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Attorney general issues alert about scam sales of infant for

Image from WKDQ.comAttorney General Daniel Cameron issued a consumer alert Wednesday warning Kentuckians of scams related to the nationwide shortage o...
21-05-2022 16:06

In Mental Health Awareness Month, New York Times focuses on

"The setting for adolescent mental health care looks ever more like Dr. Melissa Dennison\'s office . . . the next patient arriving every 15 minutes," ...
21-05-2022 16:06

CDC says McCracken Co. has high level of virus transmission;

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention map shows 34 counties with elevated risk of Covid-19.By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsMcCracken County...
20-05-2022 16:06

Covid-19 cases in Kentucky are on the rise, but cases are le

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsAs Covid-19 cases and the share of Kentuckians testing positive for the virus went up again this week, Gov. Andy...
20-05-2022 16:06

Owensboro Health plans education facility for health profess

Google map locates business center where health-professions training facility will be housed.Owensboro Health, which operates the largest hospital in ...
17-05-2022 16:06

New Ky. cases up 63%, hospitalizations up 42% as experts war

State Department for Public Health map, adapted by Kentucky Health News; click on it to enlarge.By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health News Kentucky?s week...
17-05-2022 16:06

Here's what you need to know about the baby formula shortage

By Heather ChapmanInstitute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, University of KentuckyFamilies nationwide are scrambling to find baby formula a...
17-05-2022 16:06

New campaign to combat Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy in pregnan

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, with support from the Kentucky Association of Health Plans, has launched a statewide campaign to educate Kentuc...
17-05-2022 16:06

Remote Area Medical and health insurers serve more than 180

Remote Area Medical workers do a vision exam.(Photo from Kentucky Association of Health Plans)More than 180 people received free medical treatment or ...
16-05-2022 16:06

Legislature funds health insurance for Kentuckians who make

Kaiser Health News graphicKentucky Health NewsKentucky is taking advantage of a little-used provision of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Ca...
16-05-2022 16:06

Viral Hepatitis Conference July 27; Ky.'s rate is double U.S

Kentucky will hold its eighth annual conference on viral hepatitis on July 27, the day after World Hepatitis Day. "Hepatitis in Kentucky: The Role of...
16-05-2022 16:06

DEA declared National Fentanyl Awareness Day; now is 'the mo

dea.gov photoBy Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsIn response to increase in overdose deaths caused by fentanyl, a highly addictive synthetic opioid,...
14-05-2022 16:06

CDC says 12 Kentucky counties have medium levels of coronavi

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mapBy Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsTwelve Kentucky counties, most of them in Eastern Kentucky, are in...
13-05-2022 16:06

Do you use or prescribe medications for opioid-use disorder&

Illustration from University of KentuckyPrimary-care providers who prescribe buprenorphine to treat opioid-use disorder, and people receiving treatmen...
13-05-2022 16:06

University of Pikeville says it will build Kentucky's third

University of Pikeville website logoThe University of Pikeville plans to create Kentucky\'s third dental school with a $25 million gift from an anonym...
13-05-2022 16:06

Most Kentucky hospitals in national safety ratings got Cs ag

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsA nonprofit group that gives letter grades twice a year to hospitals for patient safety has again given grades o...
12-05-2022 16:06

FDA proposes ban on menthol cigarettes and cigars, popular a

Photo from ash.orgLast week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced its long-anticipated plan to ban menthol cigarettes and all flavors in ci...
12-05-2022 16:06

Nation's top opioid manufacturer, which sent 716 million pil

Average number of pain pills distributed per person, per year, by county, 2006-14. (Detail of map by The Washington Post; clickthe image to enlarge i...
12-05-2022 16:06

OPINION: Kentucky's governor could legalize medical marijuan

By Jim HigdonGov. Andy Beshear is the first governor in the history of Kentucky to call for legalizing cannabis. Following the failure of the Kentucky...
11-05-2022 16:06

Ky. journalist tells the story of her first pregnancy, focus

A Kentucky women writes about the importance of choice when it comes to decisions about  abortion and tells her story titled, "I\'m the mom I am toda...
10-05-2022 16:06

Coronavirus positive-test rate and new cases, and Covid-19 h

Kentucky Health News graph, from weekly state reportsBy Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsAs in most other states, the metrics used to measure Covid-...
10-05-2022 16:06

