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21-10-2018 16:04

Parent firm of most Roman Catholic hospitals in Kentucky get

The parent firm of most Roman Catholic hospitals in Kentucky, Catholic Health Initiatives, has received conditional approval from church officials to ...
21-10-2018 16:04

UK Rural and Underserved Health Research Center symposium No

The Rural and Underserved Health Research Center is holding a free half-day symposium to discuss research in a wide range of topics, including: rural ...
21-10-2018 16:04

Medicare open enrollment runs through Dec. 7; here's advice

"For those approaching Medicare or already covered by it, now is a critical time of year to review health benefits," Get What?s Yours for Medicare: Ma ...
21-10-2018 16:04

Eating leafy greens could help prevent macular degeneration

A new study has shown that eating vegetable nitrates, found mainly in green leafy vegetables and beetroot, coul ...
20-10-2018 16:03

Healthy diets linked to better outcomes in colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer patients who followed healthy diets had a lower risk of death from colorectal cancer and all ...
20-10-2018 16:03

Aerobic exercise has antidepressant treatment effects

An analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials indicates that supervised aerobic exercise has large antid ...
19-10-2018 16:04

Risky sedative prescriptions for older adults

IMAGE: Counties varied widely in intensity of benzodiazepine prescribing by local primary care provi ...
19-10-2018 16:04

Physical activity lowers risk of death from heart disease in

Frailty is a health condition that increases risks of poor health, falls, disability, and death in older adults ...
19-10-2018 16:04

Muscle mass should be a new vital sign, research shows

IMAGE: This infographic details the link between muscle mass and a person\'s overall health status, ...
19-10-2018 16:04

Omega 3 fatty acids found in seafood linked to healthy aging

Higher blood levels of omega 3 fatty acids found in seafood are associated with a higher likelihood of healthy ...
18-10-2018 16:05

Social media buffers depression among older adults with pain

With a few finger strokes or swipes on a computer or cell phone, seniors with pain reduce the risk of depression when visiting social media sites.In ...
18-10-2018 16:05

Letting the sunshine in may kill dust-dwelling bacteria

Allowing sunlight in through windows can kill bacteria that live in dust, according to a study published in the open acce ...
18-10-2018 16:05

Elders consuming walnuts daily show no negative effects on b

Researchers at Loma Linda University Health found that walnuts can be incorporated into the daily diet of healthy elders without hav ...
18-10-2018 16:05

More caffeine from coffee associated with decreased rosacea

Consuming caffeine from coffee but not from other foods (tea, soda and chocolate) was associated with less risk of rosacea, a common chronic inflam ...
18-10-2018 16:05

Modifiable dementia risk factor in older adults

For older adults, it may seem as though the die is already cast regarding their odds of developing dementia, but new research from the University of ...
18-10-2018 16:05

Ky. Rural Health Association's annual conference to be held

The 20th annual conference of the Kentucky Rural Health Association will be held in Bowling Green Nov. 15-16 at Western Kentucky University\'s Knicely ...
17-10-2018 16:05

Endurance exercise training has beneficial effects on gut mi

According to recent research, endurance exercise training beneficially modifies gut microbiota composition. Aft ...
16-10-2018 16:04

Increasing vigorous exercise decreases risk of type two diab

Physical exercise can reduce the risk factors of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease even in children, a ...
16-10-2018 16:04

No 1 Rosemary Water improves memory by up to 15 percent

New research published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, has shown that drinking a concentrated rosemary extract drink, No 1 Rosemary Water, can ...
16-10-2018 16:04

U of L gets $16.4 million from National Institutes of Health

The University of Louisville has been awarded $16.4 million to study how the environment impacts diabetes and obesity, U of L announced."Officials sai ...
15-10-2018 16:04

E-cig conference in Louisville Dec. 10; FDA says crackdown o

Amid growing concerns that electronic cigarettes will undermine the progress made in reducing tobacco-related disease in Kentucky, the Coalition for a ...
15-10-2018 16:04

Providers didn't give reason for prescribing opioids 1/3 of

An analysis of medical records from 2006 to 2015 found that doctors didn\'t record a diagnosis for opioid prescriptions almost one-third of the time." ...
15-10-2018 16:04

Free webinar Nov. 28 on why Ky. cities and counties can't pa

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is offering a free webinar about how state laws prevent local governments from passing tobacco-control ordinance ...
15-10-2018 16:04

Flu season is here, and Kentucky has already seen one death

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsThe 2018-19 flu season has barely started, but Kentucky has already reported its first flu-related death -- in L ...
15-10-2018 16:04

