The majority of car crashes involve drivers who were distracted in the seconds leading up to the accident. In Kentucky alone, distracted driving caused 58,000 collisions in 2015. Not surprisingly, younger drivers under the age of 20 are most likely to be responsible for accidents stemming from distracted driving. There are three main types of […]
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About UK HealthCare
UK HealthCare is the hospitals and clinics of the University of Kentucky. But it is so much more. It is 9,000 people – physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals – all dedicated to providing the most advanced, most effective care available, not just in Kentucky but anywhere.
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When UK HealthCare opened its state-of-the-art dining facility, Chandler Dining, last year, it embraced the concept that food service should be as involved in teaching healthy habits as medical and nursing staff. The long lines of institutional steamers and shelving to slide plastic trays along were gone, replaced instead with cooking hubs where diners can […]
Addiction researchers, clinicians, intervention coordinators and health policy leaders from UK and UK HealthCare are taking part in a national conversation this week focused on combating the opioid drug crisis. The National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit, taking place April 17-20 in Atlanta, is the largest national collaboration of professionals from local, state and […]
UK has been awarded an $11.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the link between cancer and metabolic disorders, including obesity. The prestigious award will enable UK to launch the UK Center for Cancer and Metabolism (CCM). The Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant to study the metabolism of cancer […]
Written by JoAnna Sloggy, a speech-language pathologist and singing-voice specialist at the UK Voice & Swallow Clinic. In the U.S., 7.5 million people have trouble using their voices. We often forget the important role voice plays in our daily lives. On Sunday, April 16, World Voice Day is a time to stop and consider the […]
A new study co-authored by a researcher starting her laboratory at the UK Markey Cancer Center shows that in certain genetic situations, one non-small cell lung cancer subtype can change into another subtype. This lung cancer “lineage switching” could explain why some cancers are resistant to therapeutics, and this research examines exactly how the lineage […]
Last week, UK’s University Health Service saw a couple of isolated cases of mumps, a contagious virus whose tell-tale symptom is swelling near the neck and jaw. Although the overwhelming majority of people who get mumps recover completely, it’s important to know the signs of the virus and what to do if you think you […]
Clinical massage therapy can alleviate lower back pain according to new research published in part by William Elder, PhD, a researcher at UK Family & Community Medicine. The results from the Kentucky Pain Research and Outcomes Study appeared in the March edition of the journal Pain Medicine. The researchers tested the effectiveness of massage therapy […]
Warmer weather is here and the spring sports season is just around the corner. Now’s the time to make sure your kids take the right precautions to avoid sports-related injuries. In 2013, more than 1 million children ages 19 and under were seen in emergency departments for injuries related to 14 commonly played sports. Here […]
Neurosurgeon Dr. Craig van Horne came to Kentucky from Boston to pursue an idea: Could peripheral nerve tissue implanted in the brain reduce the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease? Van Horne is the director of the Deep Brain Stimulator Center at the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute. He focuses his research on cellular and surgical therapies for Parkinson’s […]