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Keep kids safe around home fireplaces; prevent accidental burns with these safety tips

By Sherri Hannan University of Kentucky Healthcare Fire can be friend or foe. We often think about fire as it relates to warmth thereby making it our friend during those long winter months. As the cold temperatures arrive, fire used to heat our homes may be a daily occurrence. When we use fire as heat source, we have to mindful of how dangerous it can be and take the appropriate actions to keep everyone...

Lexington launches new medical care program to help local homeless population

Lexington citizens who are homeless and in need of short-term recuperative medical care have a new place to find help. The Medical Respite Program is a partnership between the city and Bluegrass Care Navigators (formerly Hospice of the Bluegrass) through its Bluegrass Care Transitions program. Local hospitals and other medical providers will identify patients who are eligible for the program, which...

Dr. Peggy Stephens returning to home state
to lead new 239-bed Eastern State Hospital

Dr. Peggy Stephens will be chief administrative officer/chief medical officer of the new Eastern State Hospital, which is projected to open in August, UK HealthCare has announced.   Dr. Stephens will oversee the opening of the new 239-bed Eastern State Hospital facility, which will be managed by University of Kentucky and is located on UK’s Coldstream Research Campus in Lexington. The 300,000-square-foot...