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Is it a monkeypox rash or something minor?

Monkeypox rash symptoms include pimples or blisters that can be painful or itchy and often are located on or near the genitals or anus, according to health care providers. In addition to the groin area, a monkey pox rash can break out on the hands, feet, chest, face or mouth. If you are concerned about…

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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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Annual physical reveals serious heart condition

Barry Barmore had been getting his annual physicals, and the routine had become familiar. Blood pressure, reflexes, lots of poking and prodding. “I never expected to hear anything serious from my exam,” Barry said. His primary care provider, Alice H. Johnson, M.D., at Norton Community Medical Associates – Audubon East LL2, listened through her stethoscope…

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NCMA, Norton Now

African Americans and cholesterol: Should I get my cholesterol checked?

Younger African Americans are more likely to have conditions like heart disease, stroke and diabetes that among white people tend not to show up until much later in life, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Among the study’s findings: African Americans from ages 18 to 49 are twice…

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La Atención Médica de Norton abrirá su primera consulta 100% bilingüe en Okolona

El acceso a la atención médica es un derecho para todos, y por ello los servicios de Atención Médica de Norton se comprometen a facilitar el acceso a los hispanohablantes en el área de Louisville. Asociados Médicos de la Comunidad Norton – La Clínica Preston, el primer consultorio 100% bilingüe de Atención Médica de Norton,…

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Norton Healthcare expands neuroscience, primary care with office in Bardstown

Norton Healthcare has opened a combined neuroscience and primary care office to serve Nelson and surrounding counties in Kentucky. The 5,000-square-foot facility, located at Shoppes of Bardstown, 106 W. John Rowan Blvd., offers in-person and virtual visits, as well as same-day appointments for specific conditions. Norton Healthcare invested $950,000 in the building and medical equipment. “As…

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NCMA, Norton Now

Is your back bothering you enough to see a doctor?

If you have back pain, it can be difficult to know when it’s serious enough to get help. The pain may be in one part of your back, all over or even in other areas such as your rear end, legs or abdomen. Lifting or bending. Sitting or standing. Even resting can aggravate the pain….

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NCMA, Norton Now

On a budget? You don’t have to shell out for self-care

Self-care goals for your mental health do not have to be time-consuming or expensive. Here are several surprisingly easy ways to take care of your mind and body. Simplifying self-care Limit screen time If stepping away from the internet or social media is difficult, try turning off your notifications so you are less likely to…

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Three ways to beat spring allergies

Finding what helps with allergies can seem like an endless task every spring in Louisville and Southern Indiana. Rebecca Leite, APRN, nurse practitioner with Norton Prompt Care at Walgreens clinics, offers three easy steps that can help with your allergies. Start taking allergy medicine before symptoms start and take them daily throughout the season. If…

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COVID19, NCMA, Norton Now

Siempre reduzca su riesgo de viajar para las fiestas

El mejor consejo para viajar durante el COVID-19 es “no lo haga.” Si usted está dispuesto a aceptar los riesgos, aquí hay algunos consejos para mantenerlo más seguro durante sus viajes ya sea por avión, tren o automóvil. “Lo mejor que Podemos hacer para la seguridad de nosotros y la de otros es no viajar…

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COVID19, NCMA, Norton Now

Ways to reduce your risk if traveling for the holidays

Esta publicación también está disponible en español. The best advice for traveling this holiday season is “don’t do it.” But if you’re willing to accept the risks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has pulled together some tips to keep you safer during your travels whether by plane, train or automobile. “The best thing…

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Can antibiotics make you sick?

Antibiotics are lifesaving drugs that fight bacterial infections, but can antibiotics make you sick? Reactions from antibiotics account for 20% of medication-related emergency room visits, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Common side effects of antibiotics can include rash, dizziness, nausea, diarrhea and yeast infections. More serious side effects of antibiotics…

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