CHI Saint Joseph Health Blog

January 06, 2020

If you are experiencing unexplained symptoms, including issues with weight gain or loss, anxiety, perspiration, restlessness or fatigue, you may have a problem with a small gland in your neck. Issues with the thyroid gland, one of the nine major endocrine glands in the body, can be the underlying cause of a wide variety of …


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December 30, 2019

Growing up in a family of nurses, Ricky Reiter, BSN, RN, CAPA, outpatient surgery charge nurse with Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of CHI Saint Joseph Health, has always been drawn to the idea of improving the lives of those around him. “In school, I always liked biology and anatomy, and nursing clicked with me,” said …


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December 20, 2019

Jenny Lynn Hatter is proud to say she lost 100 pounds … four times. It wasn’t until she had weight loss surgery in 2015 that she was able to maintain the weight loss. “I thought the last thing I wanted to do was have weight loss surgery, but I knew it was my last shot,” …


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December 17, 2019

Community health advocate Jessica Hoskins does whatever she can to help families in need find solutions to the problems they face. For one family, that meant finding a new home where their children could thrive. Connecting families with helpful community resources is more than Hoskins’ job — it’s her passion. She spends her workdays meeting …


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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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