Should you get screened for lung cancer?

If you are over the age of 55 and you are a smoker, there is a good chance your physician has recommended that you get a lung scan to screen for lung cancer. There are good reasons for this. With Kentucky having one of the highest rates of lung cancer in the U.S., screening at-risk…
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Stroke: Every moment counts

When it comes to a stroke, recognizing the symptoms can make all the difference. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is cut off  When this happens, brain cells can die or be damaged. As a stroke happens, there are signs and recognizing these signs can help increase your chance of recovery. In…
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Over-the-counter medicines: Know your risks

Who among us hasn’t taken an over-the-counter (OTC) medicine for life’s little aches, pains and stomach ailments? When taken as intended, or under your doctor’s care, a simple ibuprofen, antihistamine or analgesic can really save the day. The drugstore is full of remedies that don’t require a doctor’s prescription. But that doesn’t mean they’re safe…
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Survivor story: Bob Valvano

Seven years ago, Bob Valvano was getting ready to head to Connecticut to call a basketball game for ESPN. He didn’t feel great as he walked through Louisville’s airport, but he told himself he was just having stomach troubles and would be fine. Just as he was about to go through security, he realized he…
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