Posts Tagged: health care

Ways to prevent birth defects

Finding out that you’re pregnant is an exciting time, and you are probably making many efforts to make sure that the baby is as healthy as possible. While not all birth defects can be prevented, there are ways women can increase their chances of having a healthy baby and developing healthy lifestyle habits too. According…
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Every minute counts in an emergency

In an emergency, every minute counts. With more emergency room locations in the region than any other health care system, UofL Health is ready to provide emergency care close to home when you need it with shorter ER wait times, faster beside triage and faster provider assessment, diagnostics and treatment. Each of our seven ERs…
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Staying positive and strong with these feel-good stories

For some people, these unusual times have created feelings of depression, loneliness and negativity. However, the best of human nature is rising to meet this challenge. With the constant stream of heartbreaking news flooding our phones and televisions as a result of the coronavirus, it might seem challenging to talk about being positive. Yet, staying…
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What is a nurse practitioner?

A nurse practitioner (NP) is a master’s or doctoral degree prepared nurse that has additional training and clinical competency to practice in primary care, acute care and long-term care health settings. NPs are quickly becoming the health care provider of choice for millions of Americans. Currently there are more than 248,000 nurse practitioners in the…
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