Childhood Obesity: Common Risks and Treatments

In light of recent COVID-19 social distancing recommendations, many child care facilities and school systems have temporarily closed their doors. Although necessary and effective, these social distancing precautions have inevitably changed the daily routine for most families and, in some cases, reduced the normal amount of physical activity. In Kentucky, childhood obesity remains a relevant […]

Celebrating Gratitude, Philanthropy and a Unified Call to Serve

March through May represented National Doctors’ Day, Administrative Professionals Day, National Volunteer Week, National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week celebrations — a time to honor and celebrate so many talented and compassionate people. This year’s celebrations were overshadowed by a higher priority: a pandemic of proportions never seen in our lifetime. Our health care […]

The Importance of Routine Vaccinations during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Across the country, many parents have put routine childhood vaccinations on hold because of statewide stay-at-home orders due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Childhood vaccination rates in the US dropped this spring when compared to the same time frame in 2019, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The decline in […]

The Road Home

Crystal Martin, MD, took a winding Path to become a family medicine physician. now that she’s caring for patients in her hometown of Lexington, she’s right where she wants to be. Crystal Martin, MD, says her family claims her interest in science and medicine stems from childhood, but she’s not so sure. She jokes that […]

Colon Cancer Doesn’t Always Show Noticeable Symptoms; Screening Colonoscopies Help Catch Polyps Early

When the governor issued an executive order in March to delay elective medical procedures, many people had to put their screening colonoscopies on hold. Now, as health care has reopened, it’s important to put your regular screenings back on the calendar. Fears of exposure to the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 may be making some people […]

Delivering Miracles

Hannah Hall, MD, FACOG, Medical Director of Women’s Services, chairperson of surgery and physician champion at Flaget Memorial Hospital, has felt called to serve others through the practice of medicine since childhood. “I wanted to be a doctor for as long as I can remember, but I was not always sure what I wanted my […]

Back In Harmony

A 47-year-old singer and guitarist based in Danville, Mike Archer keeps a busy schedule. He travels the country playing covers of hit songs at weddings, parties, festivals and other events. In January 2019, he started to notice something strange while performing. “I’d hit a certain high note and feel pain in my lower abdomen,” Archer […]