Entries by UK HealthCare

Make Valentine’s Day a healthy holiday

Valentine’s Day is Sunday, and whether you’re spending time with your loved one, your closest friends or by yourself, we have a few tips and fun facts to help make the day happy and healthy. Skip the restaurant, cook at home Instead of making reservations at a restaurant, consider cooking Valentine’s Day dinner at home […]

Dr. Gretchen Wells talks about why awareness is so important to women’s heart health

Are you ready to support women’s heart health? The truth is that heart disease is a major killer of women, and some of the reason for that is women’s symptoms are different from men’s — and often go unrecognized until it’s too late, which is why raising awareness is so critical. Dr. Gretchen Wells, director […]

Safe sleep tips for newborns and infants

Did you know that unintentional suffocation is the leading cause of injury-related death among children younger than 1? Safe Kids and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend the following tips to help create a safe sleeping environment for newborns and infants: Always place infants on their backs to sleep, even for naps. Keep your baby’s […]

Immunotherapy offers new hope for cancer treatment

Back in December, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter surprised the nation by announcing that he no longer had any traces of cancer in his system, just a few months after announcing a frightening stage IV melanoma diagnosis. So what led to his surprising good news? A specific type of cancer treatment called immunotherapy. What is […]

Think about your heart before you shovel

The combination of colder temperatures and physical exertion may increase the risk of a heart attack during snow shoveling. To help keep you safe and minimize risk, we recommend the following precautions: Individuals over the age of 55, or those who are relatively inactive, should be especially careful. If you have heart trouble, do not […]