Posts Categorized: Wellness

Tablets and e-readers offer new hope for those with low vision

Move over hand magnifiers. Tablet computers and e-readers are changing the way people with low vision read. For patients with central vision loss from conditions such as macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy, font enlargement, or relative size magnification, and contrast enhancement are critical to improving reading performance. Traditional optical magnifiers, which were once the primary…
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Man vs. Doctor

“I know why men don’t like coming to see me,” explained Dr. Eli Pendleton, a family medicine doctor with UofL Physicians. “Men have a certain attitude, ‘Why should I go to the doctor?’ They associate the doctor with things they don’t want to do.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that women are…
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How to live a longer, higher-quality life

While there’s no magic formula to living a longer life, there are some factors that really do make a difference. Dr. Christian Furman, a geriatrician with UofL Physicians, studies aging. She says research shows there are clear lifestyles that lead to more years. The National Institute on Aging recently identified blue zones, or areas where people…
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Keeping your heart healthy

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but heart disease is preventable and controllable. Heart disease is a major problem. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Heart Association, approximately 600,000 people die from heart disease in the United States each year —…
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The test we love to hate

When your doctor first suggested a colonoscopy, did you grimace? You’re not alone. Studies show it often takes people several years to actually get a colonoscopy even after being urged by family, friends and doctors to have one! Talking about bowel health and thinking about a colonoscopy makes many of us squeamish, but it’s extremely important….
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