Posts Tagged: UofL Physicians

Men’s health: What is a prostate?

What is a prostate? The prostate is a gland that makes up part of the male reproductive system that provides fluid to help carry the sperm. It is almost the size of a walnut and is located below the bladder and in front of the rectum. The size of your prostate can increase as you…
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What is the fourth trimester?

The first 12 weeks with a newborn can be some of the most exciting and wonderful, yet also exhausting and challenging. Both you and your baby are making huge transitions and are learning from each other each step of the way. While giving birth is the end of your pregnancy journey, many health care providers…
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Self-care tips for new moms

When you are a new mom, practicing self-care can be challenging, but it is also very important.  Being on and at the ready for your children at all times can cause burnout and make things that could be everyday treasures feel like everyday chores. When your newborn arrived, you might have been so focused on…
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The best time to get screened

Age is but a number, especially when it comes to screening. Even if you are healthy, you still need regular health screenings completed by your health care provider. Screenings can help detect diseases and conditions early so that you and your care team have a head start on treating your illness or condition. They also…
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What is gout?

Gout is a complex form of arthritis. Surprised? You aren’t the only one! Gout forms from a buildup of urate (also known as uric acid) in the body. Uric acid is produced by the body to break down purines, which are found in foods we eat. The symptoms can be sudden, severe with no warning…
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