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Health

  • Local high schoolers discuss Green Dot program training

    According to a fall 2014 state survey, more than 30 percent of 10th graders in the Lincoln Trail region say they were bullied at school.

    That number is too big for Jennifer Fowler, a violence prevention coordinator for Flaget Memorial Hospital, who is working with local schools to prevent bullying and other violence.

    Several community members and high schoolers snacked on pasta and salad from Fazoli’s at Flaget as they discussed their experience from violence prevention training midday Monday.

  • Devine Joins KentuckyOne Health Medical Group at Primary Care Clinic

    Abby Devine, APRN, of Mount Washington, has joined KentuckyOne Health Medical Group and will be opening a new KentuckyOne Primary Care clinic located at 1707 Cedar Grove Road, Suite 15, in Shepherdsville, Ky.

    Prior to joining KentuckyOne Health, Devine served as a family nurse practitioner at The Little Clinic in Mount Washington, Ky. She also worked as a family nurse practitioner for juvenile inmates at the Fayette Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Lexington as well as the Audubon Youth Development Center in Louisville.

  • Truths to help identify teen dating violence and the importance of ending it

    By Rachel Briney

    For many people, the month of February brings thoughts of romance and love in relationships. But sadly, some relationships that begin with the hope of love become abusive and violent over time. For teens in particular, who are still developing emotionally and are heavily influenced by experiences in their relationships, dating violence can have severe consequences and cause lifelong negative health effects.

  • Read the entire prescription medication guide and follow all warnings

    By Carol Marak

    Ever throw away the official guide that comes with your prescription medications?

    When tossing, do the words, “Who reads this stuff?” or “Who can read the small print?” come out of your mouth?

    When I pick up a prescription, I toss the pages of instructions, disclosures and warnings. But now I know that’s not a good idea.

    Today, in my email box, a message read:

  • Cognitive challenges: Legal system looks to improve mental health care

    Social support groups are not the only options available for those who have a mental illness. State legislators also have a hand in trying to improve how the mentally ill are handled in certain situations.

    Gary Barr, a mental health advocate, said there are many issues facing the mentally ill and called for improvement on how the mentally ill are handled.

    “Overall, the mental health system in the United States, and in Kentucky and in Nelson County, can only be described as abysmal,” Barr said.

  • Winter weather warning

    As the first big snow of the year hits Nelson County, the National Weather Service is warning of more.

    As of Wednesday, Nelson County was among several counties in Indiana and Kentucky in the path of a winter storm system that dropped snow on the area throughout the morning.

    According to an NWS advisory, a winter storm watch is issued in the area for Thursday night through late Friday night or early Saturday morning, and will likely bring snow accumulations, resulting in hazardous road conditions.

  • New clinical trials at HMH to help cancer patients

     Hardin Memorial Health has joined the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Research Network, allowing patients across Central Kentucky to participate in clinical trials in Elizabethtown, officials announced recently.

  • KentuckyOne Health Weight Loss and Surgery Associates adds surgeon

    Thomas Schory, MD, FACS, has joined KentuckyOne Health Weight Loss and Surgery Associates at 4359 New Shepherdsville Road, Suite 245 in Bardstown. The office was recently voted “Best in Customer Service” for 2015.

    Schory, a general and laparoscopic surgeon, comes to KentuckyOne Health with more than eight years of experience, much of it in the Central Kentucky area. Most recently, he was employed at Ireland Army Community Hospital in Fort Knox.

  • The daily grind: The struggle is defined by you

     Well, gladiators, the year is winding down, and I’m going into my 24th month of my weight loss and fitness journey. I have to thank you all for your continued support and encouragement throughout my ups and downs in this endeavor.

    I have come a long way, and there is still so much ahead. 

  • Boil Water issued for Burba Road

    UPDATE: The Boil Water Advisory for customers on Burba Road has been lifted and the water main has been repaired. If discoloration persists, call City Hall at (502) 348-5947.

     

    The City of Bardstown has issued a boil water advisory Dec. 2 due to a water main break for Bardstown water customers on Burba Road, from address 251 to 1281.