Nearly 68,000 Kentuckians today are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, but the emotional and financial tolls are much higher. That’s because, in the words of Linda Van Eldik, Alzheimer’s is a “family disease.” “Alzheimer’s affects the patient, of course, but as the disease progresses, it is also devastating for the people who love and care for […]
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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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Child abuse can happen in any family and in any neighborhood. Studies have shown that child abuse crosses all boundaries of income, race, ethnic heritage and religious faith. The incidence is higher, however, in families in which the parents are in their mid-20s; high school dropouts or lack a high school diploma; below the poverty […]
“Challenge accepted” is a series highlighting the work the UK Markey Cancer Center is doing to fight cancer in Kentucky and Appalachia. To learn more about how we’re helping Kentuckians live longer, fuller and healthier lives, read the latest Markey Cancer Center Annual Report. In this entry, we sit down with Melissa Hounshell, Markey community […]
Drug overdose deaths in Kentucky are a major public health crisis. In fact, in 2014, the Commonwealth had one of the highest drug overdose death rates in the country. But through research, public policy, community intervention and effective health care, the University of Kentucky and UK HealthCare are fighting back against this terrible problem. Last […]
Although flu season is usually on its way out by spring, it’s peaking late this year. Cases are up nationwide, and right now Kentucky is seeing some of the highest rates of the flu in the nation. On the bright side, the CDC reports this season’s flu vaccine is very effective against the virus. If […]
How powerful is advanced medicine? At UK HealthCare it is seriously powerful. Life-changing powerful. Today we are launching a new campaign built around our message of The Power of Advanced Medicine. Showcasing UK HealthCare’s role as Kentucky’s leading academic medical center, the campaign will help you better understand who we are and the groundbreaking work […]
Update, March 28: If you missed Friday’s report on PBS, be sure to check out the video below. Watch PBS NewsHour tonight at 7 p.m. for a special report on cancer in Kentucky and Appalachia. The story features experts from the UK Markey Cancer Center who work on the front lines of fighting the disease […]
From misplaced medications to household cleaning items, every house has its fair share of potential dangers for children. In fact, nearly 1.2 million cases of accidental poisoning in children ages 5 and younger are reported each year, with 90 percent of those occurring in the home. This week is National Poison Prevention Week and a […]
Did you know St. Patrick’s Day is one of the biggest days of the year for alcohol consumption? Drinking to excess is not only not good for your body, it tends to lead to bad decision-making, which can put you or those around you in danger. Here are some tips to keep things safe and […]
If you’re a smoker, you probably already know it’s not a healthy habit. The benefits of not smoking are vast, but the bottom line is this: if you stop smoking now, you’ll have a better quality of life and more years to live it. Today is Kick Butts Day, an initiative all about supporting people […]
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