CHI Saint Joseph Health Blog

December 13, 2019

For more than 90 years, Roger McCombs’ life has been filled with a series of miracles. At least, that’s how he sees it. McCombs, a World War II veteran who turned 93 in October, says his latest miracle came when he opted to come to Lexington from Huntsville, Ala., in search of a surgeon who …


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December 09, 2019

For more than 15 years, Barbara Baumgardner, MS, RD, LD, CDE, MLDE, has worked with fellow CHI Saint Joseph Health employees to make Christmas memorable for dozens of families and individuals in central and eastern Kentucky. Christmas Partners Project Baumgardner is CHI Saint Joseph Health’s project coordinator for Healthy Communities, but she has another role …


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December 06, 2019

April Nease was 39 years old when she was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer in 2014. April was director of development for the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation and, through that work, was familiar with the cancer care team at CHI Saint Joseph Health. Knowing those doctors made her choice for care easy. “The cancer …


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December 04, 2019

With flu season upon us, it’s important to remember that a flu shot is the best way to prevent the ailment. More than 3 million cases of the flu are treated each year in the United States. Thousands of people die from the flu each year, and many more are hospitalized by this potentially life-threatening …


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December 02, 2019

Pick out the perfect gift for all your family members and friends. Are your loved ones looking to shed some weight, enhance their spiritual health or just in need of a little self-care? The CHI Saint Joseph Health team came together to share their gift recommendations for everyone on your holiday list. The Exercise Enthusiast …


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November 27, 2019

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, a good opportunity to raise awareness of the disease. New cases of diabetes have more than tripled in the past 20 years in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This has increased the need to provide information and education to the 30 million …


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November 25, 2019

Cordia Parker said she has been in “perfect health” for 67 years. But when she started losing weight rapidly over the holidays in 2018 – even “when I ate everything that didn’t get me first” – she was a little concerned. When she went for a routine physical, the long-time smoker asked for a lung …


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November 21, 2019

From 2000 to 2017, diagnosed diabetes in Kentucky adults nearly doubled from 6.5 percent to 12.9 percent. Kentucky ranks seventh highest in the U.S. for diabetes prevalence. More than 450,000 residents are currently living with diabetes, according to the 2019 Kentucky Diabetes Report. The disease was the main reason for more than 10,400 hospitalizations and …


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October 23, 2019

Every two weeks, Robb Rettie, MD, drives from his home in Danville to CHI Saint Joseph Health – Cancer Care in Lexington for treatment. He could access the treatment at a cancer care center in his hometown, but the hour-long drive to Lexington is worth it for Rettie. “We knew Dr. (Scott) Pierce was excellent, …


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October 14, 2019

Smoking and lung cancer are a big problem nationwide. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and the second most diagnosed cancer in both men and women in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With the second highest smoking rate in the country, Kentucky  has the highest …


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