What Former Smokers Should Know

Snuffed out your last cigarette years ago? Great! You did something wonderful for your health by quitting. But you should know that you can’t put...

2018 Hepatitis A Outbreak in Kentucky

The Kentucky Department for Public Health has identified an outbreak of hepatitis A in several counties, including Jefferson County. It is recommended that residents in Jefferson, Bullitt,...

What is atrial septal defect (ASD)?

Atrial septal defect (ASD) is a hole in the septum, or muscular tissue, between the left and right atria, the upper valves of the...

Life After Cancer: Challenges and Survival Tips

Life is a journey, and cancer is a major detour that no one plans for. If that “regular” life journey is like driving on the...

What Are The Side Effects of Chemotherapy?

When undergoing treatment for cancer, patients can find themselves subjected to a range of side effects of chemotherapy. Side effects often vary with the...

Upper GI Test Procedures: Barium Swallow vs. Endoscopy

Two procedures used to examine the digestive tract are a barium swallow and an endoscopy. While they are related in their goal of helping...

4 Tips to Keep Your Ticker Healthy

Every month we will be featuring experts from across our healthcare system to share tips and tricks with us on how to live healthier...

Getting Pregnant: Myths and Truths

There’s something about the holidays: maybe it’s the cuddling by the fire. Or wanting to stay indoors and out of the weather. Maybe it’s...

Normal or Not?

Let's be frank: Some women's health problems are a little embarrassing to discuss. Blair Tolar, MD, an OB/GYN at Baptist Health Paducah, helps us...

Why Do I Have Heartburn?

Feeling the burn is great when you’re running or lifting weights. Not so much when you’re trying to sleep. But that’s what heartburn feels...

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What Are the Alternatives to Statins and Standard Blood Pressure Medications?

If you have high cholesterol or high blood pressure, the first step is to improve your diet and get regular exercise. If that doesn’t...

Study: There Are Health Benefits to Volunteering

While many baby boomers may not want to admit it, they are aging. Now one of their concerns is “How can we age well?” Most...

Patient Credits Neurologist With Early Detection of Breast Cancer

Joseph Seipel, MD, is the latest recipient of Baptist Health Medical Group’s “Doing Amazing Things” award. Dr. Seipel, a neurologist, helped detect breast cancer in...