Norton Healthcare to begin COVID-19 vaccine registration for people ages 60 and older

Norton Healthcare soon will begin providing COVID-19 vaccinations for community members who are ages 60 and older, part of the Tier-1c group. Registration is now open for vaccination appointments beginning in March at our four […]

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Symptoms of genitourinary syndrome of menopause

After menopause, a woman who presents with a burning sensation like a urinary tract infection (UTI) may well have genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM), formally called vulvovaginal atrophy or atrophic vaginitis. Women often will tell […]

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February 2021 Norton Medical Group new providers

Omar S. Elbita, M.D. Hospital Medicine Rosemarie O. Serrone, M.D. Cardiothoracic Surgery Kelsey Arnold, PA-C Orthopedics Tricia A. Cortas, PA-C Cardiology Damian Morriston, PA-C Hospital Medicine LaToma J. Barnett, APRN Emergency Medicine Candice Y. Gray-Cunningham, […]

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Robot-assisted knee replacement provides greater precision

For knee replacement patients who want to return to a more active lifestyle, robot-assisted arthroplasty offers another level of precision to fine-tune the alignment of the new joint. “Not every patient is going to select […]

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Perfusion scanning allows more time to save more brain

Time saved is brain saved, and in recent years we’ve gotten some more time to save more brain. In 2018, the American Heart and American Stroke associations updated their guidelines to say perfusion scanning can […]

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A baseline concussion test aids sports concussion diagnosis and treatment

A baseline concussion test provides data to measure functional change in an athlete, making it crucial to concussion care, according to Tad D. Seifert, M.D., a neurologist and sports concussion specialist who is director of […]

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Stroke in young people increasing and mostly preventable

Stroke in young people has been increasing, with adults as young as in their 20s at risk. This largely is due to more young people having risk factors previously associated with the older population: a […]

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FDA approves non-chemotherapy drug regimen for acute myeloid leukemia

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved Venclexta (venetoclax) as part of a non-chemotherapy treatment of newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in adults 75 years or older, or who have comorbidities that preclude […]

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How to refer your patients for COVID-19 vaccination

Norton Healthcare is offering COVID-19 vaccinations as part of the Kentucky COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan. Eligible patients with a MyNortonChart account will be invited to schedule their vaccination appointment via a MyNortonChart message. Patients also can […]

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‘MedChat’ CME podcast: ‘Common Issues in Women’s Health’

The latest episode of the “MedChat” podcast, “Common Issues in Women’s Health” is now available. Often times, when female patients seek medical attention it is either for a specific complaint or their annual wellness exam. […]

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January 2021 Norton Medical Group new providers

Gregory E. Cooper, M.D., Ph.D. Neurology Rachel Hart, D.O. Geriatric Medicine Amanda Buchanan, APRN Family Medicine Robin A. Schmalz, APRN Cardiology

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Younger patients may be reluctant to bring up early signs of menopause

Some women begin experiencing perimenopause as early as their late 30s, with symptoms lasting anywhere from two to eight years leading up to menopause in the usual late 40s to early 50s. Younger patients may […]

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