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Released: 6-Oct-2021 9:00 AM EDT
UK Psychology Expert Offers Ways to Help Children Cope With COVID Anxiety
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In the Q&A session below, Michelle Martel, a psychology professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky, shares her expertise and offers tips for helping your child cope with COVID anxiety.

Newswise: University of Kentucky Researcher a Force in the Fight Against Lyme Disease
Released: 17-Sep-2021 10:20 AM EDT
University of Kentucky Researcher a Force in the Fight Against Lyme Disease
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At a time when incidence of Lyme disease is rising across the U.S., a study led by University of Kentucky College of Medicine researcher Brian Stevenson, Ph.D., may provide a significant impact in the fight against the disease. A new study will build upon Stevenson's three decades of research aimed at understanding Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria that causes Lyme disease.

Released: 29-Jun-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Reopening Anxiety? Here’s How to Overcome it According to University of Kentucky Experts
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For nearly a year, we relied on masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Now, many are removing the facial coverings, but that doesn’t mean it will be easy to shed the anxiety that accompanies a global pandemic. If you’re having difficulty coping with this added stress, psychology experts at the University of Kentucky say you’re not alone.

Released: 28-Jul-2020 8:25 AM EDT
Virologist Shares What We Know About COVID-19
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University of Kentucky virologist Rebecca Dutch answers key questions about SARS-CoV-2 and the coronavirus pandemic.

Released: 19-Jun-2020 7:15 AM EDT
Juneteenth Explained: ‘History Doesn’t Repeat Itself; People Do’
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Today, Juneteenth — which celebrates the abolition of slavery — coincides with protests across the U.S. against racial injustice. Society has become inspired to renew their interest in African American history — a legacy filled with tragedy, inequality, resilience and survival. In a Q&A session, UK's Vanessa Holden shares her expertise and insight on the holiday.

Released: 28-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
How Will COVID-19 Impact the 2020 Election? University of Kentucky Experts Have Insight
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While the 2020 general election is still more than six months away, the COVID-19 pandemic has sidelined much of the presidential campaign. Meanwhile, state and county officials across the U.S. are already preparing ways to allow voters to cast their ballots safely. University of Kentucky faculty members with expertise in politics have been closely monitoring the evolving situation.

Released: 23-Apr-2020 2:00 PM EDT
University of Kentucky Social Psychologist Explains Proper Social Distancing, Steps to Counter Loneliness
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As Tony Love, assistant professor of sociology in the UK College of Arts and Sciences, stresses in the Q&A below, it’s important to stay socially connected — even during times when we can’t physically be together.

Released: 2-Apr-2020 4:00 AM EDT
Virology Expert Answers Key Questions on COVID-19
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University of Kentucky virologist Rebecca Dutch answers key questions related to the novel coronavirus. Dutch discusses the virus’ origin, transmission rates, mutation, testing, the difference between COVID-19 and SARS/MERS, and more.

Released: 19-Feb-2020 8:55 AM EST
Understanding Brain Inflammation and Stroke Recovery
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University of Kentucky professor Ann Stowe’s research may pave the way to understanding and improving how the brain recovers from stroke.

Released: 27-Mar-2019 4:45 PM EDT
ACA Medicaid expansion increases colorectal cancer screening, survival rates in Ky.
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Dr. Avinash Bhakta is available to discuss his recent study showing a substantial increase – 230 percent – in the number of Kentucky Medicaid patients who received colon cancer screening post-expansion compared to Medicaid patients who received screening prior to the expansion. Additionally, Bhakta noted a 27 percent decrease in risk of death statewide after the expansion.

Released: 6-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST
Bah, Humbug? Psychology Expert on How to Cope With Holiday Stress
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'Tis the season to be merry and bright! But you may be feeling less than joyful during the "most wonderful time of the year." Do you experience stress, anxiety or even depression from November to January? If so, you're not alone.

Released: 19-Jul-2018 4:15 PM EDT
UK Communication Professor Seeks Drug Disposal Solutions
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UK researcher Don Helme is partnering with the Kentucky Attorney General’s office to gauge public opinion on a new drug deactivation pouch, part of a larger effort to develop solutions to the state’s opioid epidemic. Four counties have received Deterra, the deactivation pouch.

Released: 6-Mar-2018 11:00 AM EST
UK Professor Assists with Development of Guidelines for Treating Opioid Use Disorder
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Dr. Michelle Lofwall was among the experts tapped to assist in the development of guidelines regarding the use of medication in the treatment of opioid use disorder.

Released: 23-Feb-2018 3:55 PM EST
How Is an Olympian's Heart Different?
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In this video, Dr. Vincent Sorrell of the Gill Heart & Vascular Institute at the University of Kentucky describes how an athlete's heart evolves to accommodate increased demand.

Released: 18-Jul-2016 11:05 AM EDT
Expert Offers Commentary on U.S. Preparedness for Imminent Health Security Threats
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University of Kentucky professor Glen Mays provides commentary on the Health Security Preparedness Index, which measures the ability of the U.S. government to respond to disasters.

Released: 7-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT
Know the Signs to Preventing and Treating Joint Pain
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Dr. Stephen Duncan provides advice to the general population about treating and preventing hip and knee joint pain.

Released: 26-Apr-2016 4:05 AM EDT
Law Professor's New Book Gives Behind-the-Scenes Look at Major Cases in Election Law
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"Election Law Stories," edited by election law expert Joshua Douglas and Eugene D. Mazo, offers a deep-dive into the most significant cases in election law across the nation.

Released: 2-Mar-2016 9:05 AM EST
UK Linguists Imagine Ancient Languages for Video Game, Far Cry Primal by Ubisoft
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The two University of Kentucky linguists created ancient languages of more than 40,000 words with established grammar, syntax and structure to breath life into the recently released video game Far Cry Primal, by Ubisoft. The professors say the game and its languages are important to the academic world because 1) it's the first time Proto-Indo-European has been used as a living language since it was spoken thousands of year ago and 2) it's the first time any video game creator included a constructed, prehistoric language in the game.

Released: 19-Feb-2016 9:05 AM EST
Motivated by Personal Experience, Scientist Seeks Answers About Spinal Cord Injury
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After a motorcycle accident at age 19 left Sasha Rabchevsky paralyzed from the chest down, he pursued a career of discovery to understand his condition and if not cure it, figure out why there is no cure.

Released: 19-Jun-2015 12:05 PM EDT
New Class of Drugs Might Change the Landscape for Migraine Treatment
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CGRP monoclonal antibodies appear to significantly reduce the frequency of migraine in human clinical trials, potentially changing the landscape for migraine treatment. Headache specialist Sid Kapoor, MD, discusses the enormous potential -- and pitfalls-- facing the drug class' road to FDA approval.

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