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Ky. 34th in overall well-being of children in Kids Count; be

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsThe 30th annual Kids Count Data Book on children\'s well-being, released Monday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation...
17-06-2019 16:04

Scorecard ranks Kentucky's health system 40th; bright spot i

Comparisons are with a "baseline" period, which varies among the indicators that were measured. The report says, "There were generally four to five ye...
16-06-2019 16:04

Study finds young adults who recognize cartoons used in e-ci

Label, copyright 2015 by Brian AllenElectronic cigarette companies are using cartoon characters to market their products, and research shows that it\'...
14-06-2019 16:04

Medicare cuts 19 Kentucky hospitals 1% for patient-safety is

The federal government is penalizing 19 Kentucky hospitals, nine more than last year, for falling short on patient safety in the fiscal year that ende...
14-06-2019 16:04

UK nurse creates Farm Dinner Theater as a way to remind farm

Deborah Reed (UK photo byMark Cornelison)A University of Kentucky nursing professor has come up with a novel way to remind farmers about farm safety: ...
13-06-2019 16:04

U of L can't find a partner to buy Jewish Hospital, but will

Jewish Hospital and its Rudd Heart and Lung CenterFailing to find the partner it says it must have, the University of Louisville has suspended efforts...
13-06-2019 16:04

Foundation says its 6-year, 7-county effort to help communit

Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky map of recently finished "Investing in Kentucky\'s Future" programIf more Kentucky communities tackled their health ...
11-06-2019 16:04

Six Kentucky nursing homes are on a formerly unpublished lis

Of the six Kentucky facilities on the poor-performers list, onlyTwin Rivers Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Owensborois getting additional oversi...
10-06-2019 16:04

Study: Private insurance pays hospitals 241% more than Medic

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsAs health-care costs continue to rise for both employers and employees, one group of researchers says private in...
10-06-2019 16:04

Courier Journal has answers to many questions about CBD oil

CBD products for sale at Rainbow Blossom in LouisvillePhoto by Michael Clevenger, Louisville Courier JournalAs cannabidiol, better known as CBD oil, b...
10-06-2019 16:04

State's sixth annual Viral Hepatitis Conference to be held

Kentucky will hold its sixth annual conference on viral hepatitis on July 31 in Lexington, three days after World Hepatitis Day."Hepatitis in Kentucky...
07-06-2019 16:04

Valerie Horn of Whitesburg is latest Healthy Ky. Policy Cham

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky has named Valerie Horn, a retired school counselor from Whitesburg who helps low-income residents in Letcher Cou...
07-06-2019 16:04

City of Pineville takes over troubled hospital, lays off hal

Mayor Scott Madon spoke to the crowd at the Pineville hospitalwhile its new name was displayed. (MDN photo by Ray Welch)The financially troubled hospi...
07-06-2019 16:04

1 in 5 hospital patients need care after discharge, but can

Health columnist Trudy Lieberman"One in five patients across the country needs further care after discharge from a hospital," Rural Health News Servic...
07-06-2019 16:04

As health departments face crippling pension costs, unless l

Without a reprieve from pension-contribution rules, 42 county health departments will close in the next year, and 22 more will the following year, say...
05-06-2019 16:04

Medicare-Medicaid agency's annual ratings of 94 Ky. hospital

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released its Overall Hospital Star Ratings for 2019, which offer a snapshot of the quality of the h...
03-06-2019 16:04

Dementia can have causes other than Alzheimer's, and a UK do

Dr. Peter Nelson (University of Kentucky photo)Dementia can have causes other than Alzheimer?s disease, so the two terms shouldn\'t be used interchan...
03-06-2019 16:04

Ky. has the second highest per-capita spending on prescripti

States with top 10 average yearly per-capitaexpenditure on prescriptions. (The Senior List) A new analysis shows how much the average resident in each...
01-06-2019 16:05

Pineville hospital is cut off by Medicare and Medicaid, whic

A temporary banner, using the typeface of Americore Health,is draped over the sign for Pineville Community Hospital.(Photo by Anthony Cloud, Middlesbo...
01-06-2019 16:05

