News from LCRH

Know Where to Go to Get the Care You Need

August 4, 2020

Dr. J. Barry Dixon explains the differences in primary, urgent and emergent care so you'll know exactly where to go for all of your healthcare needs.

Your Health. Our Heroes: LCRH Business Office

July 23, 2020

In this series, we're introducing the community to some of Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital's Healthcare Heroes. We hope you enjoy getting to know them and learning more about those that are dedicated to providing the high-quality care that you know and trust.

Your Health. Our Heroes: LCRH Pharmacy Team

July 14, 2020

In this series, we're introducing the community to some of Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital's Healthcare Heroes. We hope you enjoy getting to know them and learning more about those that are dedicated to providing the high-quality care that you know and trust.

Your Health. Our Heroes: LCRH Patient Access

July 3, 2020

In this series, we're introducing the community to some of Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital's Healthcare Heroes. We hope you enjoy getting to know them and learning more about those that are dedicated to providing the high-quality care that you know and trust.

Safe for the Summer: Tips to Help You Stay Protected and Healthy While Enjoying the Season

June 15, 2020

With summer in full swing, many of us are taking full advantage of this fun time of year, whether it’s hitting the road for a family vacation, getting out on the water, organizing pick-up games in the park or taking an early evening neighborhood stroll. However you choose to enjoy this season, following some key safety tips can help you ensure that this summer is a safe and healthy one. 

Men, Take Your Health to the Next Level

June 10, 2020

It's probably no secret to anyone that, on average, women take a more proactive approach to their health than men do. Men's Health Month is observed nationall every June as a way to raise awareness and help reverse this trend and give men the opportunity to make time to start focusing on their health.

Taking Care of Your Child’s Health and Wellness during COVID-19

May 18, 2020

Like many aspects of daily life, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we think about and access healthcare these days. For families, that includes pediatric care for children. We asked Dr. Daniel Gallo, a pediatrician with Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, to talk about the importance of continuing to seek proper care for your child and answer some frequently asked questions regarding children’s health during this time.

Taking Care of Your Mental Health During COVID-19

May 4, 2020

There is another important facet of our health that we should not ignore during this time – our mental health. National Mental Health Month is observed each May to provide a platform for discussing mental health and raising awareness of the important role it plays in our lives.

Healthcare Hero: Suanne Chin, BSN, RN-BC

May 1, 2020

Lake Cumberland nurse Suanne Chin is volunteering on the front lines in Albany, Georgia during the coronavirus pandemic.  Learn more about her and her experiences in this special edition of Healthcare Heroes.   

Healthcare Hero: Taylor Jones, RN

April 28, 2020

In this series, we're introducing the community to some of Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital's Healthcare Heroes. We hope you enjoy getting to know them and learning more about what life looks like on the front lines of the coronavirus at LCRH.

Healthcare Hero: Jamie Stamper, RN

April 23, 2020

We're introducing the community to some of Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital's Healthcare Heroes.  We hope you enjoy getting to know them and learning more about what life looks like on the front lines of the coronavirus at LCRH. 

Healthcare Heroes: Materials Management

April 21, 2020

In this series, we're introducing the community to some of Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital's Healthcare Heroes. We hope you enjoy getting to know them and learning more about what life looks like on the frontlines of the coronavirus at LCRH. 

Healthcare Hero: Leslie Chambers, APRN

April 19, 2020

Lake Cumberland nurse practitioner Leslie Chambers is volunteering on the front lines in NYC during the coronavirus pandemic. Learn more about her and her experiences in this special edition of Healthcare Heroes.

Healthcare Hero: Rob Edwards, RN

April 15, 2020

We're introducing the community to some of Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital's Healthcare Heroes. We hope you enjoy getting to know them and learning more about what life looks like on the front lines of the coronavirus at LCRH.  

Healthcare Hero: Justin Goff

April 10, 2020

Over the next few weeks, we'll be introducing the community to some of Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital's Healthcare Heroes.  We hope you enjoy getting to know them and learning more about what life looks like on the front lines of the coronavirus at LCRH. 

Healthcare Hero: Meghan Ryan, DO

April 10, 2020

In this series, we're introducing the community to some of Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital's Healthcare Heroes. We hope you enjoy getting to know them and learning more about what life looks like on the front lines of the coronavirus at LCRH.

