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...

Coping with Life Changes After Cancer

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...

Is Bronchitis Contagious?

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes, the airways that bring air to the lungs. Is it contagious? That depends on which of...

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...

Ask the Doctor: Can Weight Gain During the Holidays be Avoided?

Halloween candy, Thanksgiving feasts, and holiday parties: The last few months of the year test even the most disciplined weight watcher. Despite our worst...

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What is Palliative Care & How is it Different from Hospice?

  Palliative (pronounced pal-lee-uh-tiv) care is a specialized type of care provided to people with life-threatening illnesses. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines it as: “An...

Patient on a Healthier Path Following ‘Ping’ Intervention

A month without an emergency department visit is a good month indeed. And it’s been a good month for a Western Kentucky resident who went...

Baptist Health Physicians Named to Louisville Magazine’s Top Docs List

Baptist Health Medical Group physicians have been named to Louisville Magazine’s Top Docs 2019 list, featured in the magazine’s August issue. The doctors named to...