The UK Health Plan Urgent Care Clinic, an onsite clinic for UK employees who participate in one of the UK health plans (HMO, PPO, EPO and RHP) opened Jan. 6, 2014, on the first floor of the University Health Service Building next to Employee Health. Hours are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Same-day appointments are available by calling 323-SICK (7425). The clinic is also open to dependents of UK Health Plan members over age 18. Visit clinic site »
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Designed to keep UK clinicians informed of strategic initiatives and help them get to know one another better, the April 2014 issue of OnCall includes ICD-10 implementation, physician communication, NCI designation for the Markey Cancer Center, gynecologic oncology services, translational science, CT surgery capabilities and more. Read OnCall »
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Volunteering her time with the UK Arts in HealthCare program, Dr. Shannon Voogt, a faculty member in the UK Department of Family and Community Medicine, sang holiday carols in the Pavilion A of the UK Chandler Hospital on Dec. 11 and Dec. 16.
University of Kentucky graduate Mosoka Fallah is among the Ebola fighters in West Africa that has been named Time Magazine's Person of the Year.
Patient portals are health care-related online applications that allow patients to interact and communicate with their health care providers. Much like electronic health records, they are taking medicine into the next era of patient-provider communication.
Two University of Kentucky researchers have been awarded $1.62 million in grants through special interest projects from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The grants fund projects that focus on methods for improving the dire cancer statistics in Appalachian Kentucky, which has some of the highest rates of cancer incidence and mortality in the country.
Volunteering not only makes other people feel good. It's also good for YOU.
With a table stacked full of pre-cut foam patterns, markers, stamps, and various creative accoutrement, University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Art Therapist Fran Belvin is determined to bring a little holiday cheer to the patients and visitors coming through Markey's outpatient clinics.
UK HealthCare will open its first Observation Unit this week at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital.
Celeste Shearer's only option to cure her epilepsy was to have surgery to remove the parts of her brain that were causing her seizures, but her dream of becoming a professional performer made that a tricky prospect. Dr. Sid Kapoor and a team at the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute's Epilepsy Program designed a special set of tests to pinpoint the areas of Celeste's brain that responded to music.
"UK at the Half" airs during halftime of UK football and basketball games broadcast on the radio.
A free holiday concert will be performed by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Chorus this Saturday.
Health is not necessarily about visiting the doctor. Rather, it is about being proactive to prevent illness whenever possible.
Friends Ruth Berry and Gail Carpenter have retired from careers in nursing only to find new roles in health care assisting patients and families at UK HealthCare as volunteers.
The Medical Center at Bowling Green has become the newest member of the Norton Healthcare/UK HealthCare Stroke Care Network, a community-based stroke initiative providing the highest quality clinical and educational programs to hospital staff and the community.
The UK HealthCare Birthing Center recently attained a high score on a national survey evaluating maternity care practices and infant nutrition.
Live musical performances coordinated by the UK Arts in HealthCare program will be held at various UK HealthCare locations throughout the holiday season.
Today marks the unveiling of UK HealthCare's new Cardiovascular Inpatient Unit. The 64-bed inpatient unit, on the 8th floor of the Albert B. Chandler Hospital's new Pavilion A, is one of the largest cardiovascular intensive care units in the country. Patients will transition to the new unit on Dec. 7.
The 2014 theme for World AIDS Day is “Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-free Generation." HIV/AIDS currently affects approximately 35 million people worldwide, including more than 1.2 million Americans.
The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy goes across borders for the second year with professor Melody Ryan's “Pharmacy Without Borders: A U.S.-China Global Classroom” course.
More than 450 scientists, researchers and community members converged on Lexington for the fourth annual Markesbery Symposium on Aging and Dementia.
Dr. Jay Zwischenberger, who readily plays the harmonica during music therapy sessions at the UK Chandler Hospital, recently accepted an honor from the American Music Therapy Association for his contributions to music therapy.
Nov. 20, is the fourth annual National Rural Health Day in Kentucky and across the nation.
Graduates of the inaugural class of the Community Leadership Institute of Kentucky (CLIK) will be recognized at a ceremony held in conjunction with National Rural Health Day at the UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health (CERH) in Hazard.
UK HealthCare employees and departments can sponsor a joyous holiday celebration for a family in need through the Circle of Love program.
The College of Public Health will host a Grand Rounds seminar 11 a.m., Nov. 20 in 115 College of Nursing, featuring a panel discussion on the state of public health and healthcare reform in the wake of the recent elections.
More than 85 national and state rural health stakeholders came together Oct. 16 in Somerset to discuss Health Information Technology (Health IT) funding initiatives.
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