Posts Categorized: Wellness

Celebrate the sounds of the holidays

When you think of the sounds of the holiday season, what comes to mind? Joyous music, conversations and gatherings of friends and family? What about those holiday dinners full of laughter and good food or even clanking glasses to celebrate the season? Those sounds are the zest of life, but if a loved one has…
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Tips for dealing with seasonal affective disorder

Seasonal affective disorder causes cycles of depression according to the season, typically during fall and winter, and non-depressed periods during spring and summer. Symptoms include sleeping more than usual, less energy, loss of interest, inability to focus and increased appetite. To up your energy during the winter blues, try these tips:   Maximize exposure to…
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Breathe easy – learn more about COPD

Breathing is essential to life. Which is why it is important to be aware of COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.  November is COPD Awareness Month, and Kentucky bears a particularly high burden with the disease, with the highest adult prevalence rate in the country. More than 9 percent of the state’s adult population is…
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Eat what you love this Thanksgiving

You can have your turkey, mashed potatoes, rolls, and eat your pumpkin pie, too! Nancy Kuppersmith, a registered dietician with UofL Physicians, says you don’t have to cut out the holiday foods you enjoy so much, just limit yourself. UofL Physicians offers some tips for enjoying the foods you love without packing on the pounds:…
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Sugar: A trick or treat?

With all the candy and spooky fun, many kids love Halloween. But for parents, what should be scary is the amount of sugar their children may consume. Generally children eat way too much sugar, said Dr. Erica Labar, a pediatrician with UofL Physicians. Sugars are empty calories with no nutritional value, and can cause a range…
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