Coping with anxiety

Many anxieties and fears are normal Anxiety is defined as “apprehension without apparent cause.” It usually occurs when there’s no immediate threat to a person’s safety or well-being, but the threat feels real. Anxiety makes someone want to escape the situation — fast. The heart beats quickly, the body might begin to perspire, and “butterflies”…
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Tips for fitting R&R in your day

Remember to take time everyday for some R&R (rest and relaxation). Aug. 15 is National Relaxation Day. Why not use this day to start new habits? Everyone gets caught up in the fast pace world in which we live, and many forget to take a step back and just relax. Stress can be harmful to…
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Back-to-school check-ups

Even as an adult (without a school-age child), I still get a little nervous and excited when I see the “Back-to-School” ads in the paper and signs in the stores. Along with thoughts of notebooks, highlighters and new shoes, these signs should also remind you to get your child a back-to-school check-up. In the state…
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Top 10 reasons to breastfeed your new baby

Breastfeeding has many benefits to both mom and baby. The Lactation Center at UofL Hospital’s Center for Women & Infants is designed to help new mothers and their babies overcome any difficulties with breastfeeding. This service is available at no charge to ALL breastfeeding mothers in the community. The Lactation Center at UofL Hospital’s Center for Women…
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