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Testimony on special wage certificates for people with disab

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14-12-2019 16:04

Hydration may affect cognitive function in some older adults

Not getting enough water is enough to make you feel sluggish and give you a headache, but a new Penn State study suggests it may also relate to cogn ...
13-12-2019 16:04

Yoga enhances many of the same brain structures and function

Scientists have known for decades that aerobic exercise strengthens the brain and contributes to the growth of new neurons, but few studies have exa ...
13-12-2019 16:04

The relationship between migraine and exercise

A recent study published in the journal Cephalalgia, the official journal of the International Headache Society, highlights an overlooked relationsh ...
13-12-2019 16:04

Want to avoid the holiday blues" New report suggests sk

If you\'re prone to depression, this holiday season you might want to say "bah humbug" to offers of sugar plum pudding, caramel corn and chocolate b ...
13-12-2019 16:04

Even light alcohol consumption linked to higher cancer risk

In a study conducted in Japan, even light to moderate alcohol consumption was associated with elevated cancer risks. In the study pub ...
12-12-2019 16:04

Skipping one night of sleep may leave insomniacs twice as im

A new study conducted by researchers at Washington State University shows that individuals with chronic sleep-onset insomnia who pulled an all-night ...
12-12-2019 16:04

Man who led implementation of Obamacare under Gov. Andy Besh

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsJust hours before being sworn in as the state\'s next governor, Andy Beshear named the remaining secretaries of ...
12-12-2019 16:04

Study finds association between poor diet, age-related macul

Participants who ate a diet high in red and processed meat, fried food, refined grains and high-fat dairy were three times more likely to develop an ...
12-12-2019 16:04

A brief history of work centers for people with disabilities

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12-12-2019 16:04

Play sports for a healthier brain Even football, soccer, hoc

There have been many headlines in recent years about the potentially negative impacts contact sports can have on athletes\' brains ...
12-12-2019 16:04

Take long naps" Sleep more than nine hours a night"

People who take long naps during the day or sleep nine or more hours at night may have an increased risk of stroke, according to a ...
12-12-2019 16:04

Medicaid contracts rejected by legislative committee; member

On Gov. Matt Bevin\'s last day in office, a legislative committee voted unanimously to reject his administration\'s recent approval of $8 billion in M ...
12-12-2019 16:04

Adding 2-3 servings of fresh lean pork each week, the Medite

Barbecued, stir-fried or roasted, there\'s no doubt that Aussies love their meat. Consuming on average nearly 100 kilogra ...
12-12-2019 16:04

Diet, not exercise, may be key to addressing our biggest cau

Edith Cowan University researchers have found that a chronic disease affecting up to 80 per ce ...
12-12-2019 16:04

Refined carbs may trigger insomnia

An estimated 30% of adults experience insomnia, and a new study by researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons sug ...
12-12-2019 16:04
11-12-2019 16:04

Dollar General plans to open 1,000 stores in 2020; some worr

Dollar General Corp., one of the fastest-growing retailers in the country, has announced it will open 1,000 new stores in 2020, just as it did last ye ...
10-12-2019 16:04

Fact Sheet on Subminimum Wages for People with Disabilities

The US Department of Labor issued a Fact Sheet on ?The Employment of Workers with Disabilities at Subminimum Wages? in 2008. It still applies, even a ...
10-12-2019 16:04

Aspirin may no longer be effective as cardiovascular treatme

A new paper in Family Practice, published by Oxford University Press, found that the widespread use of statins and cancer screeni ...
10-12-2019 16:04

E-cigarette use among nation's youth up 39% from last year;

National Youth Tobacco Survey graphicBy Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsTeenagers\' use of electronic cigarettes continues to surge, increasing to ...
09-12-2019 16:04

Award-winning regional network organized by Norton Healthcar

Hospitals in the Louisville region partner withNorton to give their patients access to the care.Norton Healthcare has received the American Heart Asso ...
09-12-2019 16:04

Are opponents of special wages for people with IDD protectin

Saint LucyDecember 6, 2019This is from Together For Choice (TFC), a national advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental dis ...
07-12-2019 16:04

Parents' comments on special wages for people with IDD

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07-12-2019 16:04

Ky. is 43rd in annual health rankings, with high rates of ca

Even though Kentucky moved up two spots in this year\'s America\'s Health Rankings, at 43rd, it remains one of the 10 unhealthiest states. That\'s wh ...
07-12-2019 16:04

Sunday, Dec. 15, is the deadline to sign up for federally su

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsTime is running out to sign up for federally subsidized health insurance for 2020. The deadline for enrollment o ...
07-12-2019 16:04

Older adults who 'train' for a major operation spend less ti

Older adults who "train" for a major operation by exercising, eating a healthy diet, and practicing stress reduction techniques preoperatively have ...
06-12-2019 16:04

