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Health

  • You and the sun: A good combination? It depends

    Dr. Mark Abromavich, M.D.
    Fellow of the
    American Academy of Family Practice

    There is an old saying about tanning: If it doesn’t come in a bottle, then it can’t be good for you. Since man stepped out of his cave and enjoyed the power of the sun, a very popular activity has been obtaining a tan or darkening of the skin due to light’s effect on cells in the skin. This article will address some of the dangers of that activity and what to do about them.

  • The Dr. Oz effect

    Dr. Rob Farrell

    KentuckyOne Health Weight Loss and Surgery Associates

  • Health collaborative to look at practices for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

    The state’s maternal and child health leaders are working together to address the rising number of infants born with neonatal abstinence syndrome, the condition caused by exposure to narcotics during pregnancy. The initiative, the Kentucky Perinatal Quality Collaborative, brings together representatives from the Kentucky Department for Public Health, Kentucky Perinatal Association and the March of Dimes, among others.

  • Nunn joins Primary Care Associates

    Amy Nunn, A.R.N.P., has joined the KentuckyOne Primary Care Associates practice at the Flaget Memorial Hospital campus in Bardstown.

    Nunn is board-certified and has two bachelor’s degrees: one in nursing from the University of Louisville, and one in health science from Northern Kentucky University. She has a master’s degree in nursing from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

    Nunn is practicing with Dr. Paula Johnson, an internist who specializes in the care of adults.

  • 40 pounds down and gaining on the finish line

    Hey Gladiators! I hear you’ve been missing me. Well, I’m still here and going strong. How about a high-five this morning? Five more pounds and five more inches, that is.

    That’s right, I am now down 40 pounds and 30 inches overall since January.

    What can I say? Except it hasn’t been easy. And to be honest, this month was one of the hardest for me.

    Why you ask?

    As my trainer, Kerry “K.O.” Overfelt says, life will get in the way every time.

  • Tips for fighting the battle against aging skin

    Shannon Gulley, M.C.

    Kentucky One Health Weight Loss and Surgery Associates

    Getting older is a battle we all fight. But, is there something that we can do when it comes to the effects of aging on our skin? The answer isn’t always a clear-cut yes or no.

    There are things you can do to decrease dullness, diminish or prevent wrinkles and improve texture, but no matter what you try, or what miracle a product claims, there is nothing you can do to stop it.

  • AHA HeartChase promotes heart health

    In an attempt to raise cardiovascular health awareness and promote heart-healthy lifestyles and regular physical activity, the American Heart Association is bringing its HeartChase to Bardstown for the third year.

    The event, structured in a “Minute-to-Win-it” game style, is a communitywide competition that will include challenges, puzzles and creative thinking skills as well as being physically active.

  • Tick Talk: Block tick bites and Lyme disease

    RACHEL BRINEY
    Nelson County Health Department

    When warm weather arrives, you might get the urge to walk barefoot through the grass. But before you stroll through your lawn or head out on a trail, you’ll want to protect yourself and your loved ones from ticks that often lurk in tall grass, thick brush and wooded areas. Many ticks carry disease, so do what you can to keep ticks from taking a bite out of you.

  • Panelists discuss future of rural primary care at Rural Health Journalism 2014

    KENTUCKY HEALTH NEWS

    Rural areas have a disproportionate need for primary care physicians but, according to a panel of physicians at Rural Health Journalism 2014, that need is not being met.

    In fact, 44 percent of rural areas in the U.S. are experiencing a shortage of primary care practitioners, said Andrew Bazemore, M.D., M.P.H., director, Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care, American Academy of Family Physicians.

  • Carpel tunnel syndrome patients provided relief with endoscopic surgery

    Dr. Mark C. Duber
    KentuckyOne Health Orthopedic Associates

    Carpal tunnel syndrome is a hand and arm condition caused by excess pressure on the median nerve in the wrist. This nerve controls the movement and feeling in your thumb and first three fingers. Over time, carpal tunnel syndrome can cause numbness, tingling, weakness or other problems in the hand. According to the American College of Rheumatology, carpal tunnel syndrome affects between 4 and 10 million Americans.