The best time to get screened

Age is but a number, especially when it comes to screening. Even if you are healthy, you still need regular health screenings completed by your health care provider. Screenings can help detect diseases and conditions early so that you and your care team have a head start on treating your illness or condition. They also…
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Don’t get burned: What you need to know about melanoma

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. While melanoma accounts for a small portion of skin cancers, it is actually one of the most common cancers among young adults, especially women. The American Cancer Society’s estimates for melanoma in the United States for 2021 are: About 106,110…
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Being active – Developing a healthy habit

Being active has many health benefits! Not only can it help you feel better, strengthen your heart and help you fit into the clothes you bought last year, but it can also help you prevent diabetes. Studies show being active for 150 minutes a week, along with a modest weight loss for those who need…
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What is gout?

Gout is a complex form of arthritis. Surprised? You aren’t the only one! Gout forms from a buildup of urate (also known as uric acid) in the body. Uric acid is produced by the body to break down purines, which are found in foods we eat. The symptoms can be sudden, severe with no warning…
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Stroke changes lives and recovery takes time

UofL Health – Stroke is dedicated to providing education, support and encouragement to people who have had a stroke and their family members through stroke support groups. These support groups are welcome to anyone affected by stroke and allow attendees to learn how others are coping. One of our stroke support group members, Alex, spoke about…
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