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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Could assistive technology help you?

When facing a threat to independence due to illness or accident, individuals want answers and solutions that will help maximize their participation in everyday life. According to Mary Ellen Buning, Ph.D., OTR/L, ATP/SMS, patients want options. “Assistive technology allows them to adopt technologies into their life and routines that enable them to do what’s meaningful,” she said….
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Preventing cervical cancer

How much do you know about cervical cancer? Cervical cancer is a preventable disease, it is the second most common type of cancer for women worldwide. “This year more than 12,000 American women will be diagnosed and nearly 4,000 will die from an advanced form of the disease. When cervical cancer is found early, however, it is…
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Tips to protect and care for your brain

Traumatic Brain Injury is a leading cause of death and disability. Most often, TBI results from injuries sustained in motor vehicle collisions and falls. Sports injuries, violence, and work-related injuries also contribute to these statistics. The physicians at UofL Physicians-Neurosurgery are experts in the surgical and medical treatment of brain injuries and offer the following tips for…
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