If you’ve been cooking with coconut oil with the idea it’s healthy, you’re not the only one. Cooking blogs, specialty food stores and many health-conscious eaters have embraced coconut oil as a healthy alternative to other cooking fats, such as butter. Unfortunately, that healthy reputation may have been too good to be true. According to […]
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A hernia is a medical condition that occurs any time an internal organ or tissue bulges into an area where it shouldn’t be. Hernias don’t always cause noticeable symptoms, but they can cause serious problems if left untreated. In honor of Hernia Awareness Month, we sat down with Dr. Jonathan Kiev, a new cardiothoracic surgeon […]
A new study published in Nature Chemical Biology featuring UK research highlights a promising new way to address lung cancer and other deadly diseases. Lung cancer accounts for 25 percent of cancer deaths in the U.S., and one out of every two patients diagnosed with lung cancer won’t survive more than one year. The problem is at […]
Written by Allison Caban-Holt, PhD, of the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging. Experts at the World Health Organization say that a sedentary lifestyle is one of the leading risk factors for death worldwide. We all know that being active can reduce our risk for diabetes, heart disease or even stress. But might it also help ward […]
June is Men’s Health Month, which means it’s the perfect time to take a look at what men of all ages can do to live a heathier lifestyle. From keeping your heart healthy to being proactive about cancer screenings, here’s what you can do to be the healthiest version of yourself: Know your family’s medical […]
Many of us assume we know what it looks like when a person is drowning: Waving hands, splashing water and shouts for help. Unfortunately, drowning isn’t nearly that obvious. One of the most alarming things about drowning is that unlike its depiction in Hollywood, it’s a deceptively quiet event. Every day in the U.S., about 10 people die […]
Before you head to the pool or lake this summer, be sure safety is on your mind, especially when children are around. Among children age 15 and under, drowning is the No. 2 leading cause of death. Whenever children are near water, follow these safety rules: 1. Be aware of small bodies of water This includes bathtubs, fishponds, ditches, […]
Phyllis Wilson knows all too well the devastating impact Alzheimer’s disease can have on an individual and the family. Growing up, Wilson watched Alzheimer’s disease take her mother’s life. Her painful memories of watching her suffer from the symptoms of the disease remain with her to this day. When she first started noticing signs of the […]
UK celebrated on Tuesday the opening of the new UK Sports Medicine Research Institute (SMRI), spearheaded by the UK College of Health Sciences and supported in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense. The 10,000-square-foot facility, part of the UK Nutter Training Facility on campus, will conduct research into injury prevention and performance […]
Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky., has announced a new affiliation with the UK Markey Cancer Center, the state’s only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center. By becoming a UK Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network member, Highlands Regional Medical Center will now be able to offer more patients in Eastern Kentucky access to additional specialty […]
- Check out these healthy alternatives (really!) for coconut oil
- Q&A with Dr. Jonathan Kiev: What to know about hiatal hernias
- Research featuring UK scientists shows promise in treating cancer
- Could exercise help ward off dementia? UK study aims to find out.
- Men, now’s the time to fine-tune your health