Posts Categorized: Wellness

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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What you need to know about IBD

True or False? 1. There are up to 1.4 million people in the U.S. who have inflammatory bowel disease and at least 140,000 of them are under the age of 18. True or false? 2. Inflammatory bowel disease is an inherited condition. True or false? 3. The treatment of IBD is the same for both children…
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Take one daily. Or should you?

Multivitamins come in all shapes, flavors and now you can chew a gummy instead of swallow a pill. Recently, a series of studies in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggested that multivitamins don’t benefit your health. But Diana Pantalos, R.D., a nutritionist at Weisskopf Child Evaluation Center in the Department of Pediatrics at UofL, says…
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