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...

The Science of a Broken Heart

Can a Broken Heart Cause Physical Pain? Most people have experienced emotional heartbreak. What is often break-up pain or pain from the death of a...

Understanding the Role of a Speech-Language Pathologist

The field of Speech-Language Pathology is a mystery to most individuals who have not had direct experience with these licensed professionals.  Many assume that...

Bacterial and Viral Infections

Bacterial infections and viral infections are both caused by microorganisms that are common in the environment. What do you need to know about virus...

Everything You Need to Know about Epinephrine Pens & Injections

Epinephrine is a chemical that produces a number of effects in the body including opening airways, stimulating the heart and narrowing blood vessels to...

What Are The Differences Between PET Scans vs. MRIs?

PET (positron emission tomography) scans and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans are procedures that produce pictures of the inside of the body that a...

What Is a Sonogram vs. an Ultrasound?

What is the Difference Between a Sonogram vs. Ultrasound? The terms “sonogram” and “ultrasound” are often used interchangeably. While people will generally understand what’s meant...

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...

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 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,...

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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...