Posts By: UofL Health

Staying Derby chic and safe: Picking the perfect mask

The Kentucky Derby is “the most exciting two minutes in sports”, but it’s also one of the greatest days in fashion. Women and men generally spend months planning the perfect outfit, complete with hats, fascinators and bowties. Due to the pandemic, things are a little different. While crowd size is still reduced, there is also…
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Need an excuse to take a nap?

This weekend, we “spring forward” an hour. At 2 a.m. March 14, 2021 Daylight Saving Time begins. The best recommendation is to adjust your clocks one hour ahead the night before on March 13. You may notice your digital clocks change automatically. Catching a nap ahead of this can help counteract the groggy feeling of…
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Congestive heart failure: Stop it before it stops you!

Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a chronic progressive condition that affects the pumping power of your heart muscle. While often referred to as heart failure, CHF specifically refers to the stage in which fluid builds up within the lungs and body due to the weakened heart muscle. As blood flow out of the heart slows,…
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What is a brain aneurysm?

A brain aneurysm (cerebral aneurysm) is a weak area in an artery of the brain that fills with blood and causes an outward bulging or ballooning. While not all aneurysms will rupture, if they do, it is a potential life-threatening condition that can result in a stroke, brain damage, or death if not treated immediately….
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