Entries by UK HealthCare

Join us in the #SinkDiabetes challenge!

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 […]

What older adults should know about the new shingles vaccine

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, […]

Nursing student finds calling on UK Shoulder to Shoulder Global trip

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 […]

WWE star brings cheer to patients at Kentucky Children’s Hospital

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 […]

Join us this Saturday for our annual breakfast with Santa

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 […]

UK study finds smoke-free laws lead to reduced rates of lung cancer

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 […]