Endocrinology, Norton Community Medical Associates

8 symptoms of low testosterone and how to treat it

Testosterone is a hormone produced by testicles in people assigned male at birth. Testosterone can affect many aspects of life, including appearance, sexual development and sex drive (libido). It also helps build bone and muscle mass. A small amount of testosterone is also produced in people assigned female at birth, however this article focuses on…

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News, Sports Health

4 ways to outrun a rainy training run or race day

If you’ve run or walked during rain in the past, you likely remember getting wet at least once. But, you’ve trained for months and you’re determined to finish, so here are some things you can do to win over the wet. First, get in the right mindset. Stephanie Fish, Norton Sports Health marathon training program…

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KDF Marathon, Sports Health

7 ways to run through the heat

For most of us, the warmer months are a great time to be active. Yet vigorous exercise in the heat equates to lots of sweat, irritable moods and sometimes-dangerous health issues. If you’re training for a fall run in the heat, you can take some extra precautions to make the most of your run. Here…

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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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Sports Health

Ways to stay motivated with your fitness New Year’s resolutions

How are your fitness New Year’s resolutions going? At the beginning of the year, many people are motivated and the gyms are packed. But after a couple of months, it’s easy to lapse, and many people do. Even if you’re feeling less motivated than you were during the first few weeks, it’s not a sign…

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Bariatric Surgery, Weight Management

What are the types of weight loss surgery?

Weight loss surgery, also called bariatric surgery, includes procedures such as gastric band, gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy. These operations have proven to be effective treatments for obesity. Additional benefits include normalizing metabolism, blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol. Here are three types of weight loss surgery. What are the types of weight loss surgery?…

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KDF Marathon, Kentucky Derby Marathon Training, Sports Health

Make 2023 your year to run a marathon

If 2023 is your year to run the GE Appliances Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon/Marathon, read on! The keys to running a successful marathon or miniMarathon are planning and pacing. The Norton Sports Health training program builds on mileage throughout the weeks leading up to the April 29 races. You’ll have a planned schedule and learn…

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Health Equity, News

Norton Healthcare partnership will create career pathways for residents living just blocks from new West Louisville hospital

Mayor Craig Greenberg and other elected officials joined with representatives from LDG Development to break ground on a development that will serve local families who earn between 30-80 percent of the area median income or up to $67,000 annually (for a family of four).  Located in the historic Russell Neighborhood, the development represents a $75…

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Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Gynecology, Womens Health

How to prevent cervical cancer

Cervical cancer often can be prevented through regular screenings and vaccinations for children and young adults. According to the American Cancer Society, about 14,100 new cases of cervical cancer were diagnosed in 2022. Ways to help prevent cervical cancer The best steps that can be taken to prevent cervical cancer include the following: Vaccinations (the…

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Do I need a referral for an orthopedic doctor?

If your knee pain is making life difficult or if getting out of bed gets a little more painful every day, you might need to see an orthopedist. Do you need a referral to see an orthopedic doctor? Not at Norton Orthopedic Institute. You can make an appointment with an orthopedic specialist online from the…

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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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Hypothyroidism versus hyperthyroidism: What are the signs and when to get tested?

Thyroid disease is rather common in adults. The most common types of thyroid disorders include hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. According to the American Thyroid Association, an estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease, and up to 60% of them are unaware of their condition. “The thyroid may be the most blamed organ for…

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