Entries by UK HealthCare

UK physician shares expertise at international conference in Taiwan

During a recent trip to Taiwan, Dr. Mark V. Williams, director of the UK Center for Health Services Research (CHSR), had the opportunity to share his expertise as a hospitalist and researcher with colleagues in Taiwan. Williams was invited by Dr. Ming-Chin Yang, National Taiwan University’s associate dean of the College of Public Health, and Dr. […]

What African-Americans should know about their hearts

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for all Americans, but the threat of heart-related complications is most severe for African-Americans. Data from the American Heart Association shows that African-Americans are at a higher risk for heart disease than white Americans and the prevalence of high blood pressure in black Americans is among the […]

Heart health 101: Know your numbers

February is American Heart Month and the perfect time to check on your ticker. When it comes to a heart health, a few numbers can tell you a whole lot. Get to know your numbers for blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol and body weight. If these are too high, you are more likely to have […]

Kentucky native Lacey Buckler pursues nursing excellence at UK

Lacey Buckler, who earned three degrees from the UK College of Nursing, currently serves as an assistant chief nursing executive at UK HealthCare. She has a special interest in working with heart transplant patients at the UK Transplant Center. How did you go from being a UK graduate to your current position? I started out as a critical […]

Certified nurse midwives partner with women for better health

Written by JoAnne Burris, advanced practice certified nurse and certified nurse midwife at UK HealthCare. Whether planning for a baby or entering the stages of menopause, every woman deserves a healthcare provider who respects her values, preferences and personal goals. The certified nurse midwife offers a range of medical services and expertise to support women throughout […]