Posts Categorized: Wellness

Challenge accepted: Learn more about ALS

Ice bucket challenges have been happening across the country. Maybe you’ve been challenged by a friend or relative. But how much do you know about ALS, the disease in which this fundraising phenomenon is helping to bring attention? According to the ALS Association, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells…
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It’s true – you can be allergic to your iPad

An iPad can do lots of useful things, from giving directions to turning off the lights to helping children learn. Doctors recently discovered one more thing it can do, though this one not so useful: It can give you a rash. A variety of personal electronic devices, including cellphones and laptops, contain nickel, a metal…
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Summer air quality and your health

While summertime can bring fun in the sun, the heat can also usher in poor air quality. Air pollution can have real effects on your health, especially if you have chronic conditions like cardiovascular disease, asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also known as emphysema and chronic bronchitis). The 2014 State of the Air report…
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Ebola facts

Ebola is a hot topic in the media, on social media and within many of your own circles. How much do you know about this disease? This infographic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a few quick facts for you. The CDC also has a list of frequently asked questions about…
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Immunizations are an important part of your health

Staying up to date on immunizations can save you and your family’s lives. Ruth Carrico, Ph.D., R.N., with the UofL Physicians Vaccine & International Travel Center, said, “In fact, immunization is second only to clean water in terms of its importance to overall health.” According to the Center for Disease Control immunizations protect against nearly…
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