Evolent Health to buy 70% of Passport Health Plan; will cont

Evolent Health, a for-profit national health management company, has agreed to purchase Passport Health Plan, the struggling, nonprofit Medicaid insur...
01-06-2019 16:05

Judge rules foundation that pays UK doctors and bills patien

A Fayette Circuit Court judge has ruled that the Kentucky Medical Services Foundation, which bills patients and collects millions of dollars for UK He...
01-06-2019 16:05

Nine Johnson County Middle School students get Healthy Polic

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky has named nine Johnson County Middle School students as the latest Healthy Kentucky Policy Champions for their e...
01-06-2019 16:05

Kentucky Hospital Association asks federal appeals court to

The Kentucky Hospital Association has filed a formal statement with the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit asking it to uphold the ...
30-05-2019 16:04

Study finds flavors in e-cigs can damage cells that are crit

Healthline.com photoFlavors used in electronic cigarettes damage the cells that line the inside walls of blood vessels, which ultimately increases the...
30-05-2019 16:04

Doctors worry FDA can't ensure quality of foreign generics;

Adobe illustration adapted by The Boston GlobeSome U.S. doctors worry that the federal government is not doing a good job of policing generic prescrip...
27-05-2019 16:05

Ky ranks in top 10 for adverse childhood experiences; $200,0

The Louisville-based Bounce Coalition has been awarded $200,000 to work with Russell County Schools and the Lake Cumberland District Health Department...
26-05-2019 16:04

Most women with heart disease don't get enough exercise; hea

More than half of women in the United states with heart disease aren\'t getting enough physical activity, and that number has increased over the past ...
26-05-2019 16:04

Health cabinet says it will revise proposed rule that would

WFPL photoAfter almost two weeks of mystery, speculation and complaints, the state Cabinet for Health and Family Services has explained in a news rel...
26-05-2019 16:04

Bevin and Trump agencies argue work requirements in other pu

The administrations of President Trump and Gov. Matt Bevin argue that Kentucky\'s proposed Medicaid program, which includes work and other "community ...
25-05-2019 16:04

Kentucky dropped one spot in latest America's Health Ranking

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsA new report shows that Kentucky continues to be one of the worst states in which to grow old, which isn\'t grea...
25-05-2019 16:04

Kentucky schools lack immunization certificates for thousand

American Academy of Family Physicians photoA Louisville Courier Journal analysis found that as of March, the Jefferson County Public Schools had no re...
25-05-2019 16:04

Chronic disease can lead to mental-health issues, especially

"Rural America has some of the highest rates of chronic disease in the nation ? the more remote a community, the more heart disease, cancer and diabet...
25-05-2019 16:04

Ky. has new tool to track the ongoing changes to its Medicai

Kentucky has a new website that shows an up-to-date timeline of all the changes in the state\'s Medicaid program since 2014; provides links to Medicai...
23-05-2019 16:04

McConnell files bill to raise legal age to buy tobacco produ

By Melissa Patrick and Al CrossKentucky Health NewsSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell today introduced his promised bill to raise to 21 from 18 th...
21-05-2019 16:05

Study suggests kids with hypertension more likely to have he

Parents.com photoBy Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsJust like adults, children can have high blood pressure. The only way to know is to check for i...
20-05-2019 16:04

Most Ky. hospitals got an average patient safety score, one

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsFor the second grading period in a row, a nonprofit group that rates hospitals has given Cs to most of the 52 Ke...
18-05-2019 16:04

Infection-control activist calls for timely outbreak notific

OPINION By Dr. Kevin KavanaghI live in Kentucky, a state with the nation?s largest hepatitis A outbreak, an emerging measles outbreak and a governor w...
17-05-2019 16:04

Hepatitis outbreak is declining in Ky., but we are still fin

The good news about hepatitis in Kentucky is that the number of hepatitis A cases is dropping. The bad news is that there are still as many cases each...
16-05-2019 16:04

