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Norton West Louisville Hospital leadership team announced

Meet the team members who, together with Corenza Townsend, chief administrative officer, Norton West Louisville Hospital, will plan for and execute the hospital’s November 2024 opening. They will be responsible for hiring and training all staff, developing pre-opening plans and schedules, and serving as the administrative team for Norton Healthcare’s newest hospital at 28th Street and…

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Stomach cancer signs and symptoms everyone should know

Country music singer and songwriter Toby Keith died Feb. 5 after a two-year battle with stomach cancer. The music superstar’s death at just 62 years old left many asking what is stomach cancer, how can it be prevented and what are the treatment options. “Stomach cancer, often referred to as gastric cancer, is predominantly an…

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Arm and Hand, Elbow, Hand and Wrist, Orthopedics, Sports Health

How to prevent golfer’s elbow

Golfer’s elbow is caused by repetitive motion that wears on the soft tissue near the elbow. Known clinically as medial epicondylitis, golfer’s elbow can happen to anyone. Golfer’s elbow is a soft-tissue overuse injury at the point where your forearm muscle tendons attach to the bone on the inside of your elbow. When the injury…

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Norton Childrens Medical Associates, Norton Community Medical Associates, Norton Specialists

Norton Healthcare, Norton Children’s bring new level of care to Frankfort

Norton Healthcare and Norton Children’s continue to focus on providing accessible health care to central Kentucky with the opening of a new multi-practice location in Frankfort. The new space — a $12 million investment— not only expands the area’s largest pediatric practice, but also brings new adult services and urgent care under the same roof….

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Locations, Norton Clark

Norton Clark Hospital launches robotic-assisted surgery program

Norton Healthcare has expanded surgery services in Southern Indiana with the addition of a da Vinci Xi Surgical System at Norton Clark Hospital. Victoria Locke, D.O., general surgeon, was the first to use the robotic system for hernia repair and a complex gallbladder surgery. Ronald Wright, M.D., OB/GYN, is next in line to use the…

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Menopause, Womens Health

Hot flashes and what causes them

Three-quarters of women experience hot flashes in the months or years leading up to menopause. A hot flash is a sudden intense feeling of heat, sweating and discomfort coming from within, like an internal furnace has been turned on. It typically lasts one to five minutes and usually is felt most strongly over the face,…

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KDF Marathon, Kentucky Derby Marathon Training, Sports Health

After 20 years of running, this Louisville couple prepares for another miniMarathon

EDITOR’S NOTE _ This article was first published in April 2023 as Anne and John Laun trained for the GE Appliances Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon. It’s the story of how they keep healthy while training into their 70s. Interested in training with Norton Sports Health this year? Sign up here to join the Norton Sports…

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Heart, Norton Now

Heart attack and stroke are among the dangerous effects of high cholesterol

You need some blood cholesterol. You couldn’t live without it. But if you have too much cholesterol, your body can’t use it all, and the effects can be cardiovascular disease.  Excess cholesterol builds up in your arteries. It combines with other substances to form fatty deposits, or plaque. Year after year, the plaque builds up,…

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Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics, Womens Health

Norton Clark Hospital recognized for excellence in infant and maternal health

Norton Clark Hospital recently was recognized by the Indiana Hospital Association, in partnership with Gov. Eric J. Holcomb and Indiana State Health Commissioner Lindsay Weaver, M.D., FACEP, for its commitment to infant and maternal health at the fourth annual INspire Hospital of Distinction recognition program. INspire, funded by the Indiana Department of Health’s Safety PIN…

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Menopause, Womens Health

If you’re bothered by vaginal symptoms of menopause, talk to your health care provider

The loss of the hormone estrogen during menopause can cause your vagina to lose its elasticity and cause other changes in the vaginal tissue, resulting in vaginal atrophy. Vaginal atrophy also means your vagina has less natural lubrication and can result in vaginal bleeding or spotting during sex, while sex itself can become painful. “Vaginal…

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Menopause, Womens Health

Menopause doesn’t have to keep you up at night

Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep can be an issue during menopause and in the months or years leading up to menopause. Complaints of poor sleep quality, waking up during the night, not enough sleep and night sweats are common. So are mood changes, including depression and anxiety, which can contribute to poor sleep.  “If…

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Injury and Trauma, Ortho - Knee, Orthopedics, Patient stories - Norton Healthcare

WWE superstar Al Snow chooses rare double knee replacement to relieve pain

Allen Sarven knows pain. But the pain that finally brought him to his knees was just that — knee pain. Also known to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) fans as Al Snow, he has been a professional wrestler for 41 years. His career has taken him across states and continents, entertaining millions and winning championship titles,…

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