CHI Saint Joseph Health Blog

July 02, 2020

For many, summer celebrations aren’t complete without fireworks. Whether you’ll be watching a show from afar or setting off fireworks yourself, it’s important to take steps to avoid injuries and make your festivities as safe as possible. In 2017, eight people were killed and more than 12,000 were seriously injured in fireworks-related accidents, according to …


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July 01, 2020

Summer is here and many people will be getting outside to enjoy the warmth and sunshine. But it is important not only to take precautions against harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun, but also to recommit to taking care of already sun-damaged skin. Make sure you know the signs of skin cancer and take …


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June 29, 2020

You and your loved ones’ health care needs can feel like a lot to manage. Between preventive medicine and routine check-ups, caring for unexpected illnesses and injuries, and specialized or long-term care for chronic illnesses, it can feel like your health care is in a constant state of change. “Making health care decisions can be challenging …


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June 25, 2020

June is Men’s Health Month, and one way to take an active role in your health care is by scheduling an annual appointment with your physician. From your physical health to your mental well-being, physicians can guide you on how to best maintain a healthy lifestyle. Here are a few things you should think about …


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June 23, 2020

The coronavirus has become a part of our lives. Turn on any news program, browse the internet, read a newspaper or listen to the radio — chances are high the main story of the day is the latest COVID-19 update. We’re bombarded. We hear “flattening the curve” and see maps highlighting the spread of the …


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May 20, 2020

Richard Floyd, MD, cardiothoracic surgeon, retires after 29 years of service at CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group. Born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, Dr. Richard Floyd was inspired by his father to become a surgeon. Following in his father’s footsteps, he completed medical school and training in cardiothoracic surgery. “I loved the technical aspect of …


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March 23, 2020

CHI Saint Joseph Health and the American Heart Association (AHA) Lexington are dedicated to improving the cardiac health of people in central and eastern Kentucky. Heart Disease does not discriminate, impacting men and women and sometimes even babies—and it is the leading cause of death in the United States and the Commonwealth of Kentucky. “It …


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March 18, 2020

If you’re a young adult, chances are that getting screened for colorectal or colon cancer isn’t on your list of priorities. But you might want to reconsider that perspective following a recent study by the American Cancer Society. The study found an alarming growth in the number of colon cancer cases in adults under age …


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March 11, 2020

Growing up the daughter of a Disciples of Christ minister, Rev. Holmes knew she would never pursue a career in ministry. “My dad experienced the ups and downs that go along with taking care of other people,” Rev. Holmes said. “I saw how that affected his family life, and I did not want anything to …


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March 08, 2020

Urinary tract issues like kidney stones are a growing problem in the United States. It is expected that 1 in 10 adults will have a kidney stone at some point in their lives, according to the National Kidney Foundation. Therefore, it’s important to learn the warning signs for kidney stones and know how to manage …


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