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Get Moving! Health Directions on WIS-TV

Four fitness professionals from Health Directions, LMC’s health and wellness facility, were guests on WIS-TV yesterday to talk about how to “Get Moving” for heart health as part of our Take 5 for Heart Health campaign. Watch the segment below.

Here are some behind the scenes photos from our visit to the WIS-TV studios.



The Doctor is In: Understanding and Treating Cancer

Dr. Chelsea Stillwell, oncologist with Lexington Oncology, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice, spoke in an interview on WLTX this week on treating cancer. Listen to what she said about understanding the risk factors and symptoms, along with her philosophy on patient care.

Can The Cold Cause A Cold?

Can The Cold Cause a Cold? That’s the question WLTX asked LMC Urgent Care physician Dr. Langston Powell during this week’s cold snap. Hear his answer in the link below.

Dr. Powell says there are several scientific reasons that make it much easier to contract a virus when the weather is cold.

First, the mucus in our body that normally protects us from viruses does not work as well when there is low humidity. Humidity levels are often lower in cold temperatures.

Second, the common cold virus has a protein coat. The coat is harder in a cold environment than in warm weather – making it more difficult for our immune system to penetrate the protein coat and fight the virus.

Third, cortizol levels go up when we’re under stress. Cold weather is considered a stressor. Stress results in our immune system not working as well.

Lastly, our blood vessels constrict – making it harder to battle a virus.

To help prevent colds, Dr. Powell recommended dressing warmly, drinking hot liquids such as tea and taking vitamins.