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,”...

How Can You 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,...

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Walking Pneumonia Symptoms & Treatment

Pneumonia is an inflammation of airways in the lungs and caused by a viral, bacterial or fungal infection. Unlike bronchitis, which affects the bronchial...

How Do You Get Bronchitis & Is it 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...

Bell’s Palsy vs. Stroke: What’s the Difference?

Bell’s palsy is a neurologic condition that causes temporary paralysis of the muscles of one side of the face (and in rare instances, both...