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 […]
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About UK HealthCare
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.
To learn more about the power of advanced medicine at UK HealthCare, visit ukhealthcare.uky.edu.
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Anti-smoking messages seem to be everywhere, but still every year thousands of teenagers try cigarettes. It’s never too early to talk to your kids about the dangers of smoking. Here are some tips: Start early. Begin talking to your kids when they’re 5 or 6, and keep the conversation going. Be sure to keep the […]
Today is the Great American Smokeout, an event held annually to encourage the millions of smokers in the U.S. to quit or to make a plan to quit. Giving up cigarettes is one of the hardest things many people will ever do, so if you have a friend or loved one trying to quit, know […]
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- Markey collaboration bringing broadband access and better cancer care to Appalachia
- 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.