CHI Saint Joseph Health Blog

Category: Health & Wellness

January 28, 2020

Schedule your preventive screenings – make 2020 your healthiest year yet! “Health screenings are a way for patients to get a head start on health issues that could become something more serious,” said Teresa Lucas, BSN, RN, population health coach at CHI Saint Joseph Health Partners. “They are a simple but effective way to be …


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January 24, 2020

Wounds can hurt in more ways than one, especially when they limit your ability to perform everyday activities. While minor cuts and scrapes can often be treated at home, chronic wounds may require medical attention. It’s important to recognize when a wound warrants a doctor’s visit, as comprehensive wound care can minimize pain and shorten …


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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 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 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 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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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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