Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in the Commonwealth, killing more than 2,000 Kentuckians every year. It’s true – there are factors that affect your stroke risk that you cannot control. The good news is that there a lot of other risk factors you can manage. Check out our stroke prevention kit below to find […]
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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.
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You can eat like an Olympic athlete, even if you don’t have access to dietitians and experts who plan and prepare your meals like Olympians do. We asked UK Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine’s Dr. Kimberly Kaiser and UK Athletics performance dietitian graduate assistant Shae Carson for their insight. Check it out! Next steps: Dr. Kaiser answers […]
We caught up with Dr. Thomas Waid, the medical director of the Kidney & Pancreas Transplant Program at the UK Transplant Center, for our latest installment of Making the Rounds. Dr. Waid has been at UK HealthCare for more than 30 years, helping make the Transplant Center a national leader in end-stage organ failure treatment. What […]
In 2014, Claire Fussinger made her first appointment with UK Dentistry’s DMD Student Clinic after receiving a recommendation from a close friend. Little did she know, this visit to take care of a few general dentistry issues would be the beginning of her journey to a transformed smile. “I was impressed with the care and […]
Written by Dr. Jonathan Kiev, a cardiothoracic surgeon at UK HealthCare. Did you know? Even non-smokers are at risk for developing lung cancer, thanks in large part to secondhand smoke exposure. In fact, about 3,000 non-smokers die from lung cancer every year because of exposure to secondhand smoke. And another 46,000 die every year because […]
On Tuesday, Feb. 27, stop by IHOP locations across Kentucky for free pancakes and show your support for Kentucky Children’s Hospital. On IHOP’s 13th annual National Pancake Day, guests are treated to a complimentary short stack of pancakes and in return are asked to support KCH by making a donation of any size either on their […]
UK HealthCast is a podcast series from UK HealthCare featuring in-depth interviews with our experts on a variety of health-related topics. Subscribe to UK HealthCast today wherever you listen to podcasts! *************** When someone suffers a stroke, getting treatment as soon as possible can make a huge difference in survival and recovery. At UK HealthCare, […]
When you exercise, your heart “remodels” to accommodate the body’s increased demand for more oxygen-rich blood to feed those muscles. Does this remodeling affect Olympic athletes differently? Not exactly, says Dr. Vincent Sorrell of the University of Kentucky Gill Heart & Vascular Institute. “Anyone who exercises regularly will likely have some remodeling to their heart, […]
During DanceBlue 2018 from 8 p.m. Saturday through 8 p.m. Sunday, more than 900 students helped raise $1,804,068.77 to fight pediatric cancer. DanceBlue supports the DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic. “I could not be more proud to be a student at a university that empowers students to be a part of something greater than […]
Written by Jill Kolesar, PharmD, a professor in the UK College of Pharmacy, co-director of the UK Markey Cancer Center Molecular Tumor Board and director of Markey’s Precision Medicine Clinic. Historically, cancer treatment has been offered through one-size-fits-all therapies based on the average person. But that is changing as we learn more about cancer and why […]