Months after a breast-cancer diagnosis and a double mastecto

Lindsey Sexton runs the No Business 100. (Photo by Ryan C. Hermens, Lexington Herald-Leader)When Lindsey Sexton of Monticello started to train for a ...
09-05-2022 16:06

Ky. Nurses Assn. and its school-nurse task force aren't happ

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention photoMay is National Nurses Month, a reminder of the essential services that nurses have always provided, b...
09-05-2022 16:06

Former state public-health commissioner Jeff Howard is inter

Dr. Jeffrey HowardDr. Jeffrey Howard, the longest-serving of three public-health commissioners in the previous state administration, has been named ac...
09-05-2022 16:06

Number of school-based health clinics keeps growing

Kentucky Primary Care Association map; for a larger version, click on it; to download, right click.The number of school-based clinics in Kentucky keep...
09-05-2022 16:06

Panel discusses a post-Roe v. Wade America; journalists are

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsTwo days before the leak of a U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion that proposes to overturn abortion rights under i...
06-05-2022 16:06

Beshear says Ky. is 'pretty safe' from Covid-19 and he expec

State chart, adapted by Ky. Health NewsBy Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsAs the state heads into Kentucky Derby weekend, Gov. Andy Beshear said al...
06-05-2022 16:06

The Courier Journal reports on illegal abortions in Ky. befo

Headlines on 1939 undercover C-Jinvestigation that found abortion was commonplace in LouisvilleAs the U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to abolish th...
06-05-2022 16:06

Post-Roe, rural women would face more obstacles; retired hea

"Trigger laws" would make abortion in Kentucky and 12 other states illegal if Roe v. Wade is overturned. That would disproportionately affect rural...
06-05-2022 16:06

CDC says Union, Henderson and McCracken counties have medium

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mapBy Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsThree Western Kentucky counties are yellow on the national Covid-1...
06-05-2022 16:06

Study: Ky. non-profit hospitals get more in tax exemptions t

By Melissa Patrick and Al CrossKentucky Health NewsA first-of-its-kind report argues that all of the nonprofit hospital systems in Kentucky are spendi...
06-05-2022 16:06

'Trigger law' would end legal abortion in Kentucky if Suprem

Screenshot of image of Scribd document from PoliticoBy Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsIf a leaked draft of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that wo...
04-05-2022 16:06

All key metrics to measure the coronavirus in Ky. are creepi

Map by The Washington Post; for a larger version, click on it.By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsEven as the national Covid-19 risk map shows low r...
03-05-2022 16:06

'Misinformation is now our leading cause of death,' FDA boss

FDA Commissioner Robert Califf, M.D., speaks with anattendee at the event. (AHCJ photo by Paola Rodriguez)Newly confirmed Food and Drug Administratio...
02-05-2022 16:06

Paul says if he's re-elected and in the majority, he will su

Paul at rally in state House Speaker David Osborne\'s barn (Lexington Herald-Leader photo by Austin Horn)U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, seeking a third six-yea...
02-05-2022 16:06

The Covid-19 pandemic devastated many nurses' mental health,

Shannon Simonovich and Kashica Webber-Ritchey andother faculty and students at DePaul interviewed nurses.Nurses from all backgrounds have felt immense...
02-05-2022 16:06

CDC says certain people in Bourbon, Henderson, Nicholas and

CDC map shows Union, Henderson, Bourbon and Nicholas counties with a medium level of Covid-19.By Al CrossKentucky Health NewsFour Kentucky counties ar...
29-04-2022 16:06

OPINION: Insurers say killing bill hospitals, pharmacists ba

By Tom StephensExecutive Director, Kentucky Association of Health Care PlansPocketbook issues were front and center in this most recent session of the...
29-04-2022 16:06

USA Today reports on its analysis of Covid-19 deaths in nurs

Some Trilogy Health Services residents who died of Covid-19 (Photos contributed to USA Today)USA Today recently published its findings from an in-dept...
27-04-2022 16:06

First phase of $87 million HEALing Communities Study to addr

UK\'s Sharon Walsh, Carrie Oser and Amanda Fallin-Bennett, along withthe Clark County Health Department\'s Jennifer Gulley (second from left)presented...
26-04-2022 16:06

