Dan Han, PsyD, clinical section chief of neuropsychology at UK HealthCare, works with patients who have brain injuries and neurodegenerative disorders, many of whom describe loss of smell and, in tandem, changes in the way food tastes. These taste-related side effects piqued Han’s interest in neurogastronomy, a field of study that looks at how the […]
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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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Written by Jennifer Smith, a doctoral student in the UK College of Nursing, and Gia Mudd-Martin, an associate professor in the UK College of Nursing. A sprinkle over a baked potato or a teaspoon to flavor a pot of chili might seem innocent to the average dieter, but salt is a major culprit of cardiovascular disease […]
Two years ago, Sunny King began to volunteer at UK HealthCare as a “baby cuddler.” When volunteers were no longer able to enter the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) last year, King was determined to do something to support the patients and families during the holidays. Since it was the holiday season, she thought a […]
In our latest edition of Making the Round, we spoke with Dr. Stephen Duncan, a nationally recognized surgeon at UK Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine. Dr. Duncan specializes in hip surgery and hip preservation and sees patients of all ages. He’s also an avid cyclist who appreciates the importance of an active lifestyle. What is […]
The end-of-year holidays are upon us, and for many, it’s a time made all the more meaningful by food. Dishes that are traditions in some families can be powerful reminders of coming together with loved ones to celebrate and reflect. But what if the foods that elicit such strong memory and emotion in us no […]
Innovative research conducted by UK College of Design faculty Lindsey Fay and Allison Carll-White and their students is helping to improve efficiency and care at UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital. The researchers, in partnership with UK HealthCare, recently completed a pre- and post-occupancy evaluation for the new eighth floor cardiovascular unit in Chandler Hospital-Pavilion A. As new facilities in Pavilion A opened on a staggered […]
Written by Diana Frankenburger, the childbirth education coordinator for UK HealthCare. Prematurity and its complications are the leading cause of death in children younger than 5 in the world today. Infants born before 37 weeks gestation have more complications than full-term babies, including problems with feeding and digestion, vision and hearing, and breathing. Premature report […]
Striding across the finish line in pink knee-high socks imprinted with the phrase “tough ta-tas,” Brandy Smith completed her first 5K as a breast cancer survivor on Oct. 23. She wore a victory sash and clasped a pink carnation as she and husband Jason waited for friends at the ballpark. The race was a moment of […]
Make Thanksgiving happy and healthy this year with our top tips for a guilt-free holiday. 1. Take a deep breath. 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: Enlist a family member or […]
Serotonin is commonly known as the “feel-good” chemical, a neurotransmitter in the brain that plays a large role in elevating a person’s mood. But for 68-year-old Kentucky native Geri McDowell, it’s the hormone that nearly took her life. In 2003, McDowell pursued medical help out of state after experiencing a prolonged gastrointestinal illness that her […]