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 […]
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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.
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Chances are you’ve heard about the Zika virus outbreak and its potential to cause birth defects and other pregnancy issues. Should you be concerned about the risk of infection for you and your loved ones? Unless you’ve recently traveled to an area where the virus has spread, the answer is no. While it is unlikely […]
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 […]
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 […]
On Wednesday, the UK Markey Cancer Center, along with 68 of the nation’s top cancer centers, issued a statement urging young people in the U.S. to get a vaccination against the human papillomavirus, or HPV. HPV, which is sexually transmitted, is responsible for about 27,000 new cancer cases in the U.S. each year, causing nearly […]
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 […]
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 […]
Snow days are a fun time for kids, but winter weather can be dangerous if the proper precautions aren’t taken. Here are some tips to make sure your child has an enjoyable day in the snow. General safety Use the buddy system. Kids should play in the snow with one or more friends, and an […]
If you’re spending time with elderly friends and family members this holiday season, be aware of noticeable changes in their memory and behavior, as these can be early warning signs of dementia. “If you haven’t seen your elderly loved one in a while, you might be more likely to notice changes in their memory and […]
Heather Ellis began her shift at UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital on Nov. 4 like normal, but just a short time later she received the news that her brother-in-law, a Richmond, Ky., policeman, had been critically wounded while on duty. “In a matter of a few hours into my workday, I literally went from my […]