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March 28, 2019

In August 2017, Dr. Robert Smotherman and his wife Janice were eating breakfast when Dr. Smotherman realized something was wrong. He was starving, but he wasn’t able to swallow the food. Each bite was getting stuck in his throat.   Worried, Dr. Smotherman, a retired Bardstown City Schools Superintendent, made an appointment with his friend …

March 13, 2019

Studies show that 1.4 million Americans will experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI) this year, leading to 275,000 hospitalizations and 52,000 deaths each year in the United States alone. These injuries may be mild to serious, and can lead to permanent mental damage and even death. March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and Frazier Rehab …

November 20, 2018

William Justice had worked as a coal miner in Eastern Kentucky for more than 32 years, when black lung disease nearly took his life. Justice had never been a smoker. He suffered from coal workers’ pneumoconiosis (CWP), also known as black lung disease, which is caused by long-term exposure to coal dust, common among coal …

November 15, 2018

The first time Cindi Gardner walked into the Rosie Ring, she felt comfortable. “We share. People listen. We get understanding without those sad looks we get from people who haven’t experienced cancer. I don’t feel the stigma of cancer – we all have it or are recovering from it,” she said in a recent testimonial. …

September 13, 2018

Twyman Clements of Bardstown had just graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2009. He was beginning to plan the next steps in his career when a regular physical for his Type I diabetes changed his world. At age 22, Twyman was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer which they’d worried had metastasized. Doctors …

September 13, 2018

Emily and Kevin Turner turned the grief that swept over them as they held their lifeless newborn daughter into a mission to help others facing the devastating loss of a child and to honor the memory of their stillborn daughter, Magdelena (Maggie). “Maggie changed my mission in life, to help guide others, to help others …

July 06, 2018

KentuckyOne Health Pediatric Associates Hosts 3rd Annual Back to School Bash for Families London, Ky. (July 2, 2018) — It’s time to celebrate! School is almost back in session, and KentuckyOne Health Pediatric Associates, a department of Saint Joseph London, wants to help you kick off the school year with its 3rd Annual Back to …

July 03, 2018

It’s no secret that when you’re trying to lose weight or make healthier food choices, dining out can cause its fair share of temptations. From portion sizes to added ingredients, dessert options and peer pressure, it can be tough to navigate the dining experience and still feel in control. The journey to healthier eating, however, …

June 21, 2018

Eating is such a significant part of our daily lives, yet it’s so easy to get disconnected from it. One moment our plates are full, and the next moment, they’re empty and we’ve hardly tasted or enjoyed one bite. Practicing mindful eating can bring us awareness of our own actions, thoughts, feelings and motivations, plus …

June 11, 2018

Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation Hosts 17th Annual Golf Tournament The Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation is proud to present the 17th Annual Golf Tournament on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at the Indian Creek Golf Course. Read the full article Dr. Joseph Silvers Joins KentuckyOne Health Primary Care Associates in London London, Ky. (June 4, …

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