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Weekly newspaper tells the story of a transgender woman, 19

Crystal Stine Hahn (CMW Photography)The Lebanon Enterprise, which under Editor-Publisher Stevie Lowery has a record of tackling sensitive subjects, br ...
18-06-2018 16:03

WellCare says it reduced opioid dispensing 55% among 1,300 K

WellCare Health Plans, one of the insurance companies that manages care for Medicaid patients in Kentucky, says it cut opioid prescriptions among a ta ...
17-06-2018 16:03

63 percent of Kentucky's children get their health insurance

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsMore than 60 percent of American children are enrolled in Medicaid or the Children\'s Health Insurance Program, ...
17-06-2018 16:03

Fewer Ky. teens smoke, but the rate is still high, and new v

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsKentucky\'s high-school students continue to smoke at higher rates than their national counterparts, but the goo ...
17-06-2018 16:03

Military members are providing free screenings and medical c

The Kentucky Air National Guard is leading an effort to provide free medical screenings and care at four adjoining counties in Eastern Kentucky throug ...
16-06-2018 16:03

Gout in the elderly linked to higher risk of dementia

The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) suggest tha ...
16-06-2018 16:03

NSAIDs shown to have causal role in cardiovascular risk of p

The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) suggest tha ...
16-06-2018 16:03

Federal judge says he will rule in Medicaid lawsuit by June

After hearing oral arguments Friday, a federal judge in Washington, D.C., said he will rule by June 30 whether federal law allows state Medicaid progr ...
16-06-2018 16:03

Screening for aortic aneurysms in older men questioned

Screening programs for aortic aneurysms in the abdomen is now being questioned in a study published in The Lancet. As the condition becomes less comm ...
16-06-2018 16:03

McConnell gets hemp in Farm Bill, after argument with Iowa s

McConnell at the meeting (Associated Press photo by Jacquelyn Martin)The Senate version of the Farm Bill contains Majority Leader Mitch McConnell\'s l ...
15-06-2018 16:03

Better physical fitness and lower aortic stiffness key to sl

Better physical fitness and lower aortic stiffness key to slower brain ageing The rate of decline in certain aspects of memory may be explained by a ...
15-06-2018 16:03

Early birds less prone to depression Largest

Middle-to-older aged women who are naturally early to bed and early to rise are significantly less likely to de ...
15-06-2018 16:03

2018 Together for Choice Conference, Chicago, IL

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15-06-2018 16:03

Woman who lost 100 lbs. gives message of hope to the 68% of

Liz Hopkins before and after losing 100 pounds(Photos submitted to the Owenton News-Herald)It took back surgery and the very real chance that she woul ...
15-06-2018 16:03

Lentils significantly reduce blood glucose levels

Replacing potatoes or rice with pulses can lower your blood glucose levels by more than 20 per cent, according to a first-ever University of Guelph ...
15-06-2018 16:03

Foods combining fats and carbohydrates more rewarding than f

IMAGE: This visual abstract shows that foods containing fat and carbohydrate are more reinforcing t ...
15-06-2018 16:03

People with positive attitudes about aging live longer and h

How you think about growing old can influence how well you age, says a growing body of scientific research and global data collected and analyzed by n ...
15-06-2018 16:03

One-third of US adults may unknowingly use medications that

A new study from University of Illinois at Chicago researchers suggests that more than one-third of U.S. adults ...
15-06-2018 16:03

Social rejection is painful and can lead to violence. Mindfu

People who have greater levels of mindfulness -- or the tendency to maintain attention on and awareness of the ...
15-06-2018 16:03

Mediterranean-style eating with lean, unprocessed red meat i

Adopting a Mediterranean-style eating pattern improves heart health, with or without reducing red meat intake, if the red meat consumed is lean and ...
15-06-2018 16:03

Carrying standby antibiotics encourages travelers to careles

Travellers carrying standby antibiotics take them more often than those travelling without such drugs. Having a ...
15-06-2018 16:03

Dementia risk increased in 50-year-olds with higher blood pr

New findings from the long-running Whitehall II study of over 10,000 civil servants has found 50-year-olds who ...
15-06-2018 16:03
15-06-2018 16:03

Link between allergen in red meat and heart disease

IMAGE: Shown are cross-sectional ultrasound images of coronary arteries from patients enrolled in the study. Plaque buil ...
15-06-2018 16:03

Half of Americans 30 and older, and almost half of Kentuckia

A person with periodontitis (Medical News Today image)Half of Americans aged 30 and older have a disease of the gums called periodontitis, according ...
14-06-2018 16:04

Mindfulness meditation and relaxation response have differen

A variety of meditation-based programs have been developed in recent years to reduce stress and medical symptom ...
14-06-2018 16:04

