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Free Friday Music returns to the UK Chandler Hospital, artists scheduled through April

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  Celebrate the arrival of every weekend leading into spring with free musical performances at the UK Chandler Hospital Pavilion A atrium lobby.   The TGIF Winter/Spring series of concerts starts on Jan. 30, featuring live musical performances from students …

Kentucky and Florida tied heading into last day of Big Blue Slam donation competition

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  It’s a ballgame! Kentucky and Florida are tied 1,150 to 1,150 heading into the last day of Big Blue Slam.   “It all comes down to Friday,” said Martha Osborne, Kentucky Blood Center’s Executive Director of Marketing and Recruitment. …

Kentucky pulls ahead of Florida after day three of the Big Blue Slam blood battle

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  After three days of Big Blue Slam, Kentucky has jumped in front of Florida, 860-829.   “We’re halfway through, and we know the Big Blue Nation hates to lose,” said Martha Osborne, Kentucky Blood Center’s Executive Director of Marketing …

University of Louisville geriatrics to co-host free town hall meeting on long-term care

  The University of Louisville Division of Geriatrics, a part of the Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine, will help host a town hall meeting on long-term care.   The AMDA Foundation, in partnership with the City of Louisville, Louisville …

University of Louisville sole site in Kentucky testing investigational device for emphysema

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  The University of Louisville has launched a research trial to study an investigational medical device designed to aid patients with emphysema by shutting off the diseased part of the lung. UofL is the only site in Kentucky among 14 …

Surgeon intervenes to help young boy from his home country return to happy, playful self

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  By Elizabeth Adams Special to KyForward   A mother’s embrace couldn’t settle a fidgety Snayder Menendez Quinones for more than a few seconds in the lobby of the UK Chandler Hospital in Lexington. But Maria Quinones was relieved to …

Day two of the Big Blue Slam blood battle sees Kentucky slip and slide while Florida shines

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  With cold temps, icy roads and delayed school starts, Kentucky’s score slipped on the second day of Big Blue Slam. Florida, which enjoyed a warm, sunny day now leads the blood battle, 531 to 509.   “While we’ve fallen …

Appalachian women are more likely to get cervical cancer, but it could be prevented

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  By Melissa Patrick Special to KyForward   A fatalistic belief that getting or preventing cancer is beyond a person’s control is one of many reasons young women in Appalachian Kentucky are likely to not get or complete the series …

E-cigarettes can churn out high levels of formaldehyde, opens up debates of safety

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  Vapor produced by electronic cigarettes can contain a surprisingly high concentration of formaldehyde — a known carcinogen — researchers reported Wednesday.   The findings, described in a letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine, intensify concern about …

Day one of Big Blue Slam has Kentucky beating Florida in blood battle – by two

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  The first day of Big Blue Slam was a close one with Kentucky leading Florida by just two, 309-307.   “It just doesn’t get much closer than this,” said Martha Osborne, Kentucky Blood Center’s Executive Director of Marketing and …