Overcoming pandemic fatigue

As humans we have a psychological reaction to disaster and we’re seeing those reactions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Early on in any disaster we go through a period of confusion. We are trying to figure out what’s going on and what’s going to happen next. During this period, many people feel overwhelmed and confused. Our…
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West Nile virus: Symptoms and prevention

Mosquitoes transmitting the West Nile virus are not uncommon in the region, with cases of infected Kentuckians dating back to at least 2002. While 80% of infected people never experience symptoms, it can cause headaches, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea, or a rash. Most recover completely, but fatigue and weakness can last for weeks…
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Celebrating Black Breastfeeding Week

Black Breastfeeding Week was created because for more than 40 years there has been a gaping racial disparity in breastfeeding rates. The most recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data show that 75% of white women have ever breastfed versus 58.9% of black women. The fact that racial disparity in initiation and even…
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Pedaling through the pandemic

With the recommendations to still stay socially distant during COVID-19, cycling remains an ideal activity to get outside and stay healthy. Moderate to brisk activity of 30 – 60 minutes can help your immune system and improve your over strength and cardiovascular health. Whether you are racing in the virtual 2020 PNC Tour de Lou, trekking…
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