The Heat is On: How to Stay Cool and Spurn the Burn

July 8, 2021

When the sun comes out to play, many of us make plans to do the same. The summer months bring the promise of backyard barbecues, pick-up games in the park and wasting away lazy afternoons in the water.

Importance of Screening for Colon Cancer

July 7, 2021

In Kentucky, colorectal cancer is the 2nd most common cause of cancer related death and over 2,500 cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed in the Commonwealth each year.* But did you also now that when found early, colon cancer is almost 100% curative?

Your Health Now: 4 Simple Ways Men Can Take Control of Their Health Today

June 21, 2021

There is a long-standing perception that women tend to focus on their health more than men do. Unfortunately, it’s a perception that rings all too true. A survey cited in a 2019 article from AARP found that only half of the men surveyed get regular check-ups and 72 percent preferred household chores over going to the doctor. While it’s true that women are more accustomed to regular doctor visits from an early age, it’s not an excuse for men to take their eye off the ball when it comes to their health.

Spring View Hospital Names 2021 Mercy Award Winner

May 27, 2021

Spring View Hospital recently announced that respiratory therapist John Mark Vance has been recognized as the hospital’s 2021 Mercy Award winner. The Mercy Award recognizes one employee from each of LifePoint Health’s hospitals who profoundly touches the lives of others and best represents the spirit and values on which the company was founded.

Top of Mind: Ending the Stigma Around Mental Health

May 24, 2021

When it comes to our health, it can be easy to focus exclusively on physical health – making sure we are staying up to date on annual exams and screenings, committing to a regular exercise routine, eating nutritious foods and the like. But there is another important facet of our health that we should not ignore – our mental health. National Mental Health Month is observed each May to provide a platform for discussing mental health and raising awareness of the important role it plays in our lives.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Can Benefit Skin Cancer Patients After Major Surgery, Radiation

May 20, 2021

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know that 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70? If detected early enough, basal or squamous cell skin cancers can be quickly treated with a cure rate of over 90 percent. In some cases a more invasive cancer such as melanoma calls for aggressive measures potentially including surgery, radiation treatments and the surgical application of skin grafts or flaps during the reconstruction phase.

Why I Got the COVID-19 Vaccine  

March 5, 2021

I know many people have questions or concerns about the vaccine – I did too, at first. However, after talking to other clinicians I know and trust, reviewing the facts and being tired of missing so much in 2020, I feel very confident in my decision to get vaccinated. 

Getting a Jump Start on Being Heart Smart

January 27, 2021

If the classic shape of a heart pops into your mind when you think of February, you’re not alone. With Valentine’s Day falling at the exact mid-point of the month, stores are filled with heart-shaped cards, candy and more to celebrate the annual holiday of love. But there’s another reason that hearts should be on your mind right now. Each February we celebrate American Heart Month – a perfect time to refocus on staying heart healthy and giving this important organ the attention it deserves.

Brighter Days Ahead: Celebrate the New Year with a Healthy Start

December 23, 2020

A new year is always an opportunity for a fresh start. A new beginning. That’s one of the big reasons so many of us set New Year’s resolutions. Turning the page on the calendar gives us a chance to turn the page on unhealthy habits, resolve to be better, healthier versions of ourselves and look to the future with hope for what’s to come.

Holiday Stress

December 3, 2020

With its myriad joyful and time-honored traditions, the holiday season is a cherished time of the year for many. Unfortunately, it can also be a stressful and emotionally trying time, especially for those juggling numerous obligations or coping with the loss of a loved one. And as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in our community and across the country, we are finding ourselves rethinking how we celebrate this year, which could create new challenges and potentially stressful situations.

End of Year Care

December 3, 2020

As we enter the final months of what has certainly been an unprecedented year, health and well-being has perhaps never been more at the forefront of our thoughts. The ongoing pandemic has shown us that it continues to be imperative for us to make our physical health a priority.

DIABETES: What You Should Know

November 19, 2020

If you aren’t living with diabetes, there’s a good chance that at least one of the friends or loved ones who you’ll see this upcoming holiday season is affected by the disease.

Give Yourself the Gift of Good Health

October 14, 2020

As we enter the final months of what has certainly been an unprecedented year, health and well-being has perhaps never been more at the forefront of our thoughts. The ongoing pandemic has shown us that it continues to be imperative for us to make our physical health a priority.

Know Where to Go to Get the Care You Need

August 4, 2020

Knowing where to go to get the care you need can be confusing – especially now. Efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 have resulted in many new practices for hospitals, outpatient centers and medical offices. As we move forward, life – and healthcare – will look different, but Lake Cumberland’s commitment to providing a broad range of healthcare services won’t change.

BE COOL: Tips to Help You Beat the Heat and Have a Safe and Healthy Summer

June 26, 2020

With summer in full swing, many of us are taking full advantage of this fun time of year, whether it’s hitting the road for a family vacation, getting out on the water, organizing pick-up games in the park or taking an early evening neighborhood stroll. However you choose to enjoy this season, following some key safety tips can help you ensure that this summer is a safe and healthy one.