Are you at risk for Zika?

The World Health Organization has declared that Zika is a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern.” You’ve probably heard about Zika on the news, but what is it and is this something we should be concerned about in Kentuckiana? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines the Zika as “a disease caused by Zika…
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Are you prepared for flu season?

Just because it’s 2016 doesn’t mean flu season is over. While flu season can be unpredictable, it often peaks in January and February. This infographic from the FLU.gov (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services) explores why you should get the flu vaccine.  

My child has a heart murmur. What does that mean?

Imagine taking your 18-month-old child to see her pediatrician for her regular well-child visit. The doctor listens to her for an extended period of time looking somewhat concerned. He then turns to you and says, “Has anyone told you that your child has a heart murmur?” You tell him no, he then says, “We need…
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Freckle in the eye

Just like in the skin, you can get a freckle (nevus) in the eye also. Most freckles are benign, though they need to be watched as they have a small chance of conversion to melanoma (cancer). The freckle can be in the white part of the eye (conjunctiva), the colored part of the eye (iris)…
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