2019 Flu Season So Far

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 15.4 to 17.8 million people have experienced the flu so far this season, compared to...

Five steps in five days to REALLY begin diet change

As a primary care physician striving to help people with prevention of chronic illness, I have encouraged patients to “lose weight and exercise” countless...

Pregnant Women Should Get Flu Shot

To the list of do’s and don’ts for pregnancy, add another “do:” get a flu shot. “I advise all pregnant women in any trimester to...

Be Smart About Antibiotic Usage

In the United States every year, at least 2 million people are infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000...

Is It Time Change, or Is It a Sleep Disorder?

The fall Daylight Saving Time change is Sunday, Nov. 4. The bad news you already know: It will get darker earlier. But there’s good...

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...

Be Gentle with Your Joints

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting 1.2 million Kentuckians. "The hallmark of osteoarthritis is the breakdown of cartilage -- the part...

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...

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...

Hepatitis Awareness

July 28th is world hepatitis awareness day. The word hepatitis is derived from the Latin prefix “hepa-,” meaning liver and the Greek suffix “-itis,”...

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What Are The Differences Between CT Scans vs. MRIs?

CT scans (short for “computed tomography” and sometimes called a “CAT scan”) and MRI scans (from “magnetic resonance imaging”) are common ways to produce...
Learn Hands Only CPR

Hands-Only CPR and When to Use It

Experts say most people who survive a cardiac emergency are helped by bystanders. However, witnessing this type of incident is shocking. Out of fear,...
How Can You Avoid Knee Pain When Running?

How To Avoid Knee Pain When Running

"Injuries and joint pain are unfortunately common in the sport of running. The knee is a frequent area for pain in a runner's body,...