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Lights, Camera, Babies! Introducing Our New Commercial

This weekend, we debuted a new hospital commercial that showcases Lexington Medical Center‘s legacy of delivering babies. Since the hospital opened in 1971, more than 100,000 babies have been welcomed into the world here. In fact, these days, Lexington Medical Center delivers more than 3,300 babies each year – that’s more than any other hospital in the Midlands.

This spring, our new patient care tower became home to our Mother/Baby unit, including Labor & Delivery and Postpartum. To pay tribute to all of the babies born at Lexington Medical Center, we asked community members to send us photos of their bundles of joy born at the hospital over the years. With them, we made a mosaic with the adorable snapshots that now hangs in our Labor & Delivery Unit.

In the commercial, see what happens when the babies in the mosaic thing no one is looking:

Starring in the commercial are Lexington Medical Center Women and Children’s Services nurses Gina Sauls, Nikki Vollmer, Isabel Evora and doula Sharolyn Snipe.

The babies who “talk” during the commercial are the sons and daughters of Lexington Medical Center employees.

At our hospital, every day is a birth day. For more information about our OB/GYN services, visit LexMed.com/OBGYN.

Treating Chronic Sinus Infections

Dr. Brian Heaberlin of Lexington ENT & Allergy, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice, was a guest on the WLTX Spotlight segment to talk about the ways his practice can treat chronic sinus infections.

For more information about Dr. Heaberlin and Lexington ENT & Allergy, visit Lexington-ENT.com.

Peripheral Artery Disease in the Midlands

A study shows that the Midlands has one of the highest rates of peripheral vascular disease in the nation. With PAD, narrowed blood vessels limit blood flow to the limbs. In this WIS-TV Health U story, a Columbia man shares how PAD impacted his life and work, and how his doctor – Terry Norton, MD, FACS, at Southern Surgical Group, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice – made him better.

PAD typically involves a narrowing of the peripheral arteries in the legs, stomach, arms and head. In this case, “peripheral” means away from the heart. It most commonly affects arteries in the legs.

Both PAD and coronary artery disease (CAD) are caused by atherosclerosis – which means plaque has built up in your artery walls. Atherosclerosis narrows and blocks arteries in critical regions of the body.

The most common symptoms of PAD involving the lower extremities are cramping, pain or tiredness in the leg or hip muscles while walking or climbing stairs. Typically, this pain goes away with rest and returns when you walk again. Left untreated, PAD can lead to amputation.

Risk factors include age, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking and diabetes. Some cases of PAD can be managed with lifestyle changes and medication.