Posts By: UofL Health

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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Understanding pancreatic cancer

It’s estimated, more than 47,000 people in the United States will die of pancreatic cancer this year. U.S. Representative John Lewis, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and beloved game show host Alex Trebek all died of the disease in 2020. According to the American Cancer Society, pancreatic cancer accounts for about 3% of all…
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