Posts By: Ruth Carrico, Ph.D.

What you need to know before you travel abroad

Every year, millions of Americans participate in international travel and even more come to visit the US from around the world. The exciting parts of international travel are the cultural experiences, opportunities to see beautiful sites, and the chance to eat local foods. Unfortunately, statistics indicate that about half of all international travelers will experience…
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Are you at risk for Zika?

The World Health Organization has declared that Zika is a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern.” You’ve probably heard about Zika on the news, but what is it and is this something we should be concerned about in Kentuckiana? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines the Zika as “a disease caused by Zika…
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National HIV Testing Day – June 27

Recent headlines have made many of us aware that HIV is still a disease that impacts the lives of people in our communities. It is a disease for which we still have no cure, and one that needs to be talked about so people can be properly educated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…
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