2018 Together for Choice Conference, 10/17 - 10/19

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14-10-2018 16:04

Lazy Eye in childhood can affect brain functions

A research team has discovered that abnormal vision in childhood can affect the development of higher-level brain areas responsible for thin ...
13-10-2018 16:04

Unapproved ingredients in over-the-counter supplements

Bottom Line: Potentially harmful and undeclared pharmaceuticals were identified in more than 700 over-the-coun ...
13-10-2018 16:04

The effects of exercise on cognitive performance

A new British Journal of Psychology study has looked at the details behind how cognitive performance may improve during aerobic exercise. Electroencep ...
13-10-2018 16:04

Hearing and visual aids linked to slower age-related memory

Hearing aids and cataract surgery are strongly linked to a slower rate of age-related cognitive decline, accord ...
12-10-2018 16:04

How a common drug causes liver failure

Acetaminophen (Tylenol)  kicks off widespread glutathionylation, researchers findAmerican Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology ...
12-10-2018 16:04

Diet and depression link

Does fast food contribute to depression" Can a healthy diet combat mental illness"In an unusual experiment, James Cook Univ ...
12-10-2018 16:04

Ritual for orthodox Jewish men may offer heart benefits

A pilot study led by researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine suggests Jewish men who practice wearing tefillin, which i ...
12-10-2018 16:04

Probiotic Bacillus eliminates Staph infections

A new study from National Institutes of Health scientists and their Thai colleagues shows that a ?good? bacterium commonly found in probioti ...
11-10-2018 16:04

Whey ideal protein to help seniors rebuild lost muscle

While exercise buffs have long used protein supplements to gain muscle, new research from McMaster University su ...
10-10-2018 16:04

Meet VOR: A Voice of Reason

This description of VOR, an organization that I have belonged to for over 15 years, was part of the packet of materials passed along to every member o ...
10-10-2018 16:04

Seed oils are best for LDL cholesterol

IMAGE: Using a statistical technique called network meta-analysis, researchers have combined the re ...
10-10-2018 16:04

Gout drug may protect against chronic kidney disease

The drug allopurinol used to manage gout may offer protection against the development of kidney disease, according to a new study. Traditionally t ...
10-10-2018 16:04

Statins show little promise for conditions other than heart

Medicines commonly prescribed to reduce people\'s risk of heart attack may have limited use for treating other ...
10-10-2018 16:04

Too much shut-eye can be bad for your brain

Preliminary results from the world\'s largest sleep study have shown that people who sleep on average between 7 ...
10-10-2018 16:04

Louisville psychiatrist writes book about landmark research

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsIn a world inundated with interpersonal conflicts, a Kentucky psychiatrist has written a groundbreaking new book ...
10-10-2018 16:04

Weight loss linked to lower breast cancer risk for postmenop

In a study of postmenopausal women, participants who lost weight had a lower risk of developing invasive breast ...
10-10-2018 16:04

Look beyond premium costs when choosing a Medicare plan; Med

By Trudy Lieberman, Rural Health News Service Making decisions about Medicare coverage has never been easy. Over the years the task has become more co ...
09-10-2018 16:04

Legislators say nursing-home staffing issues need a hearing

State legislators want a hearing on nursing home staffing in Kentucky, following a series of stories in the Lexington Herald-Leader that showed how ...
08-10-2018 16:04

Need for improved staffing in nursing homes and hospitals wa

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsSeveral speakers at the Oct. 4 Health Watch USA Healthcare Transparency and Patient Safety Conference in Lexingt ...
08-10-2018 16:04

Frankfort fast-food restaurant closes for cleaning after one

A Frankfort fast-food restaurant closed for cleanup after one of its employees was found to have the liver disease hepatitis A, usually caused by inge ...
08-10-2018 16:04

Lexington hepatitis cases more than double, highlighting loc

The number of hepatitis A cases in Fayette County more than doubled last month, says the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department. It confirmed 13 c ...
07-10-2018 16:04

Smoke-Free Coalition will lobby for state law to ban tobacco

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsConcerned that historic declines in youth tobacco use will be undermined by the "exploding popularity" of Juul a ...
07-10-2018 16:04

Why women may age slower than men

Why do women typically live longer than men" The Keynote Address at The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting in San Diego, October ...
05-10-2018 16:05

During the day, the air pollution inside your home can be wo

You can\'t see nasty microscopic air pollutants in your home, but what if you could" Engineers from the University of Utah\'s School of Computing co ...
05-10-2018 16:05

