Achy Breaky Heart Syndrome

We have all experienced a broken heart before, whether it be from a relationship, grieving someone or something, rejection, etc. What a lot of people do not know is that broken heart syndrome is a real condition. Broken heart syndrome, also called stress-induced cardiomyopathy or Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, is a heart condition that is brought on…
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Congestive heart failure: Stop it before it stops you!

Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a chronic progressive condition that affects the pumping power of your heart muscle. While often referred to as heart failure, CHF specifically refers to the stage in which fluid builds up within the lungs and body due to the weakened heart muscle. As blood flow out of the heart slows,…
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National Burn Awareness Week from A-Z

UofL Health – UofL Hospital – Burn Center recognizes American Burn Association’s National Burn Awareness Week. This year’s theme is electrical burns from A-Z. Overloading electrical circuits are a major cause of residential fires. Warning signs of an overloaded circuit include: Flickering, blinking or dimming lights Frequently tripped circuit breakers or blown fuses Warm or discolored…
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