Posts By: UofL Physicians

Cold vs. flu

You wake up and feel ill. It’s fall and you think to yourself it’s allergies or it’s a cold. Then you remember you haven’t gotten your flu shot. Oh no! Maybe it’s the flu. Don’t worry. You’re not alone. While autumn is a favorite season for many, it’s also host to a number of illnesses….
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Depression is an illness. Have you been screened?

Depression is recognized as the most common type of mood disorder today. It is estimated that 17 percent of the U.S. population (between 5-12 percent of men and 10-20 percent of women) will suffer from a major depressive episode at least once in their lifetime. Over time, untreated depression can lead to significant impairment, other…
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Diving in to diabetes

According to the American Diabetes Association, approximately 29.1 million Americans have diabetes. With such a large number, there’s a good chance that you know someone who has some form of this disease. What you probably didn’t know is that there is more than one form of this disease. Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are…
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Make everyday a picnic

One of the most popular foods of summer is watermelon. This nutritious fruit even has its own day. National Watermelon Day is Aug. 3. Celebrate this delicious seasonal fruit by learning of its health benefits and enjoying a slice or two. Watermelon is 92 percent water. While nothing replaces the benefits of water, watermelon is…
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Sweet dreams and sleep routines

With the end of summer approaching and the next school year looming ahead, it’s time to get your kids back into a sleep schedule. After a summer filled with sleepovers, video game marathons, birthday parties, barbecues, vacations and other fun events and activities that kept your kids up past their bed times, it’s going to…
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