Facility dog lends a paw at UofL Hospital

In honor of National Dog Day on Aug. 26, we’re spotlighting one of UofL Health–UofL Hospital’s furriest team members. Travis, a blonde Labrador, is a facility dog that acts as an exercise partner to those involved in physical or occupational therapy while providing comfort and care to those who need it most. “Travis really has…
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Reduce your risk – get to know your breasts

While breast self-exams are no longer officially a recommendation from the American Cancer Society, it’s important to know your breasts. How do they normally feel? How are they normally shaped? If you feel pain, does it come and go each month around the same time as your menstrual cycle? Or is it constant and always…
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Overcoming pandemic fatigue

As humans we have a psychological reaction to disaster and we’re seeing those reactions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Early on in any disaster we go through a period of confusion. We are trying to figure out what’s going on and what’s going to happen next. During this period, many people feel overwhelmed and confused. Our…
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West Nile virus: Symptoms and prevention

Mosquitoes transmitting the West Nile virus are not uncommon in the region, with cases of infected Kentuckians dating back to at least 2002. While 80% of infected people never experience symptoms, it can cause headaches, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea, or a rash. Most recover completely, but fatigue and weakness can last for weeks…
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