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Early sports specialization tied to increased injury rates

Sixty million kids participate in organized athletics each year with ever increasing amounts of children specializing in one sport before the age of ...
19-03-2019 16:04

Lowering blood pressure prevents worsening brain damage in e

But see: Lower blood pressure is associated with an increased risk of death in adults over the age of 80Elderly people with high blood pressure, or h ...
19-03-2019 16:04

Sugary drinks may be associated with an increased risk of de

Frequently drinking sugar-sweetened drinks, such as sodas and sports drinks, was associated with an increased risk of death from cardiovascular dise ...
19-03-2019 16:04

Taking statins for heart disease cuts risk in half, yet only

A new study has found that patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease cut their risk of a second major adverse cardiovascular event by alm ...
19-03-2019 16:04

Guidance for preventing heart disease, stroke released

The choices we make every day can have a lasting effect on our heart and vascular health. Adopting a heart healthy eating plan, getting more exercis ...
19-03-2019 16:04

County Health Rankings, released today, show a few big shift

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsSome Kentucky counties that are actively working to improve their community health made significant gains in the ...
19-03-2019 16:04

Research ties common heartburn medications to kidney disease

Common medications prescribed to treat heartburn, acid reflux and ulcers are linked to increased risks for kidney failure and chronic kidney disease ...
19-03-2019 16:04

African refugee women experience healthier pregnancies than

African refugee women experience healthier pregnancies than women born in the United States, despite receiving less prenatal care, found a recent Un ...
19-03-2019 16:04

Bill to certify midwives in Ky. passes after years of effort

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsLoud clapping and shouts of joy filled the state House chamber March 13 when a bill to give certified midwives p ...
17-03-2019 16:04

Periodontitis may raise the risk for developing dementia

Gum disease (gingivitis) that goes untreated can become periodontitis. When this happens, the infection that af ...
16-03-2019 16:03

Light physical activity linked to lower risk of heart diseas

Light physical activity such as gardening, strolling through a park, and folding clothes might be enough to significantly lower the risk of cardiova ...
16-03-2019 16:03

Judge in Medicaid work-requirements case seems skeptical tha

The judge who kept Kentucky from adding work requirements to Medicaid last year remained dubious of the plan in a hearing on the latest attempt Thursd ...
16-03-2019 16:03

Higher egg and cholesterol consumption hikes heart disease a

FULL STORY Cancel the cheese omelet. There is sobering news for egg lovers who have been happily gobbling up their f ...
16-03-2019 16:03

Older adults should wait until October to get their flu immu

When flu season peaks after mid-winter, tens of thousands of influenza cases and hundreds of deaths can likely be avoided ...
16-03-2019 16:03

Legislature passes four abortion bills in last days of sessi

Gov. Matt Bevin, shown speaking at a Right to Life event, is taking credit for the legislative action.By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsSince Repu ...
16-03-2019 16:03

For older adults, sense of control tied to feeling younger

A recent study finds that older adults feel younger when they feel that they have more control over their daily ...
16-03-2019 16:03

More vitamin D may improve memory but too much may slow reac

How much vitamin D can boost memory, learning and decision-making in older adults, and how much is too much" A unique Rutgers-led study found that ov ...
15-03-2019 16:04

Tobacco-free-schools bill, hotline to report use of electron

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsTwo bills that address teenagers\' tobacco use are still on track to become law, one to ban use of tobacco produ ...
15-03-2019 16:03

Inactive ingredients in pills and capsules may cause allergi

A new study led by a team of investigators from Brigham and Women\'s Hospital and Mass ...
15-03-2019 16:04

Statins, which are used to prevent cardiovascular diseases,

The drugs statins, which are used to prevent cardiovascular diseases, also guard against brain hemorrhages. This is the conclusion of most extensive ...
15-03-2019 16:04

Kentucky adults support syringe exchanges, 49% to 40%; among

Forty-nine percent of Kentucky adults continue to favor programs that allow people who use intravenous drugs to exchange used needles or syringes for ...
14-03-2019 16:04

Michigan: Medicaid eligibility is not the only way to qualif

A letter of clarification from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, dated 12/14/2018, was sent to Executive Directors of Prepaid Inpa ...
14-03-2019 16:04

Rural residents appear less likely to use electronic health

UPI.comTelemedicine, including online health records, is touted as a way to improve rural health. However, rural residents are less likely to use such ...
13-03-2019 16:04

Eating mushrooms may reduce the risk of cognitive decline

A team from the Department of Psychological Medicine and Department of Biochemistry at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National Universi ...
13-03-2019 16:04

Thinking About Health column: Seniors have until March 31 to

By Trudy Lieberman, Rural Health News Service Solicitations for Medicare Advantage plans once again have been arriving in the mail, promising the best ...
13-03-2019 16:04

