Raising awareness about developmental disabilities

March is Development Disabilities Awareness Month, a time recognized as raising awareness about inclusion of individuals with developmental disabilities in all areas of life, while also promoting respect for anyone with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This month is also a chance to provide understanding, encouragement and opportunities to help anyone with intellectual and developmental disabilities…
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What you should know about brain injuries

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and many are taking time to increase their awareness of the incidence of brain injury and empower people with brain injuries and their caretakers. Traumatic brain injury can be devastating for patients and their families. It takes a tremendous toll, both physically and emotionally, on caregivers. No two brain…
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Early Age Onset (EAO) colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer starts in your colon or rectum. Often, colon and rectal cancer are grouped together because they have many of the same signs, symptoms and treatments offered. Most colorectal cancer starts as a growth on the inner lining of the colon or rectum in the form of a polyp. As it grows, it can…
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Six helpful heart health tips for women

Heart disease is the nation’s leading killer of women. More women die of heart disease than all other cancers combined. At some point in their lives, 90% of women will experience one or more symptoms of heart disease. Hence, women need to recognize the risk factors causing cardiovascular disease to effectively prevent it. Below are…
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What is an eating disorder?

As February comes to an end, UofL Health recognizes National Eating Disorder Awareness Week and the need to spread messages of awareness, support and hope to people with eating disorders and their loved ones. What are eating disorders? Eating disorders are a diverse set of serious yet treatable mental and physical illnesses that affect people…
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