Posts By: UofL Physicians

Immunizations are an important part of your health

Staying up to date on immunizations can save you and your family’s lives. Ruth Carrico, Ph.D., R.N., with the UofL Physicians Vaccine & International Travel Center, said, “In fact, immunization is second only to clean water in terms of its importance to overall health.” According to the Center for Disease Control immunizations protect against nearly…
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Any day is a good day to quit smoking

Most people know that smoking is bad for them, but it seems as though few know how to quit. The key to successfully quitting smoking is being prepared. The following tips are from Smokefree.gov. Pick a Quit Date When it comes to choosing a quit date, sooner is always better than later.  Avoid picking a day…
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Food and water safety: What to know before you go

Eating or drinking unclean food and water can make you sick with travelers’ diarrhea and other diseases. You are at risk if you travel internationally, especially to developing countries. Reduce your risk by sticking to these safe food and water habits. Additional Resources: UofL Physicians – Vaccine and International Travel Center Center’s for Disease Control…
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