Posts Tagged: UofL Health

Recovering from COVID at home

Not all COVID-19 patients require hospitalization. In fact, many are diagnosed and sent home to recover. If you are recovering at home, it’s important to stay away from other members of your household to reduce their risk of contracting the virus. It can be tough to know how to best treat yourself but there are…
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Hypertension, are you at risk?

Hypertension: What are the signs and are you at risk? Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure (HBP), is the consistent high force of blood pushing against the walls of your blood vessels and eventually decreasing the efficiency of the heart. Normal blood pressure level is considered 120/80. Blood pressure measurements higher than 130/90 are considered high blood pressure or…
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Fact or Fiction: Hand-washing

Over the past few months, we all have been constantly hearing that frequently wash hands protect ourselves and those around us from the coronavirus. Additionally, according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), washing your hands is the most effective way to prevent the spread of diseases. Although it may be simple to…
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Holiday depression and COVID-19: Ways you can cope

The holiday season can often be a difficult time with feelings of anxiety and depression, which is understandable due to expectations to cook meals, shop, bake, clean and entertain. Some are now experiencing a different type of stress, replacing the flurry of having too much to do during the holiday season with uncertainty, isolation and the loss of…
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