Posts Categorized: Wellness

Campus life with diabetes: A new level of learning

For many college students, living with diabetes on a university campus brings a whole new level to learning. Freshmen who are living away from home for the first time are now dealing with diabetes on their own. Both students and their parents can experience increased anxiety as they learn to navigate the transition of self-care…
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Helpful hints for visiting UofL Health during COVID-19

Since its implementation on May 27, 2020, the current visitation policy for UofL Health is one visitor per patient for the length of that admission, along with the 10 a.m.-7 p.m. hours, has understandably been an adjustment for our staff, our patients and our visitors. We know this has caused anxiety and frustration for some, as…
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A gluten-free me: A spotlight on celiac disease

Gluten is a protein primarily found in wheat, rye and barley. The purpose of gluten is to help maintain the food’s shape. Some of the most common gluten heavy foods are breads, pastas, cereals, sauces, salad dressings and beer. You may have noticed more “gluten free” options in your local grocery store or on restaurant…
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Avoiding foodborne illness at your next backyard barbeque

While this summer may look different, the opportunity to host a virtual potluck or socially distant cookout remains. With any occasion where self-prepared food is involved, there is a chance for people to be exposed to a foodborne illness. Foodborne illness, also called food poisoning, often occurs when the food has been contaminated by disease-causing…
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Dating in the time of COVID

Dating is never easy and it’s harder than ever during a pandemic. As with other interactions in life, taking advantage of technology and planning for safety is key. Dating apps and ways to connect virtually should be the first step. If you hit it off, the next step is a virtual discussion to vet your…
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