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Health

  • Medicaid dental and vision cuts worry patients and health-care providers

    Kentucky Health News

    The Poor People’s Campaign protesters, who were finally allowed entry into the Capitol July 10 for the first time since a judge ruled police broke the law by denying them entry, delivered toothbrushes to the governor’s office in protest of the dental and vision cuts, WKYT reports.

  • AGING MATTERS: Making the most of your next doctor’s visit

    Tim Murray

    Co-Founder and President, Aware Senior Care

    Healthy living is something we often take for granted, until we find ourselves faced with an unexpected diagnosis or a troubling new health concern that didn’t exist in our younger years. Our bodies need tune-ups, just like our favorite car. We all want to travel, enjoy our families, and be around our grandkids. The best way to enjoy these priorities in life is to make a habit of scheduling regular doctor’s visits. So how do we make the most of these brief visits?

  • Watershed Watch

    Water quality and water source protection are not only important, they are one of the many topics about which the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth are focused on educating the public.

    Recently, Nazareth was the host of a training workshop aimed at teaching volunteers how to test local water quality throughout the year.

  • Local gym promoting veteran support program

    Workout Anytime in Bardstown is promoting a program called Lift for the 22, a non-profit organization supporting veterans.

    “They raise awareness for the 22 veterans that commit suicide on a daily basis,” said Kyle Lax, manager of the gym on W. John Rowan Boulevard next to Peebles. “One of the biggest reasons for that is the broken transition from the military to civilian life. Partnering with gyms has been something they have had a lot of success with in helping veterans get on the right track and right path.”

  • Flaget Auxiliary presents check to Project Hope

    At a meeting in May, members of the Flaget Hospital Auxiliary presented a check for $20,000 to the Project Hope program. Project Hope is the hospital foundation’s effort to expand services at the Cancer Center.

  • Baseball season brings common overuse injuries

    Dr. MARK DUBER

    KentuckyOne Health Orthopedic Surgeon

    Although baseball is America’s favorite pastime, elbow injuries seem to lurk in bullpens for players across the country. With the increasing participation and competitive level of today’s youth sports, it’s not an issue facing only professional athletes. In fact, according to the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), 20 percent of children ages 8-12 years old and 45 percent of adolescents ages 13-14 years old will report arm pain during a single youth baseball season.

  • Tips to help you survive summer heat

    Carol Marak

    Aging Advocate, Editor

    SeniorCare.com

    It’s not even summer and parts of the country struggle with record highs. Hot weather is a big concern for older adults, especially those living with chronic medical conditions. The factors that directly affect the risks are lack of fluids, absence of cold air-conditioning, excessive clothing, overcrowded places, and physical inactivity.

  • Tick season is officially underway across the state

    With summer now in full swing, people are taking advantage of the warmer weather and spending more time outside.

    This also is the time when tick activity increases across Kentucky.

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and the Kentucky Department for Public Health are reminding people to take precautions against tick bites, which can transmit serious and potentially deadly illnesses.

  • Hepatitis A vaccination recommended for Nelson Co. residents

    Due to an ongoing outbreak of hepatitis A, Lincoln Trail District Health Department has issued a recommendation for all residents in Nelson County to seek vaccination. A total of 674 cases of hepatitis A have been reported in Kentucky. A total of eight cases of hepatitis A have been reported in Nelson County during the past 100 days, meeting the Kentucky Department for Public Health’s criteria for issuing a recommendation for vaccination of all residents.

  • Ambulance service fees raised

    Going to the emergency room by ambulance just got more expensive.

    The county’s magistrates on Tuesday approved Nelson County Emergency Medical Services’ fee increases for the 2019 budget year, effective July 1.

    Before proposing the raises, EMS Director Joe Prewitt did a comparison study with four other counties in the region that operate similarly to Nelson County and have about the same volume of runs — Bullitt, Hardin, LaRue and Breckinridge.

    In most cases, those counties have higher rates than Nelson.