McConnell says whole Senate backs continued coverage of pre-

Sen. Mitch McConnell (NBC News image)Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky says "Everybody that I know in the Senate is in favor of maint ...
14-06-2018 16:04
14-06-2018 16:04

Dementia can be caused by hypertension

A new study in Cardiovascular Research, published by Oxford University Press, indicates that patients with high ...
14-06-2018 16:04

Interior Department official met with coal industry lobbyist

A top official in the Department of the Interior met repeatedly with coal-industry lobbyists shortly before canceling a study on the public health eff ...
14-06-2018 16:04

Adapting lifestyle habits can quickly lower blood pressure

Researchers have demonstrated that a program aimed at helping people modify lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise is as effective as medicatio ...
12-06-2018 16:06

Farmers' market in Columbia expects to serve 2,500 children

Kasey Blue ?KB? Kessler, Emma Burton, and sisters Kennedy and Cadence Booth, inspect tomatoes at the D&D Longview Angus booth at the farmers\' market. ...
12-06-2018 16:06

Erectile dysfunction means increased risk for heart disease

Erectile dysfunction (ED) indicates greater cardiovascular risk, regardless of other risk factors, such as cholesterol, smoking and high blood press ...
12-06-2018 16:06

Ingesting honey after swallowing button battery reduces inju

A team of ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialists has demonstrated that eating honey after swallowing a button battery has the potential to reduce s ...
12-06-2018 16:06

Benefits of a vegetarian diet

Eating a vegetarian or primarily plant-based diet is associated with a variety of health benefits. But simply be ...
12-06-2018 16:06

Workplace foods contribute to unhealthy eating Employees ea

A study of 5,222 employees across the US found that the foods people get at work tend to contain high amounts of sodium and refined grains and very ...
12-06-2018 16:06

Mangoes helped improve cardiovascular and gut health in wome

A new study conducted at the University of California, Davis found that two cups of mangos a day had beneficial effects on systolic blood pressure a ...
12-06-2018 16:06

Celebrity suicides raise concern about 'contagion;' Ky. rate

Association For Suicide Prevention chart, based on data to 2016; click on it to view a larger version"The suicides of fashion designer Kate Spade and ...
10-06-2018 16:04

Here's a sampling of views from health-care providers about

Louisville-based Medical News recently interviewed five health-care providers in Kentucky about the challenges that face rural health care: "Economic ...
10-06-2018 16:04

Age-related hearing loss may be a risk factor for cognitive

Age-related hearing loss (presbycusis) is the loss of hearing that gradually occurs in most of us as we grow older. It is one of th ...
08-06-2018 16:04

Tonsil and adenoid removal associated with respiratory, alle

Tonsil and adenoid removal associated with long-term risks of respiratory, allergic and infectious diseases Removing tonsils and adenoids in childho ...
08-06-2018 16:04

Hearing aids linked to fewer hospital and ER visits by older

Many older adults with severe hearing loss don\'t have hearing aids, a new study finds -- but those who have gotten one are less likely to use c ...
08-06-2018 16:04

Mangos most effective in relieving constipation and reducing

Mangos help promote gut health Next time you suffer from constipation, you may want to consider grabbing a mango ...
07-06-2018 16:02

Bowling Green hospital no longer releases information about

The Medical Center at Bowling Green no longer releases information about births to the news media or through social media, following recommendations f ...
07-06-2018 16:02

Higher risk of sickness among both alcohol abstainers"

In a recent study, people who reported not drinking any alcohol over several years were absent from work due to illness more often than low-risk dri ...
07-06-2018 16:02
07-06-2018 16:02

Despite some improvements, Kentucky continues to rank near t

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsKentucky ranks 48th for seniors\' health in the most recent America\'s Health Rankings Report -- a potential sou ...
06-06-2018 16:03

Cancer Society says screening for colon cancer should start

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsIn response to rising rates of colorectal cancer among younger people, the American Cancer Society now recommend ...
06-06-2018 16:03

Coffee helps teams work together

Good teamwork begins with a cup of coffee for everyone, a new study suggests. Researchers found that people gave more positive reviews for their gro ...
06-06-2018 16:03

Regular exercise may be more beneficial for men than post-me

The blood vessels of middle-aged men and women adapt differently to regular exercise according to new research ...
05-06-2018 16:03

Chronic overnight light exposure could have long-term effect

According to preliminary results from a new study, nighttime light exposure during sleep may affect metabolic fu ...
05-06-2018 16:03

Married couples share risk of developing diabetes

It can be a good idea to bring your spouse to a GP medical examination if you are obese. Because Danish researchers from the Departments of Public H ...
05-06-2018 16:03

