Ebola facts

Ebola is a hot topic in the media, on social media and within many of your own circles. How much do you know about this disease? This infographic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a few quick facts for you. The CDC also has a list of frequently asked questions about…
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A healthy start to the new school year

Backpacks, school supplies, shoes, clothes—most families’ back-to-school checklists are extensive. Don’t forget to consider a trip to the doctor and updated vaccines to ensure your child has a healthy start to the new school year. These exams are required for new and returning students: Physicals: Children must get physicals for kindergarten and sixth grade. Dental…
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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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