Eating within 10-hour window may help stave off diabetes, he

Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of risk factors, such as high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, that increase the risk for adverse h ...
06-12-2019 16:04

Being active reduces risk of prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK , yet we still don\'t know all of its causes. The largest ever study to use genetics as a ...
06-12-2019 16:04

Mindfulness training may help lower blood pressure

As the leading cause of death in both the United States and the world, heart disease claims nearly 18 million lives every year, according to the Wor ...
06-12-2019 16:04

A strong link between non-HDL cholesterol levels and long-t

Study is the most comprehensive analysis of long-term risk for cardiovascular disease related to non-high-de ...
06-12-2019 16:04

Moderate intensity physical activity associated with lower r

Daily exercise at moderate intensity is associated with beneficial levels of a hormone that may lower risk of d ...
06-12-2019 16:04

Flu spreads in Kentucky as the holiday season begins; health

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsKentucky has seen 785 laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza since the flu season started in late September, an ...
05-12-2019 16:04

Aspirin can be considered a possible clinical option to othe

According to a new reportin The American Journal of Medicine, published by Elsevier, aspirin can be considered an effective and safe option to ...
04-12-2019 16:04

Scientists discover multiple mechanisms at work in widely-us

Salk Institute IMAGE: Computational analysis revealing targets of metformin. view more  Credit: Salk Institute ...
04-12-2019 16:04

Protein amounts larger than the recommended dietary allowanc

Purdue University IMAGE: A new study by Purdue University nutrition scientists show that eating more protein ...
04-12-2019 16:04

Researchers find mental health of parents matters when it co

As more of the nation\'s children become overweight or obese, especially in rural areas, researchers are beginning to look beyond some of the known ca ...
04-12-2019 16:04

Pharmacies could help get more teens vaccinated for a virus

Alabama Department of Public HealthThere\'s a vaccine for a virus that causes sex-related cancer, but rural teens are less likely to get it or know ...
03-12-2019 16:04

Aspartame Is Linked To Leukemia And Lymphoma In Landmark Stu

It?s time to play Kick the Can?of soda, that is.In a 22-year landmark study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition involving over 125 ...
03-12-2019 16:04

Juul Labs used research that tobacco-cigarette manufacturers

In this screenshot of an April 2016 video, recently removed from YouTube, a co-founder of Juul Labs, James Monsees, presents an R.J. Reynolds research ...
30-11-2019 16:04

Bullitt County schools to sue Juul Labs, alleging it created

Bullitt Central High School Principal Joe Pat Lee watches students arrive on opening day. (BCPS photo)The Bullitt County school board voted Nov. 25 to ...
30-11-2019 16:04

Kentucky state senator taken aback by 'shoutfest' in White H

State Sen. Julie Raque Adams speaks in the White House Nov. 22 as President Trump and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar listen. (Image fro ...
29-11-2019 16:03

New state Medicaid contracts drop Passport and Anthem, which

On its way out, the administration of Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has given five health-insurance companies new, five-year deals to manage the care of ...
28-11-2019 16:04

Substance abuse drives decrease in life expectancy in U.S.,

Charts from report show impact of drug overdoses; ages 45-54 showed an increase almost as steep.By Al CrossKentucky Health NewsAmericans are dying you ...
28-11-2019 16:04

Louisville newspaper tracks huge, powerful and violent drug

Courier Journal illustration shows farm worker who oversaw flow of $30 million in drugs into Kentucky.The tentacles of a huge, powerful and violent dr ...
28-11-2019 16:04

How to enjoy holiday-season foods, without the weight gain

Seasonal, calorie-rich holiday foods that show up on Thanksgiving Day and stick around until New Year\'s Day can be detrimental to the waistline. But ...
27-11-2019 16:04

Analysis of US life expectancy

JAMA Bottom Line: Examining life expectancy in the United States over nearly 60 years and identifying fact ...
27-11-2019 16:04

Aerobic exercise and heart-healthy diet may slow development

Cognitive impairment without dementia (CIND), or mild cognitive impairment, is a condition that affects your me ...
27-11-2019 16:04

Report says Kentucky Medicaid could save nearly $240 million

Kentucky\'s Medicaid program could save nearly $240 million a year by eliminating pharmacy benefit managers and returning to its old "fee for service" ...
27-11-2019 16:04

Playing board games may help protect thinking skills in old

People who play games - such as cards and board games - are more likely to stay mentally sharp in later life, a ...
27-11-2019 16:04

Salt, sugar, frying in oil bad; Ketogenic diet good

Mice fed a very high-salt diet showed accumulation of a protein in the brain linked with Alzheimer?s disease and other dementias A diet high in salt i ...
26-11-2019 16:04

