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...

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...

‘Social’ Smoker? Quit Now

Social smokers have cigarettes ‘only once in a while’ – usually when they’re with friends or when they've been drinking. Many don’t even consider...

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...

Barriers & Challenges To Consider When Receiving Palliative Care

For patients facing life-threatening illnesses, palliative (pronounced PAL-lee-uh-tiv) care can be an important addition to their treatment. The field of palliative medicine, as opposed...

Diagnosing Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease in which the brain and spinal cord develop lesions that can cause a wide range of symptoms including...

DXA (DEXA) Scans for Bone Density

DXA (previously DEXA) stands for dual energy X-ray absorptiometry. It is a very low-dose X-ray exam that measures the mass of bone in certain...

What is an Occupational Medicine Clinic?

The field of occupational medicine (sometimes referred to as occupational and environmental medicine) is a specialty area within preventative medicine that focuses on the...

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...

Advance Care Planning: Talking to Loved Ones About Living Wills

No one wants to think about – or even talk about – dying. But, if you are over age 18, it’s a necessary conversation...

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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...