Exercise mitigates genetic effects of obesity later in life

If you\'re up there in age and feel like you can coast as a couch potato, you may want to reconsider. A new study suggests, for the first time in wo ...
05-06-2018 16:03

Plant protein, fiber, nuts lower cholesterol, improve blood

A new meta-analysis published in the journal Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases finds that a diet that includes plant protein, fiber, nuts, and plant ...
05-06-2018 16:03

CPR compression rate: "Staying Alive" or "La

"Staying Alive" also works. Improving the quality of compressions performed during CPR can significantly increase the chance of survival and lead to ...
05-06-2018 16:03

Sleeping seven hours per 24-hour period best for heart healt

Preliminary results from a new study show that excess heart age (EHA) appeared to be lowest among adults who reported sleeping seven hours per 24-ho ...
05-06-2018 16:03

Latest Commonwealth Fund health scorecard finds Kentucky in

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsKentucky\'s ranking among the states rose from 46th to 42nd in the latest Commonwealth Fund Scorecard on State H ...
04-06-2018 16:03

Pikeville Medical Center, citing bad decisions by prior mana

Pikeville Medical Center, Eastern Kentucky\' largest hospital, is cutting its workforce to correct what CEO Donovan Blackburn called "poor business de ...
04-06-2018 16:03

UK and Norton hospitals rank high in resistant bloodstream i

Lexington Herald-Leader table by Chris Ware, adapted by Kentucky Health News, lists safety ratings and rankings of selected Kentucky hospitals by vari ...
04-06-2018 16:03

Federal judge sets trial date for state's ban on most common

A federal judge has ruled that a new law banning a common abortion procedure called dilation and evacuation, or D&E, after roughly 11 weeks will not b ...
03-06-2018 16:03

Cabinet for Health and Family Services announces appointment

Several key leadership positions were filled at the Cabinet for Health and Family Services June 1, and take affect immediately, according to a state ...
03-06-2018 16:03

Sleep deprivation = junk food cravings at night = increased

Nighttime snacking and junk food cravings may contribute to unhealthy eating behaviors and represent a potential link between poor sleep and obesity ...
02-06-2018 16:03

Weight loss = reduced bone strength

Researchers from Hebrew SeniorLife\'s Institute for Aging Research, Boston University, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and University of Calga ...
02-06-2018 16:03

Walking faster could make you live longer

Speeding up your walking pace could extend your life, research led by the University of Sydney suggests. Walkin ...
02-06-2018 16:03

Lecithin + NSAIDs = more anticancer properties and reduced s

When scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) applied a chemical found in soybeans to a non-steroidal anti- ...
01-06-2018 16:03

New guidelines recommend earlier colorectal cancer screening

New guidelines developed by the American Cancer Society (ACS) recommend that screening for colorectal cancer for ...
01-06-2018 16:03

Foundation for a Healthy Ky. will help state keep people cov

Ben Chandler, president and CEO of the health foundation,with Gov. Matt Bevin (Courier Journal photo by Matt Stone)By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health N ...
31-05-2018 16:03

Benefits of plant-based diets for heart health

Credit: Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine Vegetarian, especially vegan, diets a ...
31-05-2018 16:03

52 hours exercise over about six months for about an hour ea

We know that exercise may help improve thinking skills. But how much exercise" And for how long" To find the answers, researchers reviewed all of th ...
31-05-2018 16:03

High protein diet = increased heart failure risk in middle-a

For middle-aged men, eating higher amounts of protein was associated with a slightly elevated risk for heart failure than those who ate less protein ...
30-05-2018 16:03

Most popular vitamin and mineral supplements provide no heal

The most commonly consumed vitamin and mineral supplements provide no consistent health benefit or harm, suggests a new study led by researchers at ...
30-05-2018 16:03

New services tax includes memberships in fitness centers and

Will memberships in fitness programs at YMCAs, like this one inLexington, be taxed" The state isn\'t sure. (Lane Report photo)"Kentucky, which has the ...
30-05-2018 16:03

Positive effects of chewing gum while walking, especially in

New research presented at this year\'s European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Vienna, Austria (23-26) May shows c ...
30-05-2018 16:03

Grant for coolers from Southeast U.S. dairy group helps food

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles announced the gift.Clients of the God\'s Pantry Food Bank in Lexington and Winchester have greater access to fre ...
30-05-2018 16:03

Summer's here, which means it's time to protect our skin fro

Chart from Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health; click on itto view a larger version; to download a full-size version, click here.Friday, June ...
28-05-2018 16:04

