Posts Categorized: Wellness

Fireworks are risky; here’s how to stay safe

Thousands of people suffer firework-related injuries each year, with 90% of those injuries happening between June 16 and July 16. The most common firework-related injuries doctors at UofL Hospital see each year impact the eyes, face, hands and fingers. The injuries can range from minor burns to death. UofL Hospital is home to the only…
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Fun in the sun safety tips

There are few things more refreshing than enjoying a beautiful sunny day especially after being quarantined inside. Before soaking up that vitamin D, make sure that you take the necessary safety precautions. Stay hydrated A simple guide is drinking eight 8 oz. glasses of water per day Increased water intake may be required during times…
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Too much screen time can damage your eyes

With the new normal of social distancing and staying home more frequently, many people have found themselves and their loved ones watching television and using their phones or computers more than they typically would. In the past few months, streaming services including Netflix, YouTube and Amazon have seen an 18% increase in usage of their…
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Pregnancy in the heat of summer

Tips for being pregnant in the heat of summer Being pregnant can be uncomfortable. You’re carrying around extra weight, your feet swell up, and you’re getting kicked in the bladder. But being in the third trimester during the heat of summer? Now that’s torture. Here are some tips to keep you and your baby healthy,…
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