Heart, Women’s Heart Program, Womens Health

Country music crooner Carly Pearce is battling pericarditis — a women’s cardiology specialist explains the condition

Country music singer and Kentucky native Carly Pearce, shared with fans through social media that she was diagnosed with pericarditis, a condition impacting her heart. While she shared that she expects to make a full recovery, she wanted to be open about her diagnosis to educate others as well as encourage everyone to advocate for…

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Endocrinology, Norton Community Medical Associates

Excessive thirst and what it means: Symptoms you shouldn’t ignore

The symptoms of Type 1 diabetes can be subtle. Take thirst, for example. If you find yourself reaching for the water bottle more than usual — it could be a sign of something more serious.  Type 1 diabetes is also called juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes. It can develop at any time, but typically this…

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Norton Now

Are you up to date on vaccines?

We’ve heard a lot about COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters in the last few years, but there are other adult vaccines you need, too. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages all adults to maintain a regular vaccination schedule. Do adults need vaccinations? The short answer is yes. “Vaccines help everybody,” said Monalisa M. Tailor, M.D., internal medicine…

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Atrial Fibrillation, Heart

Atrial fibrillation arrhythmia patients have many options for treatments

Atrial fibrillation (A-fib) is the most common arrhythmia in adults and it increases with age. In A-fib, the heart’s upper chambers (atria) beat irregularly and chaotically and are out of sync with the lower chambers (ventricles). This chaotic electrical activity in the atria leads to irregular and sometimes rapid heartbeats. This irregular rhythm can lead…

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Health Equity, Norton West Louisville Hospital

Get a sneak peek inside Norton West Louisville Hospital

Norton West Louisville Hospital is more than just a health care facility; it is a symbol of hope, healing and community collaboration. Currently, construction crews are installing flooring and lighting, with hospital equipment and decor soon to follow. The community recently received a sneak peek of the hospital as the building continues to take shape…

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Endocrinology, News, Vascular Surgery

New treatment available for poor circulation in feet at risk of amputation

If you have poor circulation in your feet, you’ve probably noticed weak or painful muscles when you walk, “pins and needles” tingling, pale skin, bulging veins or other symptoms. Don’t take poor blood circulation lightly. Your primary care provider can determine whether simple treatment options like regular massages, compression socks, putting your feet up and…

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Orthopedics, Patient stories - Norton Healthcare

40-year hairdresser back behind the chair after successful reverse shoulder replacement surgery

For 20 years, Michael Rondinelli’s Fridays have come to develop a beautiful repetition. Around 4:30 p.m., the 64-year-old licensed cosmetologist sets up shop in the salon of The Pendennis Club of Louisville. It’s very “Hemingway” inside — vintage decor, lots of wood built-ins. The salon is small, just two chairs and a large mirror. It…

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Norton Community Medical Associates

Emergency robotic-assisted surgery prevents Jeffersonville, Indiana, woman from having major abdominal surgery

Jeffersonville, Indiana, resident Connie Moser had been diagnosed with a hernia in her abdominal area. A hernia occurs when an organ pushes through tissue or muscle that holds it in place. She did not have plans to get it fixed since it wasn’t bothering her. Then things went terribly wrong. She began experiencing stomach pain…

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Norton Community Medical Associates, Norton Now, Norton Primary Care

Amid the fear and restlessness of anxiety, don’t overlook the physical symptoms

The difficulty concentrating and the feeling of dread, irritability or restlessness that come with anxiety can make it difficult to notice some of the physical symptoms of anxiety. Some level of anxiety is normal and a natural reaction embedded in our bodies. For instance, in a dangerous situation, our bodies respond by releasing hormones that…

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Urogynecology, Women's Pelvic Health, Womens Health

8 common causes of pelvic pain

Pelvic pain can be caused by a variety of issues that lead to discomfort, and understanding some of the most common causes of pelvic pain is necessary to help you find appropriate treatment and relief. From gynecologic issues like ovarian cysts and endometriosis to conditions such as urinary tract infections, your health care provider can…

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Labor and Delivery, News, Obstetrics

Norton Clark Hospital receives newborn training mannequin

Recently, Norton Clark Hospital women’s services was gifted a high-fidelity newborn training mannequin. This nearly $30,000 gift was provided by the Community Hospital North Perinatal Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, through the Community Health Network Foundation as part of an annual grant by the Indiana Department of Health. With the new mannequin, named Newborn Tory, Norton…

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Womens Health

Minimally invasive fix for fibroids gives woman her life back

Nearly 10 years ago, Stephanie Mattingly was having pelvic pain and found herself making more frequent trips to the restroom. Living in Canada at the time, she sought out help from multiple medical providers and found out she had a small uterine fibroid. No one, however, suspected that was the cause of her issues. Fast…

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