Patient stories - Norton Healthcare

The care she received as a hospital patient led her to find a career and ways to give back

Finding purpose in your life and in your work isn’t an easy task. For Felicia Gross, a food and nutrition supervisor at Norton Hospital and Norton Healthcare Pavilion, her purpose is clear. Felicia has made it her life’s mission to give back and help those around her in any way she can. In her job,…

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Treating pulmonary hypertension with medicine and trust

Pulmonary hypertension is a type of high blood pressure that affects the arteries in the lungs and the right side of the heart. This pressure causes damage to the blood vessels in the lungs, which forces the heart to work harder to pump blood through the lungs. Pulmonary hypertension is rare and has no cure….

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Brand Feature, Employee stories - Norton Healthcare, Faith and Health Ministries, Norton Womens & Childrens Hospital

Leap of faith: Get to know a Norton Healthcare chaplain

Faith has been a fundamental part of Norton Healthcare ever since 1881, when Mary Louise Sutton Norton donated her home to be transformed into a hospital by the Home Mission Society of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Today, our pastoral care department supports patients, families and employees with a compassionate team of 23 chaplains. The Rev….

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Patient stories - Norton Healthcare, Spine

Bodybuilding chiropractor back to training after successful spinal surgery

David Noonan’s interest in the spine spans decades. It started on the football field, after he experienced an injury in his neck that eventually required disc replacement surgery. That moment led him into the field of chiropractic medicine, helping his patients navigate their own spinal issues throughout his career. In his early years, David also…

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Migraine and Headaches, Neurosciences

Norton Healthcare specialist helps relieve patient’s 15-year cluster headache symptoms

Kevin Maynard’s chronic headaches date back a decade and a half. The pain would hit suddenly behind his right eye, last for roughly 72 hours and then begin to subside. Five to six months later, the headaches would return with a vengeance. It was like clockwork, yet he couldn’t explain why. “I started noticing a…

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Migraine and Headaches, Neurosciences, Patient stories - Norton Healthcare

Headache turned heart condition: Headache doctor saves patient who experienced a cardiac emergency

Every so often, people are lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time. For Evelyn McKinney, that time was in the middle of a rain-soaked afternoon in May. Evelyn was braving the storm, driving to her appointment with Mandy J. Whitt, M.D, a headache specialist at Norton Neuroscience Institute. Evelyn had…

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Norton West Louisville Hospital

Norton West Louisville Hospital structure begins to rise

The first of the steel columns and beams that will form the frame of the new Norton West Louisville Hospital began rising from the building’s foundation this week. All told, about 500 steel beams and columns will be put in place to support the structure — the first hospital to be built west of Ninth…

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Endocrinology, Norton Community Medical Associates, Norton Now

How to manage diabetic leg pain and other symptoms of diabetic neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy occurs when high blood sugar levels damage nerves — often in the legs and feet — resulting in pain and numbness. Diabetic neuropathy has no known cure, but treatment can bring relief and slow the progression of nerve damage. Monitoring and maintaining your blood sugar within the target range with guidance from your…

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Endocrinology, Norton Community Medical Associates

Frequent eye exams are key to identifying and treating diabetic retinopathy before it causes blindness

Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is caused by damage to the small blood vessels in the retina, located in the back of the eye. High blood sugar over time increases the risk of diabetic retinopathy. There are several stages of DR, and higher stages  eventually can lead to blindness. The good news is that the progression can…

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Norton West Louisville Hospital

This Norton West Louisville Hospital subcontractor runs a ‘one-woman show’

Portia L. Shoulders PLSIX Porta Potty Rentals LLC Hometown: West Louisville How would you describe your business? I have a small, Black- and woman-owned business based out of West Louisville. I provide port-a-potty rentals, sanitized portable restrooms and cleaning services. I am currently providing these facilities to construction crews at the Norton West Louisville Hospital site. Right…

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Norton Community Medical Associates, Norton Now, Norton Primary Care

Rocky Mountain spotted fever can be a dangerous condition and is spread by ticks. Here’s what you need to know.

Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is a disease caused by bacteria carried by ticks. The bacteria spreads to humans through a bite from a tick. What kind of tick causes Rocky Mountain spotted fever? Ticks in Kentucky include wood ticks and dog ticks. Lyme disease is spread by deer ticks, but is fairly uncommon in…

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Dementia, Neurosciences

FDA approves Alzheimer’s drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted full approval for use of a new drug, lecanemab, to slow the progress of Alzheimer’s disease. Lecanemab, a monoclonal antibody treatment, dissolves plaques that can build up between brain cells, or neurons, and are widely thought to cause Alzheimer’s symptoms. The drug from Eisai Co. Ltd….

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