Entries by UK HealthCare

Our stroke prevention kit could save your life

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 […]

Watch: How is an Olympian’s heart different? A UK HealthCare doctor explains

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, […]

UK’s DanceBlue 2018 raises $1.8 million for the fight against pediatric cancer

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 […]

Bringing precision medicine to our patients with cancer

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 […]