Orthopedics, Osteoporosis, Weekly Health Tip

Bone health in your 40s

Besides exercise, diet and lifestyle choices, bone health is of critical importance as we age. A house is only as strong as its foundation, and your bones are your body’s foundation. Here are some things to consider about your bones so you can live a strong and healthy life. Bones in your 40s By the…

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Norton Now, Weekly Health Tip

5 ways for men to increase energy after 50

Increasing energy after age 50 can be difficult for men as testosterone levels decrease, impacting bone and muscle development and heart health in addition to energy levels. It is not uncommon to begin to carry weight at your waistline, which increases the likelihood of heart disease. How to increase energy after 50 Exercise and nutrition…

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Employee stories - Norton Healthcare, Equity inclusion belonging, Weekly Health Tip

Applying the skills learned in military service to health care marketing

Tom Heiser has little doubt that his experience serving in the U.S. Air Force in his early 20s has made a tremendous impact on the person he is today. “Like many young people contemplating military service, I saw it as a chance to reorient my focus on the future,” Tom said. “The upshot of my…

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Infectious Disease, Norton Now, Prevention and Wellness, Weekly Health Tip

Adult vaccines: How to know if you’re protected

Recent measles outbreaks in parts of the U.S. may have you wondering, “Am I protected?” Parents are used to keeping track of vaccines for their children, but what about their own immunizations? How can adults, who may not have seen their vaccination records for decades, be sure they’re protected against preventable diseases? Christina M. Breit,…

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Norton Now, Weekly Health Tip

Don’t put off a checkup or ignore symptoms

When access to public spaces is in flux during the coronavirus pandemic, you still may feel anxious about going to your health care provider for a checkup. Don’t put off a routine visit or yearly checkup, or wait to investigate a nagging (but bearable) issue or to pursue follow-up care for chronic conditions. There are…

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COVID19, Prevention and Wellness, Weekly Health Tip

Taking it easy on the alcohol can increase your chances of fighting off COVID-19

Even though there isn’t anywhere to go, and boredom is a real thing, this is an especially good time to moderate our alcohol intake. According to the World Health Organization, more than moderate alcohol consumption can increase your risk of COVID-19. Try to keep the limit to one drink a day for women, two drinks…

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COVID19, Infectious Disease, Weekly Health Tip

Can you spread COVID-19 if you don’t have symptoms?

New reports suggest that COVID-19 can be spread when a person has no symptoms or when symptoms are very mild. The virus also has a long incubation period, and symptoms don’t show up for an average of five days after infection. Combine this with the fact that the coronavirus can live on surfaces for a…

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Prevention and Wellness, Weekly Health Tip

Spring into action at the Louisville Zoo

Walking is the simplest way to get fit — you can do it anywhere, anytime. The average American takes 5,117 steps a day, which is equivalent to walking just over 2 1/2 miles. That may sound like good exercise, but 2 1/2 miles a day is far less than how much you need to walk…

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Cancer, Lung Cancer, Patient stories - Norton Healthcare, Prevention and Wellness, Pulmonary, Weekly Health Tip

Lung screening catches woman’s cancer, avoids need for chemo or radiation

Margaret Taylor, 72, started smoking as a 14-year-old growing up in Tell City, Indiana. It became an addiction of at least a pack a day that lasted a total of 46 years. “Things were different back then, and it’s just what you did,” she said. She was what you would call a heavy smoker, smoking…

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Migraine and Headaches, Neurosciences, Weekly Health Tip

2 popular migraine products could be in short supply

Production of two of the most frequently used over-the-counter migraine medications has been temporarily stopped. Manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline PLC temporarily has halted production of Excedrin Migraine and Excedrin Extra Strength. It’s unclear how long production will be delayed. Though it may raise concerns for consumers who use the products, migraine specialists say the potential shortage might…

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Bariatric Surgery, Weekly Health Tip, Weight Management

Getting help with weight loss: ‘I couldn’t do it on my own’

Lori Lively’s gradual seven-year weight gain after an automobile accident raised her blood pressure, elevated her blood sugar level to diabetic range and worsened an existing heart condition. After the wreck and later, a hysterectomy, Lori’s once active lifestyle slowed and her food choices started affecting her weight. On her petite 5-foot frame, even a…

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Atrial Fibrillation, Heart, News, Weekly Health Tip

Apple Watch catches Kentucky woman’s atrial fibrillation

Rosemary Stiles’ Apple Watch started vibrating. A text message? An incoming call? A new bit of social media nonsense? None of the above. “Your heart has shown signs of an irregular rhythm suggestive of atrial fibrillation.” The message from her watch went on to suggest she see a doctor. But it’s just a gadget, right?…

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