Addressing Mental Health

Prioritize Your Psychological Well-being Mental illness, such as depression or anxiety, affects one in five adults in the U.S. every year. While it can be tempting to put your mental health on the backburner, this can often cause symptoms to worsen and/or manifest in other ways. “Your mental health and physical health are intrinsically linked,” […]

Healthy New Year

Schedule your preventive screenings – make 2020 your healthiest year yet! “Health screenings are a way for patients to get a head start on health issues that could become something more serious,” said Teresa Lucas, BSN, RN, population health coach at CHI Saint Joseph Health Partners. “They are a simple but effective way to be […]

Comprehensive Wound Care Can Help Minimize Pain and Improve Recovery

Wounds can hurt in more ways than one, especially when they limit your ability to perform everyday activities. While minor cuts and scrapes can often be treated at home, chronic wounds may require medical attention. It’s important to recognize when a wound warrants a doctor’s visit, as comprehensive wound care can minimize pain and shorten […]

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 […]

Sleep Disorders Are Dangerous to Overall Health and Wellness

More than one-third of adults in Kentucky reported that they don’t get enough sleep. And, up to 50 percent of children in the United States will experience a sleeping problem, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition to impacting a person’s mood and ability to function normally day-to-day, a consistent lack […]

Vaccines Protect Against Deadly, Preventable Diseases

Vaccines are the safest, proven method of preventing adults and children from contracting a wide variety of potentially deadly diseases. Recently, some parents have decided to delay or refuse vaccinating their children due to misinformation about the safety and effectiveness of vaccines. However, research and real-world examples prove that it’s imperative to get vaccinated, for […]