Operation UNITE uses comprehensive approach to keep Appalach

Preventing kids from falling into addiction is a major goal for Operation UNITE, a nonprofit serving 32 counties in Eastern Kentucky -- a region where ...
28-05-2018 16:04

Children are at risk of death from being left in hot cars; h

Image from Huffington PostEvery summer, children die from heat stroke because they are unintentionally left in a hot car, with the majority of these d ...
28-05-2018 16:04

State urges hepatitis shots for everyone in 10 counties with

Acting Health Commissioner Dr. Jeffrey Howard (left) andCabinet for Health and Family Services spokesman Doug Hogantalked about the hepatitis A outbre ...
26-05-2018 16:03

As black lung surges in Appalachia, so do lung transplants

A new study published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine shows that, as black-lung cases have surged in the Central Appalachian coalfield, ...
26-05-2018 16:03

Grant program for children's health enters final year; found

As a five-year, $3 million grant that focuses on children\'s health moves into its final year, the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is gearing up to ...
26-05-2018 16:03

Antidepressant use may be linked to increased risk of weight

Long term use of antidepressants is associated with a sustained increase in risk of weight gain over at least fi ...
25-05-2018 16:03

Nuts and peanuts can improve glycemic control and blood lipi

One of the largest studies to date on nuts and diabetes was published today in Diabetologia*, the journal of the European Association for the Study ...
25-05-2018 16:03

Seafood-rich diet may help couples get pregnant faster

Couples who eat more seafood tend to have sexual intercourse more often and get pregnant faster than other couples trying to conceive, according to ...
25-05-2018 16:03

Irregular sleep patters = increased mortality risk

In a recent Journal of Sleep Research study, short, but not long, weekend sleep was associated with an increased ...
25-05-2018 16:03

Evening use of light-emitting tablets may disrupt healthy sl

A new Physiological Reports study reveals that evening use of light-emitting tablets can induce delays in desir ...
25-05-2018 16:03

Pharmacists play major role in getting rural seniors vaccina

WebMD photoBy Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsPharmacists play a significant role in getting rural people vaccinated for pneumonia, and presumably ...
25-05-2018 16:03

Time spent sitting at a screen matters more if you aren't fi

The impact of screen time on cardiovascular disease, cancer incidence and mortality may be greatest in people wh ...
25-05-2018 16:03

Protein supplements most effective when eaten with meals

People looking to manage their weight with strength-training and protein supplements should consume their supplements during a meal, according to a ...
24-05-2018 16:04

Tick season has arrived in Ky.; here are the most common tic

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsKentuckians are finally heading outdoors to enjoy the warm weather, but the higher temperatures also means that ...
24-05-2018 16:04

Cheeseburger or salad" How music volume impacts your de

Music can be the ultimate mood setter. Faster beats ignite excitement, while slower songs help one relax. And that makes all the difference in what ...
24-05-2018 16:04

Perceived socioeconomic status can affect how old we feel

A recent study finds that how older adults perceive their socioeconomic status influences how old they feel and their att ...
24-05-2018 16:04

Mediterranean diet may protect harm of long-term exposure t

"Previous studies have shown that dietary changes, particularly the addition of antioxidants, can blunt the adverse effec ...
23-05-2018 16:03

Exercise to stay young: 4-5 days a week to slow down your he

Participating in exercise 4-5 days per week is necessary to keep your heart young, according to new research published in The Journal of Physiology. ...
22-05-2018 16:04

Vascular risk interacts with amyloid levels to increase age-

Risk factors for heart disease and stroke appear to hasten the risk of cognitive decline in normal older indivi ...
22-05-2018 16:04

Mental Health Industry Barriers to Treatment for People with

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica} This is a talk by D.J. Jaffe from MentalIllnessPolicy.org on barriers to treatmen ...
22-05-2018 16:04

Could intermittent fasting diets increase diabetes risk"

Fasting every other day to lose weight impairs the action of sugar-regulating hormone, insulin, which may increa ...
22-05-2018 16:04

Improving heart health could prevent frailty in old age

New research has shown that older people with very low heart disease risks also have very little frailty, raisi ...
22-05-2018 16:04

Poll: 72% of Ky. adults had problems paying for health care

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsLEXINGTON ? After learning that nearly three-fourths of Kentucky adults reported having had one or more problems ...
21-05-2018 16:04

Obese kids in rural Ky. are heavier than obese kids in urban

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsLEXINGTON ? Obese children and adolescents in rural Kentucky weigh more than their obese counterparts in the sta ...
21-05-2018 16:04

As hepatitis A outbreak continues in Kentucky, health offici

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsSince state officials declared an outbreak of hepatitis A in November, Kentucky has had 577 confirmed cases of i ...
20-05-2018 16:04

 



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