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Healthy New Year: How to improve your health in 2019 — avoid harm and set these goals

Kentucky One Health With the new year approaching, many people are making resolutions to better themselves. While weight loss is a common New Year’s resolution, there are many other factors to consider when setting a goal to improve your health. By setting the right resolutions up front, you can avoid harmful fad diets and other short-term health trends, and improve your overall health for 2019 and...

State has highest infection rate of Hepatitis C liver disease in nation; testing is advised

Kentucky is no stranger to the hepatitis C virus. More than 38,000 Kentuckians are currently infected with hepatitis C, according to estimates from the Kentucky Department for Public Health. The contagious liver disease can cause liver cancer or cirrhosis, and is spread by contact with an infected person’s blood. It is often contracted by sharing needles or other equipment to inject illegal drugs,...

Saint Joseph’s Hospital earns national recognition for delivery of critical stroke care

Saint Joseph Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Primary Stroke Center Certification. Saint Joseph Hospital was recognized after The Joint Commission experts evaluated the center’s compliance with stroke-related standards and requirements, including...