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Health

  • Prevent shoulder dislocations from occurring again with labrum repair

    By Dr.  Mark Duber

    Shoulder dislocations are one of the most common major sports injuries orthopedic surgeons see, but what causes them and how do you prevent a second dislocation from happening?

    The shoulder consists of a ball and socket joint. Surrounding the socket is the labrum cartilage that acts as a bumper to the ball. That bumper exists to make sure the ball remains in the socket. However, during dislocation, the labrum cartilage can tear and cause the humeral head “ball” to pop out.

  • Congress takes notice of opioid abuse and overdoses

    Kentucky Health News

    kyhealthnews.blogspot.com

    Federal officials have become increasingly concerned about the rapid increase in drug overdoses across the country. The House Energy and Commerce Committee, in a series of hearings on the topic, is looking at how states are dealing with this problem. The next meeting is scheduled Thursday, May 28.

  • Flaget Memorial receives grant for breastfeeding initiative from SCN

    The Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation has received a $19,681 grant from the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth’s Ministry Fund for the “Flaget Healthy Moms and Babies Through Breastfeeding” initiative. The funding will help improve the health and wellbeing of mothers and babies by educating the community on health pregnancy and the importance of breastfeeding.

  • Flaget honors employees with Daisy and Rose Awards

    Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, has named Daisy Award and Rose Award winners for the first quarter of 2015. Amanda Carey, RN, nursing administration, received the Daisy Award. Heather Jackson, emergency department clerk, received the Rose Award.

    The Daisy Award celebrates the clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses. Amanda Cary, RN, was nominated by Lisa Nix for outstanding service to the Flaget community by providing compassionate care to patients in the emergency department. 

  • National Healthy Worksite Program seeks to promote good health

    RACHELBRINEY

    HEALTH EDUCATOR

    NELSON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

    The National Healthy Worksite Program is designed to assist employers in implementing science and practice-based prevention and wellness strategies that will lead to specific, measureable health outcomes to reduce chronic disease rates.

    For most employers, chronic diseases — such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, obesity, arthritis and diabetes — are among the most prevalent, costly, and preventable of all health problems.

  • Cancer: a preventable disease

    By Dr. Monte Martin

    In 2008, there were an estimated 12.7 million cancer cases with 7.6 million cancer-related deaths worldwide. In the United States, there will be an estimated 500,000 cancer-related deaths this year. Cancer currently has overtaken cardiovascular disease as the No. 1 cause of death in the U.S. for persons under age 85. Survival rates are steadily improving.

  • Flaget recognized for delivery rate

    Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, has received special recognition from the Kentucky Hospital Association and March of Dimes for its work to help families welcome healthy, full term babies.

  • Mount Sterling follows Flaget’s lead to host ‘Walk With a Doc’

    KENTUCKY HEALTH NEWS

    Saint Joseph Mount Sterling is the second KentuckyOne Health hospital to host monthly “Walk With a Doc” events as part of a nationwide program that promotes walking as a great way to improve your health, while at the same time offering a place to get to know your local physicians in an informal setting as you walk together. The program also offers a complimentary health screenings at the event, says a news release from KentuckyOne Health.

  • School nutritionists’ lobbying group wants more funding and flexibility with school-lunch rules

    KENTUCKY HEALTH NEWS

    School nutrition officials want more flexibility with new school lunch rules to cut down on the waste of unwanted food, Spencer Chase reports for Agri-Pulse, a Washington newsletter. Julia Bauscher, president of the School Nutrition Association, told the House Education and Workforce Committee that the organization supports the rules, but needs more funding to enforce them  and more flexbility to serve foods students will eat.

  • Kentucky re-bidding Medicaid managed care contracts to address complaints

    MELISSA PATRICK

    Kentucky Health News

    State officials are re-bidding Medicaid managed-care contracts that cover more than 1.1 million Kentuckians. The news came as a delight and surprise to many health-care providers and patient advocates.