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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

UK HealthCare Physicians Named to 2015-16 Best Doctors List

by Kristi Lopez LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 7, 2015) – UK HealthCare has more than 125 physicians practicing medicine with UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital, Kentucky Children's Hospital, UK Good Samaritan Hospital and...

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Posted - Oct 7Read 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...

Tags - Family and Community Medicine, Kentucky Homeplace

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

Silent Auction Benefits Shoulder to Shoulder Clinic in Ecuador

The University of Kentucky Chapter of the International Federation of Medical Student Associations (IFMSA) will host the 10th annual Art of Healing silent auction on Wednesday, April 2. The auction will be...

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Posted - Apr 2Read More

UK HealthCare Physicians Named to Best Doctors in America Listing for 2014

More than 100 UK HealthCare physicians affiliated with University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital, Kentucky Children's Hospital and UK HealthCare Good Samaritan Hospital appear on the Best Doctors in...

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Posted - Feb 20Read More

Bastos-Carvalho Receives Bayer Grant

Ana Bastos-Carvalho, a visiting scholar in the Ambati research group in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, received the Global Ophthalmology...

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Posted - Jan 13Read More

Creating a Culture of Collaboration for Research at UK and Beyond

There's a proverb in the business world that says, "If you don’t know, hire someone who does." In the world of translational research, the saying might go like something this: "If you don't have the expertise...

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Posted - Jan 10Read 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