Congestive heart failure: Stop it before it stops you!

Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a chronic progressive condition that affects the pumping power of your heart muscle. While often referred to as heart failure, CHF specifically refers to the stage in which fluid builds up within the lungs and body due to the weakened heart muscle. As blood flow out of the heart slows,…
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National Burn Awareness Week from A-Z

UofL Health – UofL Hospital – Burn Center recognizes American Burn Association’s National Burn Awareness Week. This year’s theme is electrical burns from A-Z. Overloading electrical circuits are a major cause of residential fires. Warning signs of an overloaded circuit include: Flickering, blinking or dimming lights Frequently tripped circuit breakers or blown fuses Warm or discolored…
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Hands-Only CPR

Every hour, almost 40 Americans suffer a cardiac arrest and fewer than one in 10 will survive. In 2018, there were more than 1,700 cardiac arrests in Jefferson County. Without critical medical care, that meant that less than 200 people in Jefferson County would have survived. What can the average person do to help increase…
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