Posts Tagged: symptoms

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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There is hope for recovery

September is National Recovery Month. It’s sponsored annually by the government agency Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). National Recovery Month celebrates recovery from mental illness and addiction. How do we define recovery? SAMHSA has identified four dimensions of recovery: 1. Health 2. Home 3. Purpose 4. Community Health The ability to manage one’s disease…
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