Entries by UK HealthCare

Ortho surgeon Vish Talwalkar on why he loves caring for kids

We sat down with Dr. Vishwas Talkwalkar, a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Kentucky Children’s Hospital and Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center – Lexington, for our latest Making the Rounds interview. Dr. Talwalkar is a native Kentuckian and grew up right here in Lexington. Today, he specializes in treating a variety of orthopaedic concerns in […]

Sanders-Brown Center researcher awarded grant to study Alzheimer’s prevention

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a five-year, $2.88 million grant to UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging researcher Ai-Ling Lin to study a drug’s potential to prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Lin, an assistant professor at the Sanders-Brown Center, hopes to demonstrate that low doses of Rapamycin, a drug commonly used in organ transplantation, can restore […]

5 things you should know about elevated calcium

Written by Dr. Reese Randle, an endocrine surgeon at UK HealthCare. There’s a reason your mother always told you to finish your milk: it’s a good source of calcium, one of the most important and common minerals in your body. Calcium’s benefits are widespread. It helps keep your bones and teeth strong, and also helps […]

Choosing a safe Halloween costume

October is here, and if you’re like most parents, you’ll soon be putting together your children’s Halloween costumes. When you do, keep these tips in mind: Think safety Masks can obstruct visibility and make it difficult for your child to breathe. If you can, opt for makeup instead. If your child does wear a mask, […]

Pancreatitis runs in some Ky. families, but new treatment may offer hope

Written by Dr. George Fuchs, a pediatric gastroenterologist at Kentucky Children’s Hospital. The pancreas is an organ that serves two main functions: it produces enzymes that aid digestion and it produces insulin, a hormone that controls blood sugar levels. When the pancreas becomes inflamed, it can wreak havoc on the body. This disease is known […]