Posts Tagged: wellness

Tips for a safe fireworks season

As families in Kentucky and Indiana get ready for a special Fourth of July celebrating our nation’s birthday, UofL Physicians – Eye Specialists highlights the importance for everyone to practice proper fireworks safety. Ocular injuries related to fireworks can often be devastating. A fireworks blast can rupture the globe, cause chemical and thermal burns, corneal abrasions,…
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Practice water safety this summer season

Summer is a time when people want to get outdoors, enjoy the warm weather and the many activities that go along with it. Unfortunately, summer is also considered trauma season for these very reasons as well – an increased number of people outdoors participating in potentially dangerous activities. But we want everyone to be safe…
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Three things parents need to know about kids and vaping

There is a lot of attention right now in the media and among government officials regarding teenage use of e-cigarettes or vaping,and rightly so. The University of Michigan found through their 2018 Monitoring the Future survey of more than 44,000 students that more than 42 percent of high school seniors reported vaping in their lifetime…
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Six tips for managing chemo brain

People sometimes develop what is called chemo brain or brain fog during or after treatment. Chemo brain is a cognitive change where patients can be more forgetful, have difficulty focusing, may be slower to respond and have trouble finding words. This can be caused by chemotherapy, radiation, or the cancer itself. These symptoms can fade…
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My head hurts! Could this be a migraine?

Those with migraines know the headaches can be debilitating, slow their productivity and hurt their quality of life. About 28 million Americans suffer from migraines so they are not alone. One in four households has at least one migraine sufferer. These migraines can last for two to 72 hours and include throbbing pain so managing…
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