Posts Categorized: Wellness

Immunizations are an important part of your health

Staying up to date on immunizations can save you and your family’s lives. Ruth Carrico, Ph.D., R.N., with the UofL Physicians Vaccine & International Travel Center, said, “In fact, immunization is second only to clean water in terms of its importance to overall health.” According to the Center for Disease Control immunizations protect against nearly…
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Please don’t stop the music

Did you know hearing loss from noise exposure is 100 percent preventable? Approximately 5.2 million adolescents ages 6-19 have hearing loss induced by excessive noise exposure. Noise exposure has increased primarily from early exposure to loud level sounds from MP3, gaming systems and the like. With noise induced hearing loss, the results may be sudden or may…
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Sleep better with these tips

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sleep is increasingly recognized as important to public health and safety, with sleep deprivation associated with injuries, mental illness, poor quality of life and well-being, increased health care costs and lost work productivity. People who don’t sleep well also are more likely to suffer from…
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Food and water safety: What to know before you go

Eating or drinking unclean food and water can make you sick with travelers’ diarrhea and other diseases. You are at risk if you travel internationally, especially to developing countries. Reduce your risk by sticking to these safe food and water habits. Additional Resources: UofL Physicians – Vaccine and International Travel Center Center’s for Disease Control…
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