Entries by UK HealthCare

With cancer behind her, it’s back to school again for this teacher

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 […]

Breastfeeding gives your baby the best possible start

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. […]

Plan for a healthy start to college

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 […]

UK begins Pediatric Heart Surgery Program with Cincy Children’s

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, […]

Gill gives Lexington woman, 23, new heart and new life

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 […]

We’re tobacco-free. Here’s why.

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 […]