Thanks, Birth Control!

November 12, 2014 #ThxBirthControl

From 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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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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Woman holding up ten fingers

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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