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Health

  • Run for the Health of It 2016 Results

    The 2016 Run for the Health of It 5K was held in Bardstown June 18. Race results by age and overall can be viewed at the links posted below.

  • 10 healthy habits for older adults

    By Carol Marak, Aging Advocate

    Everyone wants to age gracefully. But whether or not you do is mostly based on the choices of nutritious meals, physical activities and health care checkups. Like most people, you do not delight in the thought of getting older because of the aches and pains, forgetfulness and loneliness. The state of aging is normal, and we do not have to dread it (all the time).

  • Ankle sprains common injury for many athletes

    By Dr. Mark Duber

    For many people, playing sports is a fun and competitive way to stay active. One setback that many athletes deal with is ankle sprains, which affect nearly 25,000 people in the United States each day. Ankle sprains account for almost half of all sports injuries.

  • Flaget encourages summer safety

    orial Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, is encouraging Kentuckians to take action to protect themselves and their families from injuries when enjoying the outdoors. Injuries are the leading cause of death in those 19 and younger. Being aware of risk factors can help save lives.

     

    Water safety

  • Exploitation of elders a national problem

    America’s oldest residents are, at times, its most vulnerable as they become the targets of fraud, scams and exploitation designed to prey on those who may not have ability to defend themselves.

    June 15 was World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, a time meant to observe and react to not only the physical and emotional abuse that befalls the elderly, but also the financial abuse that has become a growing problem.

    Many seniors fall victim to financial fraud and exploitation each year. Nelson Countians are not immune to this victimization.

  • Elder Justice Task Force comes to Kentucky

    United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. announced the creation of an Elder Justice Task Force in Kentucky to bring together key federal, state and local stakeholders to coordinate and enhance efforts to pursue nursing homes and caregivers who provide grossly substandard care to their residents.

  • Prevent abuse and exploitation of the elderly

    Many recently observed World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Even as the day has past, it is important to take action against the abuse and exploitation of vulnerable adults. Learn more about what is being done in Kentucky to fight the abuse of elders HERE.

    According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, the top 10 financial scams targeting seniors include:

  • Be prepared for the stages of aging and know how to adapt

    By Carol Marak, Aging Advocate

    In the next few decades, America will experience a gerontological explosion, and it’s critical that adults recognize the stages of aging to prepare for the high probability of disease and decline. Chronic illness ranks high, but it’s better managed with improved health care and access to services.

  • Stay focused and keep motivated through all adversity

    Hey everyone, I just returned from a much-needed two-week vacation back to my second home of Los Angeles. I went to the wedding of my godson, Spencer, in Palm Desert.

    His mother, Autumn, and I go way back, before husbands and kids, to be exact. The weather was picture-perfect, with nice temps and low humidity. My hair and skin looked great. But along with enjoyable weather and festivities come great food and cocktails loaded with carbs and calories.

  • When the (operating) tables turn

    A former long-time surgical technician with the University of Kentucky and surgical first assistant for Flaget Memorial Hospital, David DeMar said he loved being active with his job and assisted surgeons in many open-heart surgery and transplant procedures.

    But after being diagnosed with congestive heart failure, cardiomyopathy and stage four renal failure, the 64-year-old is fighting for his life and is waiting to be the patient this time around.

    “Now, I’m doing the flipside of the coin,” DeMar said.