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.

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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Get the right MRI the first time at Baptist Health Imaging

Not all MRIs are the same. When our patients need an MRI or other imaging services, we send them to Baptist Health Imaging for high-quality and fast results to avoid expensive re-testing. It’s convenient for the patient with parking near … Continue reading

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How can you give your baby a healthy start?

Are you 36 weeks pregnant and eager to have your baby now? A healthy, full-term pregnancy of 40 weeks should be at the top of your list to give your baby the best possible start in life. Prematurity risks The … Continue reading

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Pink Glove Dance star counts her blessings

Cindy Adams didn’t feel like dancing in last year’s Pink Glove Dance video for Baptist Health Paducah. Adams, R.N., nurse manager for the Baptist Heart Group, had just received a devastating breast cancer diagnosis at the time. This year it’s … Continue reading

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Can your diet make you sad?

Are you biting off more than you can chew? Depression is a common mental health problem, affecting one in 10 U.S. adults at some point in their lives. Depression causes difficulties in the workplace, an increased number of absent days and … Continue reading

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Back-to-school reminder: Wash the germs away

We all know children don’t always practice the best hygiene, especially before eating meals or after going to the bathroom and making mud pies in the yard. So, why should you keep encouraging them to wash their hands? Let us … Continue reading

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Join us for Pink Glove Dance 2013

This year, YOU can star in our Pink Glove Dance for breast cancer awareness. For the first time, the hospital is inviting the community to don pink gloves when part of the video is filmed at the first ever McCracken … Continue reading

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Fire up the grill

There’s nothing better than firing up the grill on a summer afternoon – as long as you do it safely. The grill should be considered an extension of your kitchen, and you should practice the same safety tips inside and … Continue reading

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Tick, ticks and more ticks!

How many ticks have you pulled off your pet, child or even yourself this summer? The Baptist Health Line phones have been busy with calls from people concerned about tick bites and prevention. Ticks are small spiderlike animals that bite … Continue reading

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