Womens Health

Menopause: A time to renew your spirit

Every woman will face menopause at some point, whether it comes naturally as part of the aging process or is induced due to circumstances beyond the woman’s control, such as hysterectomy. Menopause tends to occur in three phases: perimenopause, menopause and post-menopause. Perimenopause occurs before the end of menstruation. Some women may experience significant changes…

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Prevention and Wellness, Recipes

BBQ for the Big Game

Get ready for the big game with these easy recipes that use Carlos’ Homestyle Bar-B-Que Sauce, available at Kroger. Proceeds from each bottle of sauce sold benefit Norton Children’s Hospital. Carlos’ Homestyle Bar-B-Que Baby Back Ribs 1 bottle of Carlos Homestyle Bar-B-Que Sauce – available at Kroger to benefit Norton Children’s Hospital 1 full rack…

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Prevention and Wellness

Make Sunday a super celebration for kids, too

With the #SB50 right around the corner, many families are planning their game time festivities. If children will be attending your party, be sure to plan activities to keep them occupied. Mother, grandmother and child advocacy expert Erika Janes, R.N., shares a few tips on making game night a super celebration for all ages. Designate…

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Migraine and Headaches, Neurosciences

News in Headache and Migraine Relief

Exciting advances in treating migraine are on the horizon. Norton Neuroscience Institute’s Headache & Concussion Center — recognized by Today’s Woman magazine as the Best Place to Find Relief — has participated in trials of new medications for people who suffer from migraine. Get Healthy’s Jackie Hays finds out more about these new drugs from…

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Cancer, Prevention and Wellness, Womens Health

Making breast cancer radiation more comfortable

Radiation therapy for breast cancer can be lifesaving, but that can come at a cost. Common side effects include soreness, redness and swelling. Norton Cancer Institute is now offering new technology that is improving the comfort and safety of women undergoing radiation for breast cancer. Called a prone breast board, it’s a big name to…

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Prevention and Wellness

90 Days to a New Habit

Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting Christine Carter, Ph.D., a nationally recognized author, speaker and “happiness expert.” As a fan of Carter’s ever since reading her first book, “Raising Happiness,” I had been eager to bring her to Louisville as a speaker for Go Confidently, Norton Healthcare’s community speaker series. When I finally realized…

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Prevention and Wellness, Recipes

Peanut Butter Ball Recipe

There’s a subject that keeps popping up on the Facebook page for the elementary school I attended in Georgia. In between memories of pony rides at the Halloween carnival and debates over who held the Field Day record for fastest 50-yard dash, there are lots of entries about the Cafetorium. We all remember that the…

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Obstetrics

A Pregnancy Journey

My name is Megan. I am a wife to Lonnie, mom to Jude (age 6) and Bryce (age 3), a full-time career woman, an occasional PTA mom, definitely not housekeeper of the year, sometimes family chef and currently pregnant with baby No. 3. I am many other things, but for this blog, that’s probably the…

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Heart

What’s your genetic legacy?

To say I’m competitive is an understatement. When I was doing TV news I wanted to get the story first or be first in the ratings. When I was running, I wanted to be in the top five of my age group. At the gym, I wanted to hold a plank longer than anybody else…

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Prevention and Wellness, Recipes

Lively Salsa Meatballs Recipe

When you’re preparing healthy meals seven nights a week, it can be easy to get stuck in a food rut and serve the same meal over and over. At my house, we struggle with coming up with interesting meal ideas, and I feel like I am always asking myself, “What can we have that’s different?”…

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News, Recipes, Weekly Health Tip

4 healthy substitutes for your game day party

The “biggest game of the year” will be watched by millions on Sunday, Feb. 7. This big game day usually includes a party or two, complete with traditional game day foods such as chicken wings, potato skins, chips and dip, brownies and a variety of other delicious, but not so healthy options. If you’re watching…

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Heart

Heart and Soul

To say the past 18 months of Lori Oliver’s life have been a challenge would be an understatement. She has faced death twice but believes she emerged stronger, smarter and empowered to help other women on similar journeys. In December 2014, Oliver, 57, just wasn’t feeling herself. She was experiencing a constant cough, which she…

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