Chronic neck and back pain

Chronic back pain or neck pain can have many causes, including prior injury, age and overuse. Pain is considered chronic if it lasts more than three months. It can come and go, which can be frustrating. Here are some treatments for chronic back pain. The first step is diagnosis. Your health care provider typically can…

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Breast Cancer, Cancer, Employee stories - Norton Healthcare, Equity inclusion belonging

Cancer care medical assistant celebrates the past, looks forward to the future during Black History Month

Helping patients with cancer live more comfortably often can weigh heavy on Rikka S. Foster’s heart and mind. As a medical assistant at Norton Cancer Institute Women’s Cancer Center, Rikka helps care for patients who have breast cancer and some who are in palliative care. According to Rikka, she wants to be there for every…

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Cardiac Rehab, Cardiology, Diagnostics, Heart

It would have been a surprise heart attack, but new imaging technology revealed a hidden danger

Something just wasn’t sitting right with Tony Seadler. The 66-year-old Pewee Valley, Kentucky, native felt himself growing tired very easily, and the long walk down his 600-foot driveway had his full attention. “I had to stop two or three times on the way up the driveway,” Tony said. “My neck was hurting really badly. At…

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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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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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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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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 West Louisville Hospital

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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