Healthcare Hero: Brittany Haste

April 10, 2020

In this series, we're introducing the community to some of Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital's Healthcare Heroes. We hope you enjoy getting to know them and learning more about what life looks like on the frontlines of the coronavirus at LCRH.

5 Tips for Managing Your Mental Health

April 9, 2020

COVID-19 has us all more than a little stressed out. Make note of these 5 tips for managing your mental health from Lawrence Underwood, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and the Behavioral Health Team at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

Healthcare Hero: Ron Cook

April 7, 2020

In this series, we're introducing the community to some of Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital's Healthcare Heroes. We hope you enjoy getting to know them and learning more about what life looks like on the frontlines of the coronavirus at LCRH.

Healthcare Hero: Courtney Troxell

April 6, 2020

Over the next few weeks, we'll be introducing the community to some of Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital's Healthcare Heroes.  Today we want you to meet Courtney Troxell, Nursing Director for the Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

In the Mix: Why it might be time to add routine colonoscopies to your health journey

March 9, 2020

It’s a scene many of us can recall. You arrive home from school, rush to your bedroom and tune your boombox to your favorite radio station. You pop in a blank cassette tape, or one you’ve recorded over so many times before, to capture the songs you love – or the songs you hope someone else will love, too. If that scene of adding favorite songs to your mixtape conjures up fond memories from days gone by, it might be time to add a routine colonoscopy to your health mixtape. 

Eat Right, Bite by Bite: How to make good nutrition work for you

March 4, 2020

Eating healthy helps us get and stay healthy. And there’s no better time to adopt useful strategies for making good nutrition an essential part of your health journey than National Nutrition Month.® This year’s theme is “Eat Right, Bite by Bite” – a great reminder that eating healthy and responsibly doesn’t have to be a daunting prospect.

Thank You!

February 29, 2020

Thank you for joining us on this 29-day journey of heart health. We hope you’ve found it helpful and that you’ve learned something about your heart that you may not have known before.

Did You Brush? The Surprising Link Between Dental Health and Your Heart

February 28, 2020

How well do you take care of your teeth and gums? Some research has shown a link between poor oral health and poor heart health. Studies have shown a link between gum disease and increased heart disease risk and that poor oral health can increase the risk of bacterial infection in your bloodstream.

Heart Disease: An Unwanted Heirloom

February 27, 2020

You’ve got your father’s eyes, your grandmother’s laugh, but what about your uncle’s heart disease? While many inherited traits are good, others – like heart disease – aren’t. It’s important to know how your family’s history with heart disease can affect your own heart health.

Five Surprising Ways to Boost Your Heart Health

February 26, 2020

You probably know that healthy eating and regular physical activity are critically important to maintaining good heart health. But there are a number of other things you can do to give your heart an extra boost that might surprise you.

Minutes Matter: Knowing the Signs Can Save a Life

February 25, 2020

When a heart attack strikes, minutes matter. Those first few minutes following a heart attack are critical in determining the short-term and long-term outcome for the patient. According to the National Institutes of Health, about half of those who die from heart attacks will die within an hour of their first symptom. Being able to quickly recognize what’s happening and act can help ensure that the victim gets proper medical treatment as soon as possible.

Heart Health at Any Age

February 24, 2020

Things change as we get older. How you took care of yourself in your 20s might be very different from how you take care of yourself today. That said, it’s important to understand what you should keep in mind as you age. Check out these pointers on what to remember as each decade comes and goes, as well as some things to keep in mind at every age.

Got Kids? Give 'Em Heart!

February 23, 2020

As a parent, there are a number of great reasons to get your kids to think of their health as a priority. And there are a number of great ways to help them do that, including regular physical activity.

We Heart Dessert

February 22, 2020

How many of us want to beat a hasty path to the freezer for a few scoops of ice cream after dinner? While it’s nice to treat yourself from time to time, it’s important to keep the decadent desserts as a special treat, rather than an every-night occurrence.

