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Bonus Content | Mind Unwind: Sleep Meditation
The meditation is perfect to prepare your body for restful, restorative sleep. You'll focus on breathing techniques to sync your mind and body and relax as you drift off to sleep.
We believe in healthcare for the whole person. At Baptist Health, we focus on the whole person – body, mind, and spirit. Some people simply find it difficult to relax after a hard day at work or at home, while others struggle to understand why they can't fall asleep.Many of these same people suffer from common problems known as sleep disorders. Learn more about how to tell if you have a sleeping disorder, how to improve your sleep conditions, and general information about sleep disorders in adults.
From Punishment to Privilege: Changing Your Fitness Outlook
Many well-intentioned optimists go into a new year set on living a healthier life. However, research shows even the most heartfelt resolutions go by the wayside way before Valentine’s Day. For American Heart Month, the HealthTalks Now team catches up with Jamie Robertson, a Lexington, Kentucky, fitness specialist. As a certified personal trainer and ACE® Health Coach, Robertson provides lifestyle education to all ages through Baptist Health. In this podcast, she explains the role nutrition and exercise can play before and after surgery and describes how lifestyle coaching can help you manage chronic conditions and improve your heart health. She also warns of the dangers of exercising too much or too strenuously. Tune in to learn more about this new service at Baptist Health and how to begin your fitness journey.
Bonus Content | Mind Unwind: Anxiety Meditation
The meditation is perfect for an end of the day wind-down. You'll work on breathing techniques to sync your mind and body and relax, focusing on releasing anxiety and stress.
We believe in healthcare for the whole person. At Baptist Health, we focus on the whole person – body, mind, and spirit. Our behavioral health services provide care for individuals dealing with mental illness, such as anxiety, depression, and drug and alcohol dependency. With treatment plans tailored to meet each person’s needs, we help our patients understand and manage their conditions. Learn more and find a Behavioral Health provider.
COVID-19: A Primary Care Doctor’s Perspective
Your primary care provider is often the first person you call when you’re sick and the physician who helps manage your overall health. During the pandemic, family doctors are pulling double duty, as they strive to strike a balance between providing safe care in-person and virtually. In this podcast, Russell Bird, MD, a Louisville doctor specializing in family medicine, offers his unique perspective to help us make sense of the pandemic. He explains the phased approach to vaccine administration and describes those who are most at risk for becoming infected with the virus. In addition, he talks prevention, clears up common misconceptions about the coronavirus, and emphasizes the importance of caring for our mental health.
Hospital Leader Talks Hope and Healing
According to statistics, Baptist Health Louisville has cared for 10% of Kentucky’s COVID-19 patients, and as president, Larry Gray has led the front lines of care at the hospital. He has seen firsthand the effects the pandemic has had on nurses, physicians and other staff providing direct patient care, as well as those who support them. He was also there in December, when the first dose of the vaccine against the novel coronavirus was given. For this episode, he takes time out to describe that hopeful moment, as well as ongoing efforts to keep morale high at the hospital. He discusses his greatest challenges, lessons learned, and the long-term impact the pandemic could have on healthcare. In addition, he details the careful planning it has taken to be prepared to safely store and properly administer the vaccine.
From the Frontline: Your Vaccine Questions Answered
Cases of the novel coronavirus have reached all-time highs in the commonwealth of Kentucky and in southern Indiana during the early weeks of 2021. But with vaccination against COVID-19 underway, health experts are encouraged that hope is on the horizon. For HealthTalks Now’s first show of the new year, guest Benjamin Klausing, MD, an infectious disease specialist in Louisville, Kentucky, weighs in on the vaccine and its role in creating a return to normalcy. He shares his experience getting the shot, discusses vaccine rollout, and offers advice about vaccination. He also provides insight into new strains of the virus, explains the significance of achieving herd immunity, and predicts how this pandemic could influence the future of treating infectious diseases.