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Health

  • Do you have a rotator cuff tear?

    Dr. MARK DUBER

    KentuckyOne Health Orthopedic Surgeon

    The rotator cuff is made up of four tendons in the shoulder which are joined together to create one cuff of tendons. The rotator cuff surrounds the ball and socket joint of the shoulder, and facilitates rotation. In fact, the rotator cuff initiates most motions of the shoulder.

  • Nearly 18,000 new applications for health coverage through Kynect

    Gov. Steve Beshear recently announced a series of improvements to kynect, the state’s health benefit exchange.

    As of Dec. 9, nearly 18,000 Kentuckians had applied for affordable health coverage through kynect since open enrollment began last month.

    The improvements are designed to improve consumer experience and encourage more Kentuckians to enroll in affordable health insurance.

    Kentuckians who need health insurance may find more choices and lower prices by shopping on kynect during open enrollment, which closes Feb. 15.

  • Two medications and their roles in weight loss

    Dr. Mark Abromavich, M.D.

    Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice

  • Diabetes risk means moderation is the key during the holidays

    Even though National Diabetes Month is coming to an end, health officials say it’s still important as ever to raise awareness for the disease, especially during the holidays.

    The holiday season is often a time when people like to over indulge on various entrées and sweets.

    But, local health officials say it is possible for those with diabetes to indulge for the holidays. The key is moderation.

  • Guthrie named vice chair of health subcommittee

    On Nov. 19, U.S. Rep.Brett Guthrie, R-Ky., was named vice chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee.

     “I’d like to thank Chairman Upton for appointing me to this new post, and I look forward to hitting the ground running,” Guthrie said. “Next year, health care will be a central focus of the agenda, and I’m looking forward to continuing my work on the Energy and Commerce Committee in this new capacity.”

  • Control the ABCs of diabetes

    November is National Diabetes Month. If you have diabetes, the National Diabetes Education Program wants you to Be Smart About Your Heart by managing the ABCs of Diabetes.

    More than 29 million Americans have diabetes, and it is estimated that one in every four people with diabetes does not even know they have the disease. If left undiagnosed or untreated, diabetes can lead to serious health problems, including heart attack and stroke.

  • Lung cancer screening: Significance and opportunity

    By Monte Martin, M.D.

    Medical Oncologist/Hematologist

    Lung Cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death. Men and women appear to be equally effected by this disease. Kentucky is consistently ranked among the top three states in the country for the new diagnosis of invasive cancer of the lung.

  • Drug therapy plays a role in treating adult obesity

    Dr. Mark Abromavich, M.D.

    Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice

    Obesity by many medical professionals’ views is the number one health problem in this country and are both increasing in importance and population numbers every year. That said, there are many ideas and ways to lose weight including the usual methods like diet and exercise. But one method that is very popular and frequently sought after is the use of medications both to reduce the appetite and to speed the metabolism.

  • KentuckyOne Health donation helps first responders save lives in Nelson County

    When someone is experiencing a heart attack, emergency medical responders are often the first line of care. Having the latest technology can make the difference between life and death.

    On Oct. 28, KentuckyOne Health officials presented new technological equipment to Nelson County EMS, which will help to ensure that patients who may be suffering a heart attack get the care they need more quickly.

  • WORTH THE WEIGHT: If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you

    I celebrated my birthday this month and was rewarded better than any birthday present — personal accomplishment.

    This time last year, I was not the person I am today, in more ways than one. I have made a transformation in mind, body and soul, and I am thankful and proud of what I have accomplished and of how I am destined to be.

    This journey is infinite for me. I continually quote my trainer: “You always strive to be better and healthier.”