Posts Categorized: Family

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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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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Treat your child’s eczema with these tips

Eczema is a medical condition of the skin. It is estimated that more than 30 million Americans have eczema. While there is not a cure for eczema, there are treatments to help manage the symptoms. Normal, healthy skin acts like a protective barrier that prevents water from getting out and keeps outside agents such as irritants or bacteria…
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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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