Posts Categorized: Wellness

Resolutions: 5 Tips for Success

The year is winding to a close, and January offers a fresh start. Many people use this time to set new goals for themselves in the form of New Year’s resolutions. But often, people don’t keep the resolutions they set. Dr. Jesse Wright, a psychiatrist with UofL Physicians, said a lot of people don’t like the…
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The caregiver: An unsung health care hero

Caregivers have been described as the “unsung heroes” of our health care system: they are untrained, unpaid and sacrifice so much of their own time to help their loved ones. The role of a caregiver may include providing emotional support, transportation, preparing meals, completing household chores and overseeing finances. Being a caregiver can be difficult….
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Harmful effects of smoking continues to sweep Kentucky

Kentucky continues to have one of the highest rates of incidence and deaths from lung cancer. Unfortunately, lung cancer is usually not detected until the signs and symptoms are present, when the patient is already at a more advanced stage. The key to fight this disease is prevention and early detection. Smoking and secondhand smoke (nonsmokers…
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Think safety for New Year’s fireworks

If you choose to mark the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve with the bang of fireworks, take steps to keep the celebration safe. An eye injury is no way to start the new year. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that nearly 12,000 people were treated in emergency rooms for fireworks-related injuries in…
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Is it allergies or a sinus infection?

Louisville is consistently ranked in the top three of worst cities for allergy sufferers, and with the weather dramatically changing this can lead to a spike in allergy and sinus symptoms. Ultimately inflammation is the cause of these symptoms, but when do you need an antibiotic or even systemic steroids? It can be difficult to…
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