Posts Tagged: health

COVID-19 vs. the flu vs. the common cold

As the COVID-19 pandemic grows, individuals may find themselves feeling under the weather and immediately begin thinking the worst. Feeling as if the best thing to do is go straight to the hospital to be tested. However, many health care systems across the country are beginning to become overrun with patients experiencing symptoms that are…
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What is hepatitis?

In 1967, the first viral group of hepatitis was discovered. Two years later, a vaccine for hepatitis B was developed. As we have many medical advancements to better prevent and care for viral hepatitis, this group of infectious diseases still affects millions of people worldwide. Kentucky is sitting close to the top of the list…
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What is achalasia?

Achalasia is a swallowing disorder that affects your esophagus. The main function of the esophagus, which is a muscular tube, is to transport food and liquids into your stomach from your mouth. It is a very rare clinical condition which afflicts adults between the age of 25 and 60. Its incidence is about 1 out…
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Couple with beautiful bright sweet Italian ice-cream with different flavors in the hands on the square in Rome , Italy

How to stay fit on summer vacation

We all look forward to our summer vacation but maintaining our workout routine while we travel can be difficult, especially when combined with the temptations of great local food. First, do not set yourself up for failure or disappointment. You do not have to completely abandon your progress, but we need to be realistic and…
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