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Casey County High School students win award for their smoke-

The Casey Youth Coalition won the health foundation\'s firstHealthy Policy Champion Award for its smoke-free efforts.A group of 19 Casey County High S...
17-11-2017 16:04

McConnell says he asked nominee for Health and Human Service

McConnell and Azar (McConnell office photo)Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell met Wednesday with Alex Azar, whom President Trump has nominated to...
16-11-2017 16:03

Republicans in Congress say tax bill will include repeal of

Senate Republicans\' tax bill will include a repeal of the requirement that almost all Americans obtain health insurance, "a major change as they now ...
15-11-2017 16:04

Feds change Medicaid rules to allow work requirements for so

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsThe Trump administration has announced rules changes for the Medicaid program that allow states to require some ...
13-11-2017 16:04

Ad spending on electronic cigarettes drives up use of produc

By Al CrossKentucky Health NewsMADISONVILLE, Ky. ? Tobacco companies are "normalizing smoking again" through electronic cigarettes, misleading childre...
12-11-2017 16:03

Advocate says keys to passing a smoking ban are a plan, mobi

By Al CrossKentucky Health NewsMADISONVILLE, Ky. ? Two big keys to winning passage of a smoke-free ordinance are a systematic plan and mobilization of...
12-11-2017 16:03

Still without health insurance and not eligible for Medicaid

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsPremiums are higher for health insurance through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, but federal sub...
12-11-2017 16:03

Weekly newspaper in Woodford County keeps a spotlight on the

The two headlines at the top of last week\'s front page of The Woodford Sun were a reminder of the depth, breadth and impact of the opioid epidemic: "...
09-11-2017 16:05

Obamacare enrollment is on through Dec. 15; sign up early fo

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsSign up early, make sure you compare costs and plans and make an early appointment with your "application assist...
06-11-2017 16:03

UK gets $3.1 million grant to continue work on diabetes educ

The University of Kentucky has been awarded a five year, $3.1 million grant for research that will target "faith-based" interventions for diabetes in ...
03-11-2017 16:03

3 Louisville hospitals and Lourdes Hospital in Paducah get l

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Heath NewsA nonprofit group that rates hospitals has released its latest patient-safety grades, giving most Kentucky hospit...
03-11-2017 16:03

#MeToo reminds health-care providers: trauma survivors carry

As millions of men and women joined the #MeToo social medial campaign to tell their stories of sexual abuse, harassment or domestic violence, Elizabet...
03-11-2017 16:03

Kentucky gets $12.2 million as part of national EpiPen settl

A pharmaceutical company that makes EpiPen and EpiPen Jr., Mylan Inc., has been ordered to pay a $465 million nationwide settlement for knowingly avoi...
02-11-2017 16:04

In McConnell-requested study, GAO tells HHS it should set cl

The Government Accountability Office released a study today recommending that the Department of Health and Human Services, as it works to expand ...
02-11-2017 16:04

Newly launched Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow has quick

The Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow has signed on more than a dozen additional organizations since it launched two weeks ago, bringing its number ...
02-11-2017 16:04

Frankfort judge strikes down law requiring medical review of

A judge has ruled that a new law aimed at decreasing frivolous lawsuits and lowering malpractice insurance costs was unconstitutional, and he prohibit...
01-11-2017 16:04

Three articles published in The Journal of Rural Health show

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsThree studies reported in the autumn edition of The Journal of Rural Health show different ways a regular health...
31-10-2017 16:03

Monthly awards will honor people, groups for advocating poli

Do you know someone who has been a tireless advocate for policies that make a community or Kentucky healthier" Their efforts can be honored by a new a...
30-10-2017 16:03

Ky. Rural Health Association meets in Bowling Green Nov. 16-

The 19th annual conference of the Kentucky Rural Health Association will be held in Bowling Green Nov. 16-17 at Western Kentucky University\'s Knicely...
28-10-2017 16:03

Enrollment for Obamacare plans opens Wednesday, Nov. 1 and r

Open enrollment for health insurance plans at healthcare.gov begins Wednesday, Nov. 1, and continues through Dec. 15, half as long as the last annual...
28-10-2017 16:03

Baptist Health names new CEO; will assume duties Dec. 4

Ger ColmanGerard ?Ger? Colman will be the new CEO of Baptist Health, Kentucky\'s largest operator of hospitals.Colman, 47, will start work Dec. 4. A c...
28-10-2017 16:03

Trump's top health official makes Kentucky his first stop af

Acting Health and Human Services Secretary Eric Hargan, center,speaks with UK HealthCare Vice President Mark Birdwhistelland project manager Beth Snid...
28-10-2017 16:03

End of cost-sharing payments to insurance firms will lead to

President Trump?s Oct. 12 decision to cancel Obamacare subsidies could have an unexpected benefit for some consumers, if they shop for it.Trump stoppe...
28-10-2017 16:03

