Entries by UK HealthCare

Orthopaedic clinical trial helps UK nurse regain mobility

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 […]

Here’s what you can do about Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD

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 […]

UK program gives high-schoolers chance to watch live surgery

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 […]

UK and Norton partner in first-ever clinical trial for radiation necrosis

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 […]

Promising results in UK clinical trial get opioid therapy closer to market

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 […]

‘Gill Goes Red’ on Feb. 3 in support of heart health in Kentucky

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 […]

Careful exposure to peanuts may prevent allergies, experts say

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, […]