Posts Categorized: Family

How to have a healthy freshman year

You’re on your own and facing a new set of opportunities and challenges. Being at college is a good time to not only increase you knowledge, but create a new set of healthy habits. Many parents and students have heard of the “Freshman 15,” referring to the average weight gain of a college freshman. This is…
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I’m in college, why do I still need vaccines?

There are a number of vaccines students need to consider talking to their doctor about receiving before heading off to college. We recommend that all college students up to age 21 receive at least one dose of quadravalent vaccine between ages 16-18. Parents should consider having their child get the new serogroup B meningococcal vaccine between…
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Fireworks safety for your family

Fireworks are beautiful and fun. They are often used at celebrations and on holidays. Yet, as an advocate for children’s safety and a pediatrician, I am all too aware that accidents happen—but there are ways we can protect our children from the dangers and still enjoy our festivities. First, igniting fireworks should be left to…
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Keep swim time fun

If you plan on spending your summer at the pool, lake or even the ocean, swimming will most likely be among the season’s activities. This UofL Physicians infographic is full of tips to help you ensure your swimming outing is a memorable one. Looking for a pediatrician for a child in your family? Visit UofL…
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It’s time to put on the sunglasses

The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can have a lasting impact on your eyesight. According to the National Eye Institute, UV rays can contribute to cataracts, macular degeneration and more. Wearing the proper sunglasses can help protect your vision. UofL Physicians has tips for choosing the right sunglasses for you and explains why it’s important to…
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