Study of 140,000 Americans with an average age of 69 finds t

Photo by Justin Horrocks, NPR.orgRegular walking can lower your risk of death, even if you don\'t meet the minimum recommended level of physical activ...
26-10-2017 16:04

Appalachia has high rates of hereditary pancreatitis; relati

People from Appalachia have some of the highest rates of hereditary pancreatitis in the nation, which often means living a life of uncontrollable pain...
26-10-2017 16:04

National study finds Kentucky seniors are among biggest user

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsA study aimed at providing a snapshot of how ambulance use varies between states found that Kentuckians on Medic...
26-10-2017 16:04

Kaiser Family Foundation to hold a web briefing Oct. 31 for

At noon Oct. 31, the Kaiser Family Foundation will hold a web briefing titled "What Should Consumers Know about ACA Open Enrollment in Kentucky, Tenn...
26-10-2017 16:04

Study finds more than 1/4 of adults with health insurance ar

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsMore than one-fourth of U.S. adults with health insurance were under-insured in 2016, including 44 percent who ...
23-10-2017 16:03

State posts weekly report on spread of flu, by county and re

Flu season has arrived, and it\'s time to get your shot. But if you are curious about the spread of flu in your region, the state Department for Publi...
23-10-2017 16:03

Latest effort for a big increase in Kentucky's cigarette tax

Kentucky Health NewsIf the latest effort to raise Kentucky\'s cigarette tax by $1 a pack begins to gain momentum, it can expect a big pushback from to...
23-10-2017 16:03
23-10-2017 16:03

Broad anti-smoking coalition launches with a lofty goal: add

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsFRANKFORT, Ky. -- More than 100 people representing at least 84 groups gathered at the state Capitol Annex Oct. ...
20-10-2017 16:03

Judge lets seven recovery clinics in Eastern and Central Ken

A circuit judge has ruled that seven recovery clinics in Eastern and Central Kentucky will be allowed to remain open, Jeff Noble reports for The Times...
20-10-2017 16:03

Surgeon and health researcher goes home to Appalachia to ask

Dr. Atul Gawande"Is health care a right""So asks Atul Gawande, a surgeon and public-health researcher, in an article for The New Yorker, after aski...
18-10-2017 16:03

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome conference to be held Nov. 10 a

Northern Kentucky University is hosting a conference Nov. 10 that will convene researchers from across the Ohio River together to discuss neonatal abs...
18-10-2017 16:03

Trump backs bipartisan deal to keep Obamacare subsidies; McC

"A pair of leading Republican and Democratic senators reached an agreement Tuesday to fund key federal health-care subsidies that President Trump ende...
18-10-2017 16:03

Free symposium on aging and dementia has sessions for health

Want to know more about Alzheimer\'s disease and other forms of dementia" The seventh annual Markesbery Symposium on Aging and Dementia offers opportu...
16-10-2017 16:04

Registration is open for Covering Health: a News Workshop, f

On Friday, Nov. 10 in Madisonville, the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues and the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky will present...
16-10-2017 16:04

October is health literacy month, and the revived Health Lit

By Melissa PatrickKetnucky Health NewsMost states do not have have an organization dedicated to health literacy, but Kentucky does, and it\'s spending...
16-10-2017 16:04

Congress helped drug manufacturers loosen federal oversight

After years of being lobbied by drug manufacturers, Congress last year stripped the Drug Enforcement Administration of its most effective tool to pol...
16-10-2017 16:04

Sen. Paul says Trump order will lead to health-insurance acc

After signing the order, Trump got a thumbs-up from Paul. (New York Daily News photo)By Melissa Patrick and Al CrossKentucky Health NewsWith Congress ...
15-10-2017 16:03

State says number of Kentuckians getting disability benefits

By Melissa Patrick and Al CrossKentucky Health NewsThe number of Kentucky adults and children receiving disability benefits has increased in "staggeri...
15-10-2017 16:03

Kentucky will run out of its KCHIP money in about six months

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsAs Congress works to fund the Children\'s Health Insurance Program days after the Sept. 30 deadline for reauthor...
13-10-2017 16:02

Medicare recipients should compare drug plans annually or ri

If you automatically renew your Medicare drug plan without researching all of the options, you could face significant increases in your 2018 costs, sa...
13-10-2017 16:02

After blocking partial repeal of Obamacare, Sen. Rand Paul i

Rand Paul (By Pete Marovich, New York Times)Kentucky Health NewsU.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky "is in a precarious political position," writes Danie...
09-10-2017 16:06

Events scheduled in Ky. for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The American Cancer Society\'s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign is having events in Kentucky t...
09-10-2017 16:06

