The truth about throat cancer

The sudden loss of rock and roll icon Eddie Van Halen, who was best known for his extraordinary, and often acrobatic, guitar playing puts the spotlight on the tragic disease that took his and over 3,500 people’s lives this year: throat cancer. Throat cancer, also called laryngeal or hypopharyngeal cancer, begins as any other cancer…
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Fire prevention tips

Did you know cooking is the No. 1 cause of home fires and home fire injuries? Each year, UofL Health – UofL Hospital’s only dedicated Burn Center in the state of Kentucky treats patients with chemical, electrical, flame/thermal and scald burns, as well as complex wounds and skin conditions. With the hazards kitchens pose, the…
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Every minute counts in an emergency

In an emergency, every minute counts. With more emergency room locations in the region than any other health care system, UofL Health is ready to provide emergency care close to home when you need it with shorter ER wait times, faster beside triage and faster provider assessment, diagnostics and treatment. Each of our seven ERs…
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COVID-19’s impact on heart health

Despite what it might feel like, we’re still early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, so we don’t know yet what the long-term impacts of the virus will be. As a cardiac surgeon, I am worried about what COVID-19 is doing to heart cells. Studies show the virus is attacking heart cells similar to what it’s…
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