Posts Tagged: UofL Health

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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Does sunscreen cause cancer?

It’s summertime and, generally, that means cracking open the sunscreen. What if I told you that your sunscreen could cause cancer? Studies have shown that some sunscreen brands use ingredients that your skin will absorb and may have adverse effects. And just last week, some sunscreens were pulled from the shelves after testing found they…
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Cancer patients benefit from rehab interventions before, during, and after treatment

Did you know that more than 65 percent of cancer patients experience at least one functional deficit that impacts their daily life? These deficits include diagnoses such as: Generalized weakness/debility Fatigue Difficulty with mobility (walking and transfers from different surfaces) Difficulty completing their ADLs (activities of daily living) Cognitive complaints Lymphedema Speech and swallow impairments…
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