Posts By: UofL Physicians

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How to have healthy feet in the summer

Throughout the year, but particularly during the summer months of increased sun, heat and humidity, we must make sure we take care of two of our most utilized, but underappreciated assets: our feet. You want your feet healthy to enjoy an active summer with time at the pool, river, or beach, or to take a…
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Daylight saving time can affect your health

Daylight saving time means setting clocks ahead one hour, essentially moving an hour of daylight from morning to evening. Adjusting to the time change in the spring can be more difficult than when the clocks are set back one hour in the fall. But losing an hour of sleep may do more than just make you…
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Parents have difficulty estimating sugar content in kids’ food

A recent study from researchers at the Max Planck Institute in Berlin verifies what several University of Louisville physicians and dentists see in their practices: Parents, though well-meaning, are not good judges of the amount of sugar in common foods their children consume. In the study, published in the International Journal of Obesity, about three-quarters…
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Spring is here, but so is the pollen

Spring has arrived. That means spring pollen season is here! Louisville is consistently named one of the worst cities for spring and fall allergies by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. The culprit for helping make us the worst city for spring allergies is pollen. Pollen from trees is the predominant outdoor allergen. You…
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Are you prepared for flu season?

Just because it’s 2016 doesn’t mean flu season is over. While flu season can be unpredictable, it often peaks in January and February. This infographic from the FLU.gov (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services) explores why you should get the flu vaccine.