The ups and downs of sit-stand desks

Have a seat. No, wait! Stand. With researchers suggesting that "sitting is the new smoking," sit-stand desks (SSD) have become a common tool to quel ...
13-03-2019 16:04

Diet quality in midlife not associated with later risk for d

The quality of diet for adults in midlife (average age 50) wasn\'t associated with later risk of dementia in a study that included adults followed f ...
13-03-2019 16:04

House sends tobacco-free schools bill to Senate with three d

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsA bill to make all Kentucky public schools and events tobacco-free passed the state House overwhelmingly Tuesda ...
13-03-2019 16:04

Engaging in physical activity could reduce long-term mortali

Cognitive frailty is a heterogeneous clinical manifestation characterized by the simultaneous presence of both physical frailty and cognitive impair ...
13-03-2019 16:04

College education and knowledge of Mediterranean diet correl

People with a college education are nearly seven times more likely to adhere to a Mediterranean Diet than people with only a high school education, ...
12-03-2019 16:04

As vaccination rates decline in Kentucky and elsewhere, Face

Livestrong.comAmid growing concern about declining vaccination rates in some states, including Kentucky, Facebook says anti-vaccine misinformation "wi ...
12-03-2019 16:04

Lower blood pressure is associated with an increased risk of

Until recently, physicians had generally assumed that older adults benefit from keeping their blood pressure be ...
12-03-2019 16:04

Moderate muscle strength may lower risk for type 2 diabetes

Of the 30 million Americans with diabetes, 90 to 95 percent have type 2, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. New research ...
12-03-2019 16:04

Outlook seems bleak for Passport Health Plan, only nonprofit

The state\'s only nonprofit Medicaid manager, Passport Health Plan, is "facing extinction" unless it gets a favorable court ruling or more help from t ...
10-03-2019 16:05

Courier Journal exam of Ky. hospitals' childbirth-complicati

"Where a woman delivers her baby in Kentucky can determine whether she is seriously injured in childbirth, and even whether she lives or dies," Laura ...
09-03-2019 16:05

At what age do you feel 65"

A 30-year gap separates countries with the highest and lowest ages at which people experience the health problems of a 65-year-old, according to a n ...
09-03-2019 16:05

Ky. vax rates for HPV, which causes cancer, rose last year b

Kaiser Family Foundation map, adapted by Kentucky Health News; for a larger version, click on it"Human papillomavirus is the most common sexually tran ...
09-03-2019 16:05

Never too late for adults to benefit from physical activity

 t may never be too late for adults to become physically active and enjoy some health benefits. ...
09-03-2019 16:05

Ban on tobacco use in schools still alive; may pass House wi

By Melissa Patrick and Al CrossKentucky Health NewsWith just three days left to pass bills, lawmakers in the state House are still working on measures ...
09-03-2019 16:05

E-cigarettes linked to heart attacks, coronary artery diseas

Concerns about the addictive nature of e-cigarettes--now used by an estimated 1 out of 20 Americans--may only b ...
08-03-2019 16:05

Yo-yo dieting may increase women's heart disease risk

Yo-yo dieting may make it harder for women to control a variety of heart disease risk factors, according to preliminary research presented at the Am ...
08-03-2019 16:05

Early onset menstruation linked to high blood pressure in la

The age a woman begins menstruation is associated with having high blood pressure later in her life, according to a team of researchers at the Unive ...
08-03-2019 16:05

Moderate alcohol consumption linked with high blood pressure

A study of more than 17,000 U.S. adults shows that moderate alcohol consumption--seven to 13 drinks per week--s ...
08-03-2019 16:05

Getting a flu shot while hospitalized lowers the chance of a

There\'s now another reason to get your yearly flu shot. Not only can it protect you from the body aches, fever ...
08-03-2019 16:05

Opioid misuse sending more older adults to emergency departm

Emergency department (ED) visits by people age 65 and older who were identified with opioid misuse and dependen ...
08-03-2019 16:05

Social support and a purpose in life may help preserve cogni

Higher social support and having a sense of purpose in life are each associated with higher cognitive functioning in middle-aged and older Hispanics ...
08-03-2019 16:05

A nap a day keeps high blood pressure at bay

It seems that napping may do more than just reboot our energy level and improve our mood. New research being pr ...
08-03-2019 16:05

Blue-enriched white light to wake you up in the morning

IMAGE: Figure 1. Changes in melatonin secretion during day and night time. view more  Cr ...
07-03-2019 16:05

Higher fitness level can determine longer lifespan after age

Researchers have uncovered one more reason to get off the couch and start exercising, especially if you\'re approaching your golden years. Among peo ...
07-03-2019 16:05

Mediterranean diet boosts endurance exercise within days Sa

Researchers at Saint Louis University have found that eating a Mediterranean diet can improve athletes\' endurance exercise performance after just f ...
07-03-2019 16:05

