Cancer, Colon Cancer, Prevention and Wellness

If you’re trying to prevent colon cancer, start with lifestyle, diet changes

The old saying goes, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but the effects of a healthy diet and lifestyle go way beyond a yearly trip to the doctor’s office and can help prevent colon cancer. Diet, exercise and lifestyle have been shown to help reduce the risk for several diseases, including colon cancer…

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Norton Community Medical Associates, Prevention and Wellness, Weight Management

New study shows ‘keto-like’ diet may be linked to higher risk of major cardiovascular events

Low-carbohydrate, high-fat diets have become popular ways to lose weight among many Americans, including celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Lebron James. A new study, however, shows “keto-like” diets may be linked to a heightened risk of cardiovascular events like chest pain, blocked arteries, heart attacks and strokes. The results of the study were presented at…

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Cancer, Head and Neck Tumors, Prevention and Wellness

Does HPV cause throat cancer?

You’ve likely heard of human papillomavirus (HPV) and may know that it can cause warts on the skin, genitals and mouth. Some variations of HPV cause cancers of the cervix, genitals and anus. Those are not the only places HPV can potentially cause cancer. Research suggests that HPV can cause head, neck and throat cancer….

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Cancer, Lung Cancer, Prevention and Wellness

Smoking causes cancer, no matter how many years you’ve been doing it

How many years of smoking causes cancer? Smoking causes cancer, no matter how many years you’ve been smoking, and your risk for developing cancer can increase each time you light up a cigarette. “Many smokers try to figure out how many years of smoking cause cancer, but the truth is, there is no such thing…

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Cancer, Gastroenterology, Prevention and Wellness

Colon cancer: Should you be screened?

Colorectal cancer is the fourth-leading cancer killer of adults in the U.S. It also is one of the most preventable cancers and very treatable when caught early. By understanding when to get your screening, along with your personal risk factors, you can learn how to reduce your risk. Prevention is key Routine screenings are the…

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Health Equity, Heart, Prevention and Wellness

Norton Healthcare to support lifestyle education and heart health in partnership with Bates Community Development Corp.

Russell F. Cox, president and CEO, Norton Healthcare, announced a grant to Bates Community Development Corp. (CDC) as part of a commitment to help improve the health of residents in Louisville’s Smoketown and Shelby Park neighborhoods. The $1.4 million in funding will be provided over the next four years. The grant, given through Norton Healthcare’s…

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Heart, Prevention and Wellness

Want to lower your blood pressure without medicine?

Your blood pressure reading plays a major role in measuring your health. It’s often called the “silent killer” because there are no warning signs or symptoms — aside from a blood pressure reading — to indicate a health issue. High blood pressure keeps your heart working overtime to pump blood through your vital organs so…

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Foundation, Prevention and Wellness, Splash N Dash

Ivy-jai and her family exercise at home for good health

Ivy-jai is an energetic 2-year-old who loves the camera and exercises every day, so it’s only natural her mother would enter a video of the girl in Norton Healthcare’s Every Kid Healthy Challenge. “On your mark, get set, go!” the toddler’s father says in the video, and Ivy-jai runs across the living room into his…

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Cancer, Colon Cancer, Colonoscopy, Prevention and Wellness

Cómo facilitar la preparación de la colonoscopia

This story is also available in English La preparación para una colonoscopia no es nada de lo que haya que temer. Considere que se trata de una buena limpieza sin el dolor o las sensaciones desagradables que puede relacionar con la diarrea. La planificación anticipada facilitará la preparación de la colonoscopia. La limpieza del colon…

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Equity inclusion belonging, Health & Wellness, Prevention and Wellness

Norton Healthcare celebrates grand opening of Institute for Health Equity

Tuesday was the grand opening celebration for the new home of the Institute for Health Equity, a Part of Norton Healthcare. The institute moved into The Village @ West Jefferson, an office building at the southeast corner of 12th and Jefferson streets, part of MOLO Village CDC, in the Russell neighborhood of Louisville. “The purpose…

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Endocrinology, NCMA, Norton Now, Prevention and Wellness

How changing your diet can help reverse prediabetes

If you’ve been diagnosed with prediabetes, it means the amount of glucose in your blood is higher than normal. You also may be at risk for serious health issues, such as Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. But there are steps you can take. “It can sound scary,” said  Steven Patton, D.O., family medicine…

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eCare, Norton Now, Prevention and Wellness

How long does norovirus live on surfaces?

You may know noroviruses by their hallmark symptoms — vomiting and diarrhea. Also known as gastroenteritis or winter stomach bug, norovirus is sometimes mistaken for food poisoning. Symptoms tend to pass after a few days, but norovirus can live on surfaces — and sicken others — for up to two weeks. According to the Centers…

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