Breast Clinic offers streamlined care for cancer patients
The Breast Clinic offers breast cancer patients a streamlined, coordinated path for care. The dedicated nurse navigator can help guide patients through the process and answer questions.See More
Stress, diet and your heart
This past year has been incredibly stressful for our community. We all know it’s a lot easier to say “reduce your stress” than it is to actually do it. Sometimes, life comes at you like a freight train. For many of us, our response can be some unhealthy behaviors – eating too much, smoking, drinking, or being sedentary while watching too much TV or scrolling social media.See More
Depression and older adults
Depression is not a natural part of growing old. It’s a health condition that should be treated seriously and proactively. Depression in older adults, or in anyone, is a serious illness.See More
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News from Med Center Health
The Medical Center at Franklin now offers state-of-the-art 3D mammography
The Medical Center at Franklin has enhanced its diagnostic imaging capabilities with the addition of 3D mammography. Utilizing advanced breast tomosynthesis technology, Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exams, developed by Hologic, Inc., are clinically proven to significantly increase the detection of breast cancers, and also decrease the number of women asked to return for additional testing. The Hologic system is the first FDA-approved breast tomosynthesis system in the U.S.
In conventional 2D mammography, overlapping tissue is a leading reason why small breast cancers may be missed and normal tissue may appear abnormal, leading to unnecessary callbacks. A three-dimensional method of imaging can greatly reduce the tissue overlap effect.See More
The Medical Center at Bowling Green completes 100th Watchman Procedure
The Medical Center at Bowling Green has completed its 100th Watchman procedure and remains the only hospital in Southcentral Kentucky to offer the WATCHMAN™ Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Device to patients at risk of stroke due to Atrial Fibrillation (AF). The WATCHMAN device is an alternative to the lifelong use of blood thinners in people with AF not caused by a heart valve problem (also known as non-valvular AF).
The WATCHMAN device is implanted in a one-time procedure to close off an area of the heart called the left atrial appendage (LAA). The LAA is a non-essential part of the heart where blood clots can form in patients with AF, increasing the risk of stroke. The device is permanent— it doesn’t have to be replaced and can’t be seen outside the body. The procedure is done under general anesthesia and takes about an hour. More than 150,000 WATCHMAN devices have been implanted, and 96% of patients are able to discontinue their blood thinner about 6 weeks after the implant.See More
Western Kentucky Diagnostic Imaging Designated an ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
Western Kentucky Diagnostic Imaging (WKDI), a department of The Medical Center, has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). WKDI is the first facility in Southcentral Kentucky to receive this designation.
By awarding facilities the status of Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast MRI and breast ultrasound (including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy).See More
For your good health
Are habits hurting your heart?
Your heart is a vital organ that keeps your body functioning. But many people don’t treat it that way. They may not realize that their daily habits and lifestyle can overwork and damage their hearts. So, take care of your heart and yourselfSee More
Is stress breaking your heart?
Since ancient times, the heart has been a symbol of our emotions. But scientists have uncovered a physical link between emotions and heart health.See More
Exercise ideas for older adults
Finding ways to get exercise as you get older is a smart and easy way to stay fit and improve your health. Exercise is just as important in your older years as when you were younger. Research shows that an exercise routine offers a wealth of health benefits.See More
These recipes are the perfect touch for a tasty and healthy meal or treat!
Look out! We have a great appetizer idea that’s healthy and satisfying. Be sure to give it a try!See More