Statins linked to higher diabetes risk

Individuals who take cholesterol-lowering statins may be at higher risk for developing high blood sugar levels, ...
07-03-2019 16:05

Adding high-quality plant-based foods to diet decreases risk

As long as you don\'t count French fries and soda as healthy choices, it\'s never too late to increase your longevity and cut your risk of heart dis ...
07-03-2019 16:05

House committee strongly endorses medical marijuana, but tim

With a resounding 16-1 vote, a House committee approved a bill Wednesday to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky, but it seems unlikely to become la ...
07-03-2019 16:04

Group Living in Ann Arbor: OK for Young Professionals and St

This is about an article in the Ann Arbor News, ?Group-living townhouses with co-working space will target young professionals in Ann Arbor? by Ryan S ...
07-03-2019 16:05

Many benefits of aspirin: cardiovascular disease and f recu

Charles H. Hennekens, M.D., Dr.P.H., senior author of a report on underutilization of aspirin to prevent colorectal cancer as well as recurren ...
07-03-2019 16:05

Women of childbearing age have staggeringly low rates of lip

Eight out of 10 women of childbearing age have never had their cholesterol levels checked, despite clear guidel ...
07-03-2019 16:05

Low-carb diet tied to common heart rhythm disorder

Low-carb diets are all the rage, but can cutting carbohydrates spell trouble for your heart" People getting a low proportion of their daily calories ...
07-03-2019 16:05

Menopause symptoms nearly double the risk of chronic pain

In addition to the other health conditions affected by estrogen, it has also been shown to affect pain sensitivity. This finding was the basis of a ...
07-03-2019 16:05

Want a healthy heart" Turn off the TV and eat a good br

The small lifestyle choices we make each day add up when it comes to heart health. In a new two-pronged study being presented at the American Colleg ...
07-03-2019 16:05

Heart-healthy diets in early adulthood linked to better brai

Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, moderate in nuts, fish and alcohol and low in meat and full-fat dairy is associated with better cogniti ...
07-03-2019 16:05

Resistance training may help prevent type 2 diabetes

A new study published in Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews points to the benefits of exercise, especially ...
07-03-2019 16:05

Bone fractures increasing as seniors walk dogs to stay activ

While walking a dog provides older Americans with a valuable outlet for regular, physical activity, a Penn Medicine study has shown that fractures r ...
07-03-2019 16:05

Attitudes about health affect how older adults engage with n

To get older adults to pay attention to important health information, preface it with the good news about their ...
06-03-2019 16:04

Training beyond exhaustion can prevent learning skills

Researchers have found that muscle fatigue caused by overexertion when practicing a skill can affect the task i ...
06-03-2019 16:04

Nutritional supplements cannot prevent depression

A daily intake of nutritional supplements won\'t help stave off the onset of depression, a new study has reveale ...
06-03-2019 16:04

Updated dietary reference intakes for sodium and potassium

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine reviews current evidence and updates intake recommendations known as ...
06-03-2019 16:04

Kentuckians use too many antibiotics; we're No. 1 in the nat

Kentucky has the highest rate of antibiotic use in the United States, and the University of Louisville School of Medicine is trying to do something ab ...
06-03-2019 16:04

Sponsor of bill to ban tobacco use at all public schools and

This is an updated version of a story that was first published Saturday, March 2.By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsFRANKFORT, Ky. -- The sponsor o ...
05-03-2019 16:04

Being overweight may be linked to better survival from strok

It may seem counterintuitive, but having some extra body fat may be linked to an increased chance of surviving a stroke, according to a preliminary ...
05-03-2019 16:04

State officials defend handling of hepatitis A outbreak as a

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsState Cabinet for Health and Family Services Secretary Adam Meier called a news conference on March 1 to discu ...
04-03-2019 16:04

Words Matter: The Language of Disability

The article below is from the ...
03-03-2019 16:04

Tobacco-free-school bill on life support; move afoot to make

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsWith just days left in the legislative session, the bill to ban use of tobacco at all schools and their events i ...
03-03-2019 16:04

Sensitivity to emotions changes across the lifespan

Why do we become more positive as we grow older" Why are adolescents so sensitive to negative social cues" These are a few of the questions addressed ...
02-03-2019 16:04

Medical marijuana may bring relief to older people who have

Medical marijuana may bring relief to older people who have symptoms like pain, sleep disorders or anxiety due to chronic conditions including amyo ...
01-03-2019 16:05

Mindfulness could promote positive body image

Making people more aware of their own internal body signals, such as heartbeat or breathing rate, could promote ...
01-03-2019 16:05

Guthrie tries to preserve funding for Medicaid program that

U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie is working to find money to save a program aimed at moving Medicaid beneficiaries, mainly those with disabilities, out of faci ...
01-03-2019 16:05