Extra virgin olive oil staves off multiple forms of dementia

Boosting brain function is key to staving off the effects of aging. And if there was one thing every person should consider doing right now to keep ...
26-11-2019 16:04

Cannabis reduces headache and migraine pain by nearly half

Inhaled cannabis reduces self-reported headache severity by 47.3% and migraine severity by 49.6%, according to a recent study led by Carrie Cuttler, ...
26-11-2019 16:04

Words matter when writing about addiction, and wrong words i

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsASHLAND, Ky. -- The words used to describe drug addiction and those suffering from it can either perpetuate the ...
23-11-2019 16:04

Lack of sleep may explain why poor people get more heart dis

Insufficient sleep is one reason why disadvantaged groups have more heart disease. That\'s the finding of a study published today in Cardiovascular ...
23-11-2019 16:04

Kentucky offers free service to help teens quit vaping and s

In an effort to help teenagers stop vaping, the Kentucky Department for Public Health has launched a free service called ?My Life, My Quit.?The servic ...
23-11-2019 16:04

Employer-sponsored insurance health plans in Ky. more costly

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsA recent analysis by The Commonwealth Fund, a foundation interested in the health-care system, shows that the ov ...
23-11-2019 16:04

State health department offers food safety tips to keep your

A properly prepared turkey and safe food handling practices go a long way in keeping friends and families safe from foodborne illness during the holid ...
23-11-2019 16:04

HPV vaccines & vaccine schedules in adolescent girls and boy

New evidence published in the Cochrane Library today provides further information on the benefits and harms of d ...
23-11-2019 16:04

Kentucky?s diabetes problem continues to worsen; rate now at

The number of adults with diabetes and pre-diabetes in Kentucky continues to rise, according to the 2019 Kentucky Diabetes Report. The number of adul ...
23-11-2019 16:04

Science underestimated dangerous effects of sleep deprivatio

Michigan State University\'s Sleep and Learning Lab has conducted one of the largest sleep studies to date, revealing that sleep deprivation affects ...
22-11-2019 16:04

Diet pills, laxatives used for weight control linked with la

Among young women without an eating disorder diagnosis, those who use diet pills and laxatives for weight control had higher odds of receiving a sub ...
22-11-2019 16:04

Ky. has improved on several measures of children's health, b

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsAlmost one in four Kentuckians are children. How goes their health"Most have health insurance, fewer teenagers a ...
21-11-2019 16:04

Sesame allergy common among children with food allergies

Sesame allergy is one of the ten most common childhood food allergies. Reactions to sesame can be severe among children with the allergy. Only an es ...
21-11-2019 16:04

Legumes boost heart health, according to new review study

Consuming beans, lentils, peas, and other legumes reduces the risk for cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, and high blood pressure, acco ...
21-11-2019 16:04

Healthful diet tied to lower risk of hearing loss

Investigators from Brigham and Women\'s Hospital have found that eating a healthy diet may reduce the risk of acquired hearing loss. Using longitudi ...
20-11-2019 16:04

High-protein diets may harm your kidneys

A high-protein diet is believed to be healthy. It is suggested that it keeps you fit, helps you to lose fat and to retain lean muscl ...
19-11-2019 16:04

Pushback makes Trump back off electronic-cigarette flavor ba

The industry organized opposition to the flavor ban, (Photo: Dylan Hollingsworth, Bloomberg News)President Trump has decided not to go through with th ...
19-11-2019 16:04

Statins not associated with memory or cognition decline in e

Given consumer concern that statins may be associated with memory or cognitive decline, a new study published to ...
19-11-2019 16:04

March of Dimes gives Ky. D-minus for high rate of pre-term b

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsChildbirth, which should be one of life\'s most joyous occasions, has become more deadly for Kentucky mothers, a ...
18-11-2019 16:04

'Stop using this criminal-justice hammer to address a public

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsASHLAND, Ky. ? At a day-long workshop for journalists on covering substance abuse and recovery, state Justice an ...
18-11-2019 16:04

Federal ban on e-cig flavors appears to have stalled; new st

President Trump and his top health officials said in September that they were planning to place a ban on flavored electronic cigarettes, but the pol ...
17-11-2019 16:04

Celebrate National Rural Health Day with a week of events st

The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy is planning a week of events to observe National Rural Health Day on Nov. 21.Nov. 18 From 9:30 a.m. E ...
16-11-2019 16:03

Improved fitness can mean living longer without dementia

Staying fit or improving fitness over time should be a goal for anyone who wants to reduce the likelihood of getting dementia. ...
15-11-2019 16:04

Unhealthy habits can start young: Infants, toddlers, and add

A new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics breaks new ground by evaluating a nationally representative sample of infant an ...
15-11-2019 16:04

Michigan: 2019 Annual Home and Community Based Waiver Confer

Ian the HandsomeHome and community based Medicaid waivers are available for people with developmental disabilities who live in community settings but ...
15-11-2019 16:04

