Finding ways to celebrate when your baby is in the NICU

Many parents expect they will deliver their baby and return home as a family a few days later. For NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) parents, your story is different. You’ll be spending plenty of time in the hospital – including times where the rest of the world (or even the rest of your family) is…
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Thanksgiving table with turkey and sides

The Feast

Thinking of the traditional Thanksgiving and holiday dishes of turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, sweet potato casserole, green beans and pecan pie can make your mouth water! It’s food we look forward to and love to eat this time of year. And then comes January. Research differs on the average amount the scale creeps up…
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Depressed senior woman at home feeling sad. Elderly woman looks sadly outside the window. Depressed lonely lady standing alone and looking through the window.

Mental health

Older adults have an increased risk for mental illnesses because of the losses that can accompany the aging process. Many older adults have lost their independence, friends, family members and social roles. Even with this increased risk for mental health challenges, many older adults do not receive the treatment they need due to stigma of…
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Travis the facility dog

Why is there a dog in the doctor’s office?

Patients can struggle during their rehab and physical therapy with sometimes painful exercises, but a popular new employee at UofL Hospital is helping motivate them and divert their attention during those difficult activities. While they are enjoying their interaction with Travis, they are not as focused on the functional tasks they are completing to continue…
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