Posts By: Melody Kitchen

Diminish back pain from backpacks with these strategies

School is in session. Between homework, that extra pair of shoes for athletic practice and school supplies, have you seen your child’s backpack grow a little more each day? According to the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc., more than 79 million students in the U.S. carry backpacks. Students whose bags are not properly packed or…
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Summertime safety tips

Who doesn’t love spending time outdoors, especially in the summer? Make sure your time in the great outdoors stays fun by keeping these tips in mind. Don’t bug out Bugs can be a pest at your family picnic or on weekend hike. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends using an appropriate insect…
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Man vs. Doctor

“I know why men don’t like coming to see me,” explained Dr. Eli Pendleton, a family medicine doctor with UofL Physicians. “Men have a certain attitude, ‘Why should I go to the doctor?’ They associate the doctor with things they don’t want to do.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that women are…
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Could assistive technology help you?

When facing a threat to independence due to illness or accident, individuals want answers and solutions that will help maximize their participation in everyday life. According to Mary Ellen Buning, Ph.D., OTR/L, ATP/SMS, patients want options. “Assistive technology allows them to adopt technologies into their life and routines that enable them to do what’s meaningful,” she said….
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Sweet dreams for your children

First you notice the yawns, then the moody behavior. You wonder if it’s bedtime yet. Are you and your family getting the proper amount of sleep each night? According to Dr. Egambaram Senthilvel, a pediatric sleep specialist with the University of Louisville Physicians, insufficient sleep is a problem for kids throughout the year. He said an inadequate amount…
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