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General pediatrics clinics earn national certification as patient-centered medical home

Norton Healthcare, UofL Physicians – Pediatrics and the University of Louisville School of Medicine today announced they have officially signed a definitive agreement for an affiliation that will combine resources to strengthen and enhance medical care for children, including: Improved access to care. A primary goal is to provide excellent care close to home without […]

DBS therapy improves life for those with tremor

When Kathleen Prezocki’s essential tremor progressed to the point that she could no longer do many of the things she enjoyed, she knew it was time to take action. “It was affecting me in eating, in writing and in speech. The medicine was not allowing me to control the symptoms anymore,” Prezocki said. Her doctors […]

UofL optometrist helping the impaired drive

Most teenagers look forward to obtaining their driver’s license when they turn 16, but driving seemed out of reach for Kennedy Raley. The college freshman has Stargardt Disease, a congenital eye condition that causes her to have a blind spot in the center of her vision. With the help of Andrea Smith-Gray, O.D., however, Raley […]

UofL and Jewish Hospital Trager Transplant Center achieve 500th heart transplant

The University of Louisville and the Jewish Hospital Trager Transplant Center marked an important milestone on Wednesday – the 500th heart transplant performed at the hospital since the heart transplant program began there nearly 35 years ago. “As we end American Heart Month, it’s the perfect time to share this wonderful news,” said Mark Slaughter, […]

Mental health issues facing women, treatment options are focus of Depression Center lecture March 6

Causes of women’s mental health issues and treatment recommendations will be explored at the “Building Hope” public lecture on Tuesday, March 6. Psychiatrist Jessica Reis, M.D., will present “Women’s Mental Health: Promoting Wellness Across the Reproductive Lifecycle” at 7 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church, 3701 Old Brownsboro Road. The “Building Hope” lecture series is sponsored […]

Preventable heart disease on the rise among children

Preventable heart disease is increasing among children but parents can prevent it by fostering life style changes, says a University of Louisville pediatric cardiologist. “The increase in preventable heart disease is largely believed to be due to a rise in childhood obesity,” said Lucinda T. Wright, M.D., who practices with UofL Physicians-Pediatric Cardiology and is […]

Video: Dr. Steven O’Connor | Veterans with Suicidal Tendencies

Dr. Stephen S. O’Connor, of UofL Physicians – Psychiatry discusses new approaches to treating veterans with suicidal tendencies.

UofL Physicians program addresses why the relationship with tobacco is ‘complicated’

Smoking harms nearly every organ in the body. It causes about 1 in every 5 deaths in the United States each year, and is the main preventable cause of death and illness. We know the harmful effects of tobacco, so why is it so hard for people to quit? “The benefits of not smoking, in […]

Valentine’s Day: For a healthy heart, strengthen your relationships

According to The Beatles, love is all you need. While it may not be all you need, there’s evidence it makes the heart healthier. On Valentine’s Day, people may find themselves celebrating their relationships, or contemplating their lack of one. However, it’s not just love in the traditional sense that affects the heart, but also […]

Video: Dr. Glenn Hirsch | Overmedication of older patients

Half of people age 65 and older are on five or more medications. In addition to cardiovascular disease, older patients have multiple co-morbidities such as hypertension, diabetes, abnormal cholesterol, etc. So as they get older, they get more and more medications piled on. The more pills someone takes, the more likely they are to not […]

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