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KentuckyOne Health president honored
as one of top 25 minorities in health care

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Ruth Brinkley, president and CEO of KentuckyOne Health, was honored as one of the Top 25 Minorities in Healthcare at the 2014 Modern Healthcare gala in July in Chicago.   Modern Healthcare, a leading source of healthcare news, honors minority …

Kentucky eHealth Summit registration now open; seven speakers featured in September

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Registration is now open for the upcoming 2014 Kentucky eHealth Summit at the University of Louisville Conference Center on Sept. 17.   This year’s keynote speaker is Katherine Dyer with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. She has a …

With skin cancer on the rise, Surgeon General issues Call to Action to prevent deadly disease

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Skin cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, is a major public health problem that requires immediate action, according to a new Call to Action released by the U.S. Surgeon General.   Even though most skin cancers …

Weighty Matters: What began productive, ended up destructive and causes weight gain?

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  By Lesley Cissell KyForward columnist   Here’s a riddle for you: What’s six letters, begins and ends with the same letter, and is both productive and destructive at the same time?   The answer is STRESS and boy, have …

Your Health: Starting the water habit early with young children reaps many benefits

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  By Dr. Katrina Hood KyForward columnist   If there was one habit you could give your children that could last a lifetime, save money and keep them healthy, wouldn’t you? I know this will come as a surprise; the …

Older rural residