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Health

  • Give Dad the gift of health for Father’s Day

    The best present you can give your dad this Father’s Day is to help him get healthy, according to a doctor specializing in men’s health.

    “We tend to think men don’t want to talk about their own health, but I find that’s really not the case with most. Dads are much more open than you’d think to talk about their health,” said Dr. Jesse Mills. He is director of The Men’s Clinic at the University of California, Los Angeles.

  • Area allergists agree to pay $740,578 to settle improper billing claims

    Two physicians with offices in Bardstown agreed to pay the government more than three quarters of a million dollars for alleged improper billing of federal health programs, according to a statement released Thursday by the U.S. Attorney’s office in Louisville.

    Doctors Bruce Wolf and Kiro John Yun entered into an agreement to pay $740,578 to settle the government’s claims, according to John Kuhn, U.S. attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • KentuckyOne Health announces leadership transition

    Ruth Brinkley will leave her role as president and CEO of KentuckyOne Health effective July 14.

    Chuck Neumann, current interim president of University of Louisville Hospital, will assume the role of interim president and CEO of KentuckyOne Health. Brinkley will work with Neumann in an advisory role through mid-September.

    The company made the announcement May 19, shortly after announcing a larger restructuring that aims to shed most of its Louisville assets.

  • Teens continue hospital volunteerism with summer assignments

    Maggie Piles and Lydia Sandefur straightened their ID badges and smoothed their shirts as they headed to their assigned locations. Piles sorted through books as she waited for patients to come to the third-floor activities room. Sandefur cleaned up a vacant infusion room at the cancer center.

    Most days the tasks are simple, but the summer volunteer opportunity is important for the hospital.

  • There is something you can do about thumb pain

    A lot of people suffer with thumb pain, and it’s not just the elderly. Osteoarthritis affects many people, especially middle aged laborers, avid gardeners, and anyone that works with their hands. Many people believe that there is nothing you can do for arthritis of the thumb aside from surgical interventions or to just simply suffer with it.

  • Stay safe as summer temps soar

    As the first major heat wave of the season has much of the eastern United States sizzling, people need to take steps to prevent heat-related illnesses, an emergency doctor says.

    Hot temperatures and high humidity are likely from the shores of New England through the Great Plains. Temperatures could reach into the 90s for days, according to The Weather Channel. In some areas, record high temperatures set in the 1800s could be broken, USA Today reported.

  • Health tip: Keep mosquitos out of your yard

    In addition to being a nuisance and a source of itch, mosquitos can carry diseases, including Zika and West Nile.

    So how do you rid them from your yard? The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests:

    • Every week, empty and clean any outside containers that may hold water. These include trash cans, bird baths or planters. Mosquitoes lay eggs in water.

    • If your outside container doesn’t have a lid, cover with a wire mesh. Make sure the mesh is smaller than the size of an adult mosquito.

  • Study: Experimental Zika vaccine protects mice against virus

    Just one dose of an experimental Zika vaccine provided mice with 100 percent protection against a potentially lethal dose of the virus, researchers report.

    The quick spread of the Zika virus and its devastating effects on the brain development of babies have made the need for a vaccine to protect against this mosquito-borne virus a global issue. Currently, the main way to ward off the virus is to avoid mosquito bites.

  • Shifting weather can unleash pollen ‘superburst’

    HealthDay

    The changeable weather that many areas of the United States experiences may lead to a pollen “superburst” — and for allergy sufferers that may mean misery, a sinus specialist cautions.

    “It promises to be a nasty spring,” Dr. Jordan Josephson, from Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, said in a hospital news release. Usually, pollens come in waves. First, trees, then weeds, then grasses. But this year, they may all hit around the same time, he said.

  • Experimental gene-targeted drug hits cancer where it lives

    Amy Norton

    HealthDay News

    An experimental drug that targets a specific gene mutation can battle a range of advanced cancers in adults and children, researchers are reporting.

    The genetic abnormality is known as a TRK fusion, and it’s found in only a small percentage of all cancers. So the drug, called larotrectinib, is no panacea.

    But researchers found that among 50 patients with TRK fusions, 76 percent saw their cancer regress after starting larotrectinib — regardless of their age or type of cancer.