According to the National Center for Health Statistics, Kentucky had the third-highest drug overdose fatality rate in the nation in 2015, at 29.9 drug overdose fatalities per 100,000 individuals. Despite the frequency of drug overdose deaths in the state, until recently no comprehensive system existed to track overdose fatalities.
Dr. F. Douglas Scutchfield, Bosomworth Professor of Health Services Research and Policy (retired), spoke with the online news outlet Buzzfeed for the story "What’s Driving The Overdose Epidemic?
A new study from the University of Kentucky College of Public Health investigates the impact of violence in creating disparities in women’s cancer-related quality of life by Southern Appalachian residence. The open access article appears in Quality of Life Research.
A study by Dr. Richard Crosby of the University of Kentucky College of Public Health compared sexually transmitted infection (STI)-associated risks between young Black cisgender men who have sex with men (YBMSM) and young Black transgender women who have sex with men (YBTWSM). Comparisons pertained to: (1) prevalence of infections; (2) sexual risk; (3) partner-related risks; and (4) socioeconomic marginalization. The resulting publication appears in the International Journal of STD & AIDS.
An interdisciplinary team from the University of Kentucky published "Deep Vein Thrombosis Complicated by Spontaneous Iliopsoas Hematoma in Patient with Septic Shock" in the American Journal of Case Reports. Dr. Lili A.
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