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...

Debunking 6 Heart Disease Myths with Facts

Heart disease is incredibly common — more than 1 in 10 American adults has been diagnosed, and it’s the leading cause of death. It’s...

Differences between Palliative and Hospice Care

Palliative care and hospice care have a lot of similarities, but there are also important differences. One of the most important distinctions between the...

How Smoking Can Change Your Appearance

If knowing that smoking causes cancer, heart disease, stroke and other serious illnesses can’t convince you to quit, how about good old vanity?If knowing...

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...

Understanding Chiari Malformation

Chiari malformation is a structural deformity in the base of the skull and cerebellum. The cerebellum is the part of the brain that regulates...

Antibiotic Stewardship

You may have heard, or read, a term over the last few years called “superbug” which refers to bacteria that have become resistant to...

Can You Trust BMI?

Body Mass Index (BMI) has long been used as a measure of health. While it's come under a bit of fire lately, it's still...

Pediatric Sleep Apnea

Does your child snore at night?  Does your child have pauses in breathing, toss and turn in bed, or often breathe through the mouth...

Allergy Testing & Treatment

Primary care physician David Williams, MD, Baptist Health Corbin, discusses the importance of testing for allergies and the benefits of finding appropriate preventive treatments before...

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what is palliative care

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...