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Back-to-School Health Tips

Back-to-School Health Tips

September 2, 2021

With back-to-school routines — and quarantines — in full swing, we connected with Kelcie Cobb, PA-C, a primary care provider and mom of two to discuss many of the concerns hesitant parents have about sending their child to school during a pandemic. 

She outlines ways parents can protect young students from the virus, how to help them cope with mental health issues, and signs they might be struggling. She also covers other contagious conditions parents should watch for as students return to the classroom, such as lice, pink eye, strep throat, and hand, foot and mouth disease. Finally, to ensure a healthy foundation, Cobb addresses the challenge of encouraging children to eat well, practice healthy sleep habits, be physically active, and cut down on screen time.

 

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Taking #Pride In Our Care: LGBTQIA+ Health Equality

Taking #Pride In Our Care: LGBTQIA+ Health Equality

June 29, 2021

The first Pride March was in June 1970, marking the anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion in NYC. Since then, we’ve made progress, but there is a long way yet to go. In today's episode, we're joined on the phone by Dr. Eli Pendleton, primary care physician with Baptist Health Medical Group at our Deer Park location in Louisville. Dr. Pendleton is an amazing ally for the LGBTQ community and provides primary care to almost 250 transgender patients who travel in from all parts of KY and Southern Indiana. There are unique health issues and challenges that affect the LGBTQ community, and in today's episode, we’re taking some time to explore some of those.

From Punishment to Privilege: Changing Your Fitness Outlook

From Punishment to Privilege: Changing Your Fitness Outlook

February 11, 2021

Many well-intentioned optimists go into a new year set on living a healthier life. However, research shows even the most heartfelt resolutions go by the wayside way before Valentine’s Day. For American Heart Month, the HealthTalks Now team catches up with Jamie Robertson, a Lexington, Kentucky, fitness specialist. As a certified personal trainer and ACE® Health Coach, Robertson provides lifestyle education to all ages through Baptist Health. In this podcast, she explains the role nutrition and exercise can play before and after surgery and describes how lifestyle coaching can help you manage chronic conditions and improve your heart health. She also warns of the dangers of exercising too much or too strenuously. Tune in to learn more about this new service at Baptist Health and how to begin your fitness journey.

Ladies, Listen Up!

Ladies, Listen Up!

September 30, 2020

Women in their 30s and 40s may still look and feel young, but many begin to notice subtle changes in their bodies during these decades. Hosts Kendra and Kerri interview primary care physician Wanda Lowe, MD, for a no-holds-barred discussion about women’s health. They ask: Why can’t I eat a whole pizza without budging my jeans? Do I need a beauty box to keep my skin looking youthful? How can I counteract the inevitable loss of bone and muscle mass as I grow older? Dr. Lowe uses clinical evidence to shed light on simple things women can do to set themselves up for healthy aging. She provides metabolism-boosting tips, explains the mystery of perimenopause, and advises on care for symptoms of anxiety or depression. Lastly, Dr. Lowe offers guidance on vitamin supplements and outlines the preventive screenings women should schedule during these years. Listen up, ladies, for some powerful info you’ll want to share with your girlfriends.

Men‘s Health: Deferred Maintenance (Part 2)

Men‘s Health: Deferred Maintenance (Part 2)

July 6, 2020

How is taking care of your body like caring for your car? Michael Eli Pendleton, MD, explains in part 2 of a special “HealthTalks Now” podcast focused on men’s health.

Dr. Pendleton, a Louisville family physician, describes how “deferred maintenance” can cause health problems for men as they age. He tackles touchy topics, such as testosterone, fertility and prostate screenings, and outlines steps men can take to protect their health decade by decade.

“My job is to really try to help people live their best lives. It works best if I can help you get started early on and help establish some good habits,” he said.

Men‘s Health: Deferred Maintenance (Part 1)

Men‘s Health: Deferred Maintenance (Part 1)

June 29, 2020

Statistics show that 60% of men don’t see a doctor regularly, with just 3 of 5 men getting an annual physical exam and 40% seeing a doctor only when they have a serious medical condition. During Men’s Health month, we caught up with Michael Eli Pendleton, MD, a family physician in Baptist Health Medical Group’s busy Deer Park practice in Louisville. In this two-part episode, Dr. Pendleton describes the relationship between alcohol, stress, “belly fat,” and a host of other diseases and conditions. He reveals reasons to “rethink that drink” and explains how you can have a problem with alcohol without realizing it. Listen as Dr. Pendleton dives deep into the hottest men’s health topics, answering the questions men are afraid to ask.

What Parents Need to Know about COVID-19: Advice from a Pediatrician

What Parents Need to Know about COVID-19: Advice from a Pediatrician

April 30, 2020

With schools closed for the rest of the school year, and sports, activities and playdates cancelled, children and teens are dealing with a great deal of disruption. In this podcast, Paducah pediatrician Jeffrey Mudd, MD, takes questions from a parent regarding some of the concerns she has about caring for her own kids right now. Dr. Mudd discusses ways to help children stay healthy both mentally and physically while stay-at-home orders are in place, weighing in on well-child visits and appropriate “screen time.” In addition, he offers tips on recognizing stress and helping children with the transition back to “normal” life.

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