• Adult obesity — The role of diets

    Dr. Mark Abromavich, M.D.

    Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice

    This is part of the continuing series on adult obesity, and this week we are going to concentrate on treatment, breaking this up into three segments: diet, drugs and exercising. While all are important, it is felt by many experts that diet and calorie restriction are both the cornerstone of treatment and the mainstay of active prevention of gaining lost weight back.

  • Medicaid expansion boosts preventive care


    More Kentuckians than ever are using preventive care services since the state expanded Medicaid on Jan. 1, reports FamiliesUSA, a lobby for federal health reform.

    Recent data from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services show a 37 percent increase in the use of preventive care services since 2013, report Andrea Callow, a Medicaid policy analyst and Katie Supko, a Medicaid intern for FamiliesUSA.

  • KentuckyOne Health receives funding from National Cancer Institute

    The National Cancer Institute has awarded five-year grants to research groups across the country, including KentuckyOne Health Cancer Care, to conduct multi-site cancer clinical trials and cancer care delivery research studies in their communities.

    KentuckyOne Health is a member of the Catholic Health Initiatives Institute for Research and Innovation’s Oncology Research Alliance. The Alliance is comprised of leadership from CHI’s National Oncology Service Line, Institute for Research and Innovation, and participating research sites.

  • PHOTOS: Bourbon Chase

    The 2014 Bourbon Chase rolled through Nelson County on Friday on its way through central Kentucky before finishing in Lexington Saturday. More than 300 teams of 12 runners braved the rainy conditions to run three relay shifts in the 36-leg, 200-mile overnight race throughout Kentucky’s Bourbon Country.

  • WORTH THE WEIGHT: A new chapter: No pain, no gain

    It has now been a little more than a month since I updated everyone on my fitness journey. And honestly, everything is going great. I lost another 8 pounds, bringing my total to 58 pounds and 33.5 inches.

  • State health department issues ‘call for action’ to fight childhood obesity


    The state Department for Public Health has issued a “call for action” to fight childhood obesity, a long-term health burden in which Kentucky continually ranks in the top 10 among states, and currently first among high-school students.

  • Flaget Memorial Hospital to host Health and Wellness Fair

    Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, will host an afternoon of family fun, health and wellness on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

     The Flaget Memorial Hospital Health Fair will be held at the hospital, 4305 New Shepherdsville Road, and include free health screenings, health education, giveaways, door prizes and activities for kids.

    The free health screenings available include:

    • Blood pressure

    • Blood sugar

    • Cholesterol

    • Oxygen level

    • Bone density

  • Flaget announces partnership with Brown Cancer Center

    Flaget Memorial Hospital has announced its affiliation with the James Graham Brown Cancer Center, both members of KentuckyOne Health. The partnership is aimed at further improving research and treatment opportunities for local patients in the fight against cancer.

    At a press conference Friday, Flaget Memorial Hospital President Sue Downs, along with representatives from Flaget and Brown, announced the affiliation, which will bring in experts from Louisville to collaborate with local cancer care physicians at Flaget.

  • Flaget golf tournament raises $34,700

    The Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, hosted its third annual golf scramble on Friday, June 27, at the Bardstown Country Club at Maywood. The presenting sponsor was the Flaget Memorial Hospital Medical Staff.

    This year’s event raised $34,700, which will support the Flaget Memorial Hospital’s Greatest Needs Fund. This fund allows the hospital to purchase essential new medical equipment, hire or train new staff, cover the costs of care for patients who would otherwise be unable to afford treatment or launch critical new programs.

  • Are you eligible for WIC?


    Nelson County Health Dept.