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Louisville doctor has possible cure for rare brain disease o

A Louisville doctor has found what may be the first treatment to repair a rare, debilitating brain condition that can eventually lead to death, and ha...
13-08-2018 16:03

All Kentucky public housing under smoking ban as of July 31;

Northern Kentucky Health Department poster in federally subsidizedhousing; blank space is for local information about cessation programsAs of July 31,...
12-08-2018 16:03

'Drug dealer with a medical license' gets 50 months in priso

A Simpson County doctor has been sentenced to four years and two months in federal prison after being convicted of 15 counts of improper prescribing t...
12-08-2018 16:03

Secondhand smoke linked to school absences, ER visits and re

Photo from Psychology TodayBy Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsIt\'s long been established that exposure to secondhand smoke is harmful to babies an...
12-08-2018 16:03

Medical-review panel law described as ?imperfect,? with only

A Republican-backed law that established medical-review panels to screen lawsuits against health-care providers before they can proceed Is now a year ...
10-08-2018 16:03

UK College of Medicine?s Bowling Green Campus welcomes inaug

Students of the UK medical school?s Bowling Green Campuspose in front of Western Kentucky University?s Van Meter Hall.The University of Kentucky Colle...
09-08-2018 16:03

Kentucky Voices for Health to host webinar on controversial

Kentucky Voices for Health will host a webinartitled "Kentucky HEALTH: What We\'ve Learned and What Comes Next" Tuesday, August 14 at 11 a.m. EST.Kent...
09-08-2018 16:03

UK researchers track genetic trail of ALS, one version of wh

Debby Taylor and Dr. Edward Kasarskis talk at the headquartersof Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. (Alex Stilz photo)Two University of Kentucky...
06-08-2018 16:05

Ky. making great strides in treating patients with hepatitis

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsEliminating hepatitis C in Kentucky and the rest of the nation will require universal screening and non-restrict...
06-08-2018 16:05

Ky. has two new vaccine requirements this year for students,

Going back to school requires more than just making sure you have all the required school supplies; it also means making sure your child is up to date...
05-08-2018 16:03

Two Northern Kentucky police departments have hired social w

The Alexandria Police Department in Northern Kentucky was the first police department in the state to hire a full-time police social worker. It\'s bee...
04-08-2018 16:04

Ashland Middle School students invent device to pick up need

A group of middle school students at Ashland Middle School were inspired to create a device to pick up used syringes after learning that first respond...
04-08-2018 16:04

Columbia weekly uses national database to report on staffing

Kentucky Health News published a story July 10 about a national database revealing that staffing levels at nursing homes weren\'t as good as the indu...
03-08-2018 16:03

Sept. 5 continuing education event focuses on opioid recover

The upcoming Northeast Kentucky Area Health Education Center continuing education event will feature Sam Quinones, author of the book Dreamland: The T...
03-08-2018 16:03

State suspends July 1 order that required Medicaid patients

Kentucky Medicaid officials have suspended collection of co-payments by patients in managed care, a change they had ordered at the start of July. "The...
29-07-2018 16:03

As feds crack down on clinics accused of being pill mills, p

Courier Journal photo by Beth WarrenThousands of patients with chronic pain in the Louisville area have been displaced by local, state and federal cra...
29-07-2018 16:03

Washington Post says unnamed 'insiders' think McConnell is p

Mitch McConnell and other leaders of the Senate\'s Republicanmajority (Associated Press photo by Jacquelyn Martin)Unnamed "industry insiders in the he...
29-07-2018 16:03

Health and Human Services Secretary Azar says he learned fro

HHS Secretary Azar at White House(Photo by Andrew Harrer, Bloomberg)Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Thursday that the Trump adminis...
28-07-2018 16:04

NE Area Health Education Center wins national award for gett

The award was one of three in the nation.The Northeast Kentucky Area Health Education Center at Morehead won the Center of Excellence Award in Distrib...
28-07-2018 16:04

Drug overdose deaths in Kentucky rose 11.5% in 2017; highest

Chart by Chris Ware, Lexington Herald-LeaderBy Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsKentucky saw an 11.5 percent increase in drug-overdose deaths in 201...
28-07-2018 16:04

One-year project aims to help 10 Ky. critical-access hospita

A one-year project aims to help 10 rural Kentucky hospitals address substance abuse, with one community outreach event educating health-care providers...
28-07-2018 16:04

Study finds young people are now more likely to start smokin

Huffington Post photoThe celebration in recent years about lower smoking rates among teenagers could end up being all for naught, as a new study shows...
28-07-2018 16:04

Beshear and other Democratic AGs sue to block rule allowing

Kentucky\'s Andy Beshear is one of 12 Democratic attorneys general press release said.The attorneys general are asking a federal judge to reject a De...
28-07-2018 16:04