Sleeping Beauty

February 21, 2020

Consistently getting a good night’s sleep is one of the most beneficial things you can do for the health of your mind and body. And it’s particularly important for your heart. Even though it keeps beating after you close your eyes, it benefits from the lowered blood pressure that happens when you drift off to dreamland. Check out these pointers to ward off tossing and turning and help ensure a deep and relaxing sleep that leaves you rejuvenated and ready to tackle your day.

Your Once-A-Year Day: Annual Screenings are Good for Your Heart

February 20, 2020

Playing an active role in your preventive health is a key factor in preventing heart disease and managing your risk factors for heart problems. And one of the best preventive health measures is your annual check-up with your primary care provider.

It Does That? Fun Facts About Your Hard-Working Heart

February 19, 2020

Your heart is one hard-working muscle – a fascinating, giant pump that’s working every second of every minute of every day. It’s working hard for you, so let these fun facts about your heart inspire you to work a little harder to keep it healthy.

How to Have a Heart-to-Heart about Health

February 18, 2020

Understanding the risk factors, signs and symptoms of heart disease can have a big impact on the likelihood of a positive outcome and a strong recovery when issues arise. Besides recognizing these in yourself, it’s also important to be able to recognize them in your loved ones and be able to comfortably discuss them.

How Weight Weighs on Your Heart

February 17, 2020

Even with life's challenges, it's important for us to find ways to help our heart be healthy. Weight can be a critical indicator of our risk level for heart problems. More specifically, where that weight is can also elevate the risk.

Heart Health Starts at Home

February 16, 2020

The great thing is that exercise doesn’t have to be “work.” It comes in all shapes and sizes and can be done from the comfort of your own home!

Give Your Brown Bag Boost

February 15, 2020

If only you could make your brown bag lunch more exciting. Well, you can! Start with this Broccoli Salad with Chopped Walnuts.

Time Out: Does Your Heart Need a Break?

February 14, 2020

There are many benefits to taking time for yourself. A little alone time can help you recharge, improve your focus and manage stress – which is key to maintaining a healthy heart. We have a few strategies that might help!

A Happy Heart is a Healthy Heart

February 12, 2020

You’ve heard the phrase, “Laughter is the best medicine,” right? There might be more truth to it than you think.

Is it a sign?

February 11, 2020

You don’t have to experience any warning signs to address the issue of heart health with your provider. Even without obvious symptoms, you could be at risk.

More Numbers and a Major Risk Factor to Know

February 10, 2020

When it comes to heart health, you might hear your provider talk about your “numbers” – specifics about your health that play an important role in your heart health and determining your risk for heart disease. We’ve already talked about blood pressure, cholesterol and waist size, but there are other numbers that play a part, too.

Workplace Workouts: Easy Ways to Make Your Day More Active

February 9, 2020

From commuting to work and spending hours sitting behind a computer to watching TV or surfing the internet, there’s no doubt that we simply sit too much. The good news is that there are some easy ways to combat the sedentary lifestyle.

An Egg White a Day...

February 8, 2020

Utilizing just the whites of the egg every now and then can benefit your heart, particularly if cholesterol is a concern. Egg whites are low in calories, high in protein and have no cholesterol. This egg white omelet is a great way to give them a try.

Namaste Healthy: The Heart Benefits of Yoga

February 7, 2020

Comprising a series of stretches and poses, coordinated with deep breathing and meditation, yoga is a practice that – according to many national experts, including the AHA – reaps widespread benefits.

Know Your Numbers

February 6, 2020

One step in taking an active role in your health to help insure a healthy life is by knowing specific numbers that play an important role for your heart.

Give Your Kitchen Pantry Some Love

February 5, 2020

Eating smart for your heart starts at home. But how do you know what to stock up on to keep your meals heart-healthy? We’ve compiled a guide to help you plan your next grocery trip to stock up on nutritious foods that can help you and your family stay healthy – and satisfied at the dinner table.

Not All Symptoms Are Obvious: Overlooked Symptoms to Watch

February 3, 2020

Heart attacks can strike very subtly – even happening to someone who otherwise might feel or seem completely healthy. Check out a few common – and often overlooked – signs that a heart attack may be approaching.

