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What is the Field of Pediatric Urology?

Dr. Amanda Saltzman explains the basics of pediatric urology, the most common issues she sees and how UK HealthCare is unique in that the staff includes the only female pediatric urologist in the region and the only specialized pediatric, adolescent and young adult urologic oncology-trained surgeon in Kentucky.


Type 2 Diabetes in Youth is on the Rise

Type 2 diabetes has previously been considered an adult condition. However, it is becoming much more common in children. Laura, Hieronymus, DNP, MSEd, RN, discusses Type 2 Diabetes in children, symptoms to be aware of and the steps to take if a child or adolescent is told they have Diabetes or prediabetes.


Suicide Warning Signs, Help is Available

There have been many reports in the news recently surrounding celebrity suicides. However, suicide happens in this country every 12 minutes. It is important to know the warning signs and ways to help someone who may be suicidal. Young people are especially susceptible to negative thoughts. Dr. Hatim Omar, Chief in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at UK Healthcare, shares the symptoms of depression, suicide warning signs and ways to help someone in need. If you or a loved one is in...


What is Kidney Embolization Surgery and Why Might Someone Need it?

Since the reports of recent news about the First Lady having a Kidney Embolization procedure have come out, you might have wondered why, or what that means for her health. Dr. Stephen E. Strup, Chairman of Urology at the University of Kentucky Healthcare, is here to share his expertise on why some people might need a Kidney Embolization procedure and what that means in terms of long term health.


Hallmarks of Midwifery

From supporting a woman during delivery to providing primary care, nurse midwives can be found throughout the spectrum of women’s healthcare. Midwifery is a beautiful healthcare partnership designed to help women realize their potential to be a force for optimal health and wellness. JoAnne Burris, APRN, CNM shares fascinating information about the field of midwifery, including debunking many of the myths associated with midwifery.


The Latest Advancements in Glaucoma Treatments

According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, Glaucoma is a very misunderstood disease. Often people don't realize the severity or who is affected. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness. Joshua Evans, MD discuss the latest advances in treatment for Glaucoma. He is an Ophthalmologist with UK HealthCare.


Thyroid Nodules: Should You Be Concerned?

Thyroid nodules are solid or fluid-filled lumps that can form within your thyroid, a small gland located at the base of your neck, just above your breastbone. Many thyroid nodules are not serious and may not cause symptoms. Reese Randle, MD discusses thyroid nodules and treatment options available.


Nurse Recruitment at UK Health

At UK HealthCare we are proud of our great nursing services. Our creative leadership and quality initiatives in care, education and research are dedicated to the well-being of patients and their families. Joining the show to discuss nurse recruitment at UK Health and to learn more about Nursing at UK HealthCare including our benefits, educational opportunities, patient care areas and our care delivery model is Graig Casada. He is a registered nurse, certified nurse manager and the nurse...


Stroke Symptoms: Time is Brain!

Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in the US. Getting treatment as soon as a stroke occurs can make a huge difference in survival and recovery. At UK HealthCare, we offer treatment, prevention, research and rehabilitation for stroke patients. Our experienced experts use leading-edge technology and clot-busting drugs to provide personalized care for each patient. We are available 24 hours a day to treat patients immediately, before strokes cause brain damage. Here to tell us why it...



An arrhythmia is an abnormal or disturbed heartbeat and can cause patients to feel unsettled. Most patients can find relief with newer medicines that solve their problem by keeping their arrhythmia in check. However, some patients may need a minimally invasive procedure. Here to speak with us today about what the field of electrophysiology is all about is Dr. Aaron Hesselson. He is an electrophysiologist with UK HealthCare.


Prostate Cancer Survivorship

The American Cancer Society estimates that one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. Since prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men after skin cancer and long-term survival is common, after diagnosis and treatment, survivors have continuing needs for follow-up care to manage treatment side effects. They may also need tests to see if the cancer has come back, and treat other health conditions. Here to speak with us today about prostate cancer...


What You Need to Know About Heart Failure

The term "heart failure" can be frightening. Our doctors and staff work together to create a treatment program that best suits each individual patient's needs – from the proper medication, lifestyle modification, ventricular assist support devices or, if necessary a heart transplant. In this informative segment, Navin Rajagopalan, MD, discusses the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant program at UK HealthCare and how it offers a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to the treatment...


Athletic Training: Contracts and Outreach Opportunities in Kentucky

With the region's largest certified athletic training staff, we provide outreach athletic training services to numerous schools. Our certified athletic trainers are specially trained in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of all types of sports-related or physically active injuries and illnesses. Prevention, treatment and rehabilitation programs are developed based on medical, exercise, and sports sciences. In this segment Robert Ullery, Athletic Trainer, discusses UK...


Do You Know the Signs of Childhood Concussion?

Does a child in your family play sports? If so, there are things you should know about the risks and dangers of childhood concussions. Concussions are serious, traumatic brain injuries that get worse each time they happen. It’s important to know the warning signs when you may be dealing with something as serious as brain trauma. Peter Gray is here to help you learn your ABC's: Assess the situation, Be alert for the signs and symptoms, and Contact a health care provider when there is a head...


Ultrasound Guided Injections for Pain Managment

According to The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, osteoarthritis is one of the leading causes of disability in the United States. It can develop slowly and the pain can worsen over time. Although there is no cure for osteoarthritis, there are many treatment options available to help people manage pain and stay active. Ultrasound-guided injections are used to treat pain stemming from conditions like chronic tendinopathy, muscle tears and carpal tunnel. They’re used in a variety of...


Health and Survival Benefit from Kidney Transplantation

The kidney transplant program at UK Transplant Center provides kidney transplants for adults and children with end-stage kidney disease, also known as renal failure. The UK Kidney Transplant program has been a leader in advanced kidney failure since 1964 when we completed our first live-donor kidney transplant. We've been saving lives ever since: more than 2,500 kidney transplants have taken place at UK Transplant Center since our program was founded. In this segment, listen in as Thomas...


Thoracic Surgery at UK HealthCare

The cardiothoracic surgery program at UK Healthcare provides expert care for major lung and esophageal disorders and offers advanced minimally invasive techniques including robotic surgery for many of these conditions. Our patient-centered approach includes a multidisciplinary team of experienced surgeons capable of managing highly complex cases. We use leading-edge technology with the state's longest continuous robotic surgery program. In this segment, Jonathan Kiev, MD, joins the show to...


Becoming a Living Donor: You Can Help A Family Member or A Stranger

Becoming a living donor is a voluntary decision by a family member or friend of the potential recipient. It may also be the choice of a caring stranger. About half of the transplants performed in the United States come from living donors. Living donation has become the gold standard for kidney transplantation in the United States. A living donor advocate will work with you through each step of the process. Thomas Waid, MD is here today to answer your questions about the living donor...


Clinical Trials: What Patients Need to Know

Nearly every breakthrough in treating and curing disease is the result of a patient who was willing to participate in a clinical trial. Life-saving treatments and medications that are common today began as an idea that led to a research study. By participating in a clinical trial, you can help our doctors and scientists take the next steps in discovering new ways to treat and prevent cancer. Suzanne Arnold, MD is here to answer questions about clinical trials and how as a volunteers you...


Women’s Heart Health: Learn the Differences Between Men and Women

Heart disease is the number one cause of death among women in the United States, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. A major problem is that women often aren't diagnosed until they've had a major event. Furthermore, the symptoms they experience aren't the same as the crushing chest pain many men have while having a heart attack. Learn about the latest treatment options for women from Dr. Gretchen Wells, an expert in women’s heart health. Learn more about Women's Heart Health