Ky. law to ban the most common method of second-trimester ab

A federal judge has struck down a 2018 Kentucky law banning the most common method of second-trimester abortion.The law would prohibit physicians from...
15-05-2019 16:05

Ky. health policy forum Sept. 23 will focus on medical marij

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsThe Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky\'s annual policy forum this fall will be dedicated to the topic of medical...
15-05-2019 16:05

UK College of Public Health researchers start the Journal of

Researchers in the College of Public Health at the University of Kentucky have started the Journal of Appalachian Health, an online, peer-reviewed jou...
15-05-2019 16:05

Ky., 43 other states sue generic drug makers, alleging price

Screenshot of CBS illustration of emails among drug makersKentucky is among 44 states that filed a lawsuit Friday in federal court in Connecticut, acc...
14-05-2019 16:05

Addict who writes a column says addicts are best helped by r

Lee\'s book of columnsBy Phillip Lee As a recovering addict, I know first-hand the devastation and agony families face all across the United States. ...
14-05-2019 16:05

In May 21 Democratic primary for governor, Beshear talks mos

L-R: Former state auditor Adam Edelen, state House Minority Leader Rocky Adkins and Attorney General Andy Beshear answered questions from Matt Jones a...
13-05-2019 16:05

State gets $9 million to address mental health in 3 school d

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsThe school districts of Bullitt, Henderson and Warren counties will participate in a five-year, $9 million progr...
12-05-2019 16:04

Webinar about Kentucky's drug overdose and prevention progra

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is offering a free webinar about Kentucky drug overdose and prevention programs on Thursday, May 23 from 1 p.m. ...
12-05-2019 16:04

Ky. proposes ban on tattooing over scars, but won't say why;

Kentucky health officials are proposing to ban tattooing over scars, without giving a reason for doing so, drawing criticism from doctors and tattoo a...
12-05-2019 16:04

Boys' suicides increased after release of show '13 Reasons W

Graphic from KyForwardBy Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsThe rate of suicide among 10- to 17-year-olds in the U.S. increased 29% in the months afte...
12-05-2019 16:04

Chickenpox hits Northern Ky. Catholic-school student who sue

The unvaccinated high-school student who recently lost a court battle over health-department enforcement that barred him from his school and all extra...
10-05-2019 16:04

Making 21 legal age to buy tobacco products would help fight

Photo from Getty Images via Courier JournalBy Sen. Julie Raque AdamsRepublished from the Courier JournalIf you?re a mom like me, you?re likely alarme...
09-05-2019 16:05

U of L moving to take over Jewish Hospital

"After trying to sell Jewish Hospital and other local operations for about two years, KentuckyOne Health may finally be close to striking a deal, acco...
09-05-2019 16:05

Tobacco-free school law, coming in 2020, is none too soon wh

By Dr. Patrick WithrowRepublished from The Paducah SunKentucky statewide student survey biannual evaluation to assess the extent of tobacco (nicotine)...
08-05-2019 16:04

Retired Ashland cardiologist gets five years in prison for f

A retired Ashland cardiologist has been sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay $1.1 million in restitution after being convicted two and...
06-05-2019 16:04

Ky. mom says she doesn't vaccinate her kids due to religious

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention photoAs the number of measles cases in the U.S. reach their highest count in 25 years, a Lexington mom hold...
04-05-2019 16:04

As e-cigarette epidemic grew among teens, state inspected fe

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsIllegal sales of tobacco to Kentucky children have trended up in the last few years, according to the annual fed...
04-05-2019 16:04

University of Louisville to hold free event in Oldham County

Kaiser Health News photoThe University of Louisville Trager Institute will offer a free community event to discuss the dangers of medication misuse an...
03-05-2019 16:03

Health experts warn people with asthma and chronic lung cond

Asthma.net imageSpring has arrived in Kentucky, prompting many to tackle the annual chore of spring-cleaning, but health experts caution people who su...
03-05-2019 16:03

As pensions threaten school-nurse programs, schools can get

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsMany of Kentucky\'s school districts have long struggled to pay for school nurses, let alone professionals in be...
29-04-2019 16:04