Welcome to 29 Days of Heart Health

February 1, 2020

This February marks not only American Heart Month, but another leap year. That means an extra day to enjoy quality time with family and friends. An extra day to chase after your 2020 goals. And an extra day to focus on your heart health

Rebecca Chambers receives prestigious DAISY Award for Compassionate Care

January 6, 2020

Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital has honored nurse, Rebecca Chambers of the Behavioral Health Unit, with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses in recognition for her commitment and patient-centered approach to care. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. 

Let Your Heart Be Light: Taking Care of Yourself During the Busy Holiday Season

November 29, 2019

December is often the most stressful time of the year as well. Whether you’re trying to juggle a calendar overloaded with invitations and commitments, shopping til’ you drop for the perfect gifts or perhaps struggling with the recent loss of a loved one, the holidays can be an emotionally challenging time. Check out these simple tips to taking care of yourself and minimizing the stresses of the season.

Diabetes: What You Should Know

November 1, 2019

With November recognized as American Diabetes Month, it’s a great time to learn more about this condition and how you can help prevent and fight it.

The Fight Doesn't End October 31

October 22, 2019

October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time set aside each year to review our knowledge of this disease, shine a spotlight on its risks and symptoms, and raise awareness of how we can help fight it.

Healthy Habits to Ensure a Successful School Year for Kids

August 6, 2019

When the days get shorter, it’s a good sign that another school year is just around the corner. As you begin to tackle your back-to-school to-do lists, we’ve got a few tips to help ensure that your family is ready for another successful and healthy school term.

Cookout Caution: Keeping Food Safety in Focus This Summer

July 17, 2019

Did you know that one in six Americans is the victim of a food-borne illness every year? Check out these simple steps that promote food safety and help prevent food-borne illness from being an unwelcome guest at your summer celebration.

It's Heart Month...Keep Yours Healthy!

January 31, 2019

February is American Heart Month. It’s a time when we remind ourselves to take good care of our hearts throughout the whole year. You can show your heart how much you care by eating a healthy diet and staying on top of factors that can keep your heart strong.

Are You Covered?

December 12, 2018

Health Insurance Marketplace Now Open Through December 15

Innovation Award - Stroke Program

October 4, 2018

Somerset, Ky. -- (9/13/18) – UK HealthCare/The Norton Healthcare - Stroke Care Network has recognized Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital with the “Innovation Award” for its work in improving stroke care for its patients.

Suicide: What You Should Know

September 7, 2018

The issue of suicide is a very difficult and concerning topic to address – and, unfortunately, it is on the rise. In fact, a recent survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows suicide rates increasing by 25 percent over nearly two decades through the end of 2016. Data from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention further underscores the importance and urgency of raising awareness of suicide, as suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the U.S. – with nearly 45,000 Americans taking their own lives each year.

Opioid Addiction is the topic for this month’s Dine with the Docs

September 6, 2018

The months of August, September and October are rife with activities to raise awareness to help prevent substance abuse. Beginning with International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31, followed by National Recovery Month in September and National Substance Abuse Prevention Month in October, the call to help curb substance abuse and eliminate addiction rings loud and clear.

Cholesterol 101: What it is and why it matters

September 4, 2018

Cholesterol. You probably know that it’s an important factor when it comes to your overall health and wellness, but what is it, exactly? This month marks National Cholesterol Education Month, making it a perfect time to refresh our knowledge on the ins and outs of cholesterol and understand how it affects your health.

Safe Medication Habits Promote Healthy Homes and Communities

August 31, 2018

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re no stranger to taking medicine. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 82 percent of American adults take at least one medication and 29 percent take five or more. Medications are a vital part of healing from illness or injury and managing ongoing conditions so that you can be your healthiest self and get the most out of life.

Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Breaks Ground on $5 Million Imaging Center

August 17, 2018

Somerset, KY – On August 16, Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital (LCRH), part of LifePoint Health®, ceremoniously broke ground on a new imaging center in Somerset, Kentucky. Community leaders, elected officials, healthcare providers and hospital supporters gathered to watch the first dig marking the beginning of construction for the facility, which is made possible by a more than $5 million investment from LifePoint Health.

Getting in the Immunization Routine: Regular vaccinations support individual and community health

August 14, 2018

With summer drawing to a close, it will soon be time to focus on getting back into more “normal” routines. After-school practices, homework, carpool duties and the like become the order of the day once more. But there’s another routine that shouldn’t be ignored amid all of the excitement of a new school year – immunizations. August is National Immunization Awareness Month and serves as a great reminder of the important role that regular immunizations play in making communities healthier.

