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Health

  • 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

    KENTUCKY HEALTH NEWS

    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

    Dr. MARK DUBER

    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

    RACHEL BRINEY

    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.

  • Boil Water advisory issued for Bellwood Road area

    The City of Bardstown issued a boil water advisory Thursday due to a water line break for Bardstown water customers on Bellwood Road.

    It includes customers from the intersection of Bellwood Road and Bennett Lane to 965 Bennett Lane and customers at the intersection of Bellwood Road and Brothers Lane to 7325 Brothers Lane. Customers on Humphrey Lane, Tom Vittitow Lane, Joe Nalley Road, Leomon Ford Road, Greenwell Ford Road and Leo Crume Lane will also be affected.

  • New rule will improve reporting of antibiotic-resistant infections in health-care facilities

    By Melissa Patrick

    Kentucky Health News

    Kentucky will have a new weapon, in the form of data, to fight infections acquired in hospitals and other health-care facilities, with legislative approval of a regulation that changes the way antibiotic-resistant infections such as MRSA and C. difficile are reported.

    The rule comes at a time when Kentucky has the third highest rate of MRSA bloodstream infections in the nation, according to the National Healthcare Safety Network. The state was ranked fourth last year.