It's an unfortunate fact that Kentucky has one of the highest cervical cancer death rates in the country. The good news is many of these deaths are preventable through regular screenings called Pap smears.
Pap smears collect cells from the cervix, which are examined under a microscope to find cancer and pre-cancer. If pre-cancer is found, ...more
As a native Kentuckian, Dr. John van Nagell has always appreciated the impact UK has in the Commonwealth.
Van Nagell earned his undergraduate degree at Harvard University and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania, but his goal was to return to Kentucky to practice medicine.
"I always wanted to come home," van Nagell said. "And ...more
While battling a cold and trying to prepare for her daughter's college graduation party the next day, Claudia Hall considered skipping her annual checkup with her gynecologist in May 2014. The Lexington resident figured she would simply postpone the appointment a week or two. But after finding out the next best appointment time for her was ...more
We're joined by Dr. Rachel Miller for our latest edition of Making the Rounds. Dr. Miller is a gynecologic oncologist at the UK Markey Cancer Center who specializes in ovarian cancer screening and treatment. She's also the co-director of Markey's new Molecular Tumor Board, a powerful tool in the fight against cancer.
When did you know ...more
Kate Breeden closed her eyes as she took a bite, trying to concentrate on the flavors of the food she was sampling.
"Well, it's definitely a brownie," she said, "but I have no idea what the mystery ingredient is. Maybe carob instead of chocolate. Or dates? But I'm not 100 percent sure to be honest."
Breeden was among dozens ...more