Entries by UK HealthCare

The 20-second flu fighter

Flu season is in full swing, but there a few simple ways to keep the virus at bay. The best way is to get your flu shot and make sure those around you have gotten theirs, too. Check out our recent blog about what’s new with this year’s flu vaccine. In addition to getting vaccinated, […]

How your family history can help determine your risk for cancer

Written by Justine Cooper, a board-certified genetic counselor at the UK Markey Cancer Center. Knowing your family history is a key part in understanding your risk factors for certain diseases. While you’re gathering with family this Thanksgiving, get to know more about your family’s health history and how it could impact your personal health. Genetic […]

Rare complication requires expert care from UK Dentistry

When a patient has their wisdom teeth extracted, surgeons provide information about what to expect after the operation, as well as potential complications that may occur from the surgery. For most patients, following the guidelines for proper care keeps these issues from arising. Unfortunately, that’s not true for all patients. It certainly wasn’t for Davina […]

This one test could save your life

It’s a sad fact that Kentucky leads the U.S. in lung cancer incidence and mortality. If you smoke, live with a smoker or have smoked in the past, consider getting screened. Early detection is your strongest weapon against the disease. What is lung cancer screening? At the UK Markey Cancer Center, we use a low-dose […]

Healthy brain aging the focus of Sanders-Brown symposium

UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) hosted its sixth annual Markesbery Symposium on Aging and Dementia last week with speakers focused on healthy brain aging and self-care for caregivers. The two-day program offered sessions for both scientific and community audiences. On Friday, Nov. 4, the scientific session in the UK Chandler Hospital Pavilion A auditorium featured […]

Meet Dr. Rachel Saunders, OB-GYN and pizza aficionado

Dr. Rachel Saunders, an OB-GYN who sees patients at the UK Polk-Dalton Clinic, sat down with us for the latest installment of Making the Rounds. Saunders describes her care philosophy as preventive and helping to treat medical issues before they get worse. What’s your favorite food? Pizza. I like anything that’s not sausage or bacon […]

Neonatal ICU receives generous donation, new name

When the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) moves into its revitalized space at the Kentucky Children’s Hospital, it will have a new name to go with the upgraded space and services. The gift of perserverance The Betti Ruth Robinson Taylor NICU, set to open in the spring of 2018, honors the $2 million legacy gift from […]

Preventing and treating headaches in adolescence

Written by Cori Morgan, APRN, nurse practitioner at UK Adolescent Medicine. This post is part of a series written by Dr. Hatim Omar and his team in Adolescent Medicine related to the unique health concerns faced by teens and young adults. Although they can be concerning for both teens and parents, headaches during adolescence are […]

We’re fighting back against lung cancer in Kentucky

There’s a No. 1 ranking we’re not proud of in Kentucky: leading the nation in lung cancer incidence and mortality. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and the perfect time to learn more about the disease and what UK HealthCare is doing to fight back. At the UK Markey Cancer Center, we’re working hard to […]

12 tips for a fun, safe Halloween

Twice as many children are killed or injured while walking on Halloween than on any other day of the year. But Halloween doesn’t have to be the scariest night of the year for parents, kids or drivers. Here are Safe Kids Fayette County’s top tips to help make this year’s Halloween fun and safe. For […]