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The renovation of the former Dillard's location at Turfland Mall on Harrodsburg Road will provide for consolidation and relocation of some of primary care and specialty outpatient clinics.
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University of Kentucky medical students helped young patients from the UK Pediatric High BMI Diagnostic Clinic get active this spring by offering mentorship and outdoor exercise sessions every Sunday.
Ty Borders, a UK College of Public Health professor and chair of the Department of Health Service Management, was recently appointed to a national committee of rural health experts tasked to make recommendations for the improvement of rural health.
UK HealthCare has announced the appointment of Dr. Peter Morris to the University of Kentucky faculty as Chief for the Division Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine Class of 2015 assumed the title of “doctor” during the commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 16. The graduating class consisted of 113 students who will pursue 22 different specialties in Kentucky and throughout the United States.
UK HealthCare's Gill Heart Institute has named Dr. Gretchen Wells as its new Director of Women’s Heart Health.
Medicines can be an effective option for heart failure patients. But if the heart is very weak, a mechanical device that helps a weakened heart pump blood throughout the body, called a VAD, can be a lifesaver.
Dr. Gerhard Hildebrandt has been named the Division Chief of Hematology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center.
Through his Ironcology fundraising organization, University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center oncologist and local triathlete Dr. Jonathan Feddock is partnering with the Markey Cancer Foundation to host "The Healthiest Weekend in Lexington," a two-day event June 12-13 that will focus on community engagement, cancer awareness, and promoting a healthy lifestyle while raising funds for cancer care at Markey.
Thirteen-year-old Abby Gottesman watched through the glass as the pineapple was strapped into place and made its way through the center of an enormous donut. It sounds like something from the school cafeteria, but in fact Abby was enjoying her dream day learning from neuropsychologists from UK HealthCare, thanks to a program called DreamUP!.
The free "Mind Matters" Health Fair, sponsored by UK's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, will be held today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fayette County Extension Service, 1140 Red Mile Place, Lexington.
Three months before back-to-back earthquakes devastated Nepal, University of Kentucky medical student Jennifer Cotton was visiting the country to provide critical care ultrasound training to local doctors. Cotton is now fundraising and founding a nonprofit to support medical resources for Nepali doctors who are responding to the disasters.
Researchers at the University of Kentucky's Gill Heart Institute have been awarded a four year, $2.85 million grant from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute to study the mechanisms by which diet and family history increase the risk of heart attacks.
Imagined muscular figures and body parts created by Cuban artist Misleidys Francisca Castillo Pedroso are on display in the East Gallery of the UK Chandler Hospital.
Though storytelling has always been a powerful force in society, only recently has its power been used to encourage healing. The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center is working to recognize the powerful patient stories that result from a cancer diagnosis and use these stories to help patients through a method known as narrative medicine.
The Maserati Mingle in downtown Lexington offers a free preview of exotic automobiles that will be on display during the Keeneland Concours d'Elegance in July. Proceeds from the Keeneland Concours d'Elegance benefit Kentucky Children's Hospital.
The Spring Forward concert series at the UK Chandler Hospital is supported by the Kentucky Arts Council.
Frequent conversations with children in their early years are the best way to set them on the road to language learning and academic success, but the increased use of tablets, video games, and smart phones by young children can interfere with that process.
UK HealthCare's Gill Heart Institute has received the "Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation Gold Quality Achievement Award" for maintaining specific quality measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer cardiac arrests in the hospital.
Several UK HealthCare nurses and employees were honored with 2015 Nursing Week Awards.
Eastern State Hospital, managed and operated by UK HealthCare through an agreement with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), opened its new facility in September 2013.
The Kentucky Primary Care Association (KPCA) and UK HealthCare announced today a groundbreaking partnership aimed at providing more than 800 patient care providers access to UK HealthCare support services such as supply chain contracts, medical professional placement services, practice transformation support/training and an after-hours pediatric call triage center.
Two researchers from the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging have received a multi-million dollar grant renewal to unlock the mysteries of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and brain aging with the help of people with Down syndrome (DS).
Ethical complexities of nursing profession highlighted during National Nurses Week, May 6-12, 2015.
The next time you add Splenda (sucralose), Sweet and Low (saccharin) or Equal (aspartame) to your tea or coffee, beware -- these articial sweeteners aren't truly calorie-free.
The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society hosted their fourth annual "Meet the Researchers Day" last Thursday. Meet the Researchers Day is a field trip given as a prize to two schools in the region who successfully raise more than $1,000 for the LLS's Pennies for Patients campaign.
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