Posts By: UofL Physicians

Know the signs of a heart attack

February is American Heart Month. While focusing on heart health it is important to learn the signs of a heart attack while taking precautions to lower your risk. Early Heart Attack symptoms Shortness of breath Heartburn Discomfort or pain in upper body- chest, arms, back, neck or jaw Lower Your Risk Eat a healthy diet…
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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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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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Organ donation word cloud concept

10 facts about organ donation

A former football star reached out on Instagram in July pleading for help, asking a stranger to donate a kidney as his failed. Former National Football League star Albert Haynesworth wrote he was in “dire need” and asked anyone “interested in giving this precious gift” to call Vanderbilt University Medical Center and provided the number….
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