Posts Categorized: Wellness

Stroke: Every Moment Counts

With the recent passing of Betty White, who died of a stroke, it is important to remember that recognizing the symptoms of stroke can make all the difference. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is cut off. When this happens, brain cells can die or be damaged. As a stroke happens,…
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Unsung Heroes: What Does a Pharmacist Do?

National Pharmacist Day is celebrated each year on Jan. 12! We would like to give tribute to our UofL Health pharmacists by sharing their most memorable COVID-19 moment as first line health care workers. We have many pharmacists from many departments and locations that have taken an active role during the pandemic. Like  Meredith Niemann,…
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Don’t be Blindsided by Glaucoma

If there were a disease that affected millions of people of every age and ethnicity, was a leading cause of blindness, yet was preventable, everyone would know about it, right? Wrong. In fact, glaucoma is that disease. According to the National Eye Institute (NEI), of the 2.7 million Americans who have glaucoma, 50 percent don’t…
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