CHI Saint Joseph Health Blog

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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March 04, 2020

Rates of colorectal cancer are on the rise in young adults. Adults born between 1981 and 1996, also known as millennials, are at a higher risk for colorectal cancer than adults born in 1950, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). In recent years, rates of colon and rectal cancer have doubled and quadrupled, respectively. …


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March 02, 2020

Prioritize Your Psychological Well-being Mental illness, such as depression or anxiety, affects one in five adults in the U.S. every year. While it can be tempting to put your mental health on the backburner, this can often cause symptoms to worsen and/or manifest in other ways. “Your mental health and physical health are intrinsically linked,” …


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February 24, 2020

For Haley Busch, PharmD, her first-of-its-kind job combines personal and professional passions with one goal: saving lives. In June 2019, Dr. Busch made history: She became CHI Saint Joseph Health’s first clinical pharmacist specialist in opioid stewardship and pain management, and the first at a community health system in Kentucky. Her job places her in …


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February 17, 2020

Many people are currently suffering from a chronic pain disorder called Fibromyalgia, which causes those affected to feel unnatural pain and an increased sensitivity to pain. Fibromyalgia affects more than 4 million Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Although it is clear that Fibromyalgia is not an inflammatory or autoimmune …


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February 12, 2020

If you experience the warning signs of a heart attack, do not delay. Seek help immediately. When it comes to health, you may be the kind of person to put on a brave face and push through the pain. But if you feel sensations typical of a heart attack, getting timely medical care could mean …


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