Posts Categorized: Wellness

Sun safety tips for summer

May is skin cancer awareness month. Prevention is knowledge, therefore it’s important you know your ABCs. If you have a mole or skin lesion, look for the following: A-Asymmetry B-Border Irregular C-Color Varies D-Diameter Larger than 6mm E-Evolving Appearance (is it changing?) If you have concerns about your skin or see any of these issues,…
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Understanding suicide prevention

Suicide is a “permanent solution to a temporary problem.” That is something a wise psychiatrist told me one time and it rings true. Suicide is currently the eighth leading cause of death in the United States. Men complete suicide four times more often than women. However, women tend to attempt suicide more often than men….
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Spring is here, but so is the pollen

Spring has arrived. That means spring pollen season is here! Louisville is consistently named one of the worst cities for spring and fall allergies by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. The culprit for helping make us the worst city for spring allergies is pollen. Pollen from trees is the predominant outdoor allergen. You…
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Learn more about diabetes

Diabetes is an epidemic in our country. Kentucky, alone, has an estimated 600,000 residents diagnosed with diabetes. The burden is great. It is associated with complications such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney failure and lower limb amputations. In 2012, it is estimated that $3.85 billion was lost in Kentucky due to total medical costs,…
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