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, […]
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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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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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- Markey collaboration bringing broadband access and better cancer care to Appalachia
- UK senior is all smiles thanks to collaborative care at UK Dentistry
- New UK clinic provides specialized treatment for opioid abuse
- The best part of this cardiologist’s job? Giving patients a second chance.