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.

New prostate cancer drugs may delay chemotherapy

One in every six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. According to the American Cancer Society, it is the most common cancer diagnosed in men besides skin cancer. A physical exam and a blood test to … Continue reading

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Heart disease affects one in 4; could you be one of them?

You may realize you should lose a few pounds, quit smoking, exercise more or stop eating so many sweets. But did you know those lifestyle choices put you at real risk for heart disease? And that’s serious business because heart … Continue reading

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Minimally invasive surgery provides options for women

Are you a woman living with pelvic pain because you don’t want to face surgery? The first step is to make an appointment with your doctor to determine the cause of your pain. March is National Endometriosis Awareness Month. It … Continue reading

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Colon cancer is preventable

What if you could prevent cancer? The good news is colon cancer may be prevented or cured if detected early with regular screenings. The bad news is many people don’t take advantage of life-saving screenings. Colon cancer is the second … Continue reading

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Baptist Health Paducah offers team approach to heart valve disease

Baptist Health Paducah, the heart hospital our region prefers 3 to 1, offers a new team approach to treating heart valve disease. Heart valve disease, any condition involving the four valves of the heart, affects five million Americans each year. … Continue reading

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Baptist Health Paducah stroke center is changing lives

Why choose Baptist Health Paducah for your stroke care? Baptist Health Paducah has the only certified stroke program in Kentucky west of Owensboro. It is certified by The Joint Commission as a primary stroke center and recently received the Gold … Continue reading

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Could you be living with the ‘silent killer’?

It is estimated that more than one million people are living with undiagnosed abdominal aortic aneurysms. Could you be one of them? At least 95 percent of these can be treated successfully if detected prior to a rupture. Baptist Health … Continue reading

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