In the May/June 2012 Issue
Follow Our Experts' Tips for a Healthy Digestive System
The gastrointestinal (GI), or digestive system, is perhaps the most neglected in the body. A healthy digestive system is something that is all too often taken for granted. But when problems occur, it can cause a significant amount of discomfort very quickly. The good news is that conditions of the digestive system are largely preventable with simple lifestyle changes that can also improve your overall health and wellness.
Jeff Smith, a Georgetown resident and production worker at the Pillsbury plant in New Albany, is a typical 40-something year old man who ate whatever he wanted, enjoyed relaxing in front of the TV and slowly started packing on the pounds. Growing up, he was never really thin and his weight always fluctuated.
Testicular cancer is the most common form of cancer in men age 15-35 and accounts for about one percent of all cancers occurring in men. It is most common in Caucasians, but can occur in men of any age or race. Luckily, it is also one of the most treatable forms of cancer, especially if caught early.
Your gastrointestinal, or digestive, system breaks down the food you eat into simple chemicals. These are then absorbed into the blood and carried to the body’s cells, where they are used for energy. The system includes many parts, each of which plays a unique and important role.
On Tuesday, February 28, Floyd Memorial hosted over 160 community members at our first annual Heart Healthy Dining Out event. The event featured presentations on diet, lifestyle and heart health, followed by free samples of heart healthy fare from eight local restaurants.
Howard Pope, MD, family physician for Floyd Memorial Medical Group-Georgetown and retired Brigadier General in the U.S. Army Reserve, completed a 26-mile trek through the deserts of New Mexico on March 25, 2012. The annual march honors the lives lost during the World War II Bataan Death March.
Carolyn Cooke, MD, Relocates to Floyd Memorial Medical Group-Jeffersonville