CHI Saint Joseph Health Blog

Category: Health & Wellness

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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October 07, 2019

Aquatic therapy can provide benefits for patients they may not receive on solid ground. For patients with arthritis, fibromyalgia or other health concerns that can make exercise difficult, aquatic therapy provides an opportunity to strengthen their bodies without the added pressure of gravity. “The water’s buoyancy takes weight off the person, so they are able …


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October 01, 2019

More than one-third of adults in Kentucky reported that they don’t get enough sleep. And, up to 50 percent of children in the United States will experience a sleeping problem, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition to impacting a person’s mood and ability to function normally day-to-day, a consistent lack …


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September 09, 2019

Vaccines are the safest, proven method of preventing adults and children from contracting a wide variety of potentially deadly diseases. Recently, some parents have decided to delay or refuse vaccinating their children due to misinformation about the safety and effectiveness of vaccines. However, research and real-world examples prove that it’s imperative to get vaccinated, for …


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September 06, 2019

Imagine holding your breath underwater. Now imagine that you couldn’t return to the surface. This is similar to what the heart experiences during an ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI).


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August 08, 2019

At 417 pounds, life was becoming difficult for Chris Rogers of Paris. “Everyday tasks were becoming a struggle – getting dressed, tying shoes, going out to eat,” he said. “Luckily, I didn’t have too many medical problems.” But he was uncomfortable, and Rogers could tell the extra weight was interfering with his everyday tasks and …


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July 29, 2019

Better known as swimmer’s ear, otitis externa is an infection that can develop when water becomes trapped in your outer ear canal after swimming.


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July 24, 2019

Summer is the season of sunshine, but basking in the warm rays may put you at risk for developing skin cancer, the most common type of cancer affecting Americans.


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July 22, 2019

Summer reading? Check. School supplies? Check. Your child’s health? Check. With school starting soon, many parents find themselves busy helping prepare their children for the new academic year. One vital to-do is your child’s yearly wellness exam. “It’s always a good idea to see your child’s pediatrician yearly to make sure he or she is …


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