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Compared to what we've dealt with recently, 28 degrees may seem balmy. But as long as the temperature is at or below 32 degrees, frostbite -- or its milder form, "frostnip" -- can still be an issue if proper precautions aren't taken.
University of Kentucky Transplant Center Patient Navigator Elaine Milem, also a transplant patient at UK, has been selected by the American Kidney Fund (AKF) to participate in the organization’s sixth annual advocacy day on Capitol Hill on March 4, 2015.
The following is a Blog by Janie Heath, dean of the University of Kentucky College of Nursing.
Some employees who successfully quit smoking and/or using tobacco for 30 days as a part of UK's recent Quit and Win contest won in a very big way. The winners were recognized at a reception at the UK Student Center Tuesday afternoon and received cash prizes.
Most symposia are highly intellectual affairs, offering lectures and poster sessions designed to bring the latest information on a designated topic to attendees. The Clinical Neuroscience Winter Expo will go a step further, offering interactive, real-time instruction on the latest advancements in the neurosciences and stroke care.
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine will hold a grand rounds session examining the psychiatric case of Shirley Mason, the artist and patient known as "Sybil." Simultaneously, the UK Arts in HealthCare program will host an opening reception for an exhibit containing 40 original pieces of artwork by Mason.
The National Cancer Institute recently awarded a two-year, $357,743 grant to University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers to study the role of a certain protein in aggressive cancer metastasis.
The Gill Heart Institute at the University of Kentucky is one of 40 centers in the U.S. participating in this landmark clinical trial.
Love is a powerful medicine and provides a critical ingredient for a healthy life.
UK HealthCare has received approval from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Division of Certificate of Need to add 120 patient beds.
The University of Kentucky Division of Adolescent Medicine and the nonprofit Stop Youth Suicide hosted 160 students for the 5th Annual Spread the Love-A-Thon at Tates Creek High School on Feb. 12.
Last week, fourth and fifth grade students at Athens-Chilesburg Elementary (ACE) learned how to be FAST-- not at a track meet or on the basketball court, but in a medical emergency.
The University of Kentucky's Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program, part of the Department of Psychiatry, has been accredited by the American Board of Addiction Medicine.
In its infancy, echocardiography (ECHO) was merely a diagnostic tool. Today, ECHO helps patients every step of the way from diagnosis to post-treatment performance metrics -- and provides cardiologists at the Gill Heart Institute the information they need to help doctors and their patients all over Kentucky.
The Clinical Neuroscience Winter Expo, March 6 and 7, 2015, will be an informative, interactive event exploring the latest advancements in the neurosciences and stroke care.
The first National Wear Red Day Symposium at the UK Chandler Hospital on Feb. 6 seeks to raise awareness of heart disease in women.
Adolescence is a time of transitions. Increasing independence, maturity, and hormonal changes may predispose teenagers to occasional mood and impulse fluctuations. However, some teenagers experience more than just normal mood changes and are clinically depressed. According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, about 5 percent of children and adolescents may have depression at any given time.
When Jon Wes Adams collapsed from sudden cardiac arrest last summer, bystanders performed a new technique called Hands-Only CPR that kept him alive until he could get the proper treatment. But no one anticipated that it would ultimately save his identical twin's life too.
The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center is hosting a free patient education program on clinical trials this Wednesday, Feb. 4 at noon in the atrium of Markey's Combs Research Building.
The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center has announced that St. Mary’s Regional Cancer Center in Huntington, W.Va., is the first member of the Markey Cancer Center Research Network, a newly launched initiative conducting high priority cancer research through a network of collaborative centers with expertise in the delivery of cancer care and conduct of research studies.
Starting this month, the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center will be hosting several art therapy craft sessions each month in the Whitney-Hendrickson Building.
"What Can Beagles Teach Us About Alzheimer's Disease?" chronicles insights from Elizabeth Head's research at the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging at the University of Kentucky.
An upcoming conference organized by the University of Kentucky Area Health Education Centers will bring together interdisciplinary health professionals who serve as community faculty members.
UK Chandler Hospital was recently ranked among the nation's top locations for women's health by Becker's Hospital Review.
Dr. Larry B. Goldstein, a highly acclaimed expert in stroke and related disorders, has been named the next chairman of the Department of Neurology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and co-director of the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute.
October 20-26, 2013
HQW highlights the work of healthcare quality and patient safety professionals and their influence on improved patient care outcomes and healthcare delivery systems. Learn more about the National Association for Healthcare Quality »
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