Neurology Resident's Study, Published in Stroke, Proposes Change to FAST Mnemonic for Stroke

Neurology Resident's Study, Published in Stroke, Proposes Change to FAST Mnemonic for Stroke

Organizations like the American Heart Association have promoted the FAST concept to help people recognize the symptoms of stroke.

FAST stands for Face, Arm, Speech and Time – the last letter a reminder to seek treatment immediately because strokes can be debilitating or even deadly.

However, a study published in a recent issue of Stroke and authored by a resident physi

Parkinson's disease research and treatment with Dr. Craig van Horne

Parkinson's disease research and treatment with Dr. Craig van Horne

Parkinson’s disease is a long-term, progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement. An estimated seven to 10 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s. The symptoms for the disease usually develop slowly over time, and among the obvious are shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement, and difficulty in walking.

Behind the Blue Examines Women's Heart Health With Dr. Gretchen Wells, Gail Cohen

Behind the Blue Examines Women's Heart Health With Dr. Gretchen Wells, Gail Cohen

February is American Heart Health Month, and this past Feb. 3 marked the 14th annual National Wear Red Day for Women. It’s a day designed to call our attention to recognizing heart disease as the No. 1 killer of women in this country, and to raise awareness of women’s overall heart health.

Norton, UK Partner on Clinical Trial for First-Ever Treatment of Radiation Necrosis

Norton, UK Partner on Clinical Trial for First-Ever Treatment of Radiation Necrosis

Radiation therapy saves countless lives, but in rare cases, it can cause a debilitating, long-term complication when used on the brain. Around three to five percent of patients who receive radiation for brain tumors, or arteriovenous malformations (AVM), develop radiation necrosis, where the brain tissue around the targeted lesion becomes injured and dies.

Daugherty is Editor-in-Chief of American Heart Association Journal for Second Term

Daugherty is Editor-in-Chief of American Heart Association Journal for Second Term

Alan Daugherty, senior associate dean for research at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, was recently approved to renew his contract as editor-in-chief of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology: Journal of the American Heart Association (ATVB) for a second five-year term. ATVB is one of the five core journals of the American Heart Association.

Alzheimer's Association Awards $1 Million Grant to UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging

Alzheimer's Association Awards $1 Million Grant to UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging

Linda Van Eldik, director of the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, was awarded a "Part the Cloud" translational research grant from the Alzheimer's Association. This two-year, $997,738 grant will fund early clinical trials for a promising new treatment for Alzheimer's disease.