skin has five main types; plaque, guttate, pustular, inverse, and erythrodermic.  Plaque psoriasis is the most common and involves red patches and pl…

In West Virginia, if you need to go into a nursing home for the rest of your life, Medicaid will pay for nursing home care if you qualify.  The Medicaid program’s five-year-look-back imposes harsh penalties if you make gifts of property, vehicles, money or other assets and then apply for Med…

My recommendation on life insurance coverage is t​o​ purchase at least 7-10 times your gross income. So​, if you earn $50,000 per year, you should have between $350,000-$500,000 of coverage. You should also consider your debts that your family will need to cover such as mortgage, student loa…

Before cleaning your jewelry at home you need to consider the jewelry's metal and stones.  In general, red, white, and blue stones (e.g., ruby, diamonds, and sapphires) are considered to be the most durable and can be cleaned with a soft toothbrush mild soap and water; however, you should ne…

This is where a good loan officer is worth their weight in gold. There are a myriad of issues, anywhere from credit, appraisal issues, tax liens, private road agreements (to name a few) that can cause delays. A good loan officer with a great team will try to be as proactive as possible to an…

It may ease your symptoms as a superficial treatment.  TENS unit provides a temporary relief because it “masks” the pain.  It does not address the pathology.  It will take other interventions to address the cause and resolution of your problem.

The goal of the evaluation / first visit is to determine the directional preference movement to reduce and abolish the internal derangement in the painful joint.  When this is achieved, you should be significantly improved in two weeks.  Your compliance with posture correction and the perfor…

Yes, pain that is referred, especially from the spine, will move.  When there are changes in the joint for the worse, the pain will move farther and farther away from the spine, even into the hand or the foot.  As the joint improves, the pain will move to or closer to the neck and back.  Thi…

Realtors work worldwide to assist people through the process of buying and selling homes, land and commercial property. A Realtor may also be hired to assist in renting land, homes, offices and other properties. As a buyer or seller, you should have high expectations from your Realtor. Wheth…

Technology has made it easier to stay in contact with clients and has improved the home buying and selling in process in general. Each of my clients can be contacted in different forms, depending on what they are comfortable with and what is most convenient for them. Phone calls, text messag…

It is not too late to get a flu shot.  Flu season often persists into April and more cases are currently being diagnosed every day.  Many people with the flu suffer serious complications including pneumonia and numerous people die from the flu nationwide.  It takes two weeks to develop full …

Dr. Ranson is recognized as the area's foremost leader in vascular and general surgery.He has been serving the Mountain State for more than 25 years!As a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, you can be assured that you will receive the most appropriate treatment with careful and compa…

It’s always a good idea to do bloodwork on your pet when they are not acting themselves or when your pet is going under anesthesia. The blood work consist of a CBC (complete blood count) and a chemistry panel. The CBC looks at red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. The chemistry l…

Laser therapy is an instrument that is set to different settings depending on what the issue is. It helps with getting blood back to that area and cell growth. It is also use to reduce inflammation with arthritis. 

Funerals for Saturday, September 21, 2019

Abodeely, Malakee - 11 a.m., St. George Orthodox Cathedral, Charleston. 

Ayers, Helen - 11 a.m., Belcher Family Cemetery, Pinch Ridge.

Backus, Ernest - 2 p.m., First Baptist Church of Rainelle.

Bailey, Jerry - 5 p.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Carney Jr., Chester - 2 p.m., Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston.

Carter, Blanche - 11 a.m., Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, North Elkview.

Copen, Louise - Noon, McRoss Baptist Church, McRoss.

Fizer, Donna - 3 p.m., Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.

Fowler, Jeannette - 1 p.m., Casto Funeral Home, Evans.

Goard II, Mitchell - 5 p.m., Central Community Tabernacle, Charleston.

Hammack, Barbara - 2 p.m., Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

Kessinger, Wilma - 4 p.m., Canaan Baptist Church, Charleston.

Knight II, James - 6 p.m., Casto Funeral Home, Evans.

Lymon, Daniel - 1 p.m., Grace Bible Church, Charleston.

McKown, Travis - Noon, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Wallback.

Miller, Alexander - 4 p.m., Roane County High School, Spencer.

Mitchell, Emma - 2 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, Hurricane.

Montgomery, Betty - 11 a.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Charleston.

Pfeil, Ruth - 2 p.m., Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel, Poca.

Roush III, George - 12:30 p.m., Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes.

Samuels, Hazel - 1:30 p.m., Dunbar Kingdom Hall, Dunbar.

Slonaker II, Harvey - Noon, Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek.

Starks, Henry - 11 a.m., Lantz Funeral Home, Buckeye.

Stooke, David - Noon, Henson & Kitchen Mortuary, Huntington.

Thompson, Thomas - 2 p.m., Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

White, Duane - 1 p.m., Evans Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Chapmanville.

White, James - 1 p.m., Cedar Grove Middle School, Cedar Grove.

Woodson Jr., Lewis - 1 p.m., Abundant Life Ministries, Charleston.