Posts Tagged: prevention

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What can we do to prevent Alzheimer’s disease?

Dementia or “memory loss” is a term familiar to all of us. Dementias are subdivided on the basis of their underlying pathology, largely defined by accumulation of specific types of abnormal protein in the brain cells. An accurate number of individuals affected by dementia is difficult to estimate secondary to diagnostic challenges and absence of…
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Hit the slopes safely this season

Skiing and snowboarding trips are something many people and families look forward to over the holidays and during the winter months. But for most it’s not a year-round hobby, so people may overestimate their abilities, and instead of speeding gracefully down the slopes like stars Bode Miller or Lindsey Vonn, they can end up more…
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Creating a healthy mouth for kids

Regular dental examinations are important to prevent, diagnose and treat oral health problems. During National Children’s Dental Health Month, the University of Louisville School of Dentistry joins with other dental providers to remind parents to take note of their child’s oral health. Tooth decay can be painful if left untreated, and painful teeth will affect…
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Preventing heart disease

You may consider yourself healthy and active, and even though you don’t show any symptoms today, you could still be at great risk for a heart attack. For preventive cardiologists, like me, I’m trying to find those patients – the ones who don’t have any symptoms yet, who are at great risk for a heart…
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Cancer prevention with a few shots? Let’s do it!

Like many of you, I traveled to see family during the holidays. Without fail, dinner conversation often turns to health care as my soon-to-be husband (also an oncologist) and I answer a laundry list of medical questions from our loved ones. We welcome this firing squad of questions, as we hope to spread accurate information to those we care…
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