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.

Family, fabric and fishing bring new doctor to the area

Frances Horn, D.O., says it was the 3 F’s that pulled her from Oklahoma to Paducah to become a hospitalist at Western Baptist. “I say I moved here for family, fabric and fishing,” she said. She wanted to be closer … Continue reading

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Lord and Tailor

It’s a New Year and so now’s a good time to break some bad habits and embrace change. It’s also been more than a week since 2013 began and I’m still “tweaking” my resolution.  I might have a problem with … Continue reading

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Eat healthier in the New Year

Is your New Year’s resolution to eat healthier? If so, avoid fad diets or strict rules because they won’t help you reach your long-term goals. Instead, try these sensible steps from Healthcastle.com to change your diet permanently. Fill the plate … Continue reading

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Treating asthma in children

Does your child suffer from asthma? He or she is not alone. Asthma is the most common ongoing illness in children, according to Two Peas in a Pod medical blog. Many children may have one episode as a baby or … Continue reading

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Fingerprints

The fingerprint is such a wonderful mystery. Although man has used it for thousands of years as a unique identifier, how it actually forms is something that researchers haven’t quite put their finger on. Why do some people have arches, … Continue reading

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Will you gain dreaded holiday weight?

Can you have your diet and Christmas cookies, too? It is possible to have both without putting on extra pounds, but you may want to have a plan. It can be challenging to eat healthy during the holidays. Americans gain … Continue reading

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5 tips to staying well during flu season

If your children are in school, then you know they can bring home illnesses as often as they do homework. So, how can you help your child stay well during flu season? Colds, gastroenteritis (stomach virus) and influenza are prevalent … Continue reading

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Connect the dots

Jesus Christ came to build connection.  He came to restore the relationship between God and man. He came to bridge the gap between the past, present and future. Since he lived more than 2,000 years ago, what we know and … Continue reading

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How many calories are in your value meal?

By Lorrie Terry, Western Baptist dietitian Would you eat less or make better choices if you knew how many calories were in your fast food meal? A decision by the U.S. Supreme Court recently cleared the way for national requirements … Continue reading

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Who needs a mammogram?

One in eight women will develop breast cancer, making it the leading cause of cancer death among women. But when do you need to get a mammogram? The American Cancer Society recommends that women age 40 and older have a … Continue reading

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