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They Saved His Life: Kentucky Kids Crew provides critical care transportation for newborns, children

March 3 is a day Heather Stephens will never forget. Ever. While her son was being transported to Kentucky Children’s Hospital to be treated for pneumonia, he stopped breathing. But thanks to the Kentucky Children’s Hospital’s pediatric/neonatal transport team – The Kentucky Kids Crew – Kasen survived. Heather credits the team for saving her son. … Continue reading

How to Have a Getaway But Feel Like You’re Home

A B &B is great for R & R I stretched out on the huge bed and enjoyed the warmth of the fireplace in our room on my bare toes. We were staying in a 1,000-square-foot suite that included a separate bedroom – perfect for friends or kids – a bathroom with a marble jetted … Continue reading

Ingrown Toenails and Plantar Warts

Ingrown toenails and plantar warts are two of the most common dermatological foot pathologies presenting to podiatrists today. This article will review the basic pathologies as well as the possible treatments for these disease processes. An ingrown toenail is common, when a side or corner of a toenail grows into the flesh of the toe. … Continue reading

OIG 2013 Work Plan Gives Direction for Physicians

The government’s health care fraud prevention and enforcement efforts recovered a record $4.2 billion in taxpayer dollars in Fiscal Year (FY) 2012, up from nearly $4.1 billion in FY 2011. Over the last four years, the administration’s enforcement efforts have recovered $14.9 billion, up from $6.7 billion over the prior four-year period.  During 2012, the … Continue reading

Christian Medical and Dental Association Sponsors Worldwide Mission Trips

Health care providers of all types eligible for membership What single healthcare organization provided medical, dental, surgical or optical care to 62,388 men, women and children in 20 countries in a recent year? Answer: the Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA). The CMDA has more than 16,000 members in the United States. Most are physicians … Continue reading

Quick Action May Save Victims of Acute Myocardial Infarction

Mortality rates are lowering due to appropriate treatment, lifestyle changes According to the American Heart Association, about 250,000 Americans suffer an ST-elevation myocardial infarction, or STEMI, each year. These occur when a cholesterol plaque ruptures and a blood clot forms within an artery leading to the heart muscle, completely obstructing the flow of blood. A … Continue reading

A Look Inside: Patton Clinic

“People don’t get sick the way they used to,” said Dr. Gary Patton with Patton Clinic. “The way people are getting sick now is so different. The idea here at Patton Clinic is not just to treat illness and addiction, but to try to get to wellness and happiness. So getting better isn’t just getting … Continue reading

Hospital Emergency Department Stays Busy

Triage assesses patients who need immediate care Hospital television shows don’t always get their dramatizations about medicine and medical care correct, but the usual depiction of a hospital emergency department is generally spot on: They are busy places full of urgency and immediacy. “The motto of emergency medicine is, ‘Anything, anyplace, anytime.” –Dr. Eric Rushman … Continue reading

Fire Department First on Scene After 911 Call

The quicker help arrives, the better the chances for victim’s survival Time is of the utmost importance when there is a medical emergency, be it a fall, a broken limb or a suspected heart attack. Most people’s initial – and correct – reaction in such a situation is to call 911. But most people are … Continue reading

What Does A Pain Management Center Do?

Lest you be mistaken into thinking that pain management centers exist only to dole out prescriptions of addictive narcotics, Dr. David Bosomworth of Bluegrass Pain Management is quick to dispel such notions. I met with him to discuss the types of treatments offered and some of the problems faced when dealing with pain medications. Dr. … Continue reading