Drug overdose deaths in Kentucky are a major public health crisis. In fact, in 2014, the Commonwealth had one of the highest drug overdose death rates in the country. But through research, public policy, community intervention and effective health care, the University of Kentucky and UK HealthCare are fighting back against this terrible problem. Last […]
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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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Although flu season is usually on its way out by spring, it’s peaking late this year. Cases are up nationwide, and right now Kentucky is seeing some of the highest rates of the flu in the nation. On the bright side, the CDC reports this season’s flu vaccine is very effective against the virus. If […]
How powerful is advanced medicine? At UK HealthCare it is seriously powerful. Life-changing powerful. Today we are launching a new campaign built around our message of The Power of Advanced Medicine. Showcasing UK HealthCare’s role as Kentucky’s leading academic medical center, the campaign will help you better understand who we are and the groundbreaking work […]
Update, March 28: If you missed Friday’s report on PBS, be sure to check out the video below. Watch PBS NewsHour tonight at 7 p.m. for a special report on cancer in Kentucky and Appalachia. The story features experts from the UK Markey Cancer Center who work on the front lines of fighting the disease […]
From misplaced medications to household cleaning items, every house has its fair share of potential dangers for children. In fact, nearly 1.2 million cases of accidental poisoning in children ages 5 and younger are reported each year, with 90 percent of those occurring in the home. This week is National Poison Prevention Week and a […]
Did you know St. Patrick’s Day is one of the biggest days of the year for alcohol consumption? Drinking to excess is not only not good for your body, it tends to lead to bad decision-making, which can put you or those around you in danger. Here are some tips to keep things safe and […]
If you’re a smoker, you probably already know it’s not a healthy habit. The benefits of not smoking are vast, but the bottom line is this: if you stop smoking now, you’ll have a better quality of life and more years to live it. Today is Kick Butts Day, an initiative all about supporting people […]
Starting today, the UK Transplant Center is moving from its current location on the fourth floor of UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital to: Kentucky Clinic Wing D, Third Floor, Suite J301 740. S. Limestone Lexington View and print directions and a map of the new location here. Patients who are seen at the Transplant and […]
Getting enough sleep may seem impossible with so few hours in a day, but it is more under your control than you might think. There are plenty of practices and habits that make for good sleep hygiene and will maximize the time you spend asleep. Most adults should be getting 7 to 8 hours of […]
In our society, women often care for everyone else – parents, spouses, children – first and neglect themselves. Looking after yourself isn’t selfish – it’s the best way to keep on doing what you do for those around you. In honor of International Women’s Day today, check out our list of tips that will help […]