Coronavirus positive-test rate in Ky. rose from 3.12% to 4.3

Kentucky Health News map with Dept. for Public Health data on GISGeography base mapBy Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsThe share of Kentuckians test...
26-04-2022 16:06

Tick season nears. 10% of ticks carry debilitating diseases;

Lucie Conchou works in UK entomologistZainulabeuddin Syed?s lab. (Photo by Matt Barton)Kentucky Health NewsTicks are a threat in Kentucky year-round, ...
25-04-2022 16:06

Albert B. Chandler Hospital at UK opened 60 years ago today

The latest Chandler Hospital is on Limestone Street.By Kristi WillettUniversity of KentuckySixty years ago today, the Albert B. Chandler Hospital at t...
24-04-2022 16:06

Judge blocks state's new anti-abortion law, pending study of

Kentucky Health NewsA federal judge has blocked Kentucky\'s broad, new anti-abortion law, saying it has so many restrictions that she needs time to ev...
22-04-2022 16:06

Beshear says he is looking at ways to bring medical marijuan

Business Insider map provided by Beshear\'s office, adapted by Ky. Health NewsBy Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsAfter a bill to legalize medical m...
22-04-2022 16:06

Free academy at Pikeville June 12-25 will introduce rising h

The regional development group Shaping our Appalachian Region and the state Department for Public Health?s Office of Health Equity are hosting the fir...
22-04-2022 16:06

Kentucky highway fatalities rose again in 2021, by 3%; once

Ky. Health News graph from state data shows fatalities not using a seat belt, and in which alcohol, speeding or aggressive driving, and distracted dri...
21-04-2022 16:06

Coronavirus cases and positive-test rate in Kentucky are ris

Kentucky Health News chart from state dataBy Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsDaily cases and the share of Kentuckians testing positive for the coro...
19-04-2022 16:06

Cancer plagues Appalachia, so a UK program brings high-schoo

The nation\'s highest cancer rates are in Appalachia, especially in Appalachian Kentucky. But the state is also home to an effort to get young people ...
18-04-2022 16:06

Kentucky's two clinics suspend abortions as lawsuits challen

Rep. Randy Bridges, R-Paducah, gives a thumbs down to abortion advocates who chanted "Bans off our bodies" at the state Capitol April 13. (Photo by R...
17-04-2022 16:06

Health bills were among those that passed (some with overrid

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsThe Republican legislature overrode more than two dozen of Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear\'s vetoes Wednesday and ...
16-04-2022 16:07

Some pain patients and their doctors worry that the CDC's re

Opioid prescriptions in the U.S. have fallen more than 40 percent over the past decade in response to the opioid overdose and addiction crisis. The Ce...
15-04-2022 16:06

Floyd, Magoffin and Johnson only counties in Kentucky where

CDC map shows, in yellow, counties where higher-risk residents are advised to wear masks in public.By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsThe latest Ce...
15-04-2022 16:06

Coronavirus cases in Kentucky dropped again, but the state's

Kentucky Health News graph and table from weekly state reportsBy Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsCoronavirus cases and hospitalizations dropped aga...
12-04-2022 16:06

Beshear vetoes public-assistance, abortion bills; gets one m

Gov. Andy Beshear, signing and vetoing bills on Thursday, April 7 (KHN photo by Melissa Patrick)By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsKentucky lawmak...
11-04-2022 16:06

It's Child Abuse Prevention Month. Child sex abuse plagues K

BlackfordOPINIONBy Linda BlackfordLexington Herald-Leader    If you vote for Ketanji Brown Jackson, you?re ?pro-pedophile,? according to QAnon darli...
10-04-2022 16:07

Flu cases in Kentucky are on the rise; state has reported th

Kentucky Department for Public Health graphBy Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsCovid-19 cases are on the wane across Kentucky, but influenza cases a...
09-04-2022 16:06

Beshear and Senate president discuss medical marijuana, hero

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsFRANKFORT ? State Senate President Robert Stivers said he favors funding more research on medical marijuana bef...
08-04-2022 16:06

Anderson is the only county in Kentucky where the CDC says t

Screenshot of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention map highlighting KentuckyBy Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsAnderson County is the only on...
08-04-2022 16:06

'Fair Chance Academy' to help employers foster employment op

The foundation of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is offering a three-day "Fair Chance Academy" to help employers foster employment opportunities f...
07-04-2022 16:06

