One of UK HealthCare’s own is being recognized on a national level as one of the Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT. Dr. Carol Steltenkamp, professor of pediatrics at the UK College of Medicine and UK HealthCare’s first chief medical information officer, will be honored in May by Health Data Management – the information resource 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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The Supervisor of the Year Award recognizes employees at the University of Kentucky who make a difference in the lives of their employees. This year, the prestigious honor was given to two UK HealthCare staff members: Angela Dalton, practice manager in General Surgery, and Kristy McMillan, radiology technical manager in Imaging Services. Nominated by their […]
Forgetfulness is something many of us will experience as we get older. It’s a normal part of aging. But when memory loss starts to interfere with daily life, it can be a sign of a more serious issue such as Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia, a group of conditions that affect […]
Even though it’s easy to forget when you’re using it week in and week out, your lawn mower is actually dangerous and potentially deadly piece of equipment. Each year 20,000 people are injured in the U.S. due to mower-related accidents, and 75 are killed. One in five of those deaths involves a child, and more […]
Tax Day is fast approaching. If you’re like millions of other Americans who haven’t filed their taxes yet, you’re probably starting to get stressed out worrying about the April 18 deadline. Stress can quickly have serious effects on your health, leading to symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, an upset stomach and tightness in your chest. […]
Race day hat? Check. Bowtie? Check. Sunscreen? Check. Whether you’re heading out to Keeneland this weekend or just spending time outside enjoying the spring weather, make sure sunscreen is a part of your wardrobe. Even when temperatures are mild or skies are overcast, a day outside can still result in sunburned skin if you don’t […]
On April 2, 1991, Dr. Michael Sekela performed the first heart transplant in the University of Kentucky’s history. It’s been 25 years since that first operation, and we’ve been saving lives through heart transplantation ever since. In fact, we now do more than 40 heart transplants each year, and in 2015 we set a single-year […]
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 […]
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 […]