Far from the debates about Obamacare and Medicaid in Washing

Kentucky Health NewsThe political debates over the future of Medicaid and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act sometimes obscure the human a...
09-10-2017 16:06

'Tobacco Nation' report cites Kentucky as example of challen

Kentucky, which has the nation\'s highest smoking rate, is of 12 contiguous states where smoking rates are higher than "not only the national average,...
07-10-2017 16:05

State starts new round of television and digital ads to get

A new round of television and digital advertising from state government encourages Kentuckians to stop using tobacco. The ads direct viewers to the st...
07-10-2017 16:05

Beshear and other attorneys general ask Congress to let Medi

Most of the nation\'s attorneys general, including Andy Beshear of Kentucky, are asking Congress to remove what they say is an unnecessary restriction...
07-10-2017 16:05

Kentucky's decade-old program to help children who are at ri

Recovered opioid addict Raven Mosser credits her success in staying sober to Kentucky\'s START program. She moved to Ohio to become a recovery coach f...
05-10-2017 16:06

Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky favors taxes on sugary dri

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky has taken a tougher stance toward tobacco, advocating a $1-a-pack increase in the state cigarette tax as a way t...
03-10-2017 16:07

National speakers will headline conference on patient safety

The 11th annual Conference for Healthcare Transparency and Safety, sponsored by Kentucky-based Health Watch USA and Consumers Union\'s Safe Patient ...
03-10-2017 16:07

Hardin County middle school begins suicide-prevention progra

Hardin County North Middle School students talked about what gives them strength during trainingthat implemented Sources of Strength, a national a sui...
03-10-2017 16:07

Dr. Hiram Polk quits as state health commissioner, citing un

Dr. Hiram PolkDr. Hiram Polk of Louisville says he quit his job as state health commissioner "amid a dispute over spending agency money," Deborah Yett...
02-10-2017 16:05

Beshear says more in Ky. are arrested for driving drugged th

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsWhile telling a television reporter about his experience with an overdose victim in Lexington, Attorney General ...
02-10-2017 16:05

State gets $10 million grant to integrate primary and behavi

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services has been awarded a $10 million federal grant to integrate primary care and behavioral health care in two re...
01-10-2017 16:05

Building community as a way to combat opioids was a resoundi

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsWhat if ending the opiod epidemic boiled down to re-building local communities, and re-thinking how we raise our...
01-10-2017 16:05

Ky. teens still far below average for vaccine that prevents

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsFewer than half of Kentucky\'s teenagers are getting the human papillomavirus vaccine, which is known to prevent...
01-10-2017 16:05

Louisville sees a spike in whooping cough cases in Sept.; he

The Louisville Department of Public Health and Wellness reports that it is seeing a dramatic spike in whooping cough in infants one year of age and yo...
01-10-2017 16:05

Federal judge strikes down new abortion law that required na

A federal judge has struck down a new Kentucky law that required a physician to perform an ultrasound and display and describe the image of the fetus ...
01-10-2017 16:05

State refuses to release correspondence with feds on Medicai

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsThe Cabinet for Health and Family Services has refused to provide the Kentucky Equal Justice Center corresponde...
01-10-2017 16:05

SAVE THE DATE: Friday, Nov. 10 for Covering Health: A News W

On Friday, Nov. 10 in Madisonville, the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues and the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky will present the...
25-09-2017 16:05

Author of Dreamland says opioid epidemic is making people ta

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsSince Dreamland: The True Tale of America\'s Opiate Epidemic was published in 2015, the author says the nation h...
25-09-2017 16:05

Public-health nurses from Ky. return after hurricane relief

?The Kentucky Angels,? a group of public health nurses from Kentucky, returned to the state Friday after helping victims of Hurricane Irma in Florida,...
25-09-2017 16:05

192-bed Prestonsburg hospital will become 12th in ARH system

The hospital will become Highlands ARH Regional Medical Center.Continuing the trend of hospital consolidation, Prestonsburg-based Highlands Health Sys...
25-09-2017 16:05

Trump seeks Paul's vote for last-ditch bill to repeal and re

By Al CrossKentucky Health NewsKentucky would be a big financial loser under Senate Republicans\' last-ditch plan to repeal and replace the Patient Pr...
25-09-2017 16:05

Education and updates on substance-use disorders, treatment

Shaping Our Appalachian Region\'s Healthy Communities program and the University of Pikeville will host a substance-use disorder education event Tuesd...
22-09-2017 16:03

In Ky., four people a day die of drug overdoses; lawmakers l

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health News"Recovery is possible. Treatment works."That was the one consistent message of hope for those with an opioid add...
22-09-2017 16:03

Obamacare boosted Ky. hospitals, but bad debts are rising ag

Baptist Health Richmond is among hospitals featured in the story.Kentucky\'s expansion of Medicaid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Ac...
21-09-2017 16:08
 



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