HPV Vaccine Conference on April 14 will be virtual; vaccine

The Kentucky Rural Health Association is devoting a one-day conference to discuss a vaccine that can protect against infections and cancers caused by ...
07-04-2022 16:06

Lexington's health department starts National Public Health

UK Professor Sharon WalshUniversity of Kentucky Professor Sharon Walsh and Lexington Fire Battalion Chief Marc Bramlage have been named the Dr. Rice C...
05-04-2022 16:06

Recent genetic and medical study of 371,000 in United Kingdo

WebMD photoBy Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsAlthough observational studies have indicated that moderate alcohol consumption is good for your hear...
05-04-2022 16:06

Kentucky's Covid-19 metrics continue to drop, almost to last

In yellow counties on this adapted Centers for Disease Control and Prevention map, the CDC says residents who are immuno-compromised or at high risk ...
05-04-2022 16:06

Domestic-violence survivor triumphs, one step at a time, at

University of Kentucky video; for captions, click on play, then click the CC icon on the bottom line. If using a mobile device, click on the "thought ...
02-04-2022 16:06

Latest bill to aid independent pharmacies stalls in Senate a

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsFRANKFORT ? The latest bill to help independent pharmacies compete with pharmacy benefit managers sailed out of ...
02-04-2022 16:06

CDC lists only six Ky. counties ? Harrison, Robertson, Clay,

National Geographic map, adapted by Kentucky Health News; to enlarge, click on it.The latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention map of risk po...
02-04-2022 16:06

Legislature passes public-assistance reform bill with change

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsLegislation aimed at getting able-bodied adults off Medicaid and other public-assistance programs and back into ...
31-03-2022 16:07

Wide-ranging abortion measure goes to Beshear's desk; Planne

Protest in the Senate (Courier Journal photo by Deborah Yetter)By Melissa Patrick and Al CrossKentucky Health NewsFRANKFORT ? The legislature has pass...
30-03-2022 16:06

Cameron, 20 other Republican attorneys general sue to overtu

Attorney General Daniel Cameron has joined 20 of his Republican counterparts in a lawsuit to overturn the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention\'...
30-03-2022 16:06

Beshear seeks one more month of pandemic food benefits, afte

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsOn March 21, Republicans in Kentucky\'s legislature overrode Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear\'s veto of their resol...
30-03-2022 16:06

Most in nationwide poll say they have contracted the coronav

Most Americans say they have contracted the coronavirus, and the infected are more likely to be Republicans, says areports Aaron Blake of The Washi...
30-03-2022 16:06

Pandemic numbers nearing levels seen before Omicron variant

Kentucky Health News graph from weekly state reportsBy Al CrossKentucky Health NewsThe pandemic in Kentucky has declined to levels not seen since earl...
29-03-2022 16:06

House-passed bill to expand individuals' vaccine privacy rig

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsA House-passed bill to keep state and local governments from asking employees and applicants if they have receiv...
29-03-2022 16:06

One mother's story helps show how recovery from addiction, d

Megan Simpson works after group class at Living Clean transitionalhousing in Manchester. She recently completed peer support trainingand passed her...
28-03-2022 16:08

CDC rates fewer Ky. counties at high risk from virus, but le

State version of CDC map, with additional label by Kentucky Health NewsKentucky Health NewsKentucky as a whole is at lower risk from the coronavirus t...
26-03-2022 16:08

Legislature moving bills to address health-care worker short

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention illustrationBy Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsIn the final days of the 2022 legislative session, three ...
26-03-2022 16:08

Even a mild case of Covid-19 can cause long-term brain damag

Illustration from JAMA NetworkBrain changes could be a lingering outcome of even mild Covid-19 cases.Researchers at Oxford University in England re...
25-03-2022 16:06

Beshear says Omicron BA.2 subvariant circulating in Kentucky

Illustration by the University of California at Los AngelesBy Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsWhile the pandemic continues to wane in Kentucky, Gov...
25-03-2022 16:06

After changes to appease county governments, the bill to add

Dwayne Oliver and Doug Byers of Lee County\'s ambulance servicerefit one after a run. (Photo by Ryan C. Hermens, Lexington Herald-Leader)By Melissa Pa...
25-03-2022 16:06

FDA allows several more e-cig products to remain on market;

