Posts By: UofL Health

Learn more about ALS

The ice bucket challenge swept the nation pre-TikTok, as you might’ve been challenged by a friend or relative who had participated. But how much do you know about ALS, the disease in which the fundraising phenomenon helped bring awareness to? According to the ALS Association, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disease that affects…
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10 practical tips to manage stress eating during COVID-19

We are experiencing significant emotional stress. Because of this, stress eating is reaching an all-time high. The good news? There are some reliable strategies to help curb stress eating to ensure you feel your best during this difficult time. Keep nutritious, satisfying snacks on hand. For those of us working from home, staying out of…
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Cancer patients benefit from rehab interventions before, during, and after treatment

Did you know that more than 65 percent of cancer patients experience at least one functional deficit that impacts their daily life? These deficits include diagnoses such as: Generalized weakness/debility Fatigue Difficulty with mobility (walking and transfers from different surfaces) Difficulty completing their ADLs (activities of daily living) Cognitive complaints Lymphedema Speech and swallow impairments…
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What is the fourth trimester?

The first 12 weeks with a newborn can be some of the most exciting and wonderful, yet also exhausting and challenging. Both you and your baby are making huge transitions and are learning from each other each step of the way. While giving birth is the end of your pregnancy journey, many health care providers…
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