Reducing opioid use before and after spine surgery

Until recently, opioids have been the analgesic of choice for managing back pain before and after surgery. Now we are in the midst of an opioid crisis and know all too well the many drawbacks [...]

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Diagnosing and managing pediatric diabetes

Primary care providers and pediatricians play an invaluable role in the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus and timely interventions. “Diagnosing diabetes mellitus often starts with pediatricians or other primary care providers when parents bring in their […]

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Managing osteoporosis and spine surgery

Osteoporosis in the aging population is now estimated to affect over 10 million people and significantly affects postmenopausal women, although the condition can occur in other groups. There are many predisposing factors, including a family [...]

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Improving surgical decision-making for cervical spine patients

Difficulty with standing balance is a frequent clinical issue with multiple possible etiologies. It may be seen with normal aging or common pathologies such as diabetic neuropathy. In patients with cervical degenerative disease, progressive standing [...]

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Helping patients talk about their menopause symptoms

Women in their 40s and 50s who are starting to experience symptoms of menopause and perimenopause frequently don’t know what to expect, and they are often reticent about bringing up symptoms during visits with their [...]

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Lung cancer screening guidelines

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force updated its lung cancer screening guidelines in 2021 to include younger patients and those who smoked less than the previous recommendation. The current USPSTF lung cancer screening guidelines are [...]

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January 2024 Norton Children’s Medical Group New Providers

Mary E. Dedman, M.D. Pediatrics Thomas E. McCormick, M.D. ­ Pediatrics Leigh A. Nieto, M.D. ­ Pediatrics Lorraine A. Rust-Killeen, M.D. Pediatrics Kerby D. Albert, APRN Neonatology Amy M. Barry, APRN Neonatology Emily A. Hickerson, […]

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January 2024 Norton Medical Group new providers

Laura R. Feder, D.O. Urgent Care Sarah E. Lainhart, M.D. Family Medicine Shawn C. McCarty, M.D. Emergency Medicine Monica H. Vetter, M.D. Gynecologic Oncology Amy K. Wise, M.D. Colon and Rectal Surgery Carter Hahn, PA-C […]

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Steven J. Radtke, M.D., FACOG, FMIGS, specialist in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, joins Norton Urogynecology Center.

Steven J. Radtke, M.D., FACOG, FMIGS, specializes in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and has joined Norton Urogynecology Center. He earned his medical degree from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Mexico and […]

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Primary care physicians are sometimes the first ones to diagnose and begin treating bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder commonly is seen first in primary care settings, although it is a relatively rare condition — only about 1% of people will struggle with it in their lifetime. The treatment of bipolar disorder […]

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Diagnosis and treatment for trigeminal neuralgia

The initial evaluation for trigeminal neuralgia is typically in primary care, but patients frequently also present to dental and ear, nose and throat settings, according to Brian M. Plato, D.O., a neurologist and headache specialist [...]

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Late-stage lung cancer diagnoses weigh heavily on the socially disadvantaged

As a medical oncologist at Norton Cancer Institute, I’ve seen remarkable advances in how we treat lung cancer. Lung cancers caught early can now often be successfully treated. Unfortunately, Kentucky has a massive lung cancer [...]

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