Posts Tagged: symptoms

Stroke: Every moment counts

When it comes to a stroke, recognizing the symptoms can make all the difference. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is cut off. When this happens, brain cells can die or be damaged. When a stroke happens, there are signs and recognizing these signs can help increase your chance of recovery. In…
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What is autism?

When I was asked to write a blog about Autism for National Autism Awareness Month (April), I thought it sounded like a neat idea. As I was trying to figure out what to write, I thought about what people might want to know about Autism and where to get help. So here goes: The term…
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Am I at risk for diabetes?

World Diabetes Day is Nov. 14. This day was established by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1991 in response to the increasing health concerns caused by diabetes. Diabetes is a medical condition where the blood sugar, also known as blood glucose, is too high. An important hormone called…
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I think I may have cervical cancer. What do I do?

The symptoms of cervical cancer are not always obvious. More commonly in the U.S., cervical cancer may be diagnosed on a routine pelvic exam performed by your gynecologist or other women’s health provider. Abnormal cells may be detected on a Pap test or a mass may be seen on the cervix. A biopsy may be…
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Is it allergies or a sinus infection?

Louisville is consistently ranked in the top three of worst cities for allergy sufferers, and with the weather dramatically changing this can lead to a spike in allergy and sinus symptoms. Ultimately inflammation is the cause of these symptoms, but when do you need an antibiotic or even systemic steroids? It can be difficult to…
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