Standing in front of a group of rowdy young children, Eastern Kentucky native Melissa Hounshell only has to do one thing to grab their attention – bring out Mr. Gross Mouth. Aptly named, Mr. Gross Mouth is a prop set of teeth and gums beleaguered by various medical problems caused by smoking and/or poor hygiene […]
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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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Entries by UK HealthCare
For adolescents battling substance abuse, the hardest part of recovery can be finding someone who can relate to their experiences. A unique University of Kentucky intervention program aims to provide just that by connecting adolescents recovering from substance abuse with someone who has been in their shoes. The program, called Youth Peer Support Specialists, is […]
After coming to UK two years ago, Dr. Agatha Critchfield, an OB-GYN at UK HealthCare Women’s Health, was overwhelmed by the cases of pregnant women with opioid addiction she saw in her practice. So she decided to do something about it. Dr. Critchfield created PATHways, an opioid treatment clinic for pregnant women recovering from addiction. It combines […]
Written by Dr. Seema Capoor, associate professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the UK College of Medicine. It’s not uncommon for your eyes to become dry and uncomfortable. Factors like irritants in the environment, age, gender, certain medications or medical conditions can leave your eyes feeling gritty, itchy or irritated. Tears […]
The first time Dr. Matthew Bush observed a cochlear implant surgery, he was a young medical student from West Virginia visiting the University of Kentucky. He describes that experience as eye opening for him and ear opening for the patient. To witness function restored to an ear that was otherwise lost, sparked not only an […]
UK Assistant Professor of Biology Jakub Famulski has been awarded a Career Starter Grant by the Knights Templar Eye Foundation, a charity sponsored by the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar. The $65,000 grant will support Famulski’s new UK research on coloboma, a leading cause of blindness in children. The eye abnormality occurs before birth and involves […]
Written by Dr. Sean Skinner, pediatric surgeon at Kentucky Children’s Hospital. Not many first-grade science curriculums include hands-on surgical training, but that’s exactly the lesson I taught to my daughter’s class earlier this year. As a pediatric surgeon, I had the opportunity to talk with my daughter and her first-grade peers at Sayre School in […]
Written by George Davis, anticoagulation program pharmacist coordinator with UK HealthCare. Blood thinners are commonly prescribed for prevention of stroke in patients with certain heart conditions or for treatment of blood clots. These drugs, also known as anticoagulants, can save lives for patients who have blood clots or are at high risk for them. However, […]
Written by Thein Myint, infectious diseases physician at UK HealthCare. Antibiotics have been used for the past 80 years to treat patients, and they have reduced illness and death from infectious diseases a great deal. But these same drugs have been used so much and for so long that the things they are designed to kill […]
World-class experts, cancer survivors and advocates joined forces at the UK Markey Cancer Center on Wednesday to contribute to the nationwide Cancer Moonshot Summit conversation. Markey hosted an official Cancer Moonshot Summit in conjunction with the national Moonshot Summit held in Washington, D.C. Markey was one of 32 American Association of Cancer Institute centers to host […]
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- What is narrative medicine? Our expert explains.