Working as a bedside nurse requires extensive physical effort – pushing wheelchairs, twisting and lifting, and standing for long periods. Jennifer Thomas, who’s been a nurse at UK HealthCare for six years, can attest to this. In fact, it was while assisting a patient from a wheelchair that she badly injured her knee. “The pain was excruciating […]
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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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With daylight in short supply, you may find yourself feeling lethargic, craving carbohydrates and going to bed earlier. Rather than dismissing those feelings as the winter continues, you may be suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Knowing the symptoms SAD is a type of depression that occurs as daylight wanes in late fall and often […]
It’s time for the Big Blue Nation to get excited! The UK Markey Cancer Center is sponsoring the Wildcats’ basketball game against Kansas this Saturday and we want you to #TurnUpRupp to help us break the Guinness World Record for indoor crowd noise. We know BBN has the loudest fans. Now let’s prove it!
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 […]
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, […]
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