Detecting and Treating Diabetes Early Helps Prevent Serious Complications

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, a good opportunity to raise awareness of the disease. New cases of diabetes have more than tripled in the past 20 years in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This has increased the need to provide information and education to the 30 million […]

As Cases of Diabetes Surge in Kentucky, a Simple Blood Test Can Tell if You’re At Risk

From 2000 to 2017, diagnosed diabetes in Kentucky adults nearly doubled from 6.5 percent to 12.9 percent. Kentucky ranks seventh highest in the U.S. for diabetes prevalence. More than 450,000 residents are currently living with diabetes, according to the 2019 Kentucky Diabetes Report. The disease was the main reason for more than 10,400 hospitalizations and […]

Man on a Mission

James Rollins, MD, has been with the CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group – Orthopedics for three years and practiced medicine for almost two decades. He was raised in the church, and he grew closer to God following his medical residency’s completion, entwining his faith with his career. “I’m a follower of Jesus Christ, and one […]

Going Swimmingly

Aquatic therapy can provide benefits for patients they may not receive on solid ground. For patients with arthritis, fibromyalgia or other health concerns that can make exercise difficult, aquatic therapy provides an opportunity to strengthen their bodies without the added pressure of gravity. “The water’s buoyancy takes weight off the person, so they are able […]