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Do you know how most heart attacks begin?

Heart attacks have to start somewhere. More than 50 percent of patients have early warning signs, which can be treated before any damage occurs. However, 50 percent of cardiac deaths occur outside of a hospital, which suggests many people are … Continue reading

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When should a young woman first see a gynecologist?

A gynecologic exam can be stressful at any age, but especially when it is your first appointment. As a woman and a health care provider for 25 years, I strive to make women of all ages comfortable as they take … Continue reading

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Baptist Health Prime Care: One-stop shop for summer health care

Bites, burns or physicals – we can help with all your summer time health needs at Baptist Health Prime Care. Experienced mid-level providers and family medicine physicians (David Saxon, MD, and I) provide walk-in care without appointments at Baptist Health … Continue reading

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Spokes for Strokes bike ride aims to improve stroke care

As a neurologist, I moved back to Paducah three years ago knowing I could improve stroke care in my hometown. Fortunately, I’ve been able to use my hobby – cycling – to do the same in the annual Spokes for … Continue reading

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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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