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Cardarelli Named Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine

Dr. Roberto Cardarelli has been named chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Cardarelli, who is also professor of family medicine, has...

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Posted - Aug 3Read More

UK Professor Wins Advocacy Award for LGBTQ* Health Care Initiative

Difficulty in accessing culturally affirming and informed health care has long deterred members of the LGBTQ* community from seeking fundamental services and resources. In 2016, Dr. Keisa Fallin-Bennett, an...

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Posted - Jun 27Read More

Family Medicine Doctors at UK Provide Care for Every Age

People lead busy lives and managing doctor appointments for the entire family can be challenging, especially if a different physician is needed for each family member according to age or health concern....

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Posted - Mar 30Read More

Transform Health Initiative Creates Clinical Settings Centered on Needs of LGBTQ Patients

Concerns about privacy, safety, stigmatization and quality of care have deterred members of the LGBTQ community from accessing health care services and resources. Disengagement from the health care system has...

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Posted - Sep 23Read More

UK Study Calls for Closer Examination of Transitional Care Management Program Effectiveness

Reducing excessive medical costs associated with high hospital readmission rates is a pillar of health care reform. From 2007 to 2011, as many as 19 percent of patients in the United States returned to...

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Posted - Jan 17Read More

Integrative Approach to Chronic Pain Management Gives New Hope for Patients

The debilitating pain of tophaceous gout, a chronic form of arthritis, has shackled William TIncher from a decent quality of life since he was a young man. Eager to serve his country, 18-year-old Tincher...

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Posted - Aug 11Read More

Family Medicine Clinic Earns National Recognition

Few people think of a health care facility where they go to see their physician as a 'home,' but that's exactly the kind of environment Dr. Jonathan Ballard, medical director for the University of Kentucky's...

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Posted - Jul 24Read More

Ribbon Cutting Marks Official Opening of UK HealthCare at Turfland

At 10 a.m., Monday, April 20, a ribbon cutting ceremony will mark the official opening of UK HealthCare at Turfland, a new outpatient center on Harrodsburg Road in Lexington on the site of the former Turfland...

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Posted - Apr 20Read More

AHEC Conference Strengthens Partnerships with Community Faculty

The number of community health care professionals teaching University of Kentucky students and conducting field research continues to grow every year. Currently, more than 1,900 providers located in the state...

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Posted - Jan 30Read More

UK Pilot Study Tests Program to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

Within 30 days of discharge, 20 percent of fee-for-service Medicare patients are readmitted to the hospital. The frequency of readmission for Medicare patients costs the nation an estimated $17 billion...

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Posted - Jan 13Read More

94 Year-Old Lexington Woman Gives Back as Research Volunteer

On Dec. 2, a very special group of people gathered to celebrate a very special gift. "Participation in clinical trials is a truly noble act, and we consider the people who volunteer for research part of our...

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Posted - Dec 19Read More

UK Family Doctor Gives Back, Stays Grounded through Music

On the morning of Dec. 16, Dr. Shannon Voogt warmed up her classically trained opera voice before coming to work at UK HealthCare. At 11 a.m., she applied resin to the bow of her violin in the Pavilion A lobby...

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Posted - Dec 18Read More

UK Division of Community Medicine Examines Patient's Environment as the Starting Point of Health

A community's physical environment and social dynamics, such as the amount of green space for exercise and access to health education, are all underlying factors that impact the health of its citizens. To...

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Posted - Apr 4Read More

UK's Arts In Healthcare Program Announces Holiday Programming

Everyone wants to be home for the holidays. Unfortunately, hospital patients don't have that luxury. For those who are unable to enjoy the comforts of a holiday at home, the UK Arts in Healthcare program has...

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Posted - Dec 2Read More

Alzheimer’s Disease Trial at UK is First of its Kind Worldwide

A new clinical trial being conducted at the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) and the UK Alzheimer’s Disease Center (ADC) may signal new hope in the future for those who might be...

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Posted - Dec 2Read More

Dr. Ronan Tynan to Speak, Perform at Sanders-Brown Dinner Nov. 11

Singer, physician, athlete and inspirational speaker Dr. Ronan Tynan is no stranger to adversity. When Tynan was 20, his legs had to be amputated below the knee after an auto accident caused serious...

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Posted - Nov 5Read More