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Lexington Teenager, Future Doctor Flourishes Despite Rare Illness

In many ways, Treasure Newton is your typical 17-year-old. She loves hanging out with her friends and family, trying new recipes and doing her makeup. But unlike most teens, she knows exactly what she wants to be when she grows up.
28-Mar-2024 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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From drive-thru to OR: a twisted tale of UK patient's rare condition, complex surgery

When Jacob Whitt rolled through the drive-thru with friends one night in November 2022, he had no idea that the cheesy, saucy goodness he ordered would lead to a 38-day stay in the hospital.
6-Mar-2024 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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When an ear infection needed surgery, Kentucky Children's Hospital physicians stepped up

acey Cundiff knew she had to say something. Her five-year-old daughter had been sick for days, bouncing between visits to their family doctor and local emergency room — but no one had been able to provide a solid diagnosis. Lacey and her...
6-Mar-2024 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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UK HealthCare Women's History Month Q&A: Asha Shenoi

Women’s History Month is a nationally recognized observance that commemorates the role of women throughout American History. Though its roots as a national celebration trace back to 1981, the presidential proclamation of every March as Women’s...
6-Mar-2024 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Markey study shows expanded cancer gene testing feasible, beneficial for patients

A new University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center study published in JCO Precision Oncology demonstrates a feasible way to expand germline genetic testing for patients with cancer.
23-Feb-2024 9:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

UK Markey Cancer Center study reveals extent of undiagnosed cancer cases caused by pandemic

Over 134,000 cancer cases went undiagnosed in the U.S. during the first 10 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center study.
22-Feb-2024 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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University of Kentucky scientists develop eco-friendly magnet to battle microplastics

Plastic pollution is a pressing environmental issue, and University of Kentucky Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment researchers are leading the charge with an innovative solution.
12-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Nursing’s Stanifer chosen as scholar in Environmental Health Research Institute for Nurse and Clinician Scientists

A researcher in the University of Kentucky College of Nursing has been selected as a scholar for the Environmental Health Research Institute for Nurse and Clinician Scientists (EHRI-NCS).
9-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Q & A with UK sport psychologist Marc Cormier: How student-athletes handle high-pressure situations

It’s basketball fans’ favorite time of year — March Madness. Whether it is the love of basketball, or the thrill of competition, every fan is rooting on a favorite team.What does it take to win it all? Marc Cormier, director of the Sport and...
10-Mar-2023 10:05 AM EST

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UK HealthCare neurologist working to improve access to MS treatments

Together with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) experts, biostatisticians and clinicians from across the globe, a UK HealthCare neurologist has helped compile an essential list of MS medications for patients in resource-poor settings. Jagannadha “Jay”...
2-Mar-2023 11:05 AM EST

UK Psychology Expert Offers Ways to Help Children Cope With COVID Anxiety

In the Q&A session below, Michelle Martel, a psychology professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky, shares her expertise and offers tips for helping your child cope with COVID anxiety.
6-Oct-2021 9:00 AM EDT

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University of Kentucky Researcher a Force in the Fight Against Lyme Disease

At a time when incidence of Lyme disease is rising across the U.S., a study led by University of Kentucky College of Medicine researcher Brian Stevenson, Ph.D., may provide a significant impact in the fight against the disease. A new study will...
17-Sep-2021 10:20 AM EDT

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Reopening Anxiety? Here’s How to Overcome it According to University of Kentucky Experts

For nearly a year, we relied on masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Now, many are removing the facial coverings, but that doesn’t mean it will be easy to shed the anxiety that accompanies a global pandemic. If you’re having difficulty...
29-Jun-2021 9:00 AM EDT

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