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Following is a blog post from Janie Heath, dean and Warwick Professor of Nursing, University of Kentucky College of Nursing.
Kentucky faces some of the highest rates of cancer incidence and mortality in the nation, but Methodist Hospital in Western Kentucky is stepping up the fight against cancer. The Methodist Hospital organization in Henderson, Ky., announced a new affiliation with the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center, the state's first and only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center.
A group of researchers led by Sidney "Wally" Whiteheart, PhD, at the University of Kentucky, has published findings from an important study exploring the role that a gene called STXBP5 plays in the development of cardiovascular disease.
To celebrate Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, cancer survivors and UK faculty and staff partook in a special tailgating event called "tealgating" eariler this month.
A master of contemporary and classical piano, Israeli-born musician Inon Barnatan will perform a free recital at the UK Chandler Hospital on Sept. 21.
Dr. Edward M. Wolin, a nationally known expert in treating neuroendocrine and carcinoid tumors, has joined the team at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center.
This month's #AskACat Twitter chat will answer questions related to participation in various forms of health research beginning 2 p.m. Sept. 16 on UK's Twitter account, @universityofky.
A new study by University of Kentucky researchers has identified a novel molecule named Arylquin 1 as a potent inducer of Par-4 secretion from normal cells. Par-4 is a protein that acts as a tumor suppressor, killing cancer cells while leaving normal cells unharmed.
This week is National Child Passenger Safety Week and UK HealthCare experts are working in Kentucky communities to ensure child safety on the road.
For the first time in Kentucky history, two UK HealthCare nurse practitioners won the American Association of Nurse Practitioners State Award for Excellence.
Mike Graham was scuba diving one day when suddenly he could not catch his breath. Pulmonary rehabilitation has allowed him to return to many of the activities he enjoyed before he was diagnosed with COPD
Four viewings of sessions from the TEDMED Conference, which features short, thought-provoking talks from health care industry leaders, will be held Sept. 10-12 at the UK Chandler Hospital. Sessions are open to health care profession students and interested faculty.
University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital and Kentucky Children's Hospital have received their second straight Excellence in Life Support designation from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) for neonatal, pediatric and adult patients.
The University of Kentucky has been awarded research grants totaling $1.26 million by the American Heart Association.
Many of us personally know someone who has died by or attempted suicide -- a recent survey showed almost half of Kentuckians knew someone who had died by suicide -- but we don't really talk about it because suicide is scary, confusing, and stigmatized. If you're grieving after a loved one died by suicide or attempted suicide, you don't have to suffer alone. Talking about your loss and your emotions can help you process what you're experiencing and can also help prevent future deaths by reducing stigma and offering hope and healing to the countless others who are affected by suicide.
In College of Nursing Dean Janie Heath's blog, she honors the college's founding dean, Marcia A. Dake.
A team of investigators has made a thought-provoking discovery about a type of cholesterol previously believed to be a "bad guy" in the development of heart disease and other conditions.
Hardin Memorial Health celebrated a new affiliation between its Cancer Care Center and the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center, the state's first and only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center.
The University of Kentucky Center on Children and Trauma will host 20 training sessions for professionals across the state who are in contact with children victimized by trauma or maltreatment.
Voice loss or damage is a frustrating side effect of throat cancer treatment, but options to restore voice function are available.
The University of Kentucky's Gill Heart Institute, Manchester Memorial Hospital (MMH), and ARH Cardiology Associates have partnered to offer Clay County and surrounding areas access to advanced cardiology services.
Robert Tharsing's "Room with a View" exhibit on display at the UK Chandler Hospital portrays quieter, but familiar, downtown Lexington during the 1990s.
It can be difficult to know if your child’s problematic behavior falls within the “normal” spectrum or if there’s a more severe problem that needs professional attention.
Annual free community health fair will be held Sunday, Sept. 7 at the University of Kentucky.
The notorious "Freshman 15" is usually little more than a nuisance for new college coeds across the country. But when Georgetown College freshman Lynsey Farrar gained 15 pounds in a single week, she knew something just wasn't right.
October 20-26, 2013
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