• 3D Mammography provides new advantages in early detection of breast cancer in women

    By Dr. Kristie Paris

    Radiation Oncology, Flaget Memorial Hospital

    Breast cancer affects millions of people, either directly or indirectly through a friend or loved one. According to the National Cancer Institute, nearly one in eight women is diagnosed with the disease over the course of her lifetime. Good news: Because of increased awareness and screening methods, breast cancer rates have decreased by nearly 40 percent since 1990.

  • Flaget Memorial Hospital earns outstanding achievement award for cancer programs

    Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, was recently awarded the 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The cancer center at Flaget Memorial Hospital is one of a select group of 16 accredited cancer programs to receive this national honor for cancer surveys performed July 1-Dec. 31, 2017. It is the only Kentucky program recognized by the COC during this time frame, and one of only two Kentucky programs recognized during the calendar year.

  • Colonial staffing rated ‘much below average’

    Signature HealthCARE at Colonial Rehabilitation and Wellness in Bardstown was one of 18 nursing homes in Kentucky that had staffing levels described as “much below average” in a Kaiser Health News analysis of daily payroll records gathered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

    CMS recently began gathering data from more than 14,000 nursing homes across the country as required by the Affordable Care Act of 2010. Previously, Medicare had been rating the facilities’ staffing levels based on their own unverified reports.

  • Medicaid dental and vision cuts worry patients and health-care providers

    Kentucky Health News

    The Poor People’s Campaign protesters, who were finally allowed entry into the Capitol July 10 for the first time since a judge ruled police broke the law by denying them entry, delivered toothbrushes to the governor’s office in protest of the dental and vision cuts, WKYT reports.

  • AGING MATTERS: Making the most of your next doctor’s visit

    Tim Murray

    Co-Founder and President, Aware Senior Care

    Healthy living is something we often take for granted, until we find ourselves faced with an unexpected diagnosis or a troubling new health concern that didn’t exist in our younger years. Our bodies need tune-ups, just like our favorite car. We all want to travel, enjoy our families, and be around our grandkids. The best way to enjoy these priorities in life is to make a habit of scheduling regular doctor’s visits. So how do we make the most of these brief visits?

  • Watershed Watch

    Water quality and water source protection are not only important, they are one of the many topics about which the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth are focused on educating the public.

    Recently, Nazareth was the host of a training workshop aimed at teaching volunteers how to test local water quality throughout the year.

  • Local gym promoting veteran support program

    Workout Anytime in Bardstown is promoting a program called Lift for the 22, a non-profit organization supporting veterans.

    “They raise awareness for the 22 veterans that commit suicide on a daily basis,” said Kyle Lax, manager of the gym on W. John Rowan Boulevard next to Peebles. “One of the biggest reasons for that is the broken transition from the military to civilian life. Partnering with gyms has been something they have had a lot of success with in helping veterans get on the right track and right path.”

  • Flaget Auxiliary presents check to Project Hope

    At a meeting in May, members of the Flaget Hospital Auxiliary presented a check for $20,000 to the Project Hope program. Project Hope is the hospital foundation’s effort to expand services at the Cancer Center.

  • Baseball season brings common overuse injuries


    KentuckyOne Health Orthopedic Surgeon

    Although baseball is America’s favorite pastime, elbow injuries seem to lurk in bullpens for players across the country. With the increasing participation and competitive level of today’s youth sports, it’s not an issue facing only professional athletes. In fact, according to the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), 20 percent of children ages 8-12 years old and 45 percent of adolescents ages 13-14 years old will report arm pain during a single youth baseball season.

  • Tips to help you survive summer heat

    Carol Marak

    Aging Advocate, Editor


    It’s not even summer and parts of the country struggle with record highs. Hot weather is a big concern for older adults, especially those living with chronic medical conditions. The factors that directly affect the risks are lack of fluids, absence of cold air-conditioning, excessive clothing, overcrowded places, and physical inactivity.