Posts Categorized: Wellness

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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Any day is a good day to quit smoking

Most people know that smoking is bad for them, but it seems as though few know how to quit. The key to successfully quitting smoking is being prepared. The following tips are from Smokefree.gov. Pick a Quit Date When it comes to choosing a quit date, sooner is always better than later.  Avoid picking a day…
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Please don’t stop the music

Did you know hearing loss from noise exposure is 100 percent preventable? Approximately 5.2 million adolescents ages 6-19 have hearing loss induced by excessive noise exposure. Noise exposure has increased primarily from early exposure to loud level sounds from MP3, gaming systems and the like. With noise induced hearing loss, the results may be sudden or may…
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Sleep better with these tips

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sleep is increasingly recognized as important to public health and safety, with sleep deprivation associated with injuries, mental illness, poor quality of life and well-being, increased health care costs and lost work productivity. People who don’t sleep well also are more likely to suffer from…
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