Entries by UK HealthCare

Texting, other distractions could cost you your life

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 […]

Chefs In Action teaches healthy cooking techniques

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 […]

UK brings expertise to national summit on opioid drug crisis

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 […]

Markey research sheds light on lung cancer formation and treatment

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 […]

What you need to know about mumps

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 […]

5 tips to prevent sports-related injuries in kids

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 […]

Watch: 5 questions with neurosurgeon Dr. Craig van Horne

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 […]