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'UK at the Half' Focuses on UK Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery Program

Dr. James Quintessenza, chief of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at UK HealthCare, and Dr. Scottie Day, interim chair of the UK Department of Pediatrics and physician in chief at Kentucky Children’s Hospital...

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Posted - Nov 16Read More

Pediatric Experts Find Aromatherapy Effective for Promoting Infant Healing, NAS Recovery

Pulling away the seal of a fresh aromatherapy patch, Dr. John Daniel took a deep inhalation as the fragrance of lavender and chamomile essential oils permeated his surroundings. Daniel was ending an overnight...

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Posted - May 12Read More

UK Pediatrician Helps Families Build ‘Greenhouses’ for Behavioral Development

Amy Hall celebrated her son’s first haircut appointment and the moment her daughter permitted a hug. For parents of children with autism spectrum disorders, even small gestures and slight behavioral changes...

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Posted - Mar 8Read More

UK's 2017 DanceBlue Raises Nearly $1.8 Million for Pediatric Cancer Patients

After 24 hours of dancing in anticipation, DanceBlue chairs and committee members revealed the 2017 grand fundraising total of $1,785,286.96 to the nearly 1,000 student participants and a crowd of supporters...

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Posted - Feb 26Read More

DanceBlue Community Cuts Ribbon to Open New Pediatric Cancer Clinic at Kentucky Children’s Hospital

With a sailboat full of toys, murals of blue skies over the sea and a lighthouse illuminated with all colors of the rainbow, the new $1.6 million DanceBlue Kentucky Children's Hospital (KCH) Pediatric...

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Posted - Feb 6Read More

UK Pediatrician Contributes to Peanut Allergy Recommendation Reversal

The rate of Americans suffering from food allergies, including a life-threatening peanut allergy, has dramatically increased in the past few decades. Peanut allergies are the leading cause of death caused by...

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Posted - Jan 18Read More

UK Pediatrics Chief Receives Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bluegrass Legacy of Love Award

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bluegrass (RMHC) recently honored Dr. Carmel Wallace, chair of the University of Kentucky Department of Pediatrics and physician-in-chief of Kentucky Children’s...

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Posted - Sep 22Read More

Steltenkamp to be Honored As One of the Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT

Health Data Management, the information resource for medical and information technology (IT) professionals, executives and administrators, is honoring 75 of the Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT, which...

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Posted - Apr 27Read 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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UK HealthCare, Cincinnati Children's Sign Letter of Intent for Potential Pediatric Heart Care Partnership

UK HealthCare and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to move toward a significant partnership to provide pediatric heart care services in the region. The...

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Posted - Sep 3Read More

Why the HPV Vaccine Should be Addressed as Cancer Prevention

For women younger than 40, cervical cancer is among the leading causes of cancer-related death. With modern vaccines to protect against the underlying cause, human papilloma virus (HPV), cervical cancer is...

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Posted - Aug 19Read More

UK Pediatrician, Child Safety Advocate Named 2015 Public Health Hero

Kentucky Children's Hospital pediatrician and child safety researcher Dr. Susan Pollack was recently honored as one of the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s 2015 Public Health Heroes. The award is...

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Posted - Apr 16Read More

UK Pediatric Palliative Care Provider Chosen to Lead AAHPM Group

UK Health Care pediatrician Dr. Lindsay B. Ragsdale was recently elected as chair of the Pediatric Special Interest Group for the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine (AAHPM). Ragsdale is...

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Posted - Mar 13Read More

UK Scientist Awarded $3 Million NIH Grant to Study Therapy for Sepsis

Xiang-An Li, Ph.D., of the University of Kentucky Saha Cardiovascular Research Center and Department of Pediatrics, has been awarded a $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study synthetic...

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Posted - Mar 10Read More

UK Neonatologist's Study Trial Supports Alternative Therapy for Drug-Addicted Babies

In the past decade, the number of Kentucky babies starting life with a drug dependency, or neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), has skyrocketed from 1.3 per 1,000 births to 19 per 1,000 births. Just like adults...

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Posted - Feb 2Read More

UK Pediatric Surgeon Intervenes to Help Boy from His Home Country

A mother's embrace couldn't settle a fidgety Snayder Menendez Quinones for more than a few seconds in the Pavilion A lobby of the UK Chandler Hospital. But Maria Quinones was relieved to see her 3-year-old son...

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Posted - Jan 27Read More