Dr. Susan Smyth
Written by Dr. Susan Smyth, the medical director of the UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute.
Flu season is here, which means it's time to get your flu shot.
It's common knowledge that the flu vaccine prevents the misery of influenza and helps protect vulnerable populations, such as the elderly, young children and the ...more
Dr. Kristy Deep
Written by Dr. Kristy Deep, associate professor of internal medicine in the UK College of Medicine and co-chair of the UK HealthCare Opioid Stewardship Committee.
Treating pain is important, and for many people, the reliance on opioids or narcotics may not be the best answer.
The amount of opioids prescribed in the U.S. has quadrupled since ...more
When it comes to mobility, if you don’t use it, you stand a good chance of losing it.
That’s according to new research that analyzed a decade’s worth of data from more than 130,000 people between the ages of 50 and 71. The findings were reported last month in The Journals of Gerontology.
The data showed a ...more
Dr. Claire Fraser
Written by Dr. Claire Fraser, an ophthalmologist at UK Advanced Eye Care.
Now that the solar eclipse is over, it’s a good idea to review the basics of everyday sun protection for your eyes. Long-term exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation in sunlight can lead to damage on the inside and the outside of your ...more
Research shows that the human brain starts to shrink with age. When the brain shrinks, your ability to remember things can decline. You can help offset the decline in memory with regular activity that challenges both the mind and the body.
Here are some tips to help minimize age-related changes and improve everyday memory:
Cardiovascular activity ...more