Archive | August, 2018

Lexington Medical Center Foundation Awards $243,000 in Nursing Scholarships

This summer, the Lexington Medical Center Foundation awarded $243,000 in scholarships to nursing students. In total, 73 students received a scholarship. Congratulations!

Lexington Medical Center is committed to providing the best quality health care to its patients and community. Our hospital believes these scholarships help in maintaining the high quality staff that has come to symbolize Lexington Medical Center.

Scholarships are available for current students pursuing a degree in nursing. Lexington Medical Center employees pursuing an Associate or Bachelor degree in select Allied Health programs as described below are also eligible to apply for scholarship support.

To learn more about available nursing scholarships, visit LMCFoundation.com

Battling Breast Cancer with Courage and Faith

Ariella Hughes is a wife and mom who lives in Columbia. She’s also a two-time breast cancer survivor. She’s received treatment at Lexington Medical Center. In this WLTX story, she shares how she used courage and faith to overcome the dreadful disease.

Ariella will be the featured speaker at Women’s Night Out, Lexington Medical Center’s annual dinner honoring breast cancer survivors and their families, this October. For more information on the dinner and to purchase tickets, visit LMCFoundation.com

Can Thyroid Cancer Lead to Heart Problems?

If you’ve had thyroid cancer or even thyroid problems, you may be taking a synthetic thyroid hormone.

Now, a new medical study says that the risk of heart disease and stroke is higher in thyroid cancer patients who take a synthetic thyroid hormone.

How concerned should thyroid patients be?

Dr. Melanie Seybt of Lexington ENT & Allergy, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice, answered the question in this WIS Health U report.

According to Dr. Seybt, thyroid cancer patients are typically dosed with synthetic thyroid hormone a bit higher. When there’s a higher level of thyroid hormone in the body, it can cause some cardiac arrhythmias or increased work on the heart. So, it’s important that all patients have the right amount of synthetic thyroid hormone. In year’s past, some patients thought that taking more thyroid supplementation could boost their metabolism and help them lose weight. That’s true, but it would put more pressure on the heart.

The bottom line is that it’s important for patients on thyroid supplementation to talk to their doctor about heart disease and be aware of other heart disease risk factors including high cholesterol, high blood pressure and being overweight.

To learn more about Dr. Seybt and her Lexington ENT & Allergy, visit www.ENTLexington.com