The test we love to hate

When your doctor first suggested a colonoscopy, did you grimace? You’re not alone. Studies show it often takes people several years to actually get a colonoscopy even after being urged by family, friends and doctors to have one! Talking about bowel health and thinking about a colonoscopy makes many of us squeamish, but it’s extremely important….
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Sweet dreams for your children

First you notice the yawns, then the moody behavior. You wonder if it’s bedtime yet. Are you and your family getting the proper amount of sleep each night? According to Dr. Egambaram Senthilvel, a pediatric sleep specialist with the University of Louisville Physicians, insufficient sleep is a problem for kids throughout the year. He said an inadequate amount…
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What you need to know about IBD

True or False? 1. There are up to 1.4 million people in the U.S. who have inflammatory bowel disease and at least 140,000 of them are under the age of 18. True or false? 2. Inflammatory bowel disease is an inherited condition. True or false? 3. The treatment of IBD is the same for both children…
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Rates of ADHD on the rise in the region

Chances are you know at least one child who has been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. In fact, you may know several people—children and adults—whose impulsive behavior, inattention and hyperactivity led them to be diagnosed with ADHD. According to a new study published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the children of Kentucky…
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Are you prepared for severe weather?

Weather can be finicky, and it’s always out of our control. But you can be prepared for what the weather throws our way. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends you have an emergency kit, a plan and you stay informed. The CDC recommends you talk to your family about any possible situations that…
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