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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
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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

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

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

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

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

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

U.S. Senate passes 70 opioid bills, two from McConnell; Hous

The U.S. Senate passed a comprehensive, bipartisan opioid package Monday that focuses on prevention and treatment that includes two measures sponsored...
19-09-2018 16:04

To defend against another flu epidemic in Kentucky: 'Get the

Nurse practitioner Sara Wellman gives Ben Chandler his shot;Health Commissioner Jeffrey Howard looks on.(Photo by Al Cross)By Al CrossKentucky Health ...
19-09-2018 16:04

Kentucky public-health nurses in N.C. helping deal with Flor

Commissioner Jeffrey Howard, far right, posed with the team headed to North Carolina. Back row, L-R: Nancy Hamilton (Department for Public Health), Sh...
17-09-2018 16:04

Arkansas drops thousands from Medicaid for non-compliance wi

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsArkansas is the first state to implement work and community-engagement requirements for some of its "able-bodied...
17-09-2018 16:04

State's high-school obesity rate goes up; hope is in pre-sch

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsKentucky\'s high-school students have been getting fatter, but obesity among preschoolers in the Women, Infants ...
15-09-2018 16:03

Brief therapy sessions can greatly improve mental health of

Just a little therapy can greatly improve the mental health of women who are overwhelmed by caring for children with severe health issues, says a stud...
15-09-2018 16:03

Pilot program, 'community paramedicine,' reduces ambulance r

Photo from PinterestKentucky has several "community paramedicine" pilot programs that allow specially trained paramedics to visit the homes of patient...
14-09-2018 16:04

Four years into Obamacare, Kentucky's uninsured rate leveled

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsIn the fourth full year since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was implemented, the percentage of ...
14-09-2018 16:04

About 100 Anderson Co. students out of school until they get

Nearly 100 students had to stay home from school in Anderson County this week because they were not compliant with the state\'s new hepatitis A vaccin...
14-09-2018 16:04

Study shows Kentucky ranks fifth for daily electronic cigare

From 2012 to 2014, Kentucky ranked fifth for daily use of electronic cigarettes and was among the top 10 states for current use, which includes occasi...
13-09-2018 16:04

Fayette County becomes 11th Kentucky county to recommend tha

As the number of hepatitis A cases continues to climb in Kentucky, health officials in Fayette County are recommending all Lexington residents get vac...
13-09-2018 16:04

This is Suicide Prevention Week; mother-lawyer-nurse says we

By Kate HendricksonCommunity columnist, Lexington Herald-LeaderAnother parent has lost a child ? this time a fourth-grader ? to suicide.Appallingly, s...
12-09-2018 16:04

Op-ed calls for smoking bans to include e-cigs and for an e-

A used package of Juul cartridges, found on aFrankfort sidewalk. (Photo by Al Cross)As students head back to school and concerns about their increasin...
12-09-2018 16:04

State's new health commissioner, Dr. Jeffrey Howard, is call

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsFRANKFORT, Ky. ? Kentucky\'s recently installed health commissioner is a 30-year-old doctor, two years short of ...
10-09-2018 16:04

260 in Morehead hear speakers on opioid recovery and solutio

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsTreating opioid-use disorder as a chronic disease, finding local solutions and restoring communities were the ov...
10-09-2018 16:04

Veteran of Medicaid in several states named commissioner in

Carol H. Steckel(Photo via The Lane Report)The state Cabinet for Health and Family Services has named Carol H. Steckel commissioner of the Department...
08-09-2018 16:04

Baptist Health names Dr. Jody Prather chief strategy officer

Dr. Jody PratherBaptist Health, Kentucky\'s largest hospital company, has named Dr. Jody Prather of Elizabethtown its chief strategy officer, a job in...
07-09-2018 16:04

Sept. 18 webinar will explore why rural areas lag in getting

The Rural Health Information Hub will hold a webinar to discuss the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention\'s Click here for more information or ...
07-09-2018 16:04

