Flu season has arrived late this year, but it's now in full swing in Kentucky.
The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a vaccine. If you haven't gotten yours yet, it's not too late! Make plans to get a flu vaccine soon.
In addition to getting vaccinated, an easy and effective way to prevent ...more
It’s clear: The best possible thing you can do for your health if you’re a smoker is quit. If you’re ready to become a former smoker, these tips can help you succeed.
Set a date. Try to pick a time when temptations to smoke will be relatively low.
Make a plan. Tobacco is a serious addiction and ...more
January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness of the causes and impacts of birth defects.
In the U.S., a baby is born with a birth defect every 4 ½ minutes. Birth defects are a leading cause of infant mortality, and babies with birth defects have an increased risk for developing life-long physical, ...more
Resolving to exercise more or increase your fitness level is a great goal. Being active – for as little as 30 minutes five times a week – can do wonders for your overall health. In fact, exercise will help you maintain a healthy weight, and it can also help reduce high blood pressure, high blood ...more
Written by Kira Litras, RD, LD, a clinical dietitian at UK HealthCare.
Losing weight and eating healthier are some of the most common New Year's resolutions.
Unfortunately, these seemingly good goals can cause many people to fall prey to dieting scams touting quick fixes that involve restarting the metabolism. These are known as detox diets.
There is not ...more