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Executive Insights 2021: Town & Gown

We gathered six experts to discuss how Louisville's town-and-gown relationship with the University of Louisville helped our community launch the Co-Immunity Project to track and fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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Urban Green Space: Health Benefits and Reduction of Inequities

These nature-orientated areas are a key climate change adaptation strategy that can aid in reducing temperatures in “urban heat islands”, or parts of the city that get hotter than surrounding areas due to man-made features (i.e. the urban heat island effect).

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The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change

Climate change is the greatest global health threat facing the world in the 21st century, but it is also the greatest opportunity to redefine the social and environmental determinants of health.

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Watching What We Flush Could Help Keep a Pandemic Under Control

Worldwide, clinical testing has not identified enough cases, or returned results fast enough, to enable either individuals or health officials to slow the surges without lockdowns. In private, however, nearly everyone does produce a biological sample every day that is then voluntarily sent to a central location to be processed — when they flush the toilet.

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Wastewater Surveillance Can Have a Second Act in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Because of the urgent need to monitor community-wide spread of infection, the COVID-19 pandemic has inspired key conceptual advancements in the evaluation, assessment, and interpretation of wastewater surveillance data.

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UofL 'Co-Immunity Project' tests will reveal how long COVID-19 resistance lasts

As COVID-19 vaccine booster shots go into arms, part of the research University of Louisville scientists are doing will help determine things like how long immunity really lasts.

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UofL COVID study producing hope of beating virus

Ahead of rising cases and stark warnings, new information is emerging from a University of Louisville COVID-19 study aimed at helping to rid the virus locally.

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Community testing may find level of COVID-19 immunity in Louisville

Getting tested for COVID-19 and antibodies is critical in the fight against the virus. The Co-Immunity Project just wrapped up its ninth round of testing, and they're hoping to get a better idea of how much immunity is in the community.

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Researchers: People in rural areas live longer than those in urban settings

New research from the University Louisville indicates people who live in areas with lots of trees and greenery can live longer and have a better chance of fighting depression and cancer than people in urban areas.

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UofL Researchers Find More Health Benefits in Greener Environment

Evidence is growing that living in areas of high greenness, surrounded by trees, shrubs and other vegetation, has beneficial effects on human health.

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More trees, longer cancer survival: 'Green Heart Project' finds greener neighborhoods to be healthier

The greener the neighborhood, the longer neighbors survive cancer. That's according to a recent study by the University of Louisville's (UofL) "Green Heart Project."

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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.

Can Trees Heal Heart Disease? - Read More…

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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