Posts Categorized: Women

Planning your pregnancy

In celebration of Black Maternal Health Week (April 11-17), maternal health care providers are educating the community about Black maternal health. Topics range from racial disparities in maternal mortality (42.8 deaths per 100,000 births) and morbidity (166% higher compared to white women) to sharing pregnancy and birth stories from other Black community members. When planning…
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Six helpful heart health tips for women

Heart disease is the nation’s leading killer of women. More women die of heart disease than all other cancers combined. At some point in their lives, 90% of women will experience one or more symptoms of heart disease. Hence, women need to recognize the risk factors causing cardiovascular disease to effectively prevent it. Below are…
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What is an eating disorder?

As February comes to an end, UofL Health recognizes National Eating Disorder Awareness Week and the need to spread messages of awareness, support and hope to people with eating disorders and their loved ones. What are eating disorders? Eating disorders are a diverse set of serious yet treatable mental and physical illnesses that affect people…
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Hands-Only CPR

Every hour, almost 40 Americans suffer a cardiac arrest and fewer than one in 10 will survive. In 2018, there were more than 1,700 cardiac arrests in Jefferson County. Without critical medical care, that meant that less than 200 people in Jefferson County would have survived. What can the average person do to help increase…
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