Entries by UK HealthCare

Barnstable Brown proud to sponsor UK Opera Theatre’s ‘It’s a Grand Night for Singing’

The UK HealthCare Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center is proud to sponsor the 25th anniversary of the UK Opera Theatre’s It’s a Grand Night for Singing, running now through June 19. This is the first year of sponsorship between the Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center and the UK Opera Theatre. “We look forward to a long and wonderful […]

Kentucky Neuroscience Institute recognized for high-quality stroke patient care

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recently honored UK HealthCare’s Kentucky Neuroscience Institute (KNI) with the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and the Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Award. These achievements recognize UK HealthCare’s commitment and success in adhering to the most current, evidence-based stroke treatment guidelines for […]

Cancer survivors celebrate life at Markey’s Expressions of Courage

When Sarah Lister spent more than four months as an inpatient in the UK Markey Cancer Center Blood & Marrow Transplant Program, it was the creative endeavors Markey offered that kept her upbeat and motivated. From music therapy to yoga to narrative medicine, she participated in everything that came her way. “All the integrative therapies they offer […]

Watch: UK researcher discusses his work to improve jockey health, safety

As a researcher in the UK College of Health Sciences, Carl Mattacola spearheads the Equine Jockey/Rider Injury Prevention Initiative, a first step toward building a medical model for jockeys that is similar to the care offered to athletes in other sports, including hockey, NASCAR racing and football. The initiative aims to provide jockeys with proper management, […]

Is too much screen time affecting your health?

If you’re feeling overly stressed or unproductive, it might be a sign that you’re spending too much time staring at your smartphone. That’s not surprising. In fact, data from a 2016 Nielsen study shows the average American spends almost 11 hours in front of screens each day. All that exposure to technology takes a toll on our overall health. A […]

What you might not know about e-cigarettes

Think e-cigarettes are better for you than other tobacco products? You may want to think again. Although it is true that vapor from an e-cigarette does not contain the toxins and tar that tobacco smoke contains, it does contain nicotine, one of the most addictive known substances and one that’s harmful to your health, too. Here’s why […]

UK celebrates groundbreaking of new College of Medicine-Bowling Green campus

Healthcare leaders from UK, The Medical Center at Bowling Green and Western Kentucky University celebrated on Tuesday the groundbreaking of the new UK College of Medicine-Bowling Green campus. The four-year, regional campus medical school is the first of its kind in Kentucky and is a partnership between The Medical Center, UK and WKU. The UK College of Medicine-Bowling […]

A passion for sports led Dr. Scott Mair to orthopaedic surgery

We sat down with Dr. Scott Mair, an orthopaedic surgeon at UK Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine, for our latest installment of Making the Rounds, a blog series that introduces you to some of our providers at UK HealthCare. Dr. Mair specializes in shoulder and knee arthroscopy and shoulder reconstruction. How did you first become interested in medicine? […]