Author Archives: Baptist Health Paducah

About Baptist Health Paducah

Baptist Health Paducah is a regional medical and referral center, serving about 200,000 patients a year from four states. With more than 1,800 employees and 200 physicians, it offers a full range of services, including cardiac and cancer care, diagnostic imaging, women’s and children’s services, surgery, emergency treatment, rehabilitation and more. Since its humble beginning in 1953, Baptist Health Paducah has grown from 117 beds to 349 beds on a campus covering eight square blocks.

Convenient care during the holidays

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Baptist Health Paducah offers area’s only NICU

For four years, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Baptist Health Paducah has been a blessing for 700 local families, including many of my own patients, whose newborns need extra care. It is now expanding to allow more families to … Continue reading

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Baptist new radiation equipment to shorten treatment

Baptist Health Paducah, the Paducah area’s only nationally-accredited cancer center, is on the brink of an exciting new era in cancer treatment. The hospital recently invested $3.1 million to purchase new technology that can shorten radiation treatments from weeks to … Continue reading

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Staying healthy during the hectic holidays

From Halloween to New Year’s, the holidays are filled with high-sugar, high-calorie treats to wreck your diet and extra activities to derail your daily fitness regimen. It’s hard to stay on a healthy path when stress and festivities lurk around … Continue reading

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How to safely manage your weight loss

If you struggle with your weight, you are not alone. Most of us are trying to lose weight or maintain our weight at some point in our lives. You shouldn’t be ashamed to see a physician over concerns about your … Continue reading

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Why real men wear pink: 1 in 8

Dancing around in pink gloves feels a little silly. I know, I just did it. It looks a little silly, too. Just silly enough, we hope, to get your attention. We need to get your attention. Why? Just think: One … Continue reading

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Who needs to get a mammogram?

Are you putting off getting a mammogram? That may be a risk you don’t want to take. Countless women can testify to the importance of this screening. Just ask the 24 breast cancer survivors who danced in this year’s Baptist … Continue reading

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