Cancer, Lung Cancer

A low-dose CT scan could help you find lung cancer early

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Kentucky has the highest rate of lung cancer in the U.S. If you’re at risk, catching it early is critical. A low-dose CT scan can help. Lung cancer symptoms don’t usually show until the disease has advanced. But if caught early, the chance of surviving five…

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Cancer, Lung Cancer, Prevention and Wellness

A lung cancer screening may seem overwhelming — here are some suggested questions to ask to your doctor.

Are you a current or former smoker who’s thinking about getting a lung cancer screening? Maybe you have an appointment for a cancer test or lung biopsy scheduled, or you’re awaiting results of a lung cancer test. At any of these stages, you likely have questions about your results, diagnosis and more. Norton Cancer Institute…

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Sports Health

Older adults’ guide to improving muscle tone and building muscle after age 60

Strength at every ageFor older adults, there are many benefits to beginning a strength training routine, and improving muscle tone is an important aspect of physical fitness while aging. It’s not too late to start; in fact, studies show the body remains responsive to muscle-building exercises, regardless of age and when you begin. “Building muscle…

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News, Norton Clark, Norton Community Medical Associates

Norton Healthcare expands access to care in east Jeffersonville

Norton Healthcare continues its focus of expanding access to health care in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Additional emergency and diagnostic services soon will be available when Norton Medical Center opens on Monday, March 4, in the Jeffersonville Commons shopping center, 2023 Mercy Way. The new center, a $17 million investment, will house a full-service emergency department and…

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Neurosciences, Stroke

There’s nothing mini about a ‘mini stroke’

Mini stroke symptoms can be the same as a stroke, but may pass after a few minutes or hours. However, “mini stroke” isn’t an accurate name for what’s happening — it’s neither mini nor is it a stroke. The correct medical term is “transient ischemic attack,” and there’s no way for you to know on…

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Sports Health

5 types of exercises older adults can do every day

Making exercise approachable: A guide for older adultsRegular exercise for older adults is one of the best ways to enhance and improve physical health and mental well-being when aging. There are many benefits of physical activity, including preventing or delaying age-related health concerns, which can help extend your ability to remain independent and improve overall…

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Sports Health

Why strength and resistance training can help you as you age

The importance of building muscle as we age Strength and resistance training can play an important role in healthy aging. The aging process is often associated with a decline in muscle mass, strength and physical stamina. However, incorporating simple strength and resistance training exercises can help older adults maintain muscle mass, improve mobility and reduce…

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Cancer, Womens Health

‘This is ministry to me’

You’ll never hear another story quite like Euwonna Jones’. Euwonna is a mastectomy fitter at Norton Cancer Institute Pat Harrison Resource Center in Southern Indiana. Here’s how surviving her own harrowing health experiences led her to a career caring for cancer patients as they heal. In Nov. 2009, while living in her hometown of Detroit,…

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Neurosciences

Neurosurgeon discusses brain aneurysm story shared by ‘Game of Thrones’ actor Emilia Clarke

You may know actor Emilia Clarke from the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones.” She plays Daenerys Targaryen, a central character in the show. If you’re not a huge fan of the series or just not that familiar with it, you may know Daenerys by her long blond hair and dragons that are often shown…

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Cardiology, Heart, Heart Attack

Average age of a heart attack is younger than you might think, so here are warning signs of a heart attack and what you need to know

Getting older definitely increases your risk for a heart attack, but that doesn’t mean younger adults should ignore concerning symptoms. While the majority of first heart attacks happen around age 65 for men and 72 for women, there has been an increase in heart attacks in people under age 40, according to the American College…

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News, Norton Womens & Childrens Hospital

Norton Healthcare receives 2023 Press Ganey Human Experience Guardian of Excellence Award

Norton Healthcare has been named a 2023 Human Experience (HX) Guardian of Excellence Award winner and Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital an HX Pinnacle of Excellence Award winner by Press Ganey, the global leader in health care experience solutions and services. These awards are part of Press Ganey’s annual ranking of the top hospitals and…

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Patient stories - Norton Healthcare, Spine

Norton Leatherman Spine surgeon plays unintentional matchmaker for patients

Mike Thompson was in a familiar place. It was Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023. Mike was only six months removed from major spine surgery in his lower back. Yet, here he was again, sitting in the office of Kathryn J. McCarthy Mullooly, M.D., on the Norton Healthcare ­– St. Matthews campus facing a different, yet equally life-changing…

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