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How do you know if you’re having a heart attack?

Heart attack symptoms are not always obvious. The signs can often begin subtly with chest discomfort that comes and goes. Many people brush off the symptoms as indigestion or anxiety, but you should seek medical attention if symptoms persist for … Continue reading

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Blind Spots

I get about a 30-minute warning. Blind spots. Many of you already know what I’m talking about. It’s the first indication that millions of us get that we’re about to have a whopper of a headache. The first time it … Continue reading

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Enjoy healthy Super Bowl snacks

What’s on your Super Bowl menu? Chips, dips, soda and other high calorie favorites usually go hand-in-hand with the big game. According to modernmom.com, football fans can consume an entire day’s worth of calories during the game. This year prepare … Continue reading

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Cold vs. flu

Do you have the flu or are you just suffering from a bad cold? We receive lots of calls at Baptist Health Line from people wondering the same thing. The flu and the common cold have similar flu-like symptoms, so … 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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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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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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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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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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Teens slow weight gain when cutting back on sugary drinks

By Lorrie Terry, Western Baptist dietitian Does your child drink too much soda? All of that sugar adds up and it could be having an adverse effect on his or her waistline.  Many children, especially teens, are consuming lots of … Continue reading

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