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Health

  • Weight Loss Seminar set for Feb. 1 at Flaget Memorial

    Not long ago I had the privilege of interviewing a Bardstown resident who had lost a great deal of excess weight after having a weight-loss surgery performed by Dr. Rob Farrell at the Flaget Center for Weight Loss Surgery. This inspiring lady had quite a story to tell. After years of yo-yo dieting and being too unhealthy to walk a single city block, she is finally on the road to an active life and good health. Going to a Weight Loss Seminar at Flaget Memorial got her started in the right direction.

  • Cervical cancer — a cancer we can eliminate

    By ROBERT D. HILGERS

    Founder and Executive Director

    Kentucky Cervical Cancer Coalition

    In spite of a significant decrease in cancer of the cervix during the past 60 years, the American Cancer Society estimates that there will be nearly 12,200 new cases and  4,210 deaths in 2010 of this invasive cancer. Unfortunately, Kentucky ranks fifth nationally in the number of new cases of cervical cancer each year.

  • Hardin Memorial Hospital expanding into Nelson County

    Marty Finley
    Landmark News Service

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Hardin Memorial Hospital hopes to improve its footprint in the Nelson County area.

    HMH’s Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved a plan to establish laboratory services in conjunction with Bardstown Primary Care at 201 S. Fifth St. in Bardstown.

    The hospital is looking to lease roughly 684 square feet of the facility for a laboratory for a projected June 1 opening, though President and CEO David Gray said the opening date might be pushed to July.

  • Trim Down Bardstown offers chance to get fit, win money

    Is your belly bulging after all those helpings of ham and pie during the holidays? If so, help is on the way. Trim Down Bardstown begins Monday.

  • Trim Down weight loss class can help you shed unhealthy, unwanted pounds

    Our county is about to embark on the 12th Trim Down, Bardstown! weight-loss drive. It’s an exciting time to learn healthy habits and join forces with weight-loss buddies.

    Trim Down is a program of nine weekly weigh-ins. You pay one $5 for the entire program. At the first weigh-in, we take your starting weight and give you a goal to lose: 7 percent of that weight. You have eight more weeks to make your goal. If you make it, you share in the prize kitty made up of $5 fees. You will also be entered into drawings for other prizes,

  • The dangers of drinking for two: Facts you should know about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

    January is National Birth Defects Month and drinking alcohol while pregnant may cause irreparable damage to your child. Fetal alcohol exposure is a leading cause of birth defects and developmental disorders. Latest studies estimate that 40,000 infants are born every year with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). (From National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome)

    Pick up a bottle of beer, wine or hard liquor and you’ll see the following on the label:

  • Photo: In Nurse Bee’s honor

  • Don’t miss Trim Down countywide weight-loss drive

    Recently magazines have featured entire communities in which citizens have banded together to take off extra pounds. In Nelson County, we are about to embark upon a similar weight-loss drive. It would be helpful here, as it is elsewhere in the nation, to find gym partners and supporters to help you shed the weight you packed on during the holidays.

  • Reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

    By RACHEL BRINEY, HEALTH EDUCATOR
    NELSON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

  • Colonial ranked among state's best nursing homes

    Marlessa Stark hadn’t even heard of Kentucky Monthly magazine when she found out that the nursing home where she works, Colonial Health and Rehabilitation Center in Bardstown, was featured in its pages in November. This year Colonial was ranked one of the top nursing homes in the state by HealthGrades, a health care ratings organization that ranks hospitals, physicians and nursing homes. Kentucky Monthly listed the state’s top 30 percent in the rankings, all of which received five-star ratings.