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Health

  • Are you eligible for WIC?

    RACHEL BRINEY

    Nelson County Health Dept.

  • Flaget receives national recognition for support of nursing certification

    Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, has earned the CNOR Strong designation from the Competency & Credentialing Institute. The CNOR Strong designation is given to facilities having at least 50 percent of its operating room nursing staff CNOR certified, and provides programs that reward and recognize its certified nurses. This is the first year CCI has awarded this elite status to facilities nationwide.

    The CNOR certification program is for perioperative nurses interested in improving skills, and providing quality care.

  • Gallbladder disease can take several forms

    Dr. Rob Farrell

    KentuckyOne Health Weight Loss and Surgery Associates

    The gallbladder is an organ attached to another organ, the liver.

    The gallbladder’s main job is to store bile. Bile helps the body to break down and digest the fats that you eat. The gallbladder acts like a reservoir for the liver which produces the bile. After a meal, the small intestine releases a hormone called cholecystokinin that tells the gallbladder to release bile. Bile then goes to work in the small intestine, breaking down the fats in that hamburger you ate!

  • 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.