When it comes to preventing a stroke, simple lifestyle changes can make all the difference.
Strokes occur when blood vessels that carry oxygen and nutrients to the brain burst or are blocked by a clot. When that happens, brain cells begin to die, affecting a person’s memory and ability to control muscles.
Stroke is the fifth-leading cause ...more
Written by Shaista Vally, OD, an optometrist at UK Advanced Eye Care.
Dr. Shaista Vally
The weather is warming up, and sunshine, swimming and the great outdoors are on everyone’s mind. While there is a lot of fun to be had in the summer, we must also consider how to adequately protect our eyes and skin, which can ...more
Recent warm weather and heavy rains have given mosquitoes a head start on summer, UK scientists say. Thanks to the weather, mosquitoes are appearing earlier than normal this year, and UK entomologists are encouraging Kentuckians to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites on themselves and their families.
Mosquito bites can cause skin irritation in the form ...more
Written by Dr. Gretchen Wells, director of the Women's Heart Health Program at the UK Gill Heart and Vascular Institute.
Dr. Gretchen Wells
Women tend to be the keepers of family history. Some of that information is fun, like your first words or your brother's sports awards. But mothers can also have information that could help reduce your risk ...more
If you’re a smoker, you probably already know it’s not a healthy habit. The benefits of not smoking are vast, but the bottom line is this: if you stop smoking now, you’ll have a better quality of life and very likely have more years to live it.
We know that quitting smoking isn’t easy, but we’re ...more