Posts By: UofL Physicians

Sugar: A trick or treat?

With all the candy and spooky fun, many kids love Halloween. But for parents, what should be scary is the amount of sugar their children may consume. Generally children eat way too much sugar, said Dr. Erica Labar, a pediatrician with UofL Physicians. Sugars are empty calories with no nutritional value, and can cause a range…
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Help bring awareness to childhood cancers

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Across the country, families, caregivers, charities and researchers observe this month to raise awareness of the approximately 15,000 children under the age of 15 who develop cancer each year in the United States.       Childhood cancers often fall into the following categories: Leukemia (a cancer of the…
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Ebola facts

Ebola is a hot topic in the media, on social media and within many of your own circles. How much do you know about this disease? This infographic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a few quick facts for you. The CDC also has a list of frequently asked questions about…
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Immunizations are an important part of your health

Staying up to date on immunizations can save you and your family’s lives. Ruth Carrico, Ph.D., R.N., with the UofL Physicians Vaccine & International Travel Center, said, “In fact, immunization is second only to clean water in terms of its importance to overall health.” According to the Center for Disease Control immunizations protect against nearly…
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