Entries by UK HealthCare

New UK clinic provides specialized treatment for opioid abuse

Many people with opioid-use disorder (OUD) come in contact with the healthcare system for issues related to substance use. Often, people present to the emergency room with an opioid overdose or infections from drug injections. These infections can require lengthy hospitalization and surgical intervention. When patients receive treatment for medical complications related to OUD and […]

The best part of this cardiologist’s job? Giving patients a second chance.

For our latest installment of Making the Rounds, we chatted with Dr. Andrew Kolodziej, a cardiologist at the UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute who specializes in advanced heart failure, heart transplant and pulmonary hypertension. What kinds of conditions do you treat? I usually see patients who have heart failure and who require additional medicines […]

Treat or treatment? Massage therapy provides real health benefits

Written by Marilyn Burke, LMT, APP, CITI, a licensed massage therapist at UK HealthCare. Our UK Integrative Medicine & Health program compliments traditional medicines and therapies to help treat the whole person, with an emphasis on healing and wellness. One way we do that is through massage therapy, a practice that nurtures the mind-body connection and […]

UK expert recommends medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction

By Dr. Michael Kindred, assistant professor in the UK College of Medicine. Of the 20.5 million Americans 12 or older that had a substance-use disorder in 2015, two million had a substance-use disorder involving prescription pain relievers, and more than a half-million more had a substance-use disorder involving heroin, according to the American Society of […]

Join us in the #SinkDiabetes challenge!

One in three Kentuckians is at risk of developing diabetes. We’re determined to change that, but we need your help. Join us in the #SinkDiabetes challenge! Here’s how to participate: Watch the video below. Record your own shot. Share it with #SinkDiabetes. Tag three Kentuckians to spread it on. For every shot posted, $10 will be […]