Posts By: UofL Physicians

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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Any day is a good day to quit smoking

Most people know that smoking is bad for them, but it seems as though few know how to quit. The key to successfully quitting smoking is being prepared. The following tips are from Smokefree.gov. Pick a Quit Date When it comes to choosing a quit date, sooner is always better than later.  Avoid picking a day…
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