Dr. Yanicko to discuss State-of-the-Art Orthopedic Surgery

August 12, 2018

Orthopedic procedures are often a real challenge to understand, and the accompanying terminology can be even more confusing. But, one way to take some of the challenge out of medical decisions you may need to make is understanding that many of the complicated orthopedic surgeries you thought you had to leave home for are actually being performed locally.

Keep Your Cool: How to prevent heat-related illness this summer

July 13, 2018

Keep Your Cool: How to prevent heat-related illness this summer Kolan Wright, MD, Emergency Department Medical Director Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital The pools are splashing. Campgrounds and ball fields are hopping. And the highways are filled with families heading out to spend quality time at beaches, mountains and other fun destinations across the country. All of this outdoor activity can only mean one thing – summer has officially arrived! And while now can be the perfect time to enjoy fun in the sun and fill up on vitamin D, it’s important to take the proper precautions against getting overheated as the temperatures climb this time of year.

Dr. Schuldheisz to discuss Sleep Disorders

July 6, 2018

Do you have difficulty sleeping? If you do, you are certainly not alone. According to the American Sleep Association, between 50 and 70 million Americans have a sleep disorder and find it difficult, if not impossible, to get the recommended amount of sleep each night.

Dr. Ruby to discuss Men’s Health and new treatment for BPH

June 7, 2018

If you are a man, you likely change the batteries in your smoke alarms every six months to keep your family safe and you take your car in for oil changes and tune ups on a regular basis to keep it running smoothly. But, when was the last time you went to the doctor for a tune up on yourself?

Dr. P.D. Patel to discuss Alzheimer’s disease at Dine with the Docs

May 4, 2018

Did you know that more than five million Americans are estimated to have Alzheimer’s disease? This irreversible, progressive brain disorder is the most common cause of dementia and is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging.

Top of Mind: Ending the Stigma around Mental Health

May 3, 2018

When it comes to our health, it can be easy to focus exclusively on physical health – making sure we are staying up to date on annual exams and screenings, committing to a regular exercise routine, eating nutritious foods and the like. But there is another important facet of our health that we should not ignore – our mental health. National Mental Health Month is observed each May to provide a platform for discussing mental health and raising awareness of the important role it plays in our lives.

Dr. Jobson to discuss Colorectal Cancer at Dine with the Docs

March 9, 2018

Did you know that, excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and it is the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined in the United States?* It is estimated by the American Cancer Society that 97,220 new cases of colon cancer and 43,030 new cases of rectal cancer will be diagnosed in the United States in 2018. Unfortunately, more than 50,000 people are expected to die from colorectal cancer during the same time.

Get Fit with PoundFit

March 1, 2018

When trying to lose weight, we have learned that there are three keys to success: managing your food intake/nutrition; changing your behavior in regard to food; and exercise, exercise, exercise.

DASH for better health

February 26, 2018

POP participants can learn how they can DASH for better health at the Pounds Off Pulaski (POP) meeting on Monday, February 26. The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Conference Center on the basement level of the East Tower.

POP Meeting Monday to focus on safe and effective exercise

February 16, 2018

This week’s Pounds Off Pulaski (POP) meeting will feature a presentation by Jeff Herndon, director of therapy services at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. Herndon will be discussing “Principles of safe and effective exercise.”

Edith Lovett to discuss sugar in our diet at Monday’s POP Meeting

February 9, 2018

This week at Pounds off Pulaski we will be learning the importance of decreasing the amount of sugar we consume daily in our diets. Edith Lovett, the Family and Consumer Sciences Agent from the Pulaski County Extension Office, will be the presenter. Mrs. Lovett is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and has worked as an FCS Agent for the past 18 years. She also has a weekly healthy column each Sunday in The Commonwealth Journal.

Unconventional Home Gym – Monday’s POP topic

February 8, 2018

When trying to lose weight, we have learned that there are three keys to success: managing your food intake/nutrition; changing your behavior in regard to food; and exercise, exercise, exercise.

