Follow the ABCs for safe infant sleep

When my daughter was born in 2017, I thought I knew the rules for “safe sleep.” After all, with a job in health care marketing, I shared posts on social media from this very blog about the dangers of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome), which is often related to unsafe sleep practices. So, what was…
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Know the signs of a heart attack

February is American Heart Month. While focusing on heart health it is important to learn the signs of a heart attack while taking precautions to lower your risk. Early Heart Attack symptoms Shortness of breath Heartburn Discomfort or pain in upper body- chest, arms, back, neck or jaw Lower Your Risk Eat a healthy diet…
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Don’t get burned!

National burn awareness week is observed the first full week in February, and was created to enable fire and burn educators to share awareness and prevention messages in our communities. As the only dedicated adult burn center in Kentucky, UofL Health – UofL Hospital recognizes national burn awareness week and this year’s focus on contact burns….
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Glaucoma and your vision

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide, and the leading cause of blindness in people over 60 years old. It’s estimated that more than three million Americans are living with glaucoma, and half of them aren’t even aware that they have it. Getting regular eye exams can help doctors identify and treat the…
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Five recommended screenings for a healthier you

Preventive health screenings have been found to significantly increase life expectancy, particularly among 30 to 49-year-olds, and just a handful of routine screenings can keep you on the path toward better health. Biometric Screenings Biometric screenings are used by primary care doctors as a quick check of weight, cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure, and are recommended…
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