Posts By: UofL Physicians

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What is the ‘crypto’ fecal parasite?

Many people enjoy relaxing or exercising in a swimming pool, especially when temperatures are sweltering, but concerns about a parasite could have them reevaluating whether they want to take the plunge. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a warning about a parasite, Cryptosporidium or crypto, that can be passed on through swimming pools….
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Do I need to have my bunions removed?

If you have bunions, you know they can cause discomfort while walking around. But should you have your bunions removed? The answer is: maybe not. Bunions, or hallux valgus, develop when the bone or tissue at the bottom joint of the toe shifts, causing a bony bump. They are commonly found on the base of…
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How can I manage my heartburn?

It is called heartburn for a reason — the pain can be so intense it is confused with a heart attack or other heart conditions. For those who suffer from heartburn or acid reflux, it can be draining because of its intensity. Heartburn can affect our quality of life, limit productivity and, because it can…
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Can coffee be good for you?

Many of us enjoy our morning cup of coffee. Some of us enjoy our morning pot of coffee. Some of us even feel we need a cup or two to help us get going and take on the day. Our family, friends and co-workers might know to keep a safe distance until we have our…
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How to calm first day of school nerves

Many parents and children dread the first day of school with jitters about separation from each other. Children are nervous about being away from their parents, in a new surrounding, having to make new friends, and about being around many new people including teachers and other children, many of whom are also uneasy about their…
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