How to keep cool in a blackout during a heatwave

Researchers from the University’s Thermal Ergonomics Laboratory simulated heatwave conditions to examine the effect of using water in different ways—on a person’s core temperature, cardiovascular strain, risk of dehydration and comfort levels. The results, published today in Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), show that compared to just drinking water, applying normal tap water […]

Important steps to prevent dementia

Alzheimer’s disease wreaks emotional havoc on patients, who are robbed of their memories, their dignity, and their lives. It’s financially devastating as well: care for Alzheimer’s patients is predicted to top $1 trillion by the time children born today are having children of their own. More than 70,000 Kentuckians are living with Alzheimer’s disease, which […]