In developing countries, pneumonia is the leading cause of disease-related death in children ages 5 and younger, accounting for more than 1 million deaths a year. Most of the world’s pediatric pneumonia cases are condensed to Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, including Bangladesh, where the disease is pandemic.
Bangladeshi children diagnosed with pneumonia also often suffer from ...more
The new Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center ‒ Lexington building on the UK HealthCare campus, which broke ground in March 2015, will open this spring.
In addition to Shriners, the building will be home to UK Pediatric Orthopaedics and will provide leased space for UK Ophthalmology (now renamed UK Advanced Eye Care).
Current locations of UK ...more
Amy Hall celebrated her son’s first haircut appointment and the moment her daughter permitted a hug. For parents of children with autism spectrum disorders, even small gestures and slight behavioral changes count as developmental breakthroughs.
Hall’s son, Jacob, who was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder at age 2, once spiraled into emotional outbursts when anyone ...more
Ginny Sprang, PhD
Ginny Sprang, PhD, professor of psychiatry and a co-founder of the UK Center on Trauma and Children (CTAC), has fought child maltreatment for almost two decades. In recognition of the work she has done as executive director of CTAC, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) has appointed Sprang to its steering committee for the next ...more
DanceBlue celebrated its 12th-annual 24-hour dance marathon this past weekend, raising nearly $1.8 million "for the kids." The group's slogan is just three simple words, but for the DanceBlue community, "for the kids" means everything.
DanceBlue is UK's largest student-run philanthropy and has raised more than $11.5 million since 2006 in support of cancer patients, their ...more