Simple tasks like biting into a crisp apple or snacking on baby carrots might not be a privilege for most people. But for pre-dental student and UK senior Joy Andrade, complications resulting from reconstructive jaw surgery meant that every decision regarding eating had to be carefully planned and tightly restricted. In 2013, the summer before […]
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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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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The UK Markey Cancer Center on Friday unveiled its new inpatient floor on the 11th floor of the UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital Pavilion A. The state-of-the-art facility will allow the care teams at Markey to treat more patients with complex cancer diagnoses in an environment specifically designed for healing. The new floor has a unit […]
If you have peripheral artery disease, or PAD, even a short walk can cause pain. This pain, called intermittent claudication, or IC, is caused when arteries in your legs become blocked with plaque. PAD is a serious disease, but the good news is that treatment is usually simple. Exercise is generally the most effective treatment […]
This week is National Handwashing Week, which is the perfect reminder to wash your hands frequently during the busy holiday season. In fact, handwashing with soap can prevent one in three diarrhea-related sicknesses and one in five respiratory infections, including a cold or the flu. If you have kids, it’s also a great time to […]
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 […]
We caught up with Dr. Aaron Hesselson for our latest Making the Rounds interview. Dr. Hesselson started at UK HealthCare this fall, bringing with him nearly 30 years of experience in cardiac electrophysiology. He now serves as the director of electrophysiologic services at UK. What types of conditions do you treat? Electrophysiology covers all of […]
- UK senior is all smiles thanks to collaborative care at UK Dentistry
- New UK clinic provides specialized treatment for opioid abuse
- The best part of this cardiologist’s job? Giving patients a second chance.
- Treat or treatment? Massage therapy provides real health benefits
- UK expert recommends medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction