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A lot of life left to live. UK alumnus and mother searches for new kidney

‘A lot of life left to live.’ UK alumnus and mother searches for new kidney

Emily Girard May 18, 2022

The Facebook page has been up since April 26. Sarah Zopfi’s sister-in-law, Lindsay Zopfi, set it up with a straightforward title: “Sarah Needs a Kidney.” The description is even more to the point,...

Governor Beshear holds conference on Delta variant, emphasizes importance of vaccines

Emily Girard July 20, 2021

Governor Andy Beshear held a special press conference Monday to discuss the Delta variant of COVID-19 and its impact on Kentucky.Beshear said that current COVID-19 vaccines are still offering “significant...

UK HealthCare Enterprise Director of Infection Prevention & Control Kim Blanton speaks to local media on Friday, March 13, 2020, in UK Chandler Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, to provide updates about the local spread of the novel coronavirus. Kentuckys first coronavirus patient has been released from UK Chandler Hospital with a full recovery. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Where are they now? Two women associated with the early days of the pandemic look back a year later

Natalie Parks March 12, 2021

'We pulled together'Kimberly Blanton was on her way home when she got the call that made the pandemic real.“I knew the minute I got the call from the governor’s office that that first patient was positive...

Emily Girard and her father at Charlie Browns, a local Lexington restaurant and bar, before the coronavirus pandemic.

How my immunocompromised family changed my perspective on isolation

Emily Girard March 30, 2020

Students’ lives have become very different very quickly. We’ve all been yanked out of our normal lives and shoved back into our houses lest we contract COVID-19. A lot of people, including me, have...

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COVID-19: this is no overreaction

Thomas Hart March 18, 2020

In the past few weeks the situation with COVID-19 seems to have spiraled from a distant issue into an unreal worldwide disaster. Travel has been banned, UK and other schools have switched to remote teaching,...

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The case for getting vaccinated

October 19, 2018

According to a survey done by the American Society for Microbiology and Research America, fewer American adults now support getting vaccinated.The survey shows that in 2008, 82 percent of Americans though...


National Breast Cancer Awareness month is relevant for college students

By the Editorial Board October 15, 2018

College students hear the “c” word-- cancer-- and though we’re terrified of it, we generally don’t think that we as young people are in any danger of it.There’s a certain facade of invincibility...

The Football Team training camp Friday, August 10, 2018. Photo by Britney Howard | UK Athletics

Schlarman finds escape from disease, worry with Kentucky football

August 28, 2018

When going through a life-changing event, sometimes people find escape in continuing their normal activities, pretending like nothing bad is going on.For Kentucky’s offensive line coach John Schlarman,...

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Donation to UK PATHways Program will allow expansion of opioid treatment, research

Sydney Momeyer May 14, 2018

As the opioid crisis in America continues to be a rising issue, UK has taken steps to attempt to treat and prevent the disease.On Tuesday, May 8, members of UK’s administration announced in a press conference...

Jarretts Joy Cart chair Jennifer Mynear stands with volunteers for Jarretts Joy Cart which allows patients at Kentucky Childrens Hospital to shop for and give wrapped presents to their families around Christmas every year. Named after former patient Jarrett Mynear, Jarretts Joy Cart has been a tradition for 19 years. Kentucky Childrens Hospital patients were able to shop for presents on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Legacy of past patient provides Christmas joy to children at hospital

Rick Childress December 19, 2017

Patients at the Kentucky Children's Hospital got a chance to share in the Christmas cheer this holiday season. As a part of the 19th annual Jarrett's Joy Cart, patients entered a room where they got to...

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