Written by Dr. James Liau, a plastic surgeon at UK HealthCare who specializes in cleft lip and palate repair.
July is a special time of the year for me since it’s Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness Month.
Although I do all aspects of plastic surgery, pediatric cleft care is what I’m passionate about.
So, what are clefts and how ...more
Cookouts and barbecues are a staple of the summer season, but firing up the grill can be dangerous if you don't follow the proper precautions.
Each year, grilling accidents cause nearly 10,000 home fires and send 16,000 people to the emergency room. But following a few grilling safety tips can keep the focus on good food and ...more
Thousands of children and adolescents in the United States are injured in firework-related accidents every year during fireworks season, which starts now and runs through the middle of July.
In fact, in 2015, more than 3,000 children and young adults under the age of 20 in the United States were taken to emergency rooms with injuries ...more
The 20-week ultrasound appointment allows expectant parents to get a sneak-peek of their baby growing inside the womb.
First-time parents Anna and Evan Ciannello went into their 20-week appointment expecting to see their baby’s physical features taking perfect form. Instead, the scan brought unwelcome news.
During the scan, the ultrasound technician noticed a separation of tissue at ...more
Danielle Pruitt is a pretty typical teenager. The chatty 13-year-old loves social media, hanging out with her friends and going to school (most days). Much to her parents' chagrin, she often introduces herself with a drawn-out greeting of, “’Sup?"
Danielle cannot move her limbs or sit up. She has spinal muscular atrophy, a genetic disorder that ...more