Red ribbons for HIV awareness

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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Welcome back!  Remember, we are here for you!

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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Birds and the bees...

May 9, 2014

Meet our staff: Your Sexual Health Education Coordinator, Mallory Stasko

Meet Mallory Stasko, MPH, CHES, UHS’s new Health Education Coordinator specializing in Sexual Health. What do you do with UHS?  I am one of three health educators for student health at University Health Service and I lead the sexual health programming.  In this role I help educate students on making healthy decisions regarding their sexual […]

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Pregnancy test

May 7, 2014

May is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

The good news: The teen pregnancy rate is currently at an all-time low! The bad news: The current teen pregnancy rate still means that 3 in 10 girls in the U.S. get pregnant by age 20. May 7th is the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.  Clinicians at UHS are ready to answer your questions […]

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April 29, 2014

10 Choices for Healthy Living

by Joanne Brown, DNP, APRN It’s true.  There are simple things you can do every day to improve your quality of life and reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease and osteoporosis.   Here is our “top ten” list: 1.  Be physically active. Try to get at least 30-60 minutes of physical activity on most or […]

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Money down the drain

April 24, 2014

Do you have to $pend a lot to get rid of acne? Acne Q&A with UHS’s Dr. Susan Griffith

Nobody wants acne.  But is spending a fortune on months of medication, creams, and multi-product treatments the only way to a clear complexion?  We asked UHS clinician, Dr. Susan Griffith for advice. Q: Are the more expensive acne medications and treatments like Proactiv worth the money?  A: Not always since they don’t always work for […]

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Young man hiding his head in hands

April 17, 2014

I have conjunctivitis!? Pink eye! What do I do now?

Pink eye (conjunctivitis) is more common than you might think.  UHS had 551 visits for conjunctivitis in the last 12 months.  Chris McGlothlin-Boggs, APRN answers some of your questions about dealing with this condition. Q:  What is conjunctivitis?  Is it the same as pink eye? A:  Conjunctivitis is the medical term for “pink eye” so […]

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April 15, 2014

How private is my visit? HIPAA Q&A with UK HealthCare’s Privacy Officer

Before each medical appointment you are shown a long explanation of your privacy rights provided by HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) and asked to acknowledge you understand how your information may be used and how you can have access to it.  We asked UK HealthCare’s former Privacy Officer, Lynn Crothers, a […]

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