• Daily diet and exercise the keys to successful weight loss

    Paula Johnson, MD

    Kentucky One Kentucky One Health

    The media and health shows bombard us with information about weight loss pills, weight loss diets, and weight loss supplements. As we all know, the truth of the matter is there is no “magic” pill, diet or supplement for weight loss. The bottom line is healthy eating and regular exercise is the cornerstones for optimal health.

    We are now in the third month of the new year.

  • Be beach body-bound the balanced way

    Alex Harrington

    Registered dietitian

    Summer is quickly approaching, which means vacations to the beach, bikinis and shorts filling up your wardrobe, and wedding season. Don’t let summer catch up to you without feeling your absolute best.

  • WORTH THE WEIGHT: A new start and a brand new year!

    I’m back for a new start on a brand new year. Thank you all for your support and encouragement over the past year. As I’ve always said, this journey is not over, I will continue to get healthier and stronger for the rest of my life.

    My main objective for this column is to be honest about weight loss and nutrition and how it is for me. I am not a trainer, physical therapist, fitness consultant or body builder. I’ll leave that to my trainer, Kerry “K.O.” Overfelt and his crew at Darkside Athletics.

  • Eating tips for those experiencing gallbladder issues

    Dr. Rob Farrell

    KentuckyOne Health Weight Loss and Surgery Associates

    If you’re dealing with gallbladder issues, diet changes can help ease your symptoms before surgery and prevent problems after surgery. Additionally, losing weight through healthy diet choices can help reduce your risk for forming gallstones and in the end avoid needing surgery altogether, in some cases.

  • Treatment available for winter blues


    For some, winter is more than a season characterized by shorter, colder days; it is a time of year that brings on the “winter blues,” Jill U. Adams reports for The Washington Post.

  • Common running injuries shouldn’t prevent runner’s high

    By Dr. Mark Duber

    Kentucky One Health

    The peak of racing season is around the corner, and although the “runner’s high,” that boost of energy after a great run, is something many runners experience, they can also experience these three common types of overuse injuries: plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis and patellar tendonitis. While painful at the time, most people who are suffering can get back to running within a couple of months thanks to a variety of treatments.

  • WORTH THE WEIGHT: One year later

    Hello Gladiators, it’s me. And I’m almost half the woman I used to be — but in a good way. After a full year of weight training, proper nutrition and guidance from my trainer, and my “Darkside Angels” and crew, I am down 66 pounds and 43 inches overall.

    I couldn’t have done it on my own. You know how some say “it takes a village?” Well, it definitely does in this instance.

  • Anterior approach hip replacement leads to faster recovery, less pain


    KentuckyOne Health Orthopedic Surgeon

    According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 300,000 hip replacement procedures are performed each year in the U.S. Hip replacements are fairly common in older adults.

    According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, most patients who undergo total hip replacement are ages 50 to 80. However, hip replacements can be performed on younger people in certain cases. Orthopedic surgeons evaluate patients individually to determine the best treatment.

  • Teens: The truth about E-cigarettes


    Community Health Educator, Nelson county Health Dept.

    You probably know someone who has used an electronic cigarette or “e-cig.” Some of them look like regular cigarettes, but many of them are very colorful and look high-tech. So you may be wondering … are they safer than other tobacco products?

  • Gout: What should you know about it?

    Dr. Mark Abramovich, M.D.

    Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice

    We have all heard about the disease gout, some mysterious disorder that is very painful in the toes/fingers or other small joints. It seems to be associated with people who consume alcohol or eat rich foods and the diagnosis can be confusing as well.

    In this article, I will try to clear up some of the misinformation about this common disease.