Features http://www.hclocal.com/features/todaysfeatures en Think about your heart during February http://www.hclocal.com/content/think-about-your-heart-during-february <p> On Valentine&rsquo;s Day we celebrate with hearts and candy, but February is also a reminder to remember your own heart health. &nbsp;<br /> Heart month can set the stage for good heart health for life.&nbsp;&nbsp; Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. &nbsp;<br /> Heart problems account for one in every four deaths.&nbsp; The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is making a national effort to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes in the United States. &nbsp;<br /> Don't skip out on your flu vaccination http://www.hclocal.com/content/dont-skip-out-your-flu-vaccination <p> By Drane Stephens</p> <p> Eminence Apothecary</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Henry County Republican host chili dinner http://www.hclocal.com/content/henry-county-republican-host-chili-dinner <img src="http://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gop_chili_cook_off_crowd_shot.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p class="p1"> Good dental hygiene boosts overall health http://www.hclocal.com/content/good-dental-hygiene-boosts-overall-health <p> Many of us make going to the doctor a priority, but what about the dentist? &nbsp;<br /> Good oral hygiene can prevent bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease. &nbsp;<br /> Good oral health can also help you prevent an array of health problems such as heart attack, stroke, poorly controlled diabetes mellitus and preterm labor. &nbsp;<br /> Your mouth is a window into the rest of your body.&nbsp; Normally your mouth has lots of bacteria and good oral care such as brushing and flossing can keep these bacteria under control. &nbsp;<br /> Ms. Kentucky Modern Woman http://www.hclocal.com/content/ms-kentucky-modern-woman <img src="http://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/vickiburgin.jpg" alt="Submitted Vickie Burgin won Ms. Kentucky Modern Woman this past weekend. Vickie was crowned queen after competing in KYB State Pageant at the Hyatt Regency in Louisville on January 30-Febuary 1. Vickie is a Henry County resident and is involved in many community charities. Vickie’s platform was Relay for Life because she is a kidney cancer survivor. She wanted to help spread awareness and show that life can go on after fighting cancer and to never give up on your dreams. Vickie will compete June 11-14 for Ms. America Modern Woman. " title="Submitted Vickie Burgin won Ms. Kentucky Modern Woman this past weekend. Vickie was crowned queen after competing in KYB State Pageant at the Hyatt Regency in Louisville on January 30-Febuary 1. Vickie is a Henry County resident and is involved in many community charities. Vickie’s platform was Relay for Life because she is a kidney cancer survivor. She wanted to help spread awareness and show that life can go on after fighting cancer and to never give up on your dreams. Vickie will compete June 11-14 for Ms. America Modern Woman. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Submitted<br /> Vickie Burgin won Ms. Kentucky Modern Woman this past weekend. Vickie was crowned queen after competing in KYB State Pageant at the Hyatt Regency in Louisville on January 30-Febuary 1. Vickie is a Henry County resident and is involved in many community charities. Vickie&rsquo;s platform was Relay for Life because she is a kidney cancer survivor. She wanted to help spread awareness and show that life can go on after fighting cancer and to never give up on your dreams. Vickie will compete June 11-14 for Ms. America Modern Woman.</p> Millions of Americans suffer from diabetes http://www.hclocal.com/content/millions-americans-suffer-diabetes <p> The Disease by the Numbers<br /> <br /> Do you pay attention to health news? If so, you may know that the diabetes epidemic is enormous. But there could be a surprise or two for you in the numbers below.<br /> Nearly 1 in 10<br /> &nbsp;That&rsquo;s how many people have diabetes in the United States.<br /> 5.4 percent<br /> Fortunately, the number of new diabetes cases fell an average of 5.4 percent between 2008 and 2012.<br /> Researchers think some of this success is due to overall declines in obesity rates.<br /> Double trouble<br /> ACA to cause changes on your tax return http://www.hclocal.com/content/aca-cause-changes-your-tax-return <p> The Affordable Care Act is in fact a far reaching program that will impact us all and it is starting with the 2014/2015 tax filing season.<br /> The Affordable Care Act was passed with the goal of extending quality health insurance coverage to more Americans.&nbsp; Beginning in 2014, the federal government, state governments, insurers, employers and individuals share the responsibility for health insurance coverage. &nbsp;<br /> Family marks five generations http://www.hclocal.com/content/family-marks-five-generations <img src="http://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/five_generations.jpg" alt="This set of five generations includes baby Aadalynn Faith Boyer, mother Jessi Boyer, grandfather Brent Lee Boyer, great grandmother Barbara Boyer and great great grandmother Elsie Newkirk." title="This set of five generations includes baby Aadalynn Faith Boyer, mother Jessi Boyer, grandfather Brent Lee Boyer, great grandmother Barbara Boyer and great great grandmother Elsie Newkirk." align="left" hspace="6" />