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Health

  • ‘I BEAT THIS’

    September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This is an extension of the KIDS FIGHT series, taking a look at childhood cancer
    and how it has affected kids in Nelson County.

    BURKITT LYMPHOMA: Five years cancer free

  • Pediatric Cancer Trust Fund seeks applications seeking grant recipients

    At the start of September, which is national Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Secretary Vickie Yates Brown Glisson announced the Kentucky Pediatric Cancer Research Trust Fund will accept applications for its first round of research grants for institutions and agencies dedicated to the treatment and cure of childhood cancer.

  • Physicians to Children to continue serving BCS health clinic

    Physicians to Children will continue to provide services for the Bardstown City Schools on-site health clinic after a unanimous vote from the school board Tuesday.

    The position came open earlier this year after Superintendent Brent Holsclaw announced the district would give other providers the opportunity to pursue the clinic, which recently completed its first year under Physicians to Children.

  • Flaget honors employees with Daisy and Rose awards

    Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, has named Daisy Award and Rose Award winners for the second quarter of 2017. Joanele Cecil, RN, Flaget Cancer Center, was the recipient of the Daisy Award. Lisa Theis, patient access representative, Flaget Cancer Center, received the Rose Award.

    The Daisy Award is a nationwide program that celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. KentuckyOne Health is proud to be a Daisy Award Partner, recognizing a nurse with this special honor every quarter.

  • Kentuckians have only one choice on exchange plans as Anthem leaves 61 counties

    By Melissa Patrick

    Kentucky Health News

    Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield will no longer offer Obamacare exchange plans statewide, leaving all Kentucky counties with only one choice in 2018.

    Nelson County is included in the counties Anthem is dropping from its individual exchange marketplace.

  • OKH bike tour sees wet start, sunny finish

    Weather dampened the start of the 40th Old Kentucky Home Tour this past weekend, even canceling rides on Friday. By the time Sunday came around, however, cyclists had a clear and cool day ahead of them in the final round of rides for the Louisville Bicycle Club’s biggest event of the year.

    “Given the conditions we had, (there are) a lot of troupers here, both volunteers and riders,” said tour director Kirk Roggenkamp Sunday morning, referencing the rough start. “We made the best of it.”

  • Sports safety encouraged during football season

    As students head back to school, many will become involved in organized athletics like football, a high-impact sport that has a high risk for injury. Football is the leading cause of school sports injuries, sending more than 466,000 students to hospital emergency rooms in 2012, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. That’s why Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, is encouraging parents and young people to educate themselves on ways to prevent football injuries.

    Knee injuries

  • Preparing for hip surgery

    By Carol Marak

    Let me start by saying, these recommendations are not given by a professional. Instead, a patient who had hip surgery offers how she prepared. Weeks before the hospital stay, due to her single and alone status, she took these action steps. The home needs attention to ensure that a patient can maintain the necessary tasks of daily living.

  • BCS forms committee to hear clinic provider proposals

    A new committee has been tasked with hearing proposals from health care providers to serve the Bardstown City Schools’ on-site clinic, and those presentations begin as early as next week.

    The Health Clinic Provider Committee met for the first time Tuesday, where BCS Superintendent Brent Holsclaw explained operations before excusing himself from the remainder of the process.

  • County needle exchange program may expand

    Sandra started shooting up in her 40s when her then-boyfriend got her addicted, and they shared dirty needles.

    Now she injects a dangerous mix of heroin and meth.

    “One’s up and one’s down, but it kind of goes in between,” she said.

    She said she uses about 15 times a day, which isn’t atypical.

    “If anybody tells you they’re using two or three times a day, they’re lying,” she said.