Sleeping in on the weekend won't repay your sleep debt

Think sleeping in on the weekend can repair the damage from a week of sleepless nights" Not so, according to University of Colorado Boulder research p ...
01-03-2019 16:05

Tracking food leads to losing pounds

IMAGE: People who tracked weight and food using a free app lost pounds in a new Duke study. vi ...
01-03-2019 16:05

Surge by a stronger strain of the flu is another warning tha

"Though influenza activity typically peaks by February?s end, the flu season isn?t over ? and a harsher strain called H3N2 has increased in circulatio ...
01-03-2019 16:05

Lowering blood pressure and cholesterol may not improve thin

While drugs that lower blood pressure and cholesterol have been shown to be beneficial for heart health, a new study has found that two such drugs m ...
28-02-2019 16:04

Kentucky's level of volunteerism depends on how you measure

Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky chart; for a larger version, click on itMost Kentucky adults are involved in some community activity, broadly define ...
28-02-2019 16:04

Plant-based meals improve insulin and incretin secretion in

A plant-based diet improves the secretion of insulin and incretin hormones in those with type 2 diabetes, according to new research published in Nutr ...
28-02-2019 16:04

Latest Health Research

Key takeaways:  Good- Blueberries, raspberries, nuts, garlic, onions, whole grains, fiber, protein, evening exercise, vigorous exercise, inter ...
28-02-2019 16:04

Resistance training even as little as once per week benefits

According to a recent research, resistance training improves the health of over 65-year-olds, and the benefits occur even when some people train as ...
28-02-2019 16:04

Thirty years of fast food: Greater variety, but more salt, l

Despite the addition of some healthful menu items, fast food is even more unhealthy for you than it was 30 years ago. An analysis of the offerings a ...
28-02-2019 16:04

Bill to raise legal age to buy tobacco products to 21 fails

Sen. Steve Meredith, middle, with Altria Vice PresidentDavid Fernandez, right, and Juul Labs lobbyist JenniferCunningham on his bill to raise the lega ...
27-02-2019 16:04

You probably don't have a penicillin allergy

Five facts about penicillin allergyYou may think you have an allergy to penicillin, but you probably don\'t. Nine out of 10 people who believe they\'r ...
26-02-2019 16:04

Red raspberries may help with glucose control in people with

A study released today from the Illinois Institute of Technology shows the benefits of including red raspberries in the diet of individuals with pre ...
26-02-2019 16:04

Urban parks could make you happier

IMAGE: UAB researchers found spending 20 minutes in an urban park will make someone happier -- whet ...
26-02-2019 16:04

Ambulance runs for rural patients are 76% longer when their

Rural and Underserved Health Research Center chart; click on it to enlargeWhen a rural hospital closes, it\'s logical to assume that patients in its f ...
25-02-2019 16:04

Tobacco-free schools bill is in trouble in the House; sponso

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsA bill to make all Kentucky school properties and events tobacco-free is in trouble in the state House, promptin ...
23-02-2019 16:04

Ky. officials rejected infectious-disease chief's plea to mo

As part of a package of stories about Kentucky\'s hepatitis A outbreak, which is the "worst this century, sickening nearly 4,100 and killing 40," Laur ...
23-02-2019 16:04

Report on Medicaid pharmacy managers confirms they make a pr

A "long-awaited state report" on how pharmacy benefit managers are paid seems to confirm the suspicion that they "are reaping big profits from state M ...
23-02-2019 16:04

Apply by March 1 for expenses-paid rural-health fellowship t

The Association of Health Care Journalists is offering fellowships to attend its AHCJ says.March 1 is the deadline to apply. The fellowship covers ...
22-02-2019 16:05

Not enough evidence linking noncaloric sweeteners with adver

Noncaloric sweeteners may substitute sugar because they mimic its sweet taste but have a negligible impact on daily energy intake and are frequently ...
22-02-2019 16:05

Washtenaw County: Notes on Community Mental Health Board Mee

I often attend Washtenaw County Community Mental Health  (WCCMH) board meetings. My interest in CMH is primarily to follow policies and changes in ...
22-02-2019 16:05

Consuming garlic and onions may lower colorectal cancer risk

Consumption of allium vegetables--which include garlic, leeks, and onions--was linked with a reduced risk of in ...
22-02-2019 16:05

Washtenaw County: Citizens for Mental Health & Public Safety

Glenn Nelson, Co-Chair of Citizens for Mental Health & Public Safety (CMHPS), informed the WCCMH Board at the 2/15/19 meeting of his organization\'s n ...
22-02-2019 16:05

Policy can often improve a state's health more than healthca

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsImproving a state\'s health outcomes and lowering healthcare costs often has less to do with health care and mor ...
22-02-2019 16:05

Women with more social support are less likely to die

Women aged 50-79 who believed they had more social support were less likely to die during the course of the study, according to a new study led by D ...
22-02-2019 16:05

 



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