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Norton Healthcare, Norton Children’s expand services in Westport Plaza

Norton Healthcare and Norton Children’s continue to fulfill their promise to expand access to health care with the opening of a new multipractice location in Westport Plaza in northeastern Louisville. The 21,000-square-foot space — a $9.5 million investment — includes Norton Healthcare’s first same-day orthopedic injury care center and the first multidisciplinary office to house…

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Norton Healthcare expands access to care in east Jeffersonville

Norton Healthcare continues its focus of expanding access to health care in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Additional emergency and diagnostic services soon will be available when Norton Medical Center opens on Monday, March 4, in the Jeffersonville Commons shopping center, 2023 Mercy Way. The new center, a $17 million investment, will house a full-service emergency department and…

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Norton Healthcare, Norton Children’s bring new level of care to Frankfort

Norton Healthcare and Norton Children’s continue to focus on providing accessible health care to central Kentucky with the opening of a new multi-practice location in Frankfort. The new space — a $12 million investment— not only expands the area’s largest pediatric practice, but also brings new adult services and urgent care under the same roof….

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Injectable medication may help lower cholesterol if other treatments haven’t

PCSK9 inhibitors are an injectable, cholesterol-lowering medication for people who have tried other treatments and still have high cholesterol. This medication may be especially helpful if you’ve had high cholesterol throughout your life or if you have a genetic condition called hypercholesterolemia that is causing high cholesterol. PCSK9 inhibitors reduce your low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, also…

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Some of the first signs of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) can be extreme thirst and frequent urination with high blood sugar levels

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a serious condition that can occur in people with diabetes, both undiagnosed and known diabetes. It can be brought on by a variety of contributors including lack of insulin, infection, alcohol or substance abuse, pancreatitis, acute coronary syndrome, a cerebrovascular accident or a pulmonary embolism. Some of the first warning signs…

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How long is Tdap good for?

The Tdap vaccine is given to prevent tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, also known as whooping cough. The goal is to protect you against three potentially dangerous bacterial infections with a single shot. Children should receive a single dose of Tdap, preferably at age 11 or 12. Children under 7 should not receive the vaccine. Babies and…

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What is influenza B?

There are two types of flu viruses that make people sick each year, influenza A and influenza B. Influenza A viruses are also present in animals. Influenza B viruses are only present in humans.  Influenza A viruses are more common than influenza B among adults, and it is influenza A that causes seasonal flu epidemics…

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Early flu symptoms may include fever, but not always

Early flu symptoms can come on suddenly, usually within a few days of exposure to the influenza virus, and can include a fever. While fever is often thought of as a common flu symptom, not everyone who gets the flu runs a temperature. In addition to fever, common early flu symptoms include: Chills Body aches…

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Norton Healthcare brings full-service imaging services to Elizabethtown

Norton Healthcare continues to build on its promise to bring accessible health care to central Kentucky with the opening of a new multi-practice location in Elizabethtown. The offices in the Towne Center shopping center at 157 Towne Drive, feature approximately 25,000 square feet of space and 39 exam rooms, adding diagnostic imaging services to expanded…

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What is a good triglyceride number?

You may know blood pressure and cholesterol play a role in conditions like diabetes and heart disease, among others. But do you know how triglycerides fit in and whether you should have high triglycerides or low triglyceride levels? What are triglycerides? When you eat, your body turns excess calories, alcohol or sugar into triglycerides and…

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Anxiety may be a mental health issue, but it can cause physical pain. Here’s what you should know

Research from the National Institute of Mental Health suggests that an estimated 5.7 % of American adults experience generalized anxiety disorder at some time in their lives. When comparing the numbers of adults who have experienced anxiety in the past year, there is a higher prevalence in women (2.7%) than in men (1.9%) Research has…

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Why having a regular primary care provider and a gynecologist is a good idea

You need a primary care physician and a gynecologist, because while each can address a broad range of issues, each has specialized experience to make sure you get the right care when you need it. Both can perform basic health assessments, write prescriptions, and provide flu shots or other immunizations. Most insurance plans cover an…

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