This time next year, the inaugural class of medical students at the new UK College of Medicine-Bowling Green campus will be attending their first course, kicking off an exciting new opportunity for future Kentucky clinicians. In June, officials broke ground on a new facility at The Medical Center in Bowling Green, which will be home […]
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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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Do you want to eat better, but don’t know where to start? Consider the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, or DASH diet. The DASH diet was initially created to help lower blood pressure. But studies have also found the DASH diet to be one of the best options to prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes and […]
Perched on an examination table at the Kentucky Clinic, Mackenzee Walters revealed a collection of bruises and scrapes on her knees – the traces of trampoline topples and skateboarding scuffs. The 11-year-old shrugged off the purple blemishes while reviewing her summer routine with Kentucky Children’s Hospital (KCH) pediatric gastroenterologist Dr. George Fuchs. These were minor battle […]
From sleep deprivation to learning how to breastfeed, you face a lot of challenges as the mother of a newborn. As you adjust to these challenges, it’s not uncommon to experience mood changes or feelings of sadness. These “baby blues” will often go away after a few weeks. Sometimes, though, mothers of infants can develop […]
Written by Elizabeth Head, PhD, and Frederick Schmitt, PhD, the principal investigators for the Aging and Down Syndrome Research Study at UK. People who have Down syndrome may develop Alzheimer’s disease at a younger age than people without Down syndrome. However, recent research has shown that some people with Down syndrome might not develop Alzheimer’s […]
Written by Dr. James Liau, a plastic surgeon at UK HealthCare who specializes in cleft lip and palate repair. July is a special time of the year for me since it’s Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness Month. Although I do all aspects of plastic surgery, pediatric cleft care is what I’m passionate about. So, what are […]
UK Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine welcomed shoulder specialist Dr. Carolyn Hettrich to the team earlier this summer. Hettrich will see patients, take care of UK athletes and conduct research. Originally from Portland, Ore., Hettrich has studied and worked across the country. She completed her undergraduate studies in Los Angeles at Pomona College and went to medical […]
Written by Lisa Cassis, PhD, UK vice president for research. The new UK Sports Medicine Research Institute, or SMRI, is a state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary facility that will allow UK researchers to study injury prevention and performance for professional and collegiate athletes, the tactical athletes of the U.S. military, and physically active people of all ages. Watch the video […]
Geri Maschio spent more than a year planning a girls trip to Italy, but pain in her hip threatened to keep her from getting on a plane and experiencing the cities she’d been dreaming about. Maschio started experiencing pain in her hip two years earlier. She tried a variety of treatment options to find relief, but […]
A new study from UK researchers shows that when physicians and pharmacists work together more closely, care for elderly patients can be improved. The findings, published in Alzheimer’s Research and Therapy, show the value of physician-pharmacist teams in providing more coordinated care for elderly patients, especially as it relates to prescription medications. As people age, […]