Health & Wellness Magazine, launched in 2004, has one of the highest circulations of any free publication in Kentucky. Found in over 2,500 locations with a readership exceeding 75,000 a month, Health & Wellness was created to raise awareness of health-related issues. Professionals from the central Kentucky healthcare industry are featured in monthly articles
Dr. Luciana Shaddox is a professor at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and serves as the college’s associate dean for research. Her research interests include aggressive periodontitis (gum disease) and genetic and inflammatory factors involved in aggressive periodontal disease susceptibility in children and adolescents, as well as the relationship between diabetes and periodontitis. More information about UK Dentistry is available at ukhealthcare.uky.edu/dentistry.
What started as a way for cigarette smokers to kick the habit is shaping into another health challenge. Increasingly, a growing percentage of youth are discovering e-cigarettes, not to replace traditional cigarette smoking but as a gateway to starting tobacco use.