Posts Categorized: Wellness

Reduce screen time to avoid eye damage

Most people know that exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light can damage the eye and surrounding skin, but what about the high-energy visible (HEV) light being emitted from your smart phone or high-definition TV? Current research suggests that prolonged exposure to HEV blue-violet light from artificial light sources has damaging effects to the retina that resemble…
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Autumn safety tips

With the fall season upon us, we wanted to share some fall and Halloween information that will keep you safe and trauma free this season. Decorating Decorating for Fall and Halloween has become as popular as decorating for Christmas. Keep these safety tips in mind: Ladders – when using a ladder, it is recommended to…
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Attack diabetes with prevention!

Kentucky is facing a diabetes epidemic. It is estimated that more than 600,000 Kentuckians have diabetes and 1.1 million people have prediabetes. One of the best ways to attack the diabetes epidemic is PREVENT it. Type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented and we know how to do it! Action steps are needed to…
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The flu stops with you! Get your flu shot!

Did you know that you are likely to spread influenza (flu) even before you have symptoms? The flu is caused by a virus that is spread person to person by droplets produced when individuals with the flu cough, talk, or sneeze. Symptoms of the flu may include cough, sore throat, tiredness, fever, body aches or…
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Understanding addiction and recovery

September is Recovery Month. Those of us working in the UofL Physicians – Psychiatry Addiction Clinic want to acknowledge all of those suffering from the disease of addiction who are working hard in addiction treatment. We also want to remember the families who have been severely impacted by this disease. The path to recovery is…
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