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Baptist Health Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine to open doors in La Grange on Dec. 2

Baptist Health is acquiring PMC Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine at 1006 New Moody Lane in La Grange. Effective Dec. 2, Baptist Health Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine will officially open to the public. Hours of operation will be Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Online check-in at BaptistHealthClinics.com will be an option for patients wanting...

Old Time Kentucky: Despite its poor reputation, goldenrod can’t be blamed for your hay fever

By Berry Craig KyForward columnist The goldenrod is our state flower–some say state weed. Either way, it’s nothing to sneeze at. “Goldenrod is not an allergenic plant,” said Dr. Beth A. Miller, Allergy and Immunology chief and Asthma, Allergy and Sinus Clinics director at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Nonetheless, hay fever sufferers scorn the bright yellow, late summer-early...

With onset of spring allergies, U of L researchers seek asthma sufferers to participate in study

Amid the spring allergy season, a University of Louisville study could help asthma sufferers learn more about the environmental causes of their condition. UofL researchers are recruiting about 200 people with asthma age 60 and older to participate in the study, which focuses on identifying asthma triggers in older adults. “Allergies to trees and grasses are known spring-time triggers for people...

SmartHealthToday: It’s not too soon to talk about season allergies; here are some tips

By Rory Glynn SmartHealthToday Think it’s too soon to talk about seasonal allergies? Think again. A mild winter is the culprit, according to Dr. Duane Keitel of Allergy Partners of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. A mild winter can bring about earlier pollination of trees and plants. “On February 29th, we already had the first high tree pollen day of the year,” Dr. Keitel said. If you...

Good Eats: Don’t ignore the buzz about honey – nature’s sweetener is good and good for you

  Last week I wrote about sugar, sweets and some of the negative effects (see here). This week, let’s look at a positive – and my very favorite – sweetener!   I grew up on a farm in rural Casey County, Ky., where my grandfather raised bees. It was a huge treat when it came time to go get the honey. He would use an electric knife to shave the combs off their frames, and my cousin...