Entries by UK HealthCare

Listen: Dr. Mark Newman talks about coming home to Kentucky

In September, UK HealthCare welcomed Dr. Mark F. Newman as its new executive vice president for health affairs. An Owensboro, Ky., native, Newman comes to UK from Duke University Medical Center, where he had a distinguished career in medicine, working in anesthesiology and healthcare management. In his new role, Newman will be responsible for UK […]

What is narrative medicine? Our expert explains.

Written by Robert Slocum, PhD, the narrative medicine facilitator at UK HealthCare. At the UK Integrative Medicine & Health program, our goal is to combine traditional medical therapies with other health and wellness practices to help patients achieve optimal health and healing. When a patient is diagnosed with an illness or disease, the focus is often […]

Author of heart-healthy cookbook to speak at UK on Nov. 18

Popular cookbook author Jane Esselstyn is coming to UK HealthCare on Nov. 18 for a lecture and cooking demonstration about the benefits of a plant-based diet for heart disease prevention. Esselstyn, a former health educator, has spent most of her life advocating for a plant-based, whole-food diet. A collection of her recipes is featured in The Prevent […]

10 warning signs of domestic violence

One in four women (and one in seven men) in the United States will be victims of domestic violence at some time in their lives. Domestic violence isn’t just physical – it’s a pattern of physical, verbal, sexual and psychological violence used by one partner in a relationship to gain power or control over another […]

Learn about dementia, aging at the Markesbury Symposium

Why do some people stay intellectually sharp into their 90s, while others have memory problems? Is there anything we can learn from their lifestyles that can help everyone age successfully? These are among topics to be discussed at the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging’s Markesbery Symposium on Nov. 3-4. Keynote speakers are: Dr. Claudia Kawas of the 90+ […]

Dr. Jonathan Kiev answers common questions about COPD

Written by Dr. Jonathan Kiev, a cardiothoracic surgeon at UK HealthCare. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a potentially debilitating lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe and tends to get worse over time. There are two main types of COPD: emphysema and chronic bronchitis. If you or a loved one has been […]