Enjoy Zumba© at Monday’s Pounds Off Pulaski Meeting

January 18, 2018

Enjoy Zumba© at Monday’s Pounds Off Pulaski Meeting Monday night’s program is the third in the series of Pounds Off programs, designed to help participants with lifestyle changes, nutrition, and exercise so they can be successful in meeting their weight-loss goals.

Technology as Your Weight Loss Friend

January 4, 2018

It’s not too late to join POP! Monday’s program: Technology as your Weight Loss Friend Crystal Cox, LCRH Marketing Coordinator

It’s time to join Pounds Off Pulaski

December 28, 2017

It’s time to join Pounds Off Pulaski Initial weigh-in Tuesday Now is the time to register for the 6th Annual Pounds Off Pulaski (POP)!

Working Together to Improve Patient Care and Experience

September 12, 2017

At Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, our goal is to ensure that you and your family have the best possible experience from the moment you walk through our doors. We aim to provide the highest quality care while making sure our patients and their loved ones feel safe, engaged and empowered to take an active role in their health. When you come to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, our team members make every effort to involve you and your family in your care, and one important way we do this is by practicing bedside shift report.

Put Your Best Fork Forward: Choosing Food That Fuels a Healthy Lifestyle

March 2, 2017

Food can mean a number of things to us. It can be a source of delight, a means to gather friends and loved ones around a common table, even an instrument of comfort at the end of a long day. But most importantly, food is fuel. The bonds between good food and good health are strong, and it’s crucial to fuel our body with the proper nutrients to stay healthy.

Edith Lovett to discuss Healthy Snacks at Monday’s POP Meeting

January 27, 2017

This week at Pounds off Pulaski we will be learning how to make and select healthy appetizers and snacks. Edith Lovett, the Family and Consumer Sciences Agent from the Pulaski County Extension Office, will be the presenter. Mrs. Lovett is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and has worked as an FCS Agent for the past 18 years. She also has a weekly healthy column each Sunday in The Commonwealth Journal.

Enjoy Zumba© Monday’s Pounds Off Pulaski Meeting

January 20, 2017

Tomorrow is the third weekly meeting of Pounds Off Pulaski. Programs are designed to help participants with lifestyle changes, nutrition, and exercise so they can be successful in the program. After focusing on nutrition and lifestyle changes for the first two meetings, this week’s program will help participants enjoy exercise with a lively and fun evening of Zumba©.

Eating Healthy for the Holidays: A Few Simple Tricks to Keep Your Waistline in Check

November 8, 2016

From the turkey and dressing, cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving to the delicious desserts, treats for Santa and eggnog at Christmas, the holidays are one of the hardest times of year to eat healthy. In fact, studies show that the average adult gains one to two pounds every year during Thanksgiving and Christmas. While this is a small increase, over the course of 10, 20 and 30 years, an individual’s weight gain could be as much as 60 pounds.

The Heat is On: How to Stay Safe During the Hot Summer Months

August 4, 2016

The summer season is in full swing, and that means camps, outdoor workouts and athletic practices, trips to parks or local waterways, and dozens of other fun outdoor activities for you and your family. It also means you need to watch out for one of Mother Nature’s most dangerous elements: HEAT.

Dr. Fallazadeh to discuss non-healing wounds

June 13, 2016

Did you know that more than 5 million Americans suffer from non-healing wounds? Unfortunately, these chronic wounds can cause serious infections, illness and even the loss of a limb.

Are you a smoker or former smoker?

April 8, 2016

Learn about low-dose CT used to help detect lung cancer. Did you know that there are an estimated 40 million adults in the United States who are smokers?

April is National Donate Life Month

April 1, 2016

April has been designated as National Donate Life Month to help raise awareness of the need for individuals to register as organ donors.

Colorectal Cancer: Know the Symptoms, Know the Risks

March 21, 2016

Colorectal Cancer: Know the Symptoms, Know the Risks According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancers are the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women in the U.S. While more than 130,000 new cases of colon and rectal cancers are expected to be diagnosed in 2016, the overall incidence and death rates associated with this disease have been on the decline for more than a decade. Effective screening in the form of colonoscopies is the primary driver of these declines, which is why it is recommended that all men and women begin routine testing at the age of 50.