Seven counties in Southern Kentucky stand out as 'Bright Spo

Nine counties in Appalachian Kentucky have been recognized as "bright spots" when it comes to health, and seven of them adjoin in Southern Kentucky: G...
26-07-2018 16:06

Reports show what adults in five Kentucky regions think abou

The 2017 Kentucky Health Issues Poll found that significantly fewer Kentucky adults are getting prescriptions for pain medication; that most Kentucky ...
26-07-2018 16:06

Wisconsin health executive to become chief operating officer

Baptist Health, which got a new CEO in January, now has a chief operating officer, or COO, a new position for the company. It announced that that job ...
25-07-2018 16:03

Catholic hospital in Paducah gets a new name: Mercy Health -

Hospital is at 1530 Lone Oak Rd. (US 45)Paducah\'s Lourdes Hospital, which has long been part of Mercy Health System of Ohio and Kentucky, is now offi...
25-07-2018 16:03

Communication problems may linger for alcoholics even after

A survey that measured emotional communication among alcoholics found that long after they give up drinking, they still struggle to control their voic...
23-07-2018 16:03

State's hepatitis A outbreak is worst in nation, but seems t

Kentucky?s hepatitis A outbreak is now the biggest outbreak in the United States. As of July 7, the outbreak had struck 65 of Kentucky\'s 120 counties...
23-07-2018 16:03

Feds to reopen Medicaid plan for public comment; state offic

Federal officials say they will hold another round of public comment on the Kentucky Medicaid plan that was blocked by a federal judge and sent back t...
20-07-2018 16:04

Sunlight is antidote to obsessive-compulsive disorder

Do you have obsessive-compulsive disorder" New research may direct you to retire in a sunny spot.A study at Binghamton University in New York and pub...
20-07-2018 16:04

State restores dental, vision and non-emergency transportati

Susan Wells of Louisville, who lost her dental benefits during aseries of extractions of decayed teeth, got them out at ShawneeChristian Healthcare. (...
20-07-2018 16:04

Domestic abuse is about as common in male couples as in hete

Pride photoAround half of American men in a three-city survey said they experienced abuse in their same-sex relationships -- about the same percentage...
20-07-2018 16:04

Study: Infants are not as susceptible as older children to f

Med Shadow imageIf you\'re wary of exposing an infant to food that might be allergic, think again. New medical guidelines say that infants should be e...
19-07-2018 16:03

Here's your chance to get a question about a health-related

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is seeking suggestions for topics and questions in the next Kentucky Health Issues Poll. The deadline for sugges...
19-07-2018 16:03

Parents indulge in risky behavior, using phone and texting w

Alamy Stock PhotoAbout half of Americans in a survey said they talk on cell phones while driving with children aged 4 to 10. Worse yet, a third said t...
18-07-2018 16:08

Medicaid dental and vision cuts worry patients and health-ca

Kentucky Health NewsKentucky is in the third week without dental, vision or non-emergency transportation benefits for 460,000 Kentucky adults on Medic...
16-07-2018 16:02

Justice Department sends Ky. another prosecutor to fight fen

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced moves Thursday tofight the spread of fentanyl. (Photo by Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)Kentucky is one of the state...
14-07-2018 16:03

New oral-health plan includes expanded role for hygienists,

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsKentucky\'s new plan for oral health calls for the state to expand the role of public-health hygienists, find ot...
14-07-2018 16:03

'Stay cool, stay hydrated and stay informed' to avoid heat-r

Summer is a time to head outdoors and enjoy the hot weather, but it\'s important to remember that those warm days we love so much can also be dangerou...
13-07-2018 16:03

Fifth annual Viral Hepatitis Conference in Lexington July 31

Kentucky will hold its fifth annual viral hepatitis conference, "Kentucky\'s Hepatitis Epidemic: The Role of Professionals in Hepatitis Elimination" J...
13-07-2018 16:03

Attorney General Andy Beshear sues another drug company, acc

Attorney General Andy Beshear filed suit July 12 against Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, charging the firm with knowingly misrepresenting the addictive ...
13-07-2018 16:03

Lexington restaurant gives people with addictions second cha

A Lexington restaurant was recently profiled in The New York Times for its efforts in giving people in treatment for drug and alcohol addiction a seco...
13-07-2018 16:03

Analysis finds nursing homes under-reported their staffing l

New York Times map; click on the image to enlarge it. See the interactive version here."Most nursing homes had fewer nurses and caretaking staff than ...
11-07-2018 16:04

State fines Caremark, top pharmacy benefit manager, $1.5 mil

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsThe state Department of Insurance has issued a $1.5 million fine to a subsidiary of CVS Caremark -- a pharmacy...
11-07-2018 16:04

Resurrecting old model for individual health-insurance marke

Editor\'s note: U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has been one of the leading advocates of association health plans.By Trudy Lieberman, Rural Health New...
10-07-2018 16:03

Perseverance is often needed to set up syringe exchanges, si

It took two years, but Campbell and Kenton counties will finally launch their syringe exchange programs the week of July 23.The new mobile exchanges w...
09-07-2018 16:03