Take a yoga class and depression, anxiety improve

Scientific studies already support yoga practice as a means to reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. Now a ...
14-11-2019 16:04

More action needed to protect patients from antibiotic-resis

Cover of CDC report; to download it, click here.More action is needed to protect Americans from antibiotic-resistant infections, 2.8 million of which ...
14-11-2019 16:04

Regular use of prescription drugs for pain and sleep increas

Researchers from the Oregon Research Institute (ORI) and Florida Atlantic University (FAU) are the first to demo ...
14-11-2019 16:04

Fracture risk for patients taking multiple medications

There is a strong association between the number of fracture-associated drugs (FADs) older patients receive and ...
14-11-2019 16:04

With the holiday season just ahead, it's more important than

Mayo Clinic photoThe state Department for Public Health is pushing Kentuckians to get their flu shots, since the holiday season is approaching.?People ...
14-11-2019 16:04

Closure of Vocational Centers: A Threat Against the Signific

Matt at workThis is by the father of Matt. Matt has intellectual and developmental disabilities. He loves his job in a vocational center, sometimes kn ...
12-11-2019 16:04

Evening eating linked to poorer heart health for women

Women who consumed a higher proportion of their daily calories later in the evening were more likely to be at greater risk for card ...
12-11-2019 16:04

Rural weekly reports on increasing tick-borne allergy to red

Map shows cases entered by site users and is not verified. For a larger version of the map, click on it.A tick-borne allergy to red meat is becoming m ...
12-11-2019 16:04

Too much ultra-processed foods linked to lower heart health

Ultra-processed foods, which account for more than half of an average American\'s daily calories, are linked to lower measures of cardiovascular hea ...
12-11-2019 16:04

Folic acid supplementation may positively impact neurodevelo

Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)Periconceptional folic acid (FA) supplementation is a protective factor against neural tube defects (NTD), with the r ...
11-11-2019 16:04

50 Kentucky hospitals get semi-annual ratings on how well th

More Kentucky hospitals are doing better at protecting patients from infections, injuries and other in-hospital threats, according to notes. Leapfrog ...
11-11-2019 16:04

Gov.-elect Andy Beshear says he'll immediately rescind Gov.

Beshear claims victory (Reuters photo by Harrison McClary)By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsGovernor-elect Andy Beshear says he will rescind Repub ...
11-11-2019 16:04

Community forum in Louisville addresses teen use of e-cigs

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsKentucky students led a community forum about the epidemic of electronic cigarette use among teens at DuPont Man ...
11-11-2019 16:04

State ends advisory against recreational use of Ohio River,

The state has ended the recreational public-health advisory it issued Sept. 26 due to harmful algal blooms in the Ohio River. "Results from recent wat ...
10-11-2019 16:04

Kentucky doctors and hospitals are changing the culture of o

Dr. Philip Overall in the emergency room at St. Claire Hospital in Morehead, which has cut the unit\'s opioid-prescription rates by half. (Photo by Jo ...
10-11-2019 16:04

WVLK Radio will focus on the opioid epidemic from 9 a.m. to

WVLK Radio in Lexington will host a day-long program to talk about the opioid epidemic on Nov. 13 titled, "Enough: Opioid Awareness Day.""We just thou ...
10-11-2019 16:04

First Ky. Senior Hunger Summit brings awareness to issue, se

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsOne in six Kentuckians older than 60 have faced the threat of hunger in the past year, prompting state officials ...
10-11-2019 16:04

Medicaid program that pays employer-sponsored insurance prem

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsA program that will pay the premiums of working Medicaid members who have access to insurance through their empl ...
08-11-2019 16:04

The reproductive function of the clitoris

A recent review published in Clinical Anatomy highlights evidence that the female clitoris is important for repr ...
07-11-2019 16:04

Insomnia symptoms linked to increased risk of stroke, heart

People who have trouble sleeping may be more likely to have a stroke, heart attack or other cerebrovascular or cardiovascular diseases, according to ...
07-11-2019 16:04

Study: Actually, potted plants don't improve indoor air qual

Plants can help spruce up a home or office space, but claims about their ability to improve the air quality are ...
07-11-2019 16:04

Association between physical activity, lower risk of fractur

Women who did the highest amount of physical activity had an 18% lower risk of hip fracture and 6% lower risk of total fracture egula ...
07-11-2019 16:04

Shortened sleep may negatively affect women's bone health

Getting too little sleep was linked with a higher risk of having low bone mineral density (BMD) and developing ...
07-11-2019 16:04

Physical activity may protect against new episodes of depres

Increased levels of physical activity can significantly reduce the odds of depression, even among people who are genetically predisposed to the cond ...
06-11-2019 16:04

 



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