For many families across Kentucky, the start of the school year also means the start of the fall sports season. Almost three out of every four families with school-aged kids have at least one child who plays organized sports. That’s great! Sports provide physical, emotional and social benefits for kids of all ages. But with sports […]
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About UK HealthCare
UK HealthCare is the hospitals and clinics of the University of Kentucky. But it is so much more. It is 9,000 people – physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals – all dedicated to providing the most advanced, most effective care available, not just in Kentucky but anywhere.
To learn more about the power of advanced medicine at UK HealthCare, visit ukhealthcare.uky.edu.
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For our latest Making the Rounds interview, we sat down with colon and rectal surgeon Dr. Sandra Beck. Dr. Beck is the head of colon and rectal surgery section at UK and the program director for the general surgery residency. How did you become interested in medicine? I actually started out in business in undergrad, […]
Parents, the school year is here – what’s your plan for packing school lunches? By putting some thought into your children’s lunches, you can help keep them full and able to focus on learning throughout the school day. Here’s how: Rethink the sandwich Sandwiches are a staple of school lunches, but they don’t have to […]
Written by Dr. Jonathan Kiev, a cardiothoracic surgeon at UK HealthCare. Your doctor tells you that a chest X-ray shows a spot on your lung. It might sound scary at first, but these spots, or lung nodules, are not an uncommon occurrence. What are lung nodules and what causes them? Lung nodules are small masses […]
Kids across Kentucky are heading back to the classroom this week. From backpacks to buses, here’s what you need to know to keep the little ones in your life safe and happy as they return to school. School bus safety School buses are the safest mode of transportation for getting children to and from school, […]
When Kenley Overton’s parents took their infant daughter in for her four-month wellness checkup, they didn’t know much about retinoblastoma, the rare form of eye cancer that most commonly affects children. But that quickly changed. Kenley was born Aug. 24, 2010, to Jason and Kendra Overton. When Kenley was a few weeks old, her parents noticed that […]
In November 2015, Frankfort-native Brian Chenault went to the doctor for what appeared to be a bout of pneumonia. After more than a year of struggling with the illness, Chenault received some much more distressing news: A viral infection had damaged his heart beyond repair. This past January, the 39-year-old was referred to UK HealthCare […]
Written by Dr. Nathan Orr, a vascular surgeon at UK HealthCare. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a dangerous condition where a blood clot forms in the larger veins of our body due to slow blood flow, blood vessel damage or increased tendency to clot. What is deep vein thrombosis? When we cut or scrape our […]
For Andrea Crookston, taking photos used to mean hiding her smile. Fear and anxiety kept Crookston from going to the dentist every six months as recommended. Instead, she’d only go when the pain was too much for her to bear. “I’d been in pain for a long time, but I was afraid of the dentist,” […]
On Aug. 21, sky gazers across the country will be treated to the sight of a total solar eclipse – a once-in-a-lifetime event where the moon passes between the sun and Earth, blocking the sun’s light for a brief period. This awesome event is cause for excitement – and caution. Staring at the sun without […]