Posts By: UofL Health

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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Seven great benefits to cold-weather workouts  

When the thermostat descends and the days grow shorter and darker, it’s tempting to want to peek back under the covers and hibernate. But maintaining an exercise routine throughout the winter offers tangible health benefits. You burn more calories. As the body works harder to regulate its core temperature among the elements, you’ll burn a…
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Is delirium a symptom of COVID-19 in older adults?

YES. As we continue to learn about COVID-19, we know that the disease can affect the body well beyond just lungs. Researchers have found that COVID-19 can also affect the brain as well. Delirium, also known as acute confusion, is being reported in more and more cases of COVID-19. Maura Kennedy, M.D., MPH, Massachusetts General…
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