Daily drinkers 20 percent more likely to die prematurely tha

Drinking a daily glass of wine for health reasons may not be so healthy after all, suggests a new study from Washington University School of Medicin ...
05-10-2018 16:05

Whole grain health benefits

Scientists have discovered new compounds that may explain whole grain health benefits, reports a new study led by the University of Eastern Fin ...
05-10-2018 16:05

Sleeping too much or too little may affect stroke risk diffe

How many hours people sleep at night may affect their risk of stroke differently based on race, according to a study published in the October 3, 201 ...
05-10-2018 16:05

Daytime naps help us acquire information not consciously per

The age-old adage "I\'ll sleep on it" has proven to be scientifically sound advice, according to a new study wh ...
05-10-2018 16:05

Exercise reduces stress, improves cellular health

Exercising at least three times a week for six months reduced stress in a group of family caregivers and even appeared to lengthen a small section o ...
05-10-2018 16:05

U.S. News and World Report ranks Martin County nation's wors

Gary Ball, editor of the weekly Mountain Citizen, has been reporting on water issues in Martin County for nearly two decades, prompting the state to ...
04-10-2018 16:05

Kentucky swears in 325 AmeriCorps service members, state has

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsMore than 325 new and returning AmeriCorps members were recently sworn in and have committed themselves to a yea ...
04-10-2018 16:05

High sugar content of most supermarket yogurts, especially o

Yogurt may be an "unrecognised" source of dietary sugar, particularly for young children, who eat a lot of it, highlight ...
04-10-2018 16:05

Cheap knockoffs of popular Juul electronic cigarettes are la

Cheap knock-offs of the Juul electronic cigarettes popular with teens have been showing up in stores and online, "despite a U.S. Food and Drug Adminis ...
04-10-2018 16:05

Congress sends President Trump a huge, comprehensive, bipart

By a 98-1 vote Wednesday, the Senate passed the final version of a comprehensive package to address the opioid epidemic and sent it to President Donal ...
04-10-2018 16:05

Southern diet is top factor associated with higher risk of h

High blood pressure is widespread among black adults in the United States and it is a major contributor to disparities in life expectancy, although ...
03-10-2018 16:04

Processed meat consumption = higher breast cancer risk

Studies on red and processed meat consumption with breast cancer risk have generated inconsistent results. An Int ...
03-10-2018 16:04

Exercise is an effective treatment for major mental health c

Based on compelling evidence from a meta-review of existing research, the European Psychiatric Association (EPA) has issued new guidelines to promote ...
02-10-2018 16:05

Men: higher chance of secondary fractures, value of bone str

Two new studies released this week shine a spotlight on men\'s bone health which is often overshadowed by the focus on osteoporosis and fracture ris ...
02-10-2018 16:05

Yo-yoing weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar

Fluctuations in weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and/or blood sugar levels in otherwise healthy people may b ...
02-10-2018 16:05

Virtual reality can reduce pain and increase performance dur

The research, led by PhD candidate Maria Matsangidou from EDA, set out to determine how using VR while exercising could affect performance by measur ...
02-10-2018 16:05

Drinking more water reduces bladder infections in women

In the controlled trial, women who drank an additional 1.5 liters of water daily experienced 48 percent fewer repeat bladder infections than those w ...
02-10-2018 16:05

Mediterranean diet prevents a leading cause of blindness

Evidence is mounting that a poor diet plays an important role in the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blind ...
02-10-2018 16:05

Artificial sweeteners have toxic effects on gut microbes

FDA-approved artificial sweeteners and sport supplements were found to be toxic to digestive gut microbes, according to a new paper published in Mol ...
02-10-2018 16:05

Red Bird dental clinic fixes teeth of people in drug treatme

Dr. Bill Collins works on a patient. (Photo by Deborah Yetter)A dental clinic in southeastern Kentucky, with help from dental-school students, is pul ...
01-10-2018 16:04

U.S. Medicaid boss defends work rules and other 'community e

By Al CrossKentucky Health NewsThe director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services gave a spirited defense of work rules and other "communi ...
01-10-2018 16:04

Panel at health policy forum cites alternatives to opioids f

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsKentucky has a new law restricting painkiller prescriptions to three days for acute pain, but an anecdotal story ...
01-10-2018 16:04

Share of uninsured Kentuckians in rural areas and small town

OPINION By Emily BeauregardExecutive director, Kentucky Voices for HealthMedicaid expansion has made an overwhelmingly positive impact on rural Kentuc ...
01-10-2018 16:04

Federal judge strikes down state law Bevin cited, requiring

Kentucky abortion clinics do not need to have written agreements with an ambulance service and hospital for patient care in the event of an emergency, ...
29-09-2018 16:04

