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January 22, 2015

Demystifying the Pap Test: Q&A with a UK Sexpert

Pap Tests:  What, Why, and When. Written by Simone Curd, University of Kentucky Sexpert Q: What’s the difference between a Pap test and an Annual Well Woman Exam? A: An Annual Well Woman Exam is recommended for all women starting at age 18 or when they become sexually active.  This exam includes a brief general […]

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January 14, 2015

Welcome back students! (and germs)

We are getting a wave of students on the phone and in the clinic with flu symptoms.  As you settle back in after winter break, stay healthy! There is a particularly tricky strain of the flu going around this year.  That is all the more reason to: Wash hands frequently Use alcohol-based hand sanitizers Disinfect […]

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Happy Open Enrollment!

January 6, 2015

Health Insurance Terms:  What do “Open Enrollment” and “Qualifying Event” mean?

Happy New Year!  This is a time for reflecting on the past year and to look forward to a new one, full of possibilities.  …and to enroll for health insurance… When it comes to health insurance, the term “open enrollment” refers to a time in the year when you can add, drop or otherwise make […]

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Thanks, Birth Control!

November 12, 2014

Bedsider.org: #ThxBirthControl

From bedsider.org: The availability of birth control has played a direct and powerful role in countless aspects of all of our lives. For all of these reasons and more, today is the day that we hope you will join The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy and Bedsider in saying, “Thanks, Birth Control.”   […]

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October 23, 2014

Ebola: To Panic, Or Not To Panic

Ebola is in the news a lot these days.  It seems like one news story tries to make us panic and the next tells us not to worry. Where is the truth?  And what do you need to know about the risk here on UK’s campus? Dr. Ann Hays, Clinical Chief of University Health Service, offers […]

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October 22, 2014

Flu Fighters 2014!

Getting the flu is miserable. Symptoms include having a fever over 100.4°, pronounced muscle aches, possible nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, pronounced cough and associated nasal congestion. Not only will you feel really sick, but missing a week of class can really put you behind on your assignments. Every fall, the University Health Service provides flu […]

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October 6, 2014

Free HIV Testing! No cost, Needle-free, Quick results!

The UK Sexperts along with AVOL (AIDS Volunteers of Lexington) are offering free HIV testing once a month in the Student Center. The test involves an oral swab – no needles! – and you get your results in 20 minutes! On October 8th, stop by room 117 in the Student Center between 11am and 2pm […]

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September 25, 2014

What is the health fee?

Need a refresher on the health fee and the services you can get at University Health Service? We are here for you!  Call 859-323-APPT (2778) for an appointment.

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Should you seek medical care for your abdominal pain?

September 2, 2014

Common Symptoms: Abdominal Pain

UHS’s Dr. Motalib shares what you need to know about abdominal pain and what might signal an emergency condition. by Mohammad Motalib, MD Note:  This post includes several links to the UK Healthcare online resource library.  Click for more detail on each condition. Potential causes: Abdominal pain is a very common symptom.  Abdominal pain could be […]

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August 27, 2014

Welcome back!

It is good to see you back on campus for a new semester.  Use this fresh start for a healthier year! Did questions about your health pop up over the summer?  (twisted ankle, anxiety, indigestion, birth control, acne…) Are you starting this semester with new goals?  (better sleep habits, more physical activity, healthier diet…) Remember, […]

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