January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness of the causes and impacts of birth defects.
In the U.S., a baby is born with a birth defect every 4 ½ minutes. Birth defects are a leading cause of infant mortality, and babies with birth defects have an increased risk for developing life-long physical, ...more
Kristin Ashford, PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC, FAAN, associate professor and associate dean of Undergraduate Faculty Affairs in the UK College of Nursing, has been awarded the Hillman Innovations in Care Program grant from the Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation for her work in addressing the opioid epidemic and its impact on maternal-fetal health.
The $600,000 award will ...more
Dr. Gretchen Wells
Written by Dr. Gretchen Wells, director UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute’s Women’s Heart Health Program
Most people don't realize that the power to prevent many diseases is in their own hands.
By exercising – even a little – and quitting smoking, you greatly reduce your risk for diabetes, heart disease and even dementia. But ...more
Joanne Burris, APRN, CNM
In honor of National Midwifery Week, we asked certified nurse midwife Joanne Burris of the UK Midwife Clinic a few questions about midwifery as well as the care and services offered at the UK Midwife Clinic.
UK HealthCare is proud to work in collaboration with the midwives at the UK Midwife Clinic. ...more
Breastfeeding is a healthy choice for both you and your newborn, but learning how to do it successfully can be challenging.
One important aspect of successful breastfeeding is getting the proper latch. Here’s how to do it:
While holding your baby belly-to-belly, line them up nose-to-nipple and wait for them to open their mouth wide before ...more