Posts Tagged: health

Fireworks are risky; here’s how to stay safe

Thousands of people suffer firework-related injuries each year, with 90% of those injuries happening between June 16 and July 16. The most common firework-related injuries doctors at UofL Hospital see each year impact the eyes, face, hands and fingers. The injuries can range from minor burns to death. UofL Hospital is home to the only…
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Too much screen time can damage your eyes

With the new normal of social distancing and staying home more frequently, many people have found themselves and their loved ones watching television and using their phones or computers more than they typically would. In the past few months, streaming services including Netflix, YouTube and Amazon have seen an 18% increase in usage of their…
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COVID-19 and your routines

As Kentucky and surrounding states continue to reopen, it is tempting to jump back into many of our pre-pandemic routines. While we are all excited to do some of the things we enjoy again, it is important to be thoughtful about what we are choosing to do and patient when we do it. Considering how…
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Handwashing 101

With coronavirus it’s more essential now than ever before to practice and maintain good hand hygiene. Just about everything we come in contact with everyday harbors bacteria, viruses and germs — doorknobs, keyboards, cell phones, elevator buttons, faucet handles, shopping carts, gas pumps. With germs lurking everywhere it’s important to ensure good hand hygiene to…
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