One in three Kentuckians is at risk of developing diabetes. We’re determined to change that, but we need your help. Join us in the #SinkDiabetes challenge! Here’s how to participate: Watch the video below. Record your own shot. Share it with #SinkDiabetes. Tag three Kentuckians to spread it on. For every shot posted, $10 will be […]
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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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We caught up with Dr. Aaron Hesselson for our latest Making the Rounds interview. Dr. Hesselson started at UK HealthCare this fall, bringing with him nearly 30 years of experience in cardiac electrophysiology. He now serves as the director of electrophysiologic services at UK. What types of conditions do you treat? Electrophysiology covers all of […]
The holiday season is quickly approaching and for the 31st year, the UK community is preparing for the annual Circle of Love, an event that provides UK employees and students the opportunity to fulfill the wishes of hundreds of children in need from 10 Kentucky counties. Thanks to the generosity, compassion and teamwork of UK HealthCare […]
Treatment for any serious medical condition can be daunting for even the most fearless adults. But for children who deal with serious illness, fear, anxiety and a lack of understanding can make it difficult for them to cope with their treatment. Dr. Meghan Marsac, pediatric psychologist and assistant professor in the UK College of Medicine, […]
By Clark Kebodeaux, PharmD, assistant professor in the UK Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science Shingles, also referred to as herpes zoster, is a painful rash that develops as the result of reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). VZV is responsible for varicella infection, more commonly known as chicken pox. Even after chicken pox resolves, […]
UK nursing student Mia Jackson discovered her passion for working with children during her experience abroad with the Shoulder to Shoulder Global (STSG) health brigade. Twenty-eight additional students, 21 faculty members or healthcare professionals, and six members of the UK/Lexington community joined Jackson in Ecuador to share this transformational experience. STSG is a UK Global Health Initiative […]
Today is World AIDS Day, a global event dedicated to raising awareness and to mourning those who have died from an HIV or AIDS-related illness. Globally, an estimated 36.7 million people have HIV, and since 1984, more than 35 million people have died of either HIV or AIDS. HIV and AIDS are common terms, but […]
On Tuesday, Nov. 29, WWE star wrestler Jinder Mahal visited kids, families and staff at the Kentucky Children’s Hospital, and our wrestling superfans were thrilled to meet him! Check out the photos below. Next steps: The Child Life Program at Kentucky Children’s Hospital provides play opportunities for sick children and their families. Learn more our Child […]
Santa will make his annual visit to UK HealthCare this weekend, along with UK athletes, cheerleaders and mascots to delight and entertain Kentucky Children’s Hospital patients and UK HealthCare families. Breakfast will be provided at 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 2 in the UK Chandler Hospital Dining facility in Pavilion A. Children will have the opportunity to share […]
A recent study by UK’s BREATHE (Bridging Research Efforts and Advocacy Toward Healthy Environments) shows that fewer new cases of lung cancer were found in communities with strong smoke-free workplace laws. Strong smoke-free laws are known to improve public health by lowering rates of heart attack, stroke, asthma and emphysema. This study, led by Ellen […]
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- New UK clinic provides specialized treatment for opioid abuse
- The best part of this cardiologist’s job? Giving patients a second chance.