Posts By: Christina Kern

Don’t get burned: What you need to know about melanoma

Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer, and the leading cause of death from skin disease. The American Cancer Society estimates 73,870 new melanomas will be diagnosed in 2015, and 9,940 people are expected to die of melanoma. Melanoma is caused by changes in cells called melanocytes, which produce melanin, the skin pigment…
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Scrub-a-dub!

Did you know? A person has more bacteria on their body than there are people in the United States. On each square centimeter of your skin there are about 1,500 bacteria. There are about 21,000 germs per square inch on work desks. There is an average of 229,000 germs per square inch on frequently touched…
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Tips for dealing with seasonal affective disorder

Seasonal affective disorder causes cycles of depression according to the season, typically during fall and winter, and non-depressed periods during spring and summer. Symptoms include sleeping more than usual, less energy, loss of interest, inability to focus and increased appetite. To up your energy during the winter blues, try these tips:   Maximize exposure to…
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Eat what you love this Thanksgiving

You can have your turkey, mashed potatoes, rolls, and eat your pumpkin pie, too! Nancy Kuppersmith, a registered dietician with UofL Physicians, says you don’t have to cut out the holiday foods you enjoy so much, just limit yourself. UofL Physicians offers some tips for enjoying the foods you love without packing on the pounds:…
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