How to use the morphine equivalent daily dose (MEDD)

The morphine equivalent daily dose (MEDD) translates the dose and route of each opioid a patient has received over the previous 24 hours to a morphine equivalent using a standard conversion table. The MEDD should […]

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What are phimosis and paraphimosis?

Phimosis and paraphimosis are issues that affect the foreskin of the penis. Phimosis is when the foreskin can’t retract (pull down) from the tip of the penis. Paraphimosis occurs when the foreskin is retracted but […]

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Norton Medical Group welcomes these new providers as of July 1, 2019

Bahjat AlAdili, M.D. Norton Inpatient Specialists Medical degree: St. George’s University School of Medicine Residency: Internal medicine, University of Louisville School of Medicine   Brandon C. Dennis, Psy.D. Norton Neurology Services Degree: Xavier University Residency: […]

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Duane W. Densler, M.D., joins Norton Neuroscience Institute

Neurosurgeon Duane W. Densler, M.D., has joined Norton Neuroscience Institute. Dr. Densler earned his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. He completed residencies in general surgery and neurosurgery at University of Louisville School […]

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‘MedChat’ podcast, episode 4: Jonathan W. Weeks, M.D., discusses pregnancy and addiction

Episode four of the “MedChat” podcast is now available. This episode, “Addressing Opioid Use During Pregnancy,” discusses the significant increase in infants born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) in the last decade. The podcast will […]

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Norton Children’s Hospital nationally recognized for combating overuse of antibiotics

Overuse of antibiotics is a worldwide problem, reducing the drug’s effectiveness and making serious bacterial infections resistant to treatment. For its efforts to improve antibiotic prescribing, Norton Children’s Hospital has been named an Antimicrobial Stewardship […]

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Educating patients on safe storage and disposal

Norton Healthcare Providers should have a conversation with patients and parents/caregivers about safeguarding medications. All medications, including over-the-counter, herbal supplements and vitamins, should be stored out of the reach of children and locked up if […]

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Oncologist’s study published: ‘Actual 5-Year Survivors After Surgical Resection of Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma’

This is the second in our series on published research by Robert C. G. Martin II, M.D., Ph.D. Robert C. G. Martin II, M.D., Ph.D., a surgical oncologist in multidisciplinary collaboration between Norton Cancer Institute […]

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Transitional care for young adults with reproductive conditions

Transitioning healthy young women from pediatric to adult health care can be a challenge. However, patients who have undergone reproductive surgical procedures during their childhood present added complexity. Adolescents with gynecological anomalies, disorders of sexual […]

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Research shows opioids are ineffective for chronic pain

Research shows there are some short-term benefits of opioid therapy in certain situations, but there are no studies showing the long-term effectiveness of opioids for chronic pain. As a result, a paradigm shift is underway […]

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5 things physicians should look for when deciding where to practice

Joshua Yuen, M.D., is a primary care physician at the Norton Community Medical Associates offices in Okolona and Bullitt County. He’s always had an interest in medicine and engineering. After attending University of Louisville for […]

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Tanya A. Wiese, D.O., is now with Norton Pulmonary Specialists

Tanya A. Wiese, D.O., interventional pulmonologist, has joined Norton Pulmonary Specialists. Dr. Wiese earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing. She completed an internal medicine […]

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