Entries by UK HealthCare

Wash your hands the right way

Washing your hands is one of the easiest and most effective things you can do for your health. When you wash your hands regularly before and after certain activities, you reduce your risk of getting sick and prevent the spread of germs to other people, too. It’s a quick and simple way to help keep […]

UK HealthCare staff members take home Supervisor of the Year Award

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 […]

Don’t let taxes stress you out

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. […]

Before you head outside, think about your skin

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 […]

Family takes action to help fight Alzheimer’s disease

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 […]