Neurosurgeon discusses brain aneurysm story shared by ‘Game of Thrones’ actor Emilia Clarke

You may know actor Emilia Clarke from the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones.” She plays Daenerys Targaryen, a central character in the show. If you’re not a huge fan of the series or just not that familiar with it, you may know Daenerys by her long blond hair and dragons that are often shown…

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Cardiology, Heart, Heart Attack

Average age of a heart attack is younger than you might think, so here are warning signs of a heart attack and what you need to know

Getting older definitely increases your risk for a heart attack, but that doesn’t mean younger adults should ignore concerning symptoms. While the majority of first heart attacks happen around age 65 for men and 72 for women, there has been an increase in heart attacks in people under age 40, according to the American College…

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News, Norton Womens & Childrens Hospital

Norton Healthcare receives 2023 Press Ganey Human Experience Guardian of Excellence Award

Norton Healthcare has been named a 2023 Human Experience (HX) Guardian of Excellence Award winner and Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital an HX Pinnacle of Excellence Award winner by Press Ganey, the global leader in health care experience solutions and services. These awards are part of Press Ganey’s annual ranking of the top hospitals and…

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Patient stories - Norton Healthcare, Spine

Norton Leatherman Spine surgeon plays unintentional matchmaker for patients

Mike Thompson was in a familiar place. It was Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023. Mike was only six months removed from major spine surgery in his lower back. Yet, here he was again, sitting in the office of Kathryn J. McCarthy Mullooly, M.D., on the Norton Healthcare ­– St. Matthews campus facing a different, yet equally life-changing…

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Employee stories - Norton Healthcare, Health Equity, Norton West Louisville Hospital

Norton West Louisville Hospital leadership team announced

Meet the team members who, together with Corenza Townsend, chief administrative officer, Norton West Louisville Hospital, will plan for and execute the hospital’s November 2024 opening. They will be responsible for hiring and training all staff, developing pre-opening plans and schedules, and serving as the administrative team for Norton Healthcare’s newest hospital at 28th Street and…

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Stomach cancer signs and symptoms everyone should know

Country music singer and songwriter Toby Keith died Feb. 5 after a two-year battle with stomach cancer. The music superstar’s death at just 62 years old left many asking what is stomach cancer, how can it be prevented and what are the treatment options. “Stomach cancer, often referred to as gastric cancer, is predominantly an…

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Arm and Hand, Elbow, Hand and Wrist, Orthopedics, Sports Health

How to prevent golfer’s elbow

Golfer’s elbow is caused by repetitive motion that wears on the soft tissue near the elbow. Known clinically as medial epicondylitis, golfer’s elbow can happen to anyone. Golfer’s elbow is a soft-tissue overuse injury at the point where your forearm muscle tendons attach to the bone on the inside of your elbow. When the injury…

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Norton Childrens Medical Associates, Norton Community Medical Associates, Norton Specialists

Norton Healthcare, Norton Children’s bring new level of care to Frankfort

Norton Healthcare and Norton Children’s continue to focus on providing accessible health care to central Kentucky with the opening of a new multi-practice location in Frankfort. The new space — a $12 million investment— not only expands the area’s largest pediatric practice, but also brings new adult services and urgent care under the same roof….

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Locations, Norton Clark

Norton Clark Hospital launches robotic-assisted surgery program

Norton Healthcare has expanded surgery services in Southern Indiana with the addition of a da Vinci Xi Surgical System at Norton Clark Hospital. Victoria Locke, D.O., general surgeon, was the first to use the robotic system for hernia repair and a complex gallbladder surgery. Ronald Wright, M.D., OB/GYN, is next in line to use the…

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Menopause, Womens Health

Hot flashes and what causes them

Three-quarters of women experience hot flashes in the months or years leading up to menopause. A hot flash is a sudden intense feeling of heat, sweating and discomfort coming from within, like an internal furnace has been turned on. It typically lasts one to five minutes and usually is felt most strongly over the face,…

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KDF Marathon, Kentucky Derby Marathon Training, Sports Health

After 20 years of running, this Louisville couple prepares for another miniMarathon

EDITOR’S NOTE _ This article was first published in April 2023 as Anne and John Laun trained for the GE Appliances Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon. It’s the story of how they keep healthy while training into their 70s. Interested in training with Norton Sports Health this year? Sign up here to join the Norton Sports…

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Heart, Norton Now

Heart attack and stroke are among the dangerous effects of high cholesterol

You need some blood cholesterol. You couldn’t live without it. But if you have too much cholesterol, your body can’t use it all, and the effects can be cardiovascular disease.  Excess cholesterol builds up in your arteries. It combines with other substances to form fatty deposits, or plaque. Year after year, the plaque builds up,…

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