Do you want to eat better, but don't know where to start? Consider the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, or DASH diet.
The DASH diet was initially created to help lower blood pressure. But studies have also found the DASH diet to be one of the best options to prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes and even ...more
An illness, an accident or even just getting older can limit a person's ability to exercise. Rest is an essential component of healing, but it also atrophies muscles.
"People who are unable to exercise due to, for example, a recent surgery or illness, lose as much as 3 percent of their muscle mass per week," said ...more
Dr. Jonathan Kiev
Written by Dr. Jonathan Kiev, a cardiothoracic surgeon at UK HealthCare.
GERD stands for gastroesophageal reflux, a scientific term for garden-variety heartburn.
It's a common medical condition that can cause pain and aggravating symptoms. Although over-the-counter medications can alleviate the symptoms of GERD, it's still important to talk to your doctor about your heartburn ...more
Dr. Raeford Brown
Written by Dr. Raeford Brown, a pediatric anesthesiologist at UK HealthCare and the chair of the FDA Advisory Committee on Analgesics and Anesthetics.
It’s a terrifying scenario that’s become all too real in the age of the opioid epidemic: a person lying lifeless, not breathing, because of an opioid overdose.
According to the Kentucky Office of ...more
While managing her sobriety, returning to the workforce and enduring a grueling legal process to reunite with her children, Missy couldn’t imagine a day without cigarettes.
After finishing a six-year prison sentence in January, she was determined to get her life back in order. In the spring, she completed a substance abuse rehabilitation program at the ...more