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Despite Supreme Court ruling, Woodford, Clark, Madison counties remain smoke-free


  By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News   Three counties in Kentucky with unenforceable smoking bans continue to be smoke-free by the people’s choice.   Clark, Madison and Woodford counties have smoking bans that can’t be enforced because they are …

Foot Health: Lawn mower injuries still common even in summer’s waning days


By Dr. Sarah Voelkel KyForward columnist   Even though we’re nearing the end of summer, lawn mower injuries to the feet are common injuries this time of year.   These injuries can result in deep lacerations, severed tendons, and loss …

‘Jumpstart Your Health’: Yearly UK College of Medicine community health fair almost here


  By Kristi Lopez Special to KyForward   The University of Kentucky College of Medicine, in collaboration with the colleges of pharmacy, dentistry, nursing, health sciences and communications, will host its annual free community health fair for underrepresented and uninsured …

Your Health: Breast-feeding is nature’s way
of deciding how much, when is best for baby


By Diana Howard KyForward columnist   It takes a leap of faith to breast-feed. Most new moms plan to breast-feed their babies prior to delivery because of the multiple benefits of exclusive breast-feeding. But by two days of age, many …

Weighty Matters: Best researchers can say
is that more sleep might lead to weight loss


By Lesley Cissell KyForward columnist   When we were children, our parents encouraged us to get enough sleep because sleep was when growing occurred … remember? If true, wouldn’t it seem that the reverse is also true, that not getting …

Researchers call for new African-American mothers, grandmas for breastfeeding study


University of Kentucky researchers are seeking African American mothers and grandmothers who have given birth or had a grandchild born within the past year for a study on breastfeeding, bottle feeding and family choices. The study is part of national …

Plaque study using the new OCT tool called ‘pioneering’ in recent medical journal article


What if you could look inside your blood vessels and predict whether you were going to have a stroke? A study conducted at Baptist Health Lexington looked at just that question using a new tool called Optical Coherence Tomography and …

Montgomery Co. school board to offer all its elementary, early learning students free meals


In a microcosm of discussions taking place all over Kentucky and much of America, a divided Montgomery County Board of Education decided recently to offer free meals to all children in the county’s elementary schools and its Early Learning Center. …

Doctors of osteopathy solve doctor shortage? More osteopathic medical schools now open


Doctors of osteopathy could be part of the solution to Kentucky’s well-documented primary care doctor shortage, Laurel Black reports for The Paducah Sun.   “The American Association of Medical Colleges predicts that a growing population of aging people, health insurance …

Saddle up Safely partnership between two UK colleges produces two horse safety booklets


By Holly Wiemers Special to KyForward   University of Kentucky HealthCare, in partnership with UK colleges of Public Health and Agriculture, Food and Environment and in conjunction with close to 50 community, equine and medical organizations, has released two new …