Entries by UK HealthCare

What you need to know about mumps

Last week, UK’s University Health Service saw a couple of isolated cases of mumps, a contagious virus whose tell-tale symptom is swelling near the neck and jaw. Although the overwhelming majority of people who get mumps recover completely, it’s important to know the signs of the virus and what to do if you think you […]

5 tips to prevent sports-related injuries in kids

Warmer weather is here and the spring sports season is just around the corner. Now’s the time to make sure your kids take the right precautions to avoid sports-related injuries. In 2013, more than 1 million children ages 19 and under were seen in emergency departments for injuries related to 14 commonly played sports. Here […]

Watch: 5 questions with neurosurgeon Dr. Craig van Horne

Neurosurgeon Dr. Craig van Horne came to Kentucky from Boston to pursue an idea: Could peripheral nerve tissue implanted in the brain reduce the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease? Van Horne is the director of the Deep Brain Stimulator Center at the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute. He focuses his research on cellular and surgical therapies for Parkinson’s […]

UK’s clinical research nurses help make discoveries happen

Across the University of Kentucky, clinical research nurses carry out clinical procedures and care for those who participate in research studies. They not only provide the best possible patient care, but they also help make discoveries that advance healthcare altogether. Research nurses have long been at the heart of health research, but it wasn’t until late […]

Before you start spring cleaning, check out our safety tips

Written by Wayne Sanderson, a professor of epidemiology in the UK College of Public Health. The arrival of spring inspires fresh starts and clean slates. Longer daylight hours and warmer temperatures energize homeowners to empty out their garages, fertilize their lawns or start home improvement projects. However, using chemicals, sprays and equipment to complete household […]

UK HealthCare recognized for providing discrimination-free care to LGBTQ community

UK HealthCare has been named a Healthcare Equality Index Leader for its efforts in delivering high-quality care to all patients, especially those in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community. The Human Right Campaign Foundation, the largest national LGBTQ civil rights advocacy group, awards this designation to healthcare facilities that “meet a deep […]

Art therapy helps patients improve emotional health and well-being

Art therapy, a division of UK HealthCare’s Creative Arts Therapies program, allows patients to use artistic activities to help ease the depression and anxiety associated with illness and being in the hospital. “Art and mental health therapy are intertwined,” said Fran Belvin, MA, ATR-BC, LPAT, a licensed art therapist serving patients at UK Markey Cancer Center […]

Chandler Hospital named among 100 Great Hospitals in America

UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital has been named among the 100 Great Hospitals in America by Becker’s Hospital Review, a monthly publication offering business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. The hospitals included on this list are renowned for excellence. They are industry leaders in innovation, quality patient care and […]

Dr. Matthew Bush honored for work to improve hearing healthcare

Dr. Matthew Bush, a clinician and researcher at UK Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, was recently awarded a prestigious fellowship for his research related to improving hearing healthcare in underserved rural areas. Bush is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Behavioral Science at UK. He is one of only 10 recipients nationwide to receive […]