If you are experiencing unexplained symptoms, including issues with weight gain or loss, anxiety, perspiration, restlessness or fatigue, you may have a problem with a small gland in your neck. Issues with the thyroid gland, one of the nine major endocrine glands in the body, can be the underlying cause of a wide variety of […]
With flu season upon us, it’s important to remember that a flu shot is the best way to prevent the ailment. More than 3 million cases of the flu are treated each year in the United States. Thousands of people die from the flu each year, and many more are hospitalized by this potentially life-threatening […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
Better known as swimmer’s ear, otitis externa is an infection that can develop when water becomes trapped in your outer ear canal after swimming.
Summer is the season of sunshine, but basking in the warm rays may put you at risk for developing skin cancer, the most common type of cancer affecting Americans.
Summer reading? Check. School supplies? Check. Your child’s health? Check. With school starting soon, many parents find themselves busy helping prepare their children for the new academic year. One vital to-do is your child’s yearly wellness exam. “It’s always a good idea to see your child’s pediatrician yearly to make sure he or she is […]
Bursting with fresh fruits and veggies, summer is the perfect time of year to focus on eating well. The air is warm, the sun is shining and the farmers market is rife with leafy greens, juicy melons and colorful peppers. “Local produce is easily accessible during the summer months, which is wonderful for a variety […]