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UK faculty band together, acquire more than 6,500 masks for UK HealthCare to battle pandemic

By Lindsey Piercy University of Kentucky Many are grappling with a new reality as the impacts of COVID-19 continue to ripple across all facets of economic and social life. For Haoying Sun, the devastating effects hit close to home long before the global pandemic spread to the United States. “I moved to the U.S. more than 20 years ago, but my parents still live in China,” she said. “When I read...

Baptist Health offers tips to help Kentuckians avoid serious respiratory illnesses, including flu

While the new strain of coronavirus that originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan is making headlines, there are many serious respiratory illnesses to watch for right here at home including flu, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and pneumonia. Symptoms of these illnesses, such as a cough, runny nose, and fever, might start out as mild, but in the very young, older adults, or people with weakened immune...