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Mayor Fischer and Metro Public Health commemorate 100,000 vaccinations and final week of LouVax operations

On Tuesday, Mayor Greg Fischer and Dr. SarahBeth Hartlage, Associate Medical Director for the Louisville Department of Public Health and Wellness, provided an update on COVID-19 in Louisville, commemorated the work of LouVax vaccinating thousands of Louisvillians and discussed the current efforts to use mobile vaccine missions to meet residents in the community to get them vaccinated.

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2021 Co-Immunity Testing with 840 WHAS Terry Meiners

Dr. Aruni Bhatnagar of the UofL Envirome Institute discusses vaccine testing with Terry Meiners.

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Earth-Friendly Cities

Want to live somewhere that makes it easier to be green? Louisville is one of those cities!

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Can Trees Heal Heart Disease?

Researchers in this polluted city are planting thousands of trees in a bold health experiment aimed at lowering rates of cardiovascular disease.

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Findings in Louisville wastewater suggest possible new COVID surge

Tuesday, America’s health officials urged caution while numbers suggest that the United States is winning its battle against COVID-19.

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Time spent outdoors and sleep normality: A preliminary investigation

Sleep deficiency is associated with health risks, and time outdoors is related to health benefits. This study assessed time outdoors and its association with sleep normality.

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Cardiorespiratory and Immunologic Effects of Electronic Cigarettes

Although e-cigarettes have become popular, especially among youth, the health effects associated with e-cigarette use remain unclear. This review discusses current evidence relating to the cardiovascular, pulmonary, and immunological effects of e-cigarettes.

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COVID-19 : Coronavirus | They reveal at what temperature there is greater transmission of the coronavirus

A group of American researchers have carried out a study comparing daily temperatures with the transmission of the coronavirus in 50 countries of the northern hemisphere. The analysis, carried out between January 22 and April 6, 2020, has concluded that the lower the temperatures, the greater the transmission.

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Several highly contagious COVID variants detected in Jefferson County

The city said Jefferson County is now in the “orange” category. It comes after a steady decline of both new cases and hospitalizations. However, health officials said it’s still important to remain vigilant as three highly-contagious variants of the virus were detected in Jefferson County.

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Data: Lower Daily Temps Lead to Higher COVID-19 Transmission

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has caused tremendous upheaval, leading to more than 2.3 million deaths worldwide and 465,000 in the United States. Understanding the impact of seasonal temperature changes on transmission of the virus is an important factor in reducing the virus's spread in the years to come.

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Understanding COVID-19 transmission in lower temperatures

A new study has shown that lower daily temperatures led to higher COVID-19 infection rates in 50 Northern hemisphere countries.

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Endothelial Progenitor Cells as Critical Mediators of Environmental Air Pollution-Induced Cardiovascular Toxicity.

This review article covers novel aspects and new mechanistic insights of the adverse effects of air pollution exposure on cardiovascular health associated with changes in EPC number and function.

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Global Covid-19 cases plummet by 50% since January peak despite colder temperatures boosting transmission rates

According to a new tally, there has been a steep decline in new Covid-19 cases worldwide – a somewhat precipitous drop of 50 percent from the January peak, despite research indicating cooler temperatures improve transmissibility.

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Research shows impact of seasonal temperature changes on SARS-CoV-2 transmission

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has caused tremendous upheaval, leading to more than 2.3 million deaths worldwide and 465,000 in the United States. Understanding the impact of seasonal temperature changes on transmission of the virus is an important factor in reducing the virus's spread in the years to come.

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Urinary Levels of the Acrolein Conjugates of Carnosine Are Associated with Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Envirome investigators measured urinary levels of nonconjugated carnosine and its acrolein conjugates in participants of the Louisville Healthy Heart Study and examined associations with indices of CVD risk.

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Research shows living near trees, green vegetation may prevent vascular damage from air pollution (KY Forward)

Researchers at the University of Louisville have shown that living near an abundance of green vegetation can offset the negative effects of air pollution on blood vessel health.

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Living near trees may prevent vascular damage from pollution (Medical Xpress)

Researchers at the University of Louisville have shown that living near an abundance of green vegetation can offset the negative effects of air pollution on blood vessel health.

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UofL research: Living near trees may prevent vascular damage from pollution (Greener Bee)

Researchers at the University of Louisville have shown that living near an abundance of green vegetation can offset the negative effects of air pollution on blood vessel health.

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Living Near Trees Prevents Blood Vessel Damage

Living near an abundance of green plants and trees can offset the negative effects of air pollution on blood vessel health, according to a first-of-its-kind study published ahead of print in the “American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology.”

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UofL: Living Near Trees Prevents Vascular Damage from Pollution (Kentucky Ag Connection)

Researchers at the University of Louisville have shown that living near an abundance of green vegetation can offset the negative effects of air pollution on blood vessel health.

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'Lightbulb' hot air balloon glows in downtown Louisville to honor lives lost to COVID-19

Those coming into downtown Louisville might find something a bit out of place: a hot air balloon. The "Lightbulb" Glow at The Harmony Building is honoring the lives lost to COVID-19.

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Feature Article: S&T Joins Coalition Seeking to ‘Flush’ out COVID-19 in Wastewater

Though it may seem a bit unsavory, studying human waste can tell us a lot about COVID-19 and give governments a leg up on containing the spread of the virus.

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Mayfield Ky. wastewater testing project helps pin point community COVID-19 outbreaks

A Mayfield wastewater testing project is helping pinpoint community outbreaks of COVID-19 before residents experience symptoms.The project could allow for more targeted measures to prevent spread of the disease.

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COVID Watch: Prospect and Shively are the newest Louisville hotspots for COVID-19 infections

Amid the hopeful news about two promising coronavirus vaccines expected to arrive at hospitals and health departments within months, trouble still abounds with COVID-19.

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Old sewers are becoming a modern Covid-19 watchdog

A few months ago, Britney Carson and her team in northern Kentucky’s Sanitation District No. 1 (SD1) teamed up with the local public health department and researchers at the University of Louisville to start a wastewater-based epidemiology program.

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Researchers with U of L's co-immunity project say city's infection rate has increased tenfold

The most recent analysis from the University of Louisville's Co-Immunity Project indicates Jefferson County's COVID-19 infection rate is now 10 times what it was two months ago. U of L's Co-Immunity Project has shown in its last round of testing that the Shively area and northeastern Jefferson County are showing the highest rates of infections.

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