Last Weekly POP Meeting set for Monday

March 21, 2016

The last weekly meeting of Pounds Off Pulaski (POP) will be held on Monday, March 21, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. John C. Mobley, M.D., bariatric surgeon, will be the speaker for the final meeting of the series. His presentation, “Eating Out . . . Eating Right,” will help to prepare POP participants for continued success in the “real world” of eating out. Dr. Mobley will discuss several important aspects of eating out, including: preparation, choosing restaurants, ordering food, eating, and eating out with kids.

Exploring Ways to Get Fit at POP Meeting Monday, March 14

March 11, 2016

The Pounds Off Pulaski (POP) meeting for the Monday, March 14, features several instructors from our community partner, Somerset Family Fitness Center (SFFC), who will help us explore many exciting opportunities to get more fit.

How does your weight affect your feet?

March 4, 2016

“My feet hurt! What’s weight got to do with it?” You can find out at the Pounds Off Pulaski (POP) meeting on Monday, March 7. The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Conference Center on the basement level of the East Tower.

Why Do I Overeat?

February 26, 2016

This week’s Pounds Off Pulaski meeting will feature a presentation by Perry Brown, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist.

Unconventional Home Gym

February 19, 2016

Unconventional Home Gym – Monday’s POP topic When trying to lose weight, we have learned that there are three keys: managing your food intake/nutrition; changing your behavior in regard to food; and exercise, exercise, exercise.

POP Meeting Monday features Club Fit 24

February 12, 2016

This week’s Pounds Off Pulaski (POP) meeting will feature a presentation by two experienced fitness experts from one of our POP partners, Club Fit 24. The meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, February 15, in the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Conference Center on the basement level of the East Tower.

Giving up robs you of your dream

January 22, 2016

Cate Roskind, RN, CBN, is Monday’s POP speaker The featured speaker for the Monday, January 25, meeting of Pounds Off Pulaski is Cate Roskind, RN, CBN, program director at Commonwealth Bariatric Center.

Reaching and Maintaining Your Great New Weight

January 8, 2016

If you have been trying to escape this freezing weather, playing catch-up at work or school, or just haven’t gotten around to it, it’s not too late to register for the 4th Annual Pounds Off Pulaski (POP)!

Dr. Morgan to discuss breast cancer from a radiologist’s point of view

October 12, 2015

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know that one in twelve women in the United States will develop breast cancer sometime during her lifetime? In 2015, it is estimated that 231,840 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in the United States. An estimated 40,290 people will die of this disease, which is the #2 cause of cancer deaths in women.

Dr. Weigel to Discuss COPD

August 11, 2015

Did you know that more than 12 million people in the United States are currently diagnosed with COPD? Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of disability and the third leading cause of death in the United States. While many of those diagnosed are currently being treated for COPD, an estimated 12 million more people likely have the disease and don't even know it.

Dr. Oteham to discuss healthcare changes

July 16, 2015

This summer we are celebrating the beginning of our new Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Family Medicine Residence Program. Effective July 8, we welcomed five new Residents to begin their training in Family Medicine at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. The Director of the Family Medicine Residency program, Larry Oteham, B. S., D.C., D.O. is this month’s featured speaker for Dine with the Docs.

Resolve to be Healthy in 2015

January 21, 2015

By understanding the benefits available to you and how to use them, you can make the most of your health coverage and get on the road to better health.

Pounds Off Pulaski 2015

January 1, 2015

If your plans for the New Year includes living a healthier lifestyle or trying to lose weight, Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital and the Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce may have just the right program to help you in your quest for a healthier you.

Ebola Preparedness and General Infection Prevention

October 31, 2014

Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital is working closely with the Kentucky Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure our hospital is prepared with the appropriate plans to detect, protect and respond should anyone in our community contract or be exposed to the Ebola virus.

February 2014 Dine with the Docs

February 12, 2014

This month’s “Dine with the Docs” features James H. Shoptaw., Jr., M.D., cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon who will discuss heart disease. His program is entitled, “Failing to Prepare is Preparing to Fail.”

County Partnership Offers Diabetes Education

July 23, 2013

July 23, 2013?The Do?a Ana County Health and Human Services Department and Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital have launched an educational awareness program to help people live a healthier lifestyle with diabetes.