10,000 Steps Can Help Increase Daily Activity

This column first appeared in the Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016 edition of the Lexington Herald-Leader

"Have you gotten your 10,000 steps today?" As more and more people are wearing activity or fitness trackers, the number of daily steps...

Jan 12, 2016

The Danger of Concussions for Jockeys

The National Football League was not the only organization paying close attention to the release of the film Concussion over the holidays. Those in the racing industry acknowledge that jockeys may also be at risk for developing Chronic...

Jan 7, 2016

W. Scott Black Appointed Director of PAS at College of Health Sciences

“I started running over 30 years ago and have run everything from 5K’s to 100K trail ultramarathons,” says Dr. Scott Black. “I prefer running on trails, and I enjoy marathon distance and longer. I’ve completed more marathons than I can...

Dec 17, 2015

Exercise and proper nutrition can help you recover completely after surgery

By Carl G. Mattacola

The end of the year brings a mad rush to meet deadlines, to plan for the holidays, abandon poor habits and make room for new resolutions.

It’s also a time when surgery...

Dec 14, 2015

UK plans new sports science institute

By Jennifer Smith

Kentucky Athletics will be creating a new Sports Science Research Institute as a part of a $600,000 renovation of the current football practice facilities.

Those renovations to the...

Dec 14, 2015

Breast Milk Has Evolved to Nourish and Protect Infants from Disease Causing Organisms

by Geza Bruckner

Human and mammalian milk, a key source of early infant nourishment, has evolved as a result of 200 million plus years of Darwinian pressure on mammalian lactation to become the near perfect species specific neonatal food...

Nov 4, 2015

UK, UAB Partner on Clinical Trial of Metformin’s Muscle Effect

The University of Kentucky and University of Alabama at Birmingham are partners on a $2.9 million, five-year National Institute on Aging clinical study to explore how Metformin may benefit older adults who do not respond well to exercise...

Oct 29, 2015

Health Care Providers Play Key Role in Preventing Intimate Partner Violence

This column by DeShana Collett and Tamara Bennett, Assistant Professors in the Division of Physician Assistant Studies in the UK College of Health Sciences, appeared in the Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015 edition of the Lexington Herald-Leader.


Oct 13, 2015

U.S. Dept. of Defense Awards $4.2 Million Grant to CHS

Scott. M. Lephart, Ph.D., dean of the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences, and colleagues have received a $4,188,000 grant from the Department of Defense to support research on injury prevention and performance optimization in...

Sep 28, 2015

UK CHS Impact: Samaritan’s Touch

UK PhD Student’s First Visit to Samaritan’s Touch UK Student Physical Therapy Clinic Brings Answers and Relief

Kaylynne Glover (L) and PT student Katie Gross at the Samaritan's Touch Clinic. Photo by Audrey Johnson.

Kaylynne Glover, a...

Sep 15, 2015