Entries by UK HealthCare

Get In Your Greens!

If eating more healthfully is in your New Year’s resolution, you are on the right track to provide your body with the right stuff to feel well and to be well.  One of the tougher tasks is getting in more fruits and vegetables – and making them tasty!  The American Cancer Society recommends 5-7 servings, […]

Soup’s On!

It’s getting cold and time for soup!  Several soups can be helpful and nutritious dishes for everyone, especially patients receiving cancer treatment.  Soups are a great alternative for those who find it difficult to tolerate solid food, are experiencing nausea or who are looking for a change. While broth-based soups are not very high in […]

Learn to make Italian bread!

Join us Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. 306 Whitney- Hendrickson Building Markey Cancer Center Learn to make and taste fresh, delicious Italian bread! A free class presented by: Dr. Philip DeSimone.

3rd Annual Classes at Rushing Wind Farm

Join us Sunday, October 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. Only 30 spaces available! Sign up today to reserve your spot! Email your name and how many will be attending to: rachel.c.miller@uky.edu or call 859-257-0519 Exclusive event The Real McCoy, Inc. & Catering is partnering with the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center for an exclusive […]

Choosing whole grains

Making a small change in your diet – such as choosing whole grains more often, may have a big impact on your health. Whole grains foods, such as breads, cereals and pastas, have not been processed and therefore retain and provide us with more nutrients, including fiber, protein, iron and B vitamins. Whole grains are […]

Smoothie demonstrations

Need a little inspiration? Smoothie demonstrations are offered on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m. in the Psych-Oncology Services office, third floor, Whitney-Hendrickson Building. Read more about it and watch a video demo.

Change in taste affecting your appetite?

There are many changes that come with the diagnosis of cancer and the subsequent cancer treatments – which include changes in the sense of taste. Common problems for patients undergoing radiation or chemotherapy include changes in the taste buds, making some foods taste bitter or metallic, too salty or sweet – or even tasting like […]

Cooling Off

Hot weather isn’t the only reason you may want to get some cold foods and drinks this summer. Consuming chilly foods and beverages may be beneficial for patients going through radiation and/or chemotherapy for many reasons. Common side effects of these treatments are painful mouth sores, irritation and inflammation caused by a condition called mucositis. […]