Posts By: Christina Kern

Scrub-a-dub!

Did you know? A person has more bacteria on their body than there are people in the United States. On each square centimeter of your skin there are about 1,500 bacteria. There are about 21,000 germs per square inch on work desks. There is an average of 229,000 germs per square inch on frequently touched…
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Tips for dealing with seasonal affective disorder

Seasonal affective disorder causes cycles of depression according to the season, typically during fall and winter, and non-depressed periods during spring and summer. Symptoms include sleeping more than usual, less energy, loss of interest, inability to focus and increased appetite. To up your energy during the winter blues, try these tips:   Maximize exposure to…
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Eat what you love this Thanksgiving

You can have your turkey, mashed potatoes, rolls, and eat your pumpkin pie, too! Nancy Kuppersmith, a registered dietician with UofL Physicians, says you don’t have to cut out the holiday foods you enjoy so much, just limit yourself. UofL Physicians offers some tips for enjoying the foods you love without packing on the pounds:…
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Be prepared for flu season

Flu season is sneaking up on us. If you haven’t received your flu vaccine yet, it’s not too late. Even though the flu is one of the most preventable viruses, it kills thousands of people every year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports 23,000 people die from the flu each year in…
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