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The Women’s Health issue of M.D. Update is always an exciting challenge for us because there are so many possible stories. This year we added pediatrics to the mix and the result was an explosion of stories about new and traditional treatments for the women and children of Kentucky.

We are particularly gratified to introduce, via our cover story, Dr. Leslie Appiah and Dr. Lars Wagner to our statewide audience. Through the leadership of Dr. Michael Karpf, executive VP for UK Healthcare, and Dr. Mark Evers, director of the Markey Cancer Center, among others, cancer research and treatment continues to advance.

We were also present at the ribbon cutting of the Charles and Mimi Osborne Cancer Center at Baptist Health in Louisville, which will bring all of Baptist Health Louisville’s cancer services into one location. “This is a center of hope,” said David Gray, president, Baptist Health Louisville. “Because of advances in the last 10 to 20 years, at times with various types of cancer, we’ve almost been able to turn it into the management of a chronic disease.”

I direct your attention to the Open Letter from M.D. Update Digital Publisher Megan Campbell Smith on page 8 for the latest on how M.D. Update will soon be available to millions of Kentucky health care consumers who want to know more about the providers and the health care options and advancements in Kentucky. I assure you, this will not be a grading system or consumer review platform. We will continue our peer–reviewed editorial format, which delivers honest, authentic content about the health care professionals in Kentucky.

I also ask you to review the M.D. Update Editorial Calendar inside. Find your specialty and then contact us to tell us about your practice, your specialty, and your views on health care in Kentucky in 2014. I look forward to hearing from you.

All the Best,Gil DunnPublisher, M.D.Update

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