Category Archives: The Medical Perspective

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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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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How to know where to go

Dr. Gerald Russell has seen his share of medical emergencies in 24 years of emergency room work – real emergencies like heart attack, stroke and life-threatening injuries. He and the Baptist Health Paducah team clicked into action recently when a … Continue reading

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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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