Posts Tagged: UofL Health

Mental health and agriculture

When the leaves start to drift away from the trees and turn the vivid shades of reds, oranges and browns, we all know it’s a signal that fall is near. For some, fall is the season of pumpkin spice lattes, hayrides and a wardrobe full of plaid outfits. For the farmers and ranchers, it’s the…
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Early Age Onset (EAO) colorectal cancer

The wake of Chadwick Boseman’s death, who was best known for his roles as Jackie Robinson, James Brown and the Marvel icon Black Panther, has put a spotlight on one of the more overlooked types of disease: colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer starts in your colon or rectum. Often, colon and rectal cancer are grouped together…
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Maintaining a healthy weight may decrease uterine cancer risk

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 65,600 new cases of uterine cancer will be diagnosed this year, making uterine cancer the most common gynecologic malignancy.  Cancers of the uterus are primarily made up of endometrial cancers, which are malignant tumors originating within the inner lining of the uterus. This type of cancer primarily…
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10 signs you should see a doctor

10 signs you should see a doctor

We’ve all been there, sitting at home or work, feeling terrible, wondering if you’d be wasting your time and money to schedule a doctor’s appointment. Too often, we decide to hang tough and simply end up letting a health condition go from bad to worse. While the decision whether to seek medical help can often…
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Suicide risks and warning signs

The second leading cause of death for people ages 10 to 34 in the United States is suicide. It’s a topic that a lot of people don’t like to talk about, but it’s something we need to face head-on. September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, which is a great opportunity to discuss the risk…
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