End child abuse

While child abuse is a difficult subject to talk about – the need is too great to keep quiet. In 2013, nearly 18,000 children in Kentucky were identified as victims of child abuse. Kosair Charities launched the Face It Movement in 2013 in response to the increasing number of child abuse deaths in Kentucky. The…
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Building a toolkit to cope with stress

Stress is part of all of our lives. Demands from work, school, family, and relationships can cause physical, mental, and emotional stress. While most of us can manage short term stress (something like a big project) pretty well, chronic stress that builds over time wears on our minds and bodies. Building an effective toolkit to…
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Be good to your heart

It’s American Heart Month, and when we think about “getting healthy” in the new year, a prime concern should be taking care of your heart. Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure, is the No. 1 killer of women and men in the United States, according to a 2014 report from…
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How your thyroid impacts your health

According to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists an estimated 15 million Americans have undiagnosed thyroid problems. The American Thyroid Association says that your thyroid gland (a small, butterfly-shaped gland located in the base of the neck just below the Adam’s apple) “produces thyroid hormones which help the body use energy, stay warm and keep the brain, heart,…
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