In this week’s edition of Making the Rounds, we’re joined by Dr. Gerhard Hildebrandt, division chief of hematology and blood and marrow transplantation at the UK Markey Cancer Center. Dr. Hildebrandt moved to the United States in 2009 after earning his medical degree in Germany. What kinds of cancer do you treat? We treat cancers […]
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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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Written by Robin Hamon, senior social worker with the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging. Caring for someone with dementia can be exhausting, but many caregivers ignore their own needs in order to care for others – at the expense of their own health and welfare. You might think you have too much on your plate or feel […]
Because of a new video-conferencing technology at UK, a record number of Kentucky high schools participated in the annual broadcast of a live surgery last November. That broadcast went to 20 high schools from all eight AHEC regions across Kentucky, with around 400 juniors and seniors, said Michael Witt, health careers program coordinator for the UK […]
Radiation saves countless lives, but in rare cases, it causes a debilitating complication. Around 3 to 5 percent of patients who receive radiation for brain tumors, or arteriovenous malformations (AVM), develop radiation necrosis. Radiation necrosis causes headaches, nausea and vomiting, cognitive problems, and neural dysfunction. Although a variety of medications has been used to manage symptoms, there […]
A clinical trial at the UK Center on Drug and Alcohol Research (CDAR) revealed a promising therapy for moderate-to-severe opioid use disorders. The randomized, double-blind clinical trial compared weekly and monthly dosage of CAM2038, a buprenorphine therapy developed by Braeburn Pharmaceuticals and Camurus, with the current standard of care: a daily dose of buprenorphine/naloxone. Reaching a milestone for […]
In February, institutions around Lexington will celebrate Heart Month with activities that promote healthy habits such as exercise, smoking cessation, stress reduction and improved diet. This year’s ‘Gill Goes Red’ will involve treats and prizes UK’s Gill Heart Institute will focus on ways to make your diet more heart-healthy with a celebration and information about […]
The rate of Americans suffering from food allergies, including a life-threatening peanut allergy, has dramatically increased in the past few decades. But avoiding peanuts entirely might not be the best idea when it comes to prevention. New evidence shows peanut exposure can be OK Peanut allergies are the leading cause of death caused by food-induced asphyxia, […]
Written by Dr. Ana Ruzic, a pediatric surgeon at Kentucky Children’s Hospital. Let me tell you a true story of hope. It may be difficult to read, but I promise you nowhere as difficult as being its main character. This is Connor’s story. Nearly one year ago, Connor Stacy went home from the Kentucky Children’s […]
This week’s featured physician in our Making the Rounds blog series is Dr. Brian Rinker, plastic surgeon and director of the Plastic Surgery Residency Program at UK HealthCare. His specialties include aesthetic surgery, breast reconstruction, microsurgery and correction of congenital hand anomalies. How did you become interested in plastic surgery? Like most people, I didn’t have any […]
Written by Susan Smyth, MD, PhD, the medical director of the UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute. Many of us vowed to eat healthier foods in the new year but don’t know how to begin. Here are some tips for healthy grocery shopping that’ll help you reduce the amount of dietary fat, sugar and salt […]
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