University of Kentucky researchers have observed a significant reduction in sexual violence perpetration and victimization among Kentucky high school students, according to a recently published study on the “Green Dot” bystander intervention program.
Led by Ann Coker and Heather Bush of the UK Center for Research on Violence Against Women (CRVAW), the study is the largest ...more
Written by Jennifer Perry, LCSW, a social worker at UK Adolescent Medicine. This post is part of a series written by Dr. Hatim Omar and his team in Adolescent Medicine related to the unique health concerns faced by teens and young adults.
Last Thursday, more than 100 Lexington high schoolers gathered to promote positivity among their peers ...more
Uniting with each of the 69 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers, the UK Markey Cancer Center is once again urging young people in the U.S. to get a vaccination against the human papillomavirus, or HPV.
HPV vaccination rates are low, especially in Kentucky
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, incidence rates of ...more
Dr. Rachel Miller
Written by Dr. Rachel Miller, a gynecologic oncologist at the UK Markey Cancer Center.
At the beginning of the year, many women (and men) set resolutions around health and fitness, often focusing on weight loss. But one of the most important habits women can form revolves around regular health checks, particularly for preventable cancers.
January is ...more
Joanne E. Brown, DNP, APRN
Written by Joanne Brown, DNP, APRN, in the UK College of Nursing and Women’s Health at University Health Service.
Long-acting reversible contraceptives are the most effective form of reversible birth control but not the most commonly used. Misconceptions and outdated misinformation prevent many people from realizing the benefits of intrauterine devices (IUDs), ...more