Kentucky loses a health champion who advocated for health eq

Dr. Gilbert "Gil" FriedellBy Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsDr. Gilbert Friedell, who was a fierce advocate for health equity and finding communit ...
29-09-2018 16:04

People can die from giving up the fight

People can die simply because they\'ve given up, life has beaten them and they feel defeat is inescapable, accor ...
28-09-2018 16:04
28-09-2018 16:04

Postnatal depression could be linked to fewer daylight hours

Shortening days during third trimester of pregnancy may add to risk of postpartum depression Women in late pregnancy during ...
28-09-2018 16:04

Panel acknowledges medical benefits of medical marijuana but

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsResearch shows conclusively that medical marijuana has some health benefits, but also comes with some adverse ri ...
27-09-2018 16:05

The quality of protein supplements for sportspeople

Powdered protein supplements are one of the most commonly consumed nutritional supplements, whether by professi ...
26-09-2018 16:05

Too much or too little weight gain during pregnancy = advers

New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) shows th ...
26-09-2018 16:05

Cocoa: a tasty source of vitamin D"

Many people do not get enough vitamin D. Brittle bones and an increased risk of respiratory diseases can be the ...
26-09-2018 16:05

Thinking beyond yourself can make you more open to healthy l

Public health messages often tell people things they don\'t want to hear: Smokers should stop smoking. Sedentary people n ...
26-09-2018 16:05

Physical activity necessary to maintain heart-healthy lifest

Exercise and physical activity are of vast global importance to prevent and control the increasing problem of h ...
25-09-2018 16:04

Older adults with a 'fall prevention plan' less likely to en

Older adults at risk for falls are less likely to suffer fall-related hospitalizations when they have a "fall plan of care," according to new resear ...
25-09-2018 16:04

McCreary and Wayne counties win Health Policy Champion award

Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky CEO Ben Chandler announced the award as nominees listened.By Al CrossKentucky Health NewsWayne and McCreary counties ...
25-09-2018 16:04

Height is a risk factor for varicose veins

The taller you are, the more likely you are to develop varicose veins, according to a study led by Stanford Univ ...
25-09-2018 16:04

Weight loss can be boosted fivefold thanks to novel mental i

Overweight people who used a new motivational intervention called Functional Imagery Training (FIT) lost an average of five times more weight than t ...
25-09-2018 16:04

High-carbohydrates diet lead to weight loss

Diets high in carbohydrates reduce body weight and body fat and improve insulin function in overweight individu ...
25-09-2018 16:04

Even mild physical activity immediately improves memory func

People who include a little yoga or tai chi in their day may be more likely to remember where they put their keys. Researchers at the University of ...
25-09-2018 16:04

Lexington has 100+ restaurants on probation for health viola

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24-09-2018 16:04

Addict who writes column for Appalachian papers publishes bo

Phillip Lee, a recovering drug addict who writes ...
24-09-2018 16:04

The link between cognitive function and sexuality in older a

The number of people who live at home with Alzheimer\'s Disease (AD), a brain disease that causes abnormal chang ...
24-09-2018 16:04

65 kids a day are abused or neglected in Ky., third in natio

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsFRANKFORT, Ky. ? When it comes to keeping babies safe, three of the most important things are safe sleep practic ...
24-09-2018 16:04

Michigan: The Burden of Funding Crises should not be borne b

Some Michigan Community Mental Health Agencies and administrative regional entities called PIHPs (Prepaid Inpatient Health Plans) are facing diminishi ...
24-09-2018 16:04

Deal to sell Jewish Hospital may be falling apart, raising t

KentuckyOne Health photoThe future of Louisville\'s Jewish Hospital is in doubt. Its owner, KentuckyOne Health, "continues to lose money after months ...
24-09-2018 16:04

Older adults benefit from a regular bedtime

Sufficient sleep has been proven to help keep the body healthy and the mind sharp. But it\'s not just an issue of logging at least seven hours of Z\ ...
24-09-2018 16:04

FDA goes to war against teenagers' 'epidemic' use of electro

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration is launching a new anti-vaping campaign aimed at teens.The campaign, "The ...
24-09-2018 16:04

Appalachian health researchers discuss work, with three sess

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsA big step toward improving health in Appalachia would be closer relationships between residents of the region a ...
24-09-2018 16:04

Washtenaw County Community Mental Health Board

Having been to many Community Mental Health meetings over the years, I can say that some are more entertaining than others depending on the range and ...
21-09-2018 16:04

 



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