Travis the facility dog

Why is there a dog in the doctor’s office?

Patients can struggle during their rehab and physical therapy with sometimes painful exercises, but a popular new employee at UofL Hospital is helping motivate them and divert their attention during those difficult activities. While they are enjoying their interaction with Travis, they are not as focused on the functional tasks they are completing to continue…
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Senior women using tablet for smart home application

Technology and optimal aging

Technology is constantly changing. Whether it is a television, phone, or computer; the technology within these devices is being improved continuously. Would it not be nice if the cells in our body behaved in the same manner of constant improvement? However, this is not the case. So why not use the two areas together to…
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Motion blurred photograph of man or woman's feet walking through golden Fall or Autumn leaves

Why am I dizzy?

What can you do if you are feeling dizzy? You are not alone Did you know 69 million Americans have problems with dizziness and balance?1 More than a third of adults in the U.S. 40 years and older have experienced some sort of vestibular dysfunction.2 Your balance system Your balance is controlled by your vestibular…
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Group of young athletes using smart watches during a training session on the running track.

Does your fitness tracker make you healthier?

Do you wear a Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch or other type of fitness tracker to help you get in shape? A new study suggests these wearable devices aren’t providing the benefits to your health that you may be expecting. According to a recent study published in The American Journal of Medicine, wearable devices don’t correlate…
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Orange ribbon for awareness

What is MS?

You may have noticed Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in the headlines over the past few months. Actress Selma Blair, has been on the cover of national magazines and on entertainment news stations talking about living with MS. Other celebrities such as Montel Williams, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, and Jack Osbourne have spoken out for years about life with…
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