Ky. ranks next to last in exercise, which should include bot

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsKentucky adults rank next to last for getting the recommended amount of exercise, followed only by Mississippi, ...
09-07-2018 16:03

Groups that blocked Medicaid plan ask feds to restore relate

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsThree advocacy groups have asked the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to reject recent changes to Kent...
09-07-2018 16:03

Studies put numbers on what Eastern Kentucky employers know:

Herald-Leader chart (click on it to view a larger version)"Kentucky\'s drug crisis has affected the workforce, causing higher turnover, bringing addi...
06-07-2018 16:05

Patients confused, providers worried, Democrats and advocate

The end of dental and vision benefits for 460,000 Kentuckians on Medicaid caused some pregnant women and children to be denied care because of a repor...
06-07-2018 16:05

Blocked from starting new Medicaid plan, state comes up with

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsAs the Cabinet for Health and Family Services scrambles to deal with the fall-out from a court ruling that vacat...
03-07-2018 16:04

460,000 Kentuckians on expanded Medicaid have lost their den

By Melissa Patrick and Al CrossKentucky Health NewsOne of the major objections to Gov. Matt Bevin\'s changes in Medicaid was that people who are cover...
02-07-2018 16:03

Hepatitis A outbreak worst ever; Ky. leads the nation; state

Image: WNDUState health officials say the hepatitis A outbreak in Kentucky is the worst ever, and the crisis isn\'t over."It\'s the worst on record ac...
02-07-2018 16:03

Kentucky's cigarette tax goes up 50 cents a pack, to $1.10;

Coalition for a Smoke-Free TomorrowKentucky\'s cigarette tax just went up 83 percent, from 60 cents per pack to $1.10 a pack. Anti-smoking and health ...
01-07-2018 16:03

Federal judge blocks new Medicaid plan, which was to go into

By Al CrossKentucky Health NewsA federal judge has blocked Kentucky\'s new Medicaid plan, which was to go into effect Sunday, July 1.U.S. District Jud...
30-06-2018 16:03

Feds charge 10, mainly in Louisville, with various health-ca

A doctor, a psychiatrist, a chiropractor, a medical assistant and six other people in Louisville and Cave City have been indicted as part of a federal...
30-06-2018 16:03

Adam Meier, the state's new health secretary, has moved from

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsThe state\'s new health secretary moved from a policy job that he loved to one that puts him squarely into a pos...
30-06-2018 16:03

Kentuckians are encouraged to let the pros handle the firewo

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsFireworks are often synonymous with the Fourth of July 4, but they are also a common cause of injury, so the sta...
30-06-2018 16:03

"Kentucky Substance Use Epidemic: A Solutions Update&qu

As Kentucky continues to struggle with the health and economic impacts of the opioid epidemic, the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky\'s 16th annual he...
28-06-2018 16:03

Both Affordable Care Act insurers in Kentucky seek rate hike

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsThe two health insurers offering government-subsidized health plans in Kentucky\'s individual market for 2019 ar...
25-06-2018 16:03

National HIV Testing Day is Wednesday, June 27, a reminder f

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsThe only way to know for sure if you have the human immunodeficiency virus is to get tested, and here\'s a remin...
25-06-2018 16:03

In a region and state with many teen births, E. Ky. program

All Access EKY trains young Eastern Kentucky women topush reproductive health. (Photo by Hero Images/Getty Images)A group called All Access EKY is hir...
23-06-2018 16:03

House passes 58 opioid bills, 2 from Rogers; work continues

The U.S. House passed a massive opioids package Friday that includes two measures sponsored by Rep. Hal Rogers, Republican from Eastern Kentucky\'s 5t...
23-06-2018 16:03

Cardinal Health gives seven grants in Kentucky to teach stud

Seven Kentucky health-care or social-service organizations are recipients of Cardinal Health Foundation grants to teach students in kindergarten thro...
23-06-2018 16:03

Bevin featured at Washington event to unveil Obamacare repea

Bevin on CNBC, where he disagreed with Sen.McConnell\'s view about tariffs on bourbon.Most congressional Republicans appear to have give up, at least ...
22-06-2018 16:03

Health secretary says some benefits will likely be cut if Me

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsKentucky\'s new Medicaid plan is set to kick in July 1, but the state\'s top health official said some of the pr...
22-06-2018 16:03
20-06-2018 16:03

Clinton County's obesity rate falls after years of foundatio

Five years ago, the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky gave the Clinton County schools the first installment of a $400,000 grant to help improve the co...
20-06-2018 16:03

Philanthropist Christy Brown gives U of L $5 million for ins

Christy Brown, U of L President Neeli Benapudi and Dr. AruniBhatnagar, director of the Envirome Institute. (U of L photo)With a $5 million gift from l...
20-06-2018 16:03

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

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

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
 



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