U of L seeks nominations for award for Ky., S. Ind. nurses

Monday, Sept. 10 at 5 p.m. is the deadline to nominate outstanding nurses from Kentucky and Southern Indiana for the fifth annual Florence Nightingal...
05-09-2018 16:03

Kentucky has very high rate of addicted mothers; rose by dou

By Melissa Patrick and Al CrossKentucky Health NewsKentucky has had a very high rate of opioid-use disorder among women delivering babies in hospitals...
03-09-2018 16:03

At first SOAR summit session only about health, speakers agr

Jeffrey Howard speaks at the health session beforethe SOAR Summit. (Photos by Melissa Patrick)By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsPIKEVILLE, Ky. ? F...
03-09-2018 16:03

State health official says Ky. is considering cutting nearly

Health officials said the state is considering eliminating Medicaid coverage to almost 500,000 Kentuckians because the program is facing a nearly $300...
01-09-2018 16:04

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

Breathitt County youth using fitnessequipment at Douthitt Park. (Photo:Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky)As a $3 million Foundation for a Healthy Kent...
01-09-2018 16:04

Paducah Mayor Brandi Harless and Dr. Van S. Breeding of Whit

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky has named two new Healthy Kentucky Policy Champions: Paducah Mayor Brandi Harless for her leadership in enacting...
30-08-2018 16:04

Insurance expert advises: understand premiums, coverage, Oba

\'Anyone buying health insurance this fall faces a daunting task: having to choose among multiple, often-complex options that offer widely varying deg...
28-08-2018 16:06

Senate bill, including McConnell items, would boost opioid f

CJ photo by Michael ClevengerThe U.S. Senate has passed an appropriations bill that "takes aim at the next wave of the opioid crisis: drug-fueled infe...
27-08-2018 16:05

State sets rates for federally subsidized health insurance

The state Department of Insurance has approved the 2019 rates for federally subsidized health-insurance plans under the Patient Protection and Afford...
27-08-2018 16:05

Oct. 4 Health Watch USA conference in Lexington will focus o

Somerset-based Health Watch USA will hold its 12th annual Healthcare Transparency and Patient Safety conference Oct. 4 in Lexington.This year\'s confe...
26-08-2018 16:05

$100,000 federal grants will create opioid response network

Two Kentucky organizations have received $100,000 grants from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration that will be used to address tw...
26-08-2018 16:05

17 companies that were warned to stop packaging their e-ciga

Reuters photo All 17 companies that were warned in May to stop marketing their electronic cigarette liquids in packaging that resembled "kid-friendly...
26-08-2018 16:05
26-08-2018 16:05

Suicide Prevention Week Sept. 9-15; officials and journalist

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsIn Kentucky, one person dies by suicide about every 11 hours, making it the 11th leading cause of death overall,...
26-08-2018 16:05

Hospital executives want lawmakers to tax other providers (a

The expansion of Medicaid to nearly 500,000 more Kentuckians "must be preserved," according to a group of hospital executives who launched a campaign ...
25-08-2018 16:05

Ky. reviewing how to regulate short-term health policies tha

Image: The National Council for Behavioral HealthA 43-year-old woman went on a search for a short-term health insurance plan in Louisville that would ...
25-08-2018 16:05

Dan Martin, rural health champion in Western Kentucky, dies

Dr. Dan Martin (Photo from Madisonville Messenger) Dr. Dan Martin, a leader in rural health for Western Kentucky, died Aug. 14 at the age of 92.The Ha...
24-08-2018 16:05

Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky report documents its chang

Under new leadership, the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky "led or funded work to change dozens of state and local laws and policies in 2017 to help...
24-08-2018 16:05

Kentucky federal judge throws out Bevin's Medicaid suit

A federal judge in Kentucky dismissed Monday a lawsuit that amounted to a counterclaim by Gov. Matt Bevin against 16 Kentucky Medicaid beneficiaries, ...
22-08-2018 16:05

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