UK, Norton teaming up to tackle strokes and cancer

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The University of Kentucky is teaming
with one of the state's largest hospital systems to try and tackle
some of Kentucky's most pressing health problems.
UK HealthCare and Norton Healthcare said Tuesday they'll work
together to try to reduce cancer, strokes and obesity in a state
that ranks high in all three categories.
Researchers from Norton Cancer Institute and UK Markey Cancer
Center will collaborate on research and clinical trials with an
emphasis on prevention and early diagnosis.
UK HealthCare and Norton Healthcare will work with community
hospitals to provide stroke screenings and training to treat stroke
victims. The two partners also will create a statewide stroke
Meanwhile, Louisville-based Norton will expand its weight
management services to Lexington.
The two health-care heavyweights announced their alliance late
last year.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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