Effort mounted to find and treat hepatitis C, which is sprea

"A multimillion-dollar effort to fight hepatitis C was introduced Thursday in Louisville with the help of Gov. Matt Bevin as well as medical profess...
27-04-2019 16:03

Kentucky leads the way on many opioid-related efforts, and w

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsKentucky officials, researchers and clinicians were front and center at the eighth annual national summit on pre...
27-04-2019 16:03

Kentucky teens' use of electronic cigarettes and vapes doubl

Use of electronic cigarettes and vapes, tracked since 2014, is shown by the blue lines.By Melissa Patrick and Al CrossKentucky Health NewsA survey of ...
26-04-2019 16:04

Roundtable at Marion County High School explores the phenome

By Emily LaFormeThe Lebanon Enterprise?Over the past two years it?s become more common,? said student Brianna Meeks. ?I started seeing it more in scho...
26-04-2019 16:04

Report offers Appalachian residents four strategies to decre

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsA new report offers practical strategies to help Appalachian communities tackle their high rates of obesity, whi...
25-04-2019 01:18

Walgreens will raise age for tobacco sales to 21 on Sept. 1

Photo by Mike Mozart"Walgreens has decided to raise its minimum age for tobacco sales several weeks after a top federal official chastised the drugsto...
25-04-2019 01:18
25-04-2019 01:18

Report offers Appalachian residents ways to decrease smoking

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsIt\'s well documented that people in Appalachia die sooner than other Americans, and are more likely to die from...
25-04-2019 01:18

Report offers five strategies to fight opioid epidemic in Ap

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsThe third report in a series that offers "replicable best practices" for Appalachian communities to improve thei...
25-04-2019 01:18

Health foundation creates public service announcements about

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsAn explosion of electronic-cigarette use by Kentucky teenagers has prompted the launch of a statewide campaign t...
25-04-2019 01:18

Eight Kentuckians among 60 indicted for illegal prescribing

Rob Duncan, U.S. attorney for the EasternDistrict of Kentucky, announced the cases.(Associated Press photo by John Minchillo)Sixty health professional...
25-04-2019 01:18

UK gets $87 million federal grant to reduce opioid-overdose

The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of Kentucky up to $87 million over the next four years, with the goal of reducing opioid...
25-04-2019 01:18

Boyd County extension agents teach children healthy living

By Katie Pratt and Jeff FranklinUniversity of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and EnvironmentYoung children in Boyd County are learning healthy ...
25-04-2019 01:18

What you're not eating may be killing you

Bloomberg: What You\'re Not Eating May Be Killing You...
25-04-2019 01:18

McConnell says he will introduce bill to raise to 21 the leg

By Al Cross and Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that he would sponsor legislation to make 21 t...
25-04-2019 01:18

Smoke-free advocates say the policy can be more palatable if

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsIf you\'re trying to win passage of smoke-free policies in communities that have been resistant to such efforts,...
25-04-2019 01:18

Bevin signs bill making all Ky. school property and events f

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsGov. Matt Bevin has signed into law to ban the use of tobacco products in all Kentucky public schools and events...
25-04-2019 01:18

Kentucky has 16 confirmed cases of salmonella from pre-cut m

CNN imageHealth officials are advising Kentuckians to throw away all of their pre-cut cantaloupe, watermelon and honeydew, since 16 cases of salmonell...
25-04-2019 01:18

In last decade, cost of opioid-related treatment at UK rose

There are several ways to measure the depth of the opioid epidemic that has spread across Kentucky and much of the nation in the past decade; the most...
25-04-2019 01:18

E. coli outbreak keeps spreading, but may be slowing down

The outbreak of E. coli infection centered in Kentucky has spread to nine other states, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announc...
25-04-2019 01:18

Keynoter at harm-reduction summit says syringe exchange prog

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsCOVINGTON, Ky. ? Syringe exchange programs must partner with drug users to have the most impact. That was one of...
25-04-2019 01:18
 



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