A newly approved productThe Food and Drug Administration is allowing several more tobacco-flavored electronic cigarette products to remain on the mark...
25-03-2022 16:06

State Senate floor leader says medical marijuana bill is dea

The latest effort to legalize marijuana for medical use in Kentucky is ?done for the year,? the majority floor leader of the state Senate told Austin...
25-03-2022 16:06

Bill near final passage would delay lab results of cancer or

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsThe legislature is nearing final passage of a bill that would give health-care providers a chance to contact pat...
24-03-2022 16:06

Almost six months after going into hospital with Covid-19, a

Staff members congratulate Victor Gonzales-Villatoro on his discharge at UK. (Photo by Hilary Brown)By Hilary BrownUniversity of KentuckyStaff at UK H...
24-03-2022 16:06

Bill Wagner, who headed group of health clinics for disadvan

Wagner, left, with Foundation President and CEO ChandlerWilliam Wagner, retired CEO of Family Health Centers of Louisville, is the latest winner of th...
24-03-2022 16:06

McConnell, Va. senator poke FDA about lack of action on rule

Sens. McConnell and Kaine at the University of Louisville\'sMcConnell Center in 2019 (Courier-Journal photo by Pat McDonogh) Senate Republican Leader...
23-03-2022 16:06

Most of Kentucky's coronavirus measures continue to fall, bu

Kentucky Department for Public Health graph, adapted by Ky. Health News; click it to enlarge.By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsNearly 40 Kentuckia...
22-03-2022 16:06

Republicans end state of emergency by overriding veto, say B

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsKentucky\'s overwhelmingly Republican legislature has overriden Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear\'s veto of a resolu...
22-03-2022 16:06

Senate sends House a bill to create a pilot program for trea

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsA bill moving through the state legislature would create a pilot program to divert some qualifying low-level off...
21-03-2022 16:06

McConnell says more funds to fight the coronavirus should co

Sen. Mitch McConnell (Image and backdrop from CBS)Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said Sunday that Democrats should be willing to reallocate...
21-03-2022 16:06

Flu cases in Kentucky have ticked up a bit in the last few w

Kentucky Department for Public Health graphBy Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsFollowing nine weeks of decline, influenza cases in Kentucky ticked b...
19-03-2022 16:06

Registration is open for April 14 conference in Bowling Gree

Screenshot of flyer; for registration information, click here.By Melissa PatrickKy. Health NewsThe Kentucky Rural Health Association is devoting a one...
19-03-2022 16:06

Ky. is mostly green on CDC map but partly in big cluster whe

CDC map; click on it to enlarge. The state\'s version of the map will be posted Friday.By Al CrossKentucky Health NewsAlmost half of Kentucky\'s count...
18-03-2022 16:06

Bill to reform public-assistance programs, including Medicai

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsLegislation aimed at tightening Kentucky\'s rules for public-assistance programs passed out of committee and the...
18-03-2022 16:06

UK begins world's first clinical trial to slow a form of dem

Drs. Pete Nelson and Gregory Jicha discuss their research.(University of Kentucky photo by Mark Cornelison)By Hilary SmithUniversity of KentuckyThe mo...
18-03-2022 16:06

Beshear vetoes resolution that would end state of emergency

Beshear signing veto (Still image from Facebook video)By Al Cross and Melissa PatrickKentucky Health News Gov. Andy Beshear has vetoed legislation th...
17-03-2022 16:08

Rand Paul's resolution to end the federal mask mandate in pu

The federal rule applies to transport hubs and conveyances. (Photo by Brandon Bell, Getty Images)By Al CrossKentucky Health NewsThe U.S. Senate passed...
16-03-2022 16:06

Beshear says bill to end state of emergency would cut food b

Senate President Robert Stivers signs resolution, sending it tothe governor, as Douglas watches. (Photo: Douglas\'s Twitter)By Melissa PatrickKentucky...
15-03-2022 16:06

As most Covid-19 numbers in Kentucky continue to fall, Beshe

Ky. Dept. for Public Health graph, adapted by Ky. Health News; for a larger version, click on it.By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsWith almost eve...
15-03-2022 16:06

Vaccine bills elevating individual rights are moving in legi

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsBills are moving in both chambers of the General Assembly to loosen immunization rules in Kentucky.One would ban...
14-03-2022 16:06
 



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