COVID19, Infectious Disease, Newsjacking

Coronavirus hits US and the news

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a novel coronavirus (nCoV) that was first identified in Wuhan, China, has now reached the United States. This also comes on the heels of the CDC’s announcement that it is increasing screenings for the illness on all inbound flights from Wuhan, China, to the U.S. at five airports. “Coronaviruses are…

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Breast Cancer, Cancer, Newsjacking

Can coloring or straightening hair increase breast cancer risk?

The link between chemicals and cancer is often in question. The latest is a study that found a higher risk of developing breast cancer among women who used permanent hair dye or hair straighteners. This higher risk also affected women who apply the products to others’ hair. The study, published in the International Journal of…

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Heart, Heart Attack, Interventional Cardiology, Newsjacking

New study supports move toward medication for heart blockages without symptoms

A new study supporting medications for patients with severe but stable heart disease is in line with other evidence suggesting many can hold off on minimally invasive procedures or open-heart surgery, according to a Louisville cardiologist. Lifestyle changes and medications such as statins for cholesterol, blood pressure medicine and aspirin can be just as effective…

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Louisville Top Docs at Norton Healthcare

Nothing is more trusted than a doctor’s recommendation — which is why being named a Top Doc by fellow doctors is so meaningful. Louisville Magazine publishes an annual list recognizing some of the best in Louisville. To all the talented and dedicated Norton Medical Group doctors who topped the list, congratulations from all your colleagues…

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Newsjacking, Womens Health

What is a menstrual cup?

For women who are looking for a cost-effective, eco-friendly way of managing bleeding during periods, the menstrual cup is one option. It has been available since the 1930s but has not quite caught on like pads and tampons. A recent study shows that the devices have the same amount of leakage as other products —…

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Norton Healthcare’s Kempf named to national CFOs to know list

Becker’s Healthcare has recognized Adam D. Kempf, Norton Healthcare senior vice president and chief financial officer, as one of the 106 hospital and health system CFOs to know in the nation. Those on the list play an integral role in their organization’s strategic planning, growth and transactions, have been recognized by their peers and serve on the board…

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Newsjacking, Orthopedics, Spine

Tiger Woods’ back surgery explained

Tiger Woods’ back surgery – anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) surgery – performed just less than two years before his comeback victory in the 2019 Masters is a less invasive way to repair the lowest disc in the spine at the pelvis. Tiger had three previous surgeries to relieve pain in the very bottom of…

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Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart, Interventional Cardiology, Newsjacking

What is TAVR?

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is an alternative to open-heart surgery to replace the aortic valve. Interventional cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons at Norton Heart & Vascular Institute team up to conduct a TAVR procedure. Performed though a catheter, it requires only a short hospital stay – often just one night. Many patients report improvement in…

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