Posts Tagged: UofL Physicians

Stroke: Every Moment Counts

With the recent passing of Betty White, who died of a stroke, it is important to remember that recognizing the symptoms of stroke 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. As a stroke happens,…
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What is a Total Artificial Heart (TAH)?

Ventricles are responsible for pumping blood out of the heart and into the body. When the ventricles are damaged or fail due to disease, a total artificial heart (TAH) can be surgically installed in the lower chamber of the heart. This mechanism serves as a pump to provide blood flow. A TAH is not a…
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What is osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a disease that occurs when bones in the body become too weak and brittle. Simply put, our bones become unable to keep up bone creation. As a result, minor falls, bumps or even a sneeze can cause serious bone breakage. Anyone can develop osteoporosis. Currently, more than 50 million people in the United…
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How does my family history affect my health?

When you think about your family history, the first thought that may come to mind is your grandfather’s stories from being deployed or how your grandmother met her future partner. While it’s important to pass down personal family stories to keep the history alive, it is equally important to have knowledge of your family medical…
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