Glenda Brown used to wake up in the middle of the night starved for breath. Seeking relief, she'd race to throw open her bedroom window just to inhale a rush of cold air to soothe her cramping chest.
Diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, in 2001, the 62-year-old Winchester resident spent nearly two decades ...more
In November 2015, Frankfort-native Brian Chenault went to the doctor for what appeared to be a bout of pneumonia.
After more than a year of struggling with the illness, Chenault received some much more distressing news: A viral infection had damaged his heart beyond repair. This past January, the 39-year-old was referred to UK HealthCare for ...more
In 2011, Bruce Smith sat in his office preparing to make handouts for a meeting, like any other normal work day. But when he sat in front of his computer, he suddenly realized something frightening: He'd lost all understanding of how to use the machine. Bewildered at the sudden lapse in cognition, he said his ...more
For patients with kidney disease who want to live a life free of dialysis, kidney transplantation is the best option.
Donor kidneys come from two sources. The first source is from deceased donors, or individuals who have passed away but still have viable, healthy organs. Unfortunately, the need for deceased-donor kidneys is far greater than the ...more
Nearly 1,000 Kentuckians are currently waiting for a life-saving organ donation. April is National Donate Life Month, and the perfect time to think about becoming an organ donor. If you're interested in becoming an organ donor, but not sure exactly what it entails, check out our frequently asked questions below.
How many people are waiting for ...more