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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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