HealthTalks NOW

HealthTalks NOW

HealthTalks NOW is a podcast presented by Baptist Health, bringing you the facts you need to keep you and your family well. We’re committed to providing compassionate, high-quality care that is centered on you. Whether you want to learn more about a specific condition or procedure, or find tips for living a healthy lifestyle, Baptist Health is here to help you become a healthier you.... Show More

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September 24, 2020 40 min

In this episode of the HealthTalks NOW podcast, Kendra is joined for a telephone conversation with Dr. Brent Morris, Orthopedic Surgeon at Baptist Health Medical Group Orthopedic Sports Medicine. Dr. Morris is an expert in the areas of shoulder and elbow and answered questions to common injuries. Can you injure your shoulder by sleeping on your side? Tune in for the answer to this question and many more!

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In this episode of the HealthTalks NOW podcast, Kendra and Kerri are joined for a phone conversation by Katelyn Arvin, the lead navigator of the Behavioral Health clinic at Baptist Health Richmond.  In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, this conversation focuses on some ramifications of the situation.  Many parents have their hands full as they navigate work environments, finances, and health concerns, and it is easy to simply thi...

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As we prepare to welcome Hardin Memorial Hospital (HMH) to the Baptist Health family on September 1, we sat down with Dennis Johnson, President and CEO to learn about the Central Kentucky region.

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For those who struggle with weight loss, surgery can offer a new, healthier lease on life. Whether you’re considering surgery or have recently recovered, you might be wondering — what’s next? Is it safe to exercise, or can I just watch what I eat? In this podcast, bariatric surgeon Anthony Davis, MD, tells you what you can expect after surgery. He gives listeners an idea of what an exercise plan can look like and discusses safe act...

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The COVID-19 global pandemic spurred rapid advancement for telemedicine, breaking down barriers both for healthcare providers and for patients. Since Baptist Health expanded its Virtual Care capabilities, providers have seen more than 125,000 patients remotely. In this “HealthTalks Now” episode, the team talks with Brett Oliver, MD, chief medical information officer, and a practicing primary care physician, and Nick Sarantis, direc...

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For new and expectant parents, pregnancy can feel like uncharted territory. Concerns about a healthy pregnancy can lead moms-to-be to wonder: Is it safe to get my hair colored, soak in a hot bath, or go for a run? Can my baby become addicted to caffeine? What foods should I avoid? In this episode, the “HealthTalks Now” team talks with Ian Holbrook, MD, a board-certified OB/GYN physician with three kids of his own. Dr. Holbrook help...

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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...

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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,...

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Many people feel they don’t get enough ZZZs, but assume seeking help means a sleep study or surgery. While these are viable diagnosis and treatment tools, there are many other ways to help you get a better night’s sleep. In this informative episode, John White, MD, a pulmonologist with Baptist Health Lexington’s Sleep Center, explains how sleep deprivation can disrupt lives and have harmful health effects in people of all ages. He ...

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June 4, 2020 10 min

Kentucky leads the nation in lung cancer illness and deaths, and Indiana is not far behind. However, when discovered early, the disease is treatable, and patients have a much better prognosis.

In this episode, oncology nurse practitioner Tracy Hagan, APRN, stops by between seeing patients to shed light on lung cancer. She describes in detail the types of lung cancer, its stages, and typical treatment plans.

In addition, Hagan discuss...

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Throughout the pandemic, Baptist Health has explored the healthcare industry’s response to COVID-19 in a special edition podcast. In this sixth and final installment, CEO Gerard Colman calls in to talk about the lessons leaders have learned and the path forward. He provides insight into operations over the past few months, including advancements in telehealth, the adoption of new safety protocols, and opportunities to build upon th...

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CEO Gerard Colman continues the conversation surrounding COVID-19 response and recovery. In this special edition podcast, he reflects on ways the community is supporting Baptist Health — and one other — during the pandemic. He describes the steps hospitals have taken to be prepared in case of a resurgence and explains why there won’t be a “ramp-down” of services if a surge occurs. Colman also discusses disruptions in the supply cha...

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According to the CDC, Kentucky ranks among the top 10 in the nation for the highest rates of obesity, and Indiana follows closely behind. This week, Richmond cardiologist Bryon Scott Cook, MD, helps listeners unpack the question, “Does obesity cause heart disease?” He discusses how being overweight can affect your heart by leading to harmful cholesterol levels, elevated blood pressure, clogged arteries, and increased risk for diabe...

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The COVID-19 crisis drew many healthcare services not focused on fighting the virus to a temporary halt. However, Baptist Health is seeing patients and anticipates a return to full operations by the end of June. In CEO Gerard Colman’s latest special edition podcast, he outlines specific measures the system has put into place to meet patients’ needs for safety and discusses the system’s financial outlook. Colman also explains how do...

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This week is National Hospital Week, and Baptist Health CEO Gerard Colman takes time to recognize the healthcare heroes who have stepped up to fight COVID-19. From bedside caregivers to IT experts, he has been inspired by the ways healthcare professionals everywhere have pulled together to put the needs of their communities first. Colman discusses the innovative ways our health system is advancing healthcare during the pandemic, th...

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A number of outpatient healthcare services have been approved to resume in the first phase of the re-opening process, allowing many people to get essential care they’ve had to delay. But re-opening isn’t as easy as flipping a switch. Baptist Health CEO Gerard Colman provides insight into the phased-in approach, explaining policies that must be in place to safeguard patients and staff. Colman discusses screening procedures, visitor ...

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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 or...

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Safe Steps to Restart: How Baptist Health Is Ensuring Safety While Meeting Patient Needs for Healthcare

Predictive modeling shows Kentucky and Indiana may have reached an anticipated plateau in coronavirus cases. As a result, leaders have cleared the way for hospitals and outpatient facilities to begin to resume medical care that had been halted because of COVID-19. In this special edition of our podcast, Baptist Health CEO Gerard C...

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Coping with the upheaval of our daily routine can be stressful any time. Coupling this disruption with uncertainty about the coronavirus creates an even greater trial. Behavioral Health specialist Jacob Bishop, MD, and therapist Amber Coffey, with Baptist Health Corbin, connect with Kerri by phone to offer some tips for self-care during these unprecedented times. They emphasize the importance of maintaining a sense of perspective a...
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With stay-at-home orders in place across much of the U.S., families, couples and individuals are learning to live a new normal. In a best-case scenario, this means coping with the challenges of remote working, home schooling, and early morning grocery runs. For others, dealing with COVID-19 includes worries about health conditions, loneliness, and making ends meet. For this podcast, we host a telephone discussion with three mental ...

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