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Billy Reed: Paying homage to former college athletes on medical front lines in battle against COVID

Let’s stop fretting, for just a moment, about whether we’ll have 2020-’21 basketball season, and concentrate on paying homage to all the former athletes who now are on the front lines of the battle against the Coronavirus pandemic. They come from different sports and different nations. They come from both sexes and with different skin colors. What they have in common is that they used the educations...

UK Colleges of Nursing, Agriculture launch ‘Heart-2-Heart’ letter writing campaign to support workers

By Parry Barrows University of Kentucky The University of Kentucky Colleges of Nursing and Agriculture, Food, and Environment are partnering to launch “Heart-2-Heart,” a letter-writing campaign to show compassion and support to healthcare workers battling COVID-19. “Day-in and day-out, health care workers risk their own lives to provide care to patients fighting COVID-19. The weight of that...

Who Does That? Community members ‘play’ patients to help UK’s aspiring medical pros

Community members assume the role of patient to give UK students practice in the medical field. (Photo from UKNow)   For the hundreds of University of Kentucky students working on their professional degrees in various medical fields, practice makes perfect. This is especially true when it comes to learning how to interact with patients.   But how do students gain that kind of experience?...