(Note: This guest blog post was written by Samantha Cotton, PhD, MSSW, GWEP Program Manager, ADRD Director, University of Louisville Trager Institute) June is National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month and to honor this, our team at the University of Louisville Trager Institute would like to share some tips on […]
One of my first exposures to the field of public health was the story of John Snow, the “Father of Epidemiology,” not to be confused with the wolf-friendly character from Game of Thrones. In 1854, London suffered from a cholera outbreak. The prevailing medical opinion was that the disease was […]
December 1 was World AIDS Day. Louisville’s Syringe Exchange program is preventing the spread of HIV and other blood-borne diseases in while pointing program participants toward recovery.
(Note: This guest piece was written by Lori Earnshaw, MD FAAHPM HMDC, Senior Hospice and Palliative Medicine Physician, Associate Clinical Professor, University of Louisville Department of Medicine. All opinions are the author’s own.) Every day, I think about the patients I have seen in my practice of hospice and palliative […]
The 2019 theme for National Diabetes Month is “Take Diabetes to Heart.”
I’ve learned that with appropriate screening according to clinical guidelines, certain cancers, including breast, cervical, and colorectal, can have better chances for survival or even be prevented completely. “Awareness” isn’t some fluffy idea without true impact. It can save lives.
(Note: This guest piece was written by Ben Chandler, President and CEO, Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky) A Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky community-driven children’s health initiative called “Investing in Kentucky’s Future” (IKF) strengthened cross-sector coalitions in seven Kentucky counties. The initiative also improved student eating habits, increased youth physical […]
(Note: This guest piece was written by Elizabeth Holtsclaw, MA, Health Systems Manager, State & Primary Care Systems, American Cancer Society) Remember in elementary school when one of the first assignments of the new school year was to write an essay titled: How I Spent My Summer? In the spirit […]
This May is Mental Health Month, and Mental Health America of Kentucky is expanding its focus from 2018 to raise awareness about the connection between physical health and mental health, through the theme #4Mind4Body.