Goodbye bad-tasting medicine

Getting a toddler or older child to take medicine can sometimes be a challenge, as many medicines for children come in a liquid form that might not taste too good. Adults can usually avoid having to taste their medicines by using pills. For children above 3 years or so, being able to swallow pills can…
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Protect your skin

As the days grow longer and warmer, kids will begin to spend more time outdoors — at the ball fields, chasing butterflies, making sandcastles, and hanging out by the pool. Yet, too much sun exposure without proper protection can bring an end to any fun in the sun. Despite the fact that sun tanning and…
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Tablets and e-readers offer new hope for those with low vision

Move over hand magnifiers. Tablet computers and e-readers are changing the way people with low vision read. For patients with central vision loss from conditions such as macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy, font enlargement, or relative size magnification, and contrast enhancement are critical to improving reading performance. Traditional optical magnifiers, which were once the primary…
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Advances in sickle cell disease in children

Every year, nearly 1,000 babies in the United States are born with sickle cell disease, which is thought to affect about 100,000 Americans. Forty years ago, the outlook for babies born with the disease was pretty bleak; the average child lived to be only 14. New treatments, early intervention techniques and newborn screening programs have…
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Man vs. Doctor

“I know why men don’t like coming to see me,” explained Dr. Eli Pendleton, a family medicine doctor with UofL Physicians. “Men have a certain attitude, ‘Why should I go to the doctor?’ They associate the doctor with things they don’t want to do.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that women are…
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