Entries by UK HealthCare

UK researcher using $2.9M grant to treat cocaine-use disorder

Does reducing the use of cocaine, but not abstaining from the substance entirely, produce health benefits? There’s currently little research available that answers that question. William Stoops, PhD, professor in the UK College of Medicine and director of regulatory knowledge and support for the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science, has received a $2.9 million grant from the National […]

Easy ways to cut back on added sugar

Added sugar is sugar or syrup that has been added to foods or beverages when they’re processed or prepared. And if you’re like most Americans, you’re probably consuming way too much of it every day. Examples of products that contain added sugar include: Beverages such as regular soft drinks and fruit drinks. Candy. Grain-based desserts such […]

Diagnosed with diabetes? Here’s what you need to know

By Laura Hieronymus, DNP, MSEd, RN, MLDE, BC-ADM, CDE, FAADE, associate director for education and quality services at the UK HealthCare Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center When you have diabetes, you are certainly not alone. Diabetes is one of the most common chronic conditions affecting more than 30 million people in the U.S. About 5 percent […]

UK transplant patient shares emotional bond with family of donor

By early 2016, Conrad Webster was battling to stay alive. Cardiomyopathy and polycystic kidney disease had destroyed his heart and kidneys, and his health had been deteriorating for nearly a decade. A combined heart-kidney transplant was his only remaining option. After being turned away by multiple regional transplant centers, he came to the UK Transplant Center, where […]

6 steps for a stress-free Thanksgiving

Between cleaning your house, preparing the holiday meal and dealing with family, Thanksgiving can quickly go from celebratory to stressful. Here a few ways to keep stress at a minimum: 1. Ask for help. Divide and conquer your to-do list with the help of family member or guests. Don’t hesitate to ask for help with […]

UK nursing leaders and alumnae honored for excellence

Current and retired faculty members and distinguished alumnae in the UK College of Nursing have been honored by a number of organizations for their work in the fields of teaching and health care. Carolyn Williams, dean emeritus of the UK College of Nursing and former president of the American Academy of Nursing, was one of […]

Markey receives NCI grant to expand tobacco cessation treatment

The UK Markey Cancer Center is one of 22 cancer centers nationwide to receive funding to build and implement tobacco cessation treatment programs via the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Center Cessation Initiative. In 2017, NCI launched the Cancer Center Cessation Initiative as part of the NCI Cancer Moonshot℠ program. Through this initiative, Markey will receive $253,000 over the […]

College of Nursing faculty member receives grant to fight opioid abuse among pregnant women

Kristin Ashford, PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC, FAAN, associate professor and associate dean of Undergraduate Faculty Affairs in the UK College of Nursing, has been awarded the Hillman Innovations in Care Program grant from the Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation for her work in addressing the opioid epidemic and its impact on maternal-fetal health. The $600,000 award […]