Entries by UK HealthCare

Shoulder specialist, researcher joins UK Sports Medicine team

UK Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine welcomed shoulder specialist Dr. Carolyn Hettrich to the team earlier this summer. Hettrich will see patients, take care of UK athletes and conduct research. Originally from Portland, Ore., Hettrich has studied and worked across the country. She completed her undergraduate studies in Los Angeles at Pomona College and went to medical […]

Video: Take a tour of the Sports Medicine Research Institute

Written by Lisa Cassis, PhD, UK vice president for research. The new UK Sports Medicine Research Institute, or SMRI, is a state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary facility that will allow UK researchers to study injury prevention and performance for professional and collegiate athletes, the tactical athletes of the U.S. military, and physically active people of all ages. Watch the video […]

Improving elder care through physician-pharmacist teamwork

A new study from UK researchers shows that when physicians and pharmacists work together more closely, care for elderly patients can be improved. The findings, published in Alzheimer’s Research and Therapy, show the value of physician-pharmacist teams in providing more coordinated care for elderly patients, especially as it relates to prescription medications. As people age, […]

Owensboro Health joins Markey Cancer Center Research Network

Owensboro Health has joined the UK Markey Cancer Center Research Network (MCCRN), giving patients in Western Kentucky and Southern Indiana increased access to innovative clinical research studies. Areas of research will include epidemiology, prevention and early detection of cancer. Markey is a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center, which means Owensboro Health will have access to […]

Got heartburn? Get answers.

Written by Dr. Jonathan Kiev, a cardiothoracic surgeon at UK HealthCare. GERD stands for gastroesophageal reflux, a scientific term for garden-variety heartburn. It’s a common medical condition that can cause pain and aggravating symptoms. Although over-the-counter medications can alleviate the symptoms of GERD, it’s still important to talk to your doctor about your heartburn so […]

Do you know what to do in an opioid overdose emergency?

Written by Dr. Raeford Brown, a pediatric anesthesiologist at UK HealthCare and the chair of the FDA Advisory Committee on Analgesics and Anesthetics. It’s a terrifying scenario that’s become all too real in the age of the opioid epidemic: a person lying lifeless, not breathing, because of an opioid overdose. According to the Kentucky Office of Drug […]