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8 symptoms of low testosterone and how to treat it

Testosterone is a hormone produced by testicles in people assigned male at birth. Testosterone can affect many aspects of life, including appearance, sexual development and sex drive (libido). It also helps build bone and muscle mass. A small amount of testosterone is also produced in people assigned female at birth, however this article focuses on…

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Middle-income Louisville man benefits from expanded health care assistance policy

It’s an all-too-common experience — lack of quality health insurance, a chronic illness and mounting bills set off a chain of bad luck and a financial struggle. A mystery illness The trouble started in the spring of 2022. “I started feeling burning in my arms, shoulders and fingers. Just excruciating pain,” said Thomas Williams, 55,…

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Where medicine and music come together

As a child, Winnie Shouse grew up with two loves — medicine and music. Sitting next to her grandfather watching medical dramas on television, she heard the stories about his dream to become a doctor. He had even been accepted to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana, but couldn’t afford the ride to…

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Even when your fever goes away, you still can spread the flu for about 24 hours

The flu is contagious for about 24 hours after your fever breaks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises staying home for at least 24 hours after your fever goes away without the help of ibuprofen (Motril or Advil) or acetaminophen (Tylenol). “Overall, you can be contagious or were contagious the day before you…

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Getting testing and care for the flu and COVID-19

Norton Immediate Care Centers and health care provider offices are seeing increased demand for services, and not just from people who need COVID-19 or flu tests. Emergency departments also are seeing high numbers of patients. “It’s important to know when you need care and the best place to get it,” said Steven T. Hester, M.D.,…

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Recommended colon cancer screening for African American men

Colon cancer is a treatable cancer, especially if it is caught in the early stages. Screening saves lives every year. Steven Patton, D.O., family medicine physician, Norton Medical Group, wants African Americans to know that they can benefit from colon cancer screening beginning at age 45. Why should African Americans make this cancer screening a…

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COVID-19 or flu? Each has some similar symptoms, but there are key differences

COVID-19 and the seasonal flu have some of the same signs and can range from no symptoms to severe illness. Both infections can cause: Fever or chills Cough Difficulty breathing Fatigue Sore throat Runny or stuffy nose Body aches Headache Vomiting and diarrhea (more common in children than adults) One frequent symptom of COVID-19 that…

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A severe flu season south of the equator raises concerns

With its winter during our summer months, Australia often can be a good indicator of what kind of a flu season is on its way north of the equator. Based on the experience in Australia, the 2022-2023 flu season predictions are for a tough winter. From mid-April through the end of June in Australia, weekly…

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Why am I falling asleep at work?

We all know sleep is important. If you’re falling asleep at work, or hitting a major afternoon slump, here are some ways to beat the fatigue. Sleep more This may seem like a no-brainer, but get more sleep. Get better quality sleep. The average American reports sleeping less than six hours a night. “Adults should…

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Should I go to an M.D. or a D.O. for my primary care?

Are you looking for a primary care provider? Confused about the difference between having “M.D.” or “D.O.” after the doctor’s name? We’ve got you covered. M.D. vs. D.O. M.D. is an abbreviation used after the name of someone who has a doctor of medicine degree. D.O. is an abbreviation for a doctor of osteopathic medicine’s…

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Is it a Mpox rash or something minor?

Mpox rash symptoms include pimples or blisters that can be painful or itchy and often are located on or near the genitals or anus, according to health care providers. In addition to the groin area, a monkey pox rash can break out on the hands, feet, chest, face or mouth. If you are concerned about…

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Men are still avoiding the doctor

Compared to women, more men avoid going to the doctor, skip recommended health screenings and practice riskier behaviors. As a result, they also live with more years of bad health and die about five years sooner than women. A national survey by Cleveland Clinic revealed a disconnect between the sexes when it comes to our…

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