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Amanda Fallin, assistant research professor at the UK College of Nursing, has been selected as one of eight distinguished nurse educators to participate in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN) Faculty Policy Intensive (FPI) program.
On Saturday, Feb. 7, the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center will host a special gala to support its second annual Expressions of Courage exhibit this summer.
It's estimated that roughly 10 percent of women in the U.S. have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
In her first State of the College address, Janie Heath, dean of the UK College of Nursing, told faculty and staff she wants people to think of nursing excellence when they think of Kentucky.
Cheryl Castle, of Lawrence County, is the first Kentucky patient to receive Neuropace, a novel device that helps lessen the frequency and severity of her crippling epileptic seizures.
The UK Department of Family and Community Medicine has collaborated with St. Claire Regional Medical Center and Kentucky Homeplace to study the effectiveness of community health worker models of transitional care to reduce hospital readmission rates.
Is it the post-holiday blues, or SAD? UK Dean of Nursing Janie Heath provides insight into diagnosis and treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Dr. Maya Guglin, director of mechanical assisted circulation at the University of Kentucky's Gill Heart Institute, has launched The VAD Journal, a publication focused exclusively on mechanical assisted circulation.
Former Ms. Wheelchair Kentucky Heidi McKenzie pursues her life goals, which include starting her own clothing line for people living in wheelchairs, with the support and advice of her trusted doctor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UK HealthCare.
Beginning around age 50, we lose 1% of our muscle mass each year. Staying physically active is especially important as we age.
Because headaches are so common, they are often dismissed as insignificant. Do some SNOOPing to determine whether your headache merits a visit to the doctor.
A group of art education students have enlivened the environment of the pediatric intensive care unit at Kentucky Children's Hospital by painting windows with child-friendly characters.
A recent study at the University of Kentucky examined combined cognitive effects of traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder in veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan.
UK HealthCare has temporarily amended its inpatient hospital visitation policy to be proactive in helping protect the health and well-being of patients and health care workers during this flu season.
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.
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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