Eleven Hospital Systems in Kentucky to Require Vaccinations for Health Care Workforce
Below is today’s Office of the Governor press release announcing eleven Kentucky hospital systems, including Med Center Health, who have committed to the health and safety of our patients and employees by requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for the health care workforce.
Yesterday, Gov. Beshear announced 2,583 COVID-19 cases, 10.08% test positivity rateSee More
COVID-19 Vaccinations available at Medical Center Urgentcare beginning July 26
Beginning Monday, July 26, Medical Center Urgentcare will administer Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for adults and children ages 12 and older. Additionally, Med Center Health will begin the process of transitioning the location for its Bowling Green vaccine distribution from The Medical Center-WKU Health Sciences Complex (HSC) on the campus of The Medical Center to Medical Center Urgentcare. The transition will make vaccines available during extended hours seven days per week….See More
Annual Wellness Visits can save your life
Men, if you could do something today that often costs nothing, takes very little time and could save your life 10 or 20 years from now, would you do it? Would you ask someone you love to do it? The answer is pretty obvious – and yet, many men don’t do it. That “something” is an in-depth conversation with your doctor known as an Annual Wellness Visit – and most insurances, including Medicare, cover it 100%See More
Prevention Guidelines for Men 18-39
Screening tests and vaccines are an important part of managing your health. The goal is to find a disease early so lifestyle changes and checkups can reduce the risk of disease. Schedule your screenings today! Learn more.
Dr. David Shadowen’s letter to our community
In September of 2020, Dr. Rebecca Shadowen was tragically lost to COVID-19. As an infectious disease specialist, she was a leading voice in Southcentral Kentucky on combatting the pandemic. A letter from her husband, Dr. David Shadowen, has recently been published by the Bowling Green Daily News, and stresses the importance of vaccination.
Amid pandemic, ‘protect yourself and others’ by Dr. David Shadowen
Look out! We have a great appetizer idea for the cookout that we are sure you are planning for this weekend. Be sure to give it a try!See More
Melinda Joyce Receives Bowl of Hygeia Award
The Kentucky Pharmacists Association (KPhA) has honored Melinda Joyce, PharmD, FAPhA, FACHE, with the 2021 Bowl of Hygeia Award. Melinda is Vice President of Corporate Support Services for Med Center Health and is also a licensed pharmacist active in KPhA.See More
The Dangers of Doctor Google
You spot a small rash on your arm, feel a tickle in the back of your throat, or notice strange stomach pains. Whom do you turn to first for answers? That’s right—Google. Suddenly, you’re flooded with information from websites, online forums, social media, and videos. How can you know what’s reliable and relevant, and what isn’t?See More
Southwestern Spaghetti Squash and Turkey Meatballs
Is your family tired of the same old dinners week after week? Try this spin on the traditional spaghetti and meatballs as a healthy way to change things up! Get the recipe.
National blood shortage – we need your help
Your community needs your help. Southcentral Kentucky is part of a national blood shortage. Donations are at an all-time low, and the demand for blood is not decreasing. Please consider becoming a blood donor today. Find an upcoming blood drive or call the local American Red Cross at 270-781-7377. Find a blood drive near you.
Keep your athletic kids healthy!
After a difficult year with the COVID-19 pandemic, most people are relieved to see things returning to normal – including school sports for kids. As you plan the school year’s activities, be sure to include getting quality sports physicals for your kids. While it’s always important for children to get checked out before playing sports, it’s even more important now after being away for several months.See More
We have the perfect new homemade pizza recipe that is sure to impress both your friends and your family. Give the Ciabatta Pizza a try this weekend!See More
Do you know the true signs and symptoms of stroke? Take the quiz below to better educate yourself about what to look for as well as learn what causes a stroke. #strokeawareness https://bit.ly/3m2SQdT
Don’t Die of Doubt
Did you know that hospitals are still the safest place for you during a medical emergency? Please do not hesitate to call 911 if you are experiencing signs of heart attack and stroke. https://bit.ly/3xFHySy
For Men: Healthcare Providers Are Good For Your Health
Calorie Burn Calculator
Managing your activity level can seem daunting, but learning how to calculate how many calories you burn through activity can be helpful in improving your health as well as setting new fitness goals! https://bit.ly/2Ptba3y
Blood Pressure Quiz
Do you know your risk factors for high blood pressure? Educating yourself can make all the difference when it comes to treatment as well as prevention of stroke and other conditions. Take the Blood Pressure Quiz in the link below! https://bit.ly/3xBDliz
Stroke Care 2021
Stroke symptoms can vary from patient to patient, but for the most part you can rely on the BE FAST acronym to help you remember the main signs and symptoms. Do not hesitate to call 911 if you are facing a medical emergency because time plays a huge role in the rate of recovery and survival. https://medcenterhealth.org/service/stroke-care/See MoreSee More
Cancer Treatment During the COVID-19 Pandemic
While COVID-19 has presented many challenges in delivering healthcare to patients, it still remains very important for cancer patients to receive treatments during the pandemic. Delaying treatment can lead to further complications. Be sure to communicate with your cancer team to make the appropriate adjustments for your care! https://medcenterhealth.org/service/cancer/See MoreSee More
4 Tips for Living with a Digestive Disorder
Digestive disorders can be uncomfortable, but they don’t have to control your life. Follow these tips to ease your symptoms and manage the condition. A few simple changes can make a big difference! https://bit.ly/3d1bEGx
You Can Decrease Your Risk For Pelvic Floor Problems
Did you know that pelvic floor problems affect millions of Americans, but oftentimes is neglected due to the stigma attached? Visit the link below for ways to combat these problems and determine if you should seek further guidance! https://bit.ly/3vUUBON
In food-speak, a “fool” is a quick English dessert of cooked berries layered with whipped cream. You can make it with gooseberries, strawberries or raspberries. It’s rich, lovely, and easy to make! Give it a try this weekend. https://bit.ly/31gV1Bg
10 Ways to Slash Stroke Risk
While there are many uncontrollable risk factors for stroke, there are many changes and precautions you can take to help lower your risk! https://bit.ly/3oLcTOy
Early detection is always important no matter the cancer type. Be sure that you are listening to your body and receiving regular checkups from your primary care physician. https://bit.ly/3uadyeC
Using Sports Psychology to Improve your Fitness
Fitness has a mental side to it, in addition to physical challenges! Even if you’re in great shape, you can come across mental obstacles that can reduce your motivation and stifle your performance. https://bit.ly/39eXb8U
Whether you follow a vegan diet or are simply trying Meatless Monday, these enchiladas are sure to hit the spot! Be sure to add them to your list of easy meals to make for the family.See More
Preventing Repeat Heart Attack and Stroke
According to the American Heart Association, 25% of people who survive a heart attack or stroke will eventually have another one. There are some actions you can take as a survivor to prevent reoccurrence. Follow the link below for tips! https://bit.ly/3cmTQpW
Do you know if you are at an increased risk of thyroid cancer? Early detection through testing is very important! Visit the link below to further educate yourself on the topic. https://bit.ly/3cUU08w
The information available through this page is not intended for the purpose of personal medical advice, which should be obtained directly from a physician.