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COVID-19 was a blessing for this woman — it helped reveal a brain tumor

After diagnoses of COVID-19, blood clots and a brain tumor all within a few weeks, Linda Bowden now can get back to living her life.

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Discovering hope in the rubble of the World Trade Center

Two weeks in New York clarified and fortified a simple commitment—to go and to help when I can, and to live with the hope that others will come if I find myself buried under life’s rubble.

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Taking care of yourself can affect multiple sclerosis progression and lifespan

Improving overall wellness with MS can be challenging, and it’s important to seek out the assistance and encouragement of health care professionals, friends and family along the way.

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If you’re fully vaccinated, wait a few days after a COVID-19 exposure before getting tested

If you’ve been vaccinated, the best time to get tested is three to five days after an exposure. If you aren’t fully vaccinated, quarantine right away.

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Si está completamente vacunado, espere unos días después de una exposición al COVID-19 antes de hacerse la prueba

Si ha sido vacunado, el mejor momento para hacerse la prueba es de tres a cinco días después de la exposición. Si no está completamente vacunada, póngase en cuarentena de inmediato.

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Some foods trigger migraine attacks; try eating whole foods regularly and drinking water

Foods that trigger migraine attacks are different for everyone, but some common suspects include gluten, monosodium glutamate (MSG), alcohol, artificial sweeteners and caffeine.

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Cancer treatment with speed and precision closer to home

The Norton Cancer Institute Genomics Lab is the first of its kind in Louisville with genomic testing capabilities.

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Having a primary care provider is part of making conscious health decisions

A primary care provider (PCP) helps to centralize your care, and regular visits can benefit your overall health for years to come.

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Stress about COVID: It’s not just you

As we emerge from the first wave of a global pandemic and as variants surge, you may feel anxious and depressed.

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Regeneron monoclonal antibody replacing bamlanivimab to keep COVID-19 patients out of the hospital

Bamlanivimab, a popular COVID-19 treatment, is proving to be less effective against the delta variant, and physicians at Norton Healthcare have responded by shifting to Regeneron, treating nearly 100 patients daily.

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Health care hero Robin Stutzenberger cleaned patient rooms through the pandemic

The 60-year-old works nights cleaning rooms in Norton Cancer Institute’s oncology and general infusion centers, the latter of which treats COVID-19 patients. She also picked up weekend shifts at Norton Brownsboro Hospital, where she would clean COVID-19 patient rooms back-to-back.

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Lesbians and bisexuals are at risk of HPV and delayed treatment for cervical cancer

Lesbians can get human papillomavirus (HPV), which can lead to cancer, and they may be at higher risk because of historical health care barriers that may have caused reluctance to get preventive screenings.

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