Don’t miss the video at the end of this blog to see Erika talk about her treatment journey at the Markey Cancer Center. Dealing with a classroom full of rowdy second-graders can be taxing on even the most patient, energetic individual. But for 42-year-old Versailles schoolteacher Erika Carter, her real challenges have happened outside the […]
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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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Did you know that breastfeeding is a healthy choice for both mom and baby? Celebrate National Breastfeeding Month by learning more about breastfeeding’s benefits. Breastfeeding provides warmth and closeness, and the physical contact helps create a special bond between you and your newborn. Benefits for babies Breast milk is easier for your baby to digest. […]
UK HealthCare Albert B. Chandler Hospital remains the No. 1 hospital in Kentucky and the Bluegrass Region, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Rankings released today. In addition, four major areas have achieved Top 50 national rankings, three of them for the first time. UK HealthCare rankings included: No. 37 in […]
Written by Dr. Ann Hays, the medical director at University Health Service at UK. As August begins, college-bound students will begin planning for life on campus this fall. In between shopping for dorm supplies and registering for classes, new college students should also take a moment to plan for a healthy start to their new […]
Last month, UK HealthCare and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center completed the first heart surgery as part of a new partnership to provide outstanding pediatric cardiac services for patients in Kentucky and beyond. The Joint Pediatric Heart Surgery Program is the culmination of three years of work by the two organizations and was announced on Friday. The “one program, […]
Written by Dr. Stephen Duncan, an orthopaedic surgeon at UK Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine. Individuals today are more active than previous generations. Although this means improved health and wellness for many of us, it also means more wear and tear on our joints. Patients young and old can experience pain in their hip joints. […]
Growing up, Adrianne Rogers was an active athlete, pursuing interests in basketball, football, skateboarding and motocross racing. She was skilled enough to play up on a varsity softball team as a middle-schooler. But at age 13, she began to experience an inexplicable decline in performance and endurance. She chalked it up to “being out of shape” and […]
You step outside to enjoy the summer sun and before you know it, you’re covered in bug bites. Sound familiar? Insects thrive in hot and humid weather, which means outdoor activities during this time of year can quickly turn into a feeding frenzy if you don’t take precautions. Bites from insects such as mosquitoes and […]
Alton Boyd never meets a stranger. “I’m the type of guy that doesn’t have a frown on his face,” Boyd said. “I like to be a friendly person. I want to know people and what they do.” His smiling face is the first that many people see when they come to UK HealthCare for an appointment […]
At UK HealthCare, we are committed to improving the health and well-being of all Kentuckians. As part of that mission, all healthcare sites and UK campus locations – inside and outside as well as parking areas – prohibit the use of tobacco products (cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, snuff, snus, water pipes, pipes, etc.). Why is UK HealthCare […]