Posts Tagged: Louisville health care

What is an academic health care system?

An academic medical center/system is a fully operated medical center integrated with a medical school or university and serves as a principal site for teaching residents, fellows, and students. An academic medical center’s education, research, and clinical care are combined to provide clinical care that uses cutting-edge technologies, resources and therapies other community hospitals may…
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Power of U in medically underserved areas

Medically underserved areas/populations are geographic areas designated as having too few primary care providers, high infant mortality, high poverty or a high elderly population. This definition also includes shortages of primary medical care, dental or mental health providers. Some barriers to care for medically underserved areas and populations include: Economic factors Cultural factors Linguistic factors…
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Need an excuse to take a nap?

This weekend, we “spring forward” an hour. At 2 a.m. March 14, 2021 Daylight Saving Time begins. The best recommendation is to adjust your clocks one hour ahead the night before on March 13. You may notice your digital clocks change automatically. Catching a nap ahead of this can help counteract the groggy feeling of…
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What you should know about brain injuries

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and many are taking time to increase their awareness of the incidence of brain injury and empower people with brain injuries and their caretakers. Traumatic brain injury can be devastating for patients and their families. It takes a tremendous toll, both physically and emotionally, on caregivers. No two brain…
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