Posts Tagged: health

What is gout?

Gout is a complex form of arthritis. Surprised? You aren’t the only one! Gout forms from a buildup of urate (also known as uric acid) in the body. Uric acid is produced by the body to break down purines, which are found in foods we eat. The symptoms can be sudden, severe with no warning…
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Stroke changes lives and recovery takes time

UofL Health – Stroke is dedicated to providing education, support and encouragement to people who have had a stroke and their family members through stroke support groups. These support groups are welcome to anyone affected by stroke and allow attendees to learn how others are coping. One of our stroke support group members, Alex, spoke about…
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Understanding brain tumors

Brain tumors can affect all ages, genders and ethnicities, and over 700,000 Americans are currently living with a brain tumor. What are brain tumors? A tumor is a growing mass of abnormal cells. Primary brain tumors begin in a patient’s brain while secondary, or metastatic, brain tumors spread from another cancerous part of the body….
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Talk Derby to me but make it socially distanced

With a little planning, the “Greatest Two Minutes in Sports” can be safe and fun at home! The Kentucky Derby is quickly approaching with The Derby Festival kicking off the celebrations this year with social distanced events and virtual viewing. Use these tips to make your home the best spot for in-home fashion and sports….
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Stayin’ Alive with CPR

CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and it is an emergency technique used to help people whose hearts have stopped beating or have a blocked airway. When someone experiences cardiac arrest, or heart attack, blood stops flowing to the heart, causing a heart malfunction where it stops beating. Simply, an “electrical problem” has occurred to prevent…
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