For women younger than 40, cervical cancer is among the leading causes of cancer-related death. With modern vaccines to protect against the underlying cause, human papilloma virus (HPV), cervical cancer is also one of the most preventable types of cancers. As a society, we have the opportunity to wipe out or significantly reduce a disease […]
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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 past decade, Dr. Mark Evers says, has been a revolution. Thanks to advances in personalized medicine over the past 10 years, Evers says patients today receive treatments that are better tailored to their genetic makeup and specific medical history. Evers, the director of the UK Markey Cancer Center, along with Dr. Susan Smyth, director […]
UK HealthCare’s Dr. Mark Evers and Dr. Susan Smyth will appear on KET’s One To One with Bill Goodman on Sunday afternoon. Evers, the director of the Markey Cancer Center, and Smyth, the director of the Gill Heart Institute, will discuss personalized medicine using genomics. Tune in at 1 p.m. on Sunday, and check back […]
Have you ever noticed that a family member becomes confused, irritable or restless as night falls? Or as the night progresses, they become agitated and pace throughout the house? This person could be showing signs of sundowning, a phenomenon commonly associated with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Sundowning, or Sundown Syndrome, is the materialization of different […]
As we enter the dog days of summer, when the heat and humidity seems unbearable at times, it’s important to remember steps to protect our children against heatstroke. Heatstroke, also known as hyperthermia, is the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle-related deaths for children younger than 14. In 2014, 32 children died from heatstroke, and heatstroke […]
Join us for a FREE cooking demonstration, featuring: Head Chef Jason Ritchey from The Villiage Idiot Wednesday, July 8 from 11am-12pm 306 Whitney-Hendrickson Building at the UK Markey Cancer Center A free program, open to the public. Watch and learn how to make something tasty at home, and sample it! No reservations necessary.
Join us at 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 24 for a smoothie demonstration and free samples! Learn how to make a healthy and delicious smoothie, while trying tasty samples. Location: 306 Whitney-Hendrickson Building, Psych-Oncology Services
It’s not too late to cultivate! Planting your own herbs and vegetables can be nutritious and inexpensive – as well as therapeutic. It doesn’t have to even be challenging. Try growing some low-maintenance herbs such as basil, parsley and chives; then, use them to spice up your dishes for extra flavor and nutritional benefits of […]
Spring is here! Beautiful blossoms, green landscapes and warmer temperatures remind us of the renewal that the season brings: It’s also a good time to remember to take care of ourselves by renewing resolutions to take better care of ourselves.
Join us at 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 22 for a smoothie demonstration and free samples! Learn how to make a healthy and delicious smoothie, while trying tasty samples. Location: 306 Whitney-Hendrickson Building, Psych-Oncology Services
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