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National Wear Red Day

Are you seeing red today? We are! Lexington Medical Center employees gathered for a group photo inside the hospital today for #NationalWearRedDay. We want our community to “Just Say Know” to heart disease by learning about risk factors.

Risk factors make you more likely to develop a disease. They can also increase the chances that a disease will get worse. The good news is that 80 percent of heart attacks and strokes can be prevented and treated if you learn about your risks and take action to control them.

Risk Factors You Can’t Control
*Age 45 or older (men), age 55 or older (women)
*Family history of early heart disease. If your father or brother had a heart attack before age 45, or if your mother or sister had a heart attack before age 55, you are more likely to develop heart disease.
*History of preeclampsia during pregnancy

Risk Factors You Can Control
*High blood pressure
*High blood cholesterol
*Diabetes and prediabetes
*Smoking
*Being overweight or obese
*Being physically inactive
*Eating an unhealthy diet

Other Risk Factors For Women
*Sleep apnea
*Stress
*Depression
*Too much alcohol
*Birth control pills (especially for women over 35 who smoke)
*Anemia

For more information, visit LexMed.com/Know

#LMCJustSayKnow

Merry Christmas!

From our Lexington Medical Center family to yours, Merry Christmas. On this special day, we once again wanted to share our 2017 hospital Christmas commercial. Since its debut on Thanksgiving, it’s received more than 400,000 views online. We have also received countless kind comments and phone calls from members of our community who were uplifted by the message of hope and comfort it brings.

 

We’ve received many questions about the cast of the commercial, notably the singers. The singers – in order of appearance – are Brad Hudson, Kay Roebuck and Clayton Stephenson. Each of them are professional singers from varied backgrounds.

But most of the people in the scene are Lexington Medical Center employees. For example, the man who walks near the reception desk in a red vest at the beginning of the commercial is our President & CEO Tod Augsburger. He has made a cameo appearance in nearly every Christmas commercial we’ve produced for the past decade.

We filmed the commercial inside the lobby of Lexington Cardiology, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice located on the hospital campus in West Columbia.

We hope you enjoy the commercial and embrace its message that we rise by lifting others. Merry Christmas. It is our privilege to care for you.

Shall We Dance? Pink Glove Dancer Update

Five years ago, a group of women danced in Lexington Medical Center’s Pink Glove Dance because they had a tomorrow. They had survived breast cancer. In this blog series, find out where they are today. Today, Amy Stansell.

Amy Stansell, Lexington Medical Center Operating Room Nurse
Diagnosed at 35 years old with poorly differentiated, estrogen and progesterone receptor positive, invasive ductal carcinoma, stage IA, Amy knew participating in the Pink Glove Dance was a chance to show people that breast cancer is not just an issue for older women.

amys“I had three children in elementary school when I was diagnosed, so this was very important to me. I embraced my journey and used it for good,” said Amy.

In the five years since the Pink Glove Dance, many things have changed for her.

amy-stansell028b“I have been cancer free for nine years! I completed my bachelor’s degree in nursing and went back to work full time in the Operating Room at Lexington Medical Center.”

Amy emphasizes the importance of self-breast exams. She found her cancer during a self exam as did her oldest sister. She has a strong family history but no genetic markers.

“Self-breast exams are very important. They allow you to know your body and alerts you to any change. Yearly mammograms are a must, too. Early detection does save lives.”