UK colleges of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Nursing partnership aimed at farm safety and health

By Laura Skillman Special to KyForward The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and College of Nursing are teaming up to expand community safety and health education and research through the Cooperative Extension Service. Under the partnership, a community safety and health nurse will collaborate with extension’s program and staff development team to develop and deliver...

University of Kentucky study shows lower lung cancer rates in cities with tougher smoke-free laws

A recent study by University of Kentucky BREATHE (Bridging Research Efforts and Advocacy Toward Healthy Environments) researchers shows that fewer new cases of lung cancer were found in communities with strong smoke-free workplace laws. The study, “Lung Cancer Incidence and the Strength of Municipal Smoke-free Ordinances” was published in Cancer, an American Cancer Society journal dedicated...

Frontier Nursing University awards more than 600 degrees during 2017 commencement ceremony

Frontier Nursing University (FNU), a graduate school educating nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners, hosted its 2017 commencement ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 21, in Hyden. Over the past year, more than 600 nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners from almost every state across the nation have completed an FNU distance-education program. The commencement ceremony was attended by more than 160 graduates...

Long-acting, reversible contraceptives (LARCs) are safe and effective option

By Joanne Brown Special to KyForward Long-acting reversible contraceptives are the most effective form of reversible birth control but not the most commonly used. Misconceptions and outdated misinformation prevent many people from realizing the benefits of intrauterine devices (IUDs), contraceptive implants and the birth control shot. While use of these contraceptives has increased over time, they...

Salt Tooth: Much loved, much used spice a major culprit in cardiovascular disease in America

By Jennifer Smith Special to KyForward A sprinkle over a baked potato or a teaspoon to flavor a pot of chili might seem innocent to the average dieter, but salt is a major culprit of cardiovascular disease in America. Some people have a proclivity for sweet foods, such as candy, confectionery treats or ice cream. Others, however, need salty foods to satiate their palettes, often snacking on potato...

UK nursing professor’s study of anti-tobacco campaign underscores power of community action

By Elizabeth Adams Special to KyForward An anti-smoking intervention implemented and studied by University of Kentucky College of Nursing assistant professor Amanda Fallin recently proved effective in counteracting pro-tobacco promotions and ending the presence of free or low-cost tobacco products in LGBT social venues. In San Jose, California, where a statewide smoke-free law prohibits lighting up...

UK nursing students partner with Learning Center teens for practical 'win-win' experience

University of Kentucky College of Nursing students work with students at The Learning Center at Linlee to collective write out the word “RESPECT” in a group activity. (Photo by Tammy L. Lane)   By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   For five years and counting, the University of Kentucky’s College of Nursing has partnered with The Learning Center at Linlee to provide UK seniors...