Breast Health, Womens Health

Breast cancer journey for 1 becomes a family affair

Sara Scott received upsetting news. Her niece had been diagnosed with breast cancer. At 40 years old and after her first mammogram, Virginia Doll, a fashion designer in New York City, had indications of breast cancer. “I was devastated by the news and thought this can’t be happening,” Sara said. “To be 40 years old…

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Foundation, Parkinson’s Disease

$20 million gift will expand Parkinson’s disease programs and research

Norton Healthcare has announced a gift of $20 million to the “Just Imagine” campaign from the estate of Elizabeth Pahk Cressman, M.D., Ph.D., to support programming and research in Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders at Norton Neuroscience Institute. The gift will ensure greater access to medical expertise; expand innovative clinical translational research; and recruit, train…

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Endocrinology, News, Norton Childrens Medical Associates, Norton Community Medical Associates, Norton Now, Orthopedics

Norton Healthcare, Norton Children’s expand services in Westport Plaza

Norton Healthcare and Norton Children’s continue to fulfill their promise to expand access to health care with the opening of a new multipractice location in Westport Plaza in northeastern Louisville. The 21,000-square-foot space — a $9.5 million investment — includes Norton Healthcare’s first same-day orthopedic injury care center and the first multidisciplinary office to house…

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Equity inclusion belonging, Health Equity, Patient stories - Norton Healthcare

6 months after first dose, Norton Neuroscience Institute becomes top program for new Alzheimer’s drug

For Pam and Rick Jeffries, it’s become like clockwork. Every other Friday morning, at the same time of day, they drive to the Norton Infusion Center on the Norton Brownsboro Hospital campus. After some time in the waiting area, Pam is admitted back into a room, where she receives her biweekly infusion of lecanemab, the…

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Employee stories - Norton Healthcare

Hospital nutrition director began as an intern, now has long legacy of teaching and mentoring

When Sierra Rogers talks about her life’s work, her face brightens like a kid in a candy store. Her eyes sparkle. She exudes enthusiasm in a way that connects with people. Her energy and positivity reflect someone truly connected to a purpose. “What I enjoy most is the people,” Sierra says of her 37-year career…

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Employee stories - Norton Healthcare

Longtime nurse finds ‘a blessing every day’ in helping patients in Madison, Indiana

When asked about her nearly 46 years in nursing, Rhonda Bruther, R.N., smiled and then teared up a bit. If you know Rhonda, her reaction is not surprising. A patient advocate at heart, she remains a pillar of strength and love for those who entrust her with their care. “I love being a patient advocate,”…

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Migraine and Headaches, Neurosciences

Some foods can trigger migraine attacks; try eating whole foods regularly and drinking water

For some people with migraine, certain foods can trigger migraine attacks. The migraine trigger foods can be different for everyone, but some common suspects include caffeine, aged cheese, red wine and artificial sweeteners. Paying attention to migraine and diet triggers may help prevent future attacks. Everyone who experiences migraine can reduce their likelihood of a…

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Migraine and Headaches, Neurosciences

Trying to figure out how to get rid of a headache? Treatment options can depend on many factors

Many people wonder how they can get rid of a headache. The best way to treat headaches can depend on your personal situation, symptoms, lifestyle and medical history. Many headache conditions treated by headache specialists are considered chronic diseases, so while it may not be possible to “get rid of a headache” in all circumstances,…

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Foundation, News, Norton Healthcare Foundation

Norton Healthcare, Norton Children’s launch $200 million fundraising campaign

Not-for-profit Norton Healthcare and Norton Children’s ask for the community’s help to improve health and quality of life for every person in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. The organization, along with local and community leaders, announced its “Just Imagine” campaign, which aims to raise $200 million in the next two years to support investments in health…

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Migraine and Headaches, Neurosciences

Can weather trigger migraine and headaches? Yes, and here’s what you need to know.

Jokes and memes about Kentucky weather abound: You can have all four seasons in a day! One day it’s 70 degrees, the next it’s snowing. But for people who get migraine headaches, our weather fluctuations are no laughing matter. “The change in barometric pressure may act as a triggering event for people who experience headaches and…

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Cancer, Colon Cancer, Colonoscopy, Prevention and Wellness

When a nurse becomes a patient and still finds ways to take care of others

Being a caregiver is in Vicki Ball’s DNA. The retired registered nurse says she is at her best when she is taking care of others. But don’t let that word retired fool you. Vicki is still taking care of others — just in a slightly different capacity. Vicki’s nursing career began as an licensed practical nurse…

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News, Norton Clark

Rewarding volunteer opportunities available at Norton Clark Hospital

Norton Clark Hospital is looking for individuals who would like to give back in return for fellowship, respect and a sense of purpose. These are the common themes among volunteers who give their time at the hospital. Jeffersonville native Nicole Ruoff helps provide direction to visitors in the hospital’s main lobby. She enjoys helping people…

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