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Health

  • Preventive care brought to the forefront at Kentucky State Fair

    KentuckyOne Health, will offer health screenings, demonstrations and much more at this year’s Kentucky State Fair, through Aug. 30, at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center.

    KentuckyOne Health will have the largest exhibit in the Health Horizons area of the South Wing and will offer daily screenings for blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and cardiovascular health from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Long-term care important for aging adults

    By Carol Marak

    As adults age, they’re prone to developing one or more chronic illnesses.

    The most common are heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and arthritis. Evidence shows that elders with chronic conditions have more physician visits, hospital admissions and use more medications. CDC reports 117 million people have one or more chronic health conditions, and one of four have two or more.

  • Project helping to raise awareness for new parents

    Linn Lorenzen knits a variety of items, from scarves to headbands, but her most recent project, small purple caps for infants, is helping raise awareness of an issue nearly every new parent is going to face.

    Lorenzen, owner of Woolly Worm Creations in Bardstown, came across an article about the period of PURPLE crying in a knitting magazine.

    “I normally don’t read knitting books,” but she found the article interesting.

    PURPLE crying is a term given to a time in a baby’s life when they experience bouts of inconsolable crying.

  • Knee replacement surgery an option

    By Dr. Mark Duber

    The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons estimates that by 2030, there will be a need for three million knee replacements each year. The main reason for this increase is that people are living longer, and with that, arthritis of the knee is becoming more prevalent.

  • Medicaid issue in Ky. Gov. race, presidential primary

    By Al Cross

    Kentucky Health News

    Expanded eligibility for Medicaid, an issue in the Kentucky governor’s race, is one of the major topics that separate Ohio Gov. John Kasich from his competition in the race for the Republican nomination for president. Like Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear, Kasich used the federal health-reform law to give Medicaid to households with annual income up to 138 percent of the poverty level.

  • Flaget Health Fair coming in September

    The 4th Annual Flaget Community Health & Wellness Fair is Saturday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. -1 p.m. at Flaget Memorial Hospital, 4305 New Shepherdsville Road.

    The health fair is free and open to the public. More than 70 Flaget Memorial and health partner booths will be available to provide free health screenings, assessments, and wellness education. 

    A healthy cooking demonstration, Kidz Zone, door prizes and free giveaways will also be available for participants. 

  • A long hot summer

    First, on a personal note, I would like to share with all of you, my father passed away this month. He had been ill and in the hospital for more than six months. For those who knew, thank you so much for your support and words of encouragement. I truly appreciate it.

    My father had shared with me before he fell ill, how proud he was of what I was doing with my life and my health. He said he finally got his athlete. What daddy’s girl doesn’t want to make her father smile? And now that I know he’s smiling down on me, I will continue to make him proud.

  • Republicans call for de-funding Planned Parenthood in state

    Melissa Patrick

    Kentucky Health News

    Republican gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin and the state House GOP caucus are calling for de-funding of Planned Parenthood in Kentucky, but Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear and his health secretary say the Republicans don’t understand how federally funded family planning and women’s health services work.

  • Is running bad for my knees

    Have you ever seen a group of runners early on a Saturday morning going for a long run and think these two things: One, they must be crazy. Two, doesn’t all of that running hurt their knees? This a common question proposed to me as a physical therapist and as a recreational runner. 

  • What is the best eating plan for weight loss?

    By Dr. Rob Farrell

    Finding the right diet for weight loss can seem like an impossible task. Since the birth of the diet industry, we have seen thousands of books, pills and other products claiming to help with weight loss. While some of these strategies may have merit, the vast majority of them do nothing to help the number on your scale.