Posts Tagged: UofL Health

Eight tips for breathing easier

If you have a condition that impacts your lungs—like asthma, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, pulmonary fibrosis or even allergies—breathing freely can be a daily struggle. While perfect functioning may not always be possible, there are some common-sense actions you can take to reduce your difficulties and flare ups. And many of them…
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Keeping connected with family during COVID-19

COVID-19 has caused many events where families would have traditionally gathered have been either cancelled, rescheduled, or heavily modified to fit within the guidelines. Even though your family can’t gather as they normally would during summer, here are a few simple ways to stay connected to them: Set up weekly face-to-face calls Modern technology has…
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Depression after stroke

More than 795,000 people have a stroke in the United States every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The physical impacts of stroke are well known—loss of mobility or brain function, among them. But there’s one side effect of stroke that doesn’t get the attention it deserves:  depression. Post-stroke depression—recognizing the threat The…
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Fireworks are risky; here’s how to stay safe

Thousands of people suffer firework-related injuries each year, with 90% of those injuries happening between June 16 and July 16. The most common firework-related injuries doctors at UofL Hospital see each year impact the eyes, face, hands and fingers. The injuries can range from minor burns to death. UofL Hospital is home to the only…
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