Steps to a healthier lifestyle during COVID-19

With the shelter in place orders and social distancing instituted the last few months, people may have noticed an increase in unhealthy habits. The increase could be caused by a variety of factors including a lack of exercise, overeating to cope with the stress of the pandemic, binge watching your favorite shows and more. It’s…
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Should I go to the emergency room?

When you’re not feeling well or there’s been an accident, it’s easy to be confused about what to do next. Do you wait until morning and call your doctor? Head to your closest urgent care clinic? Or go to the emergency room? It’s not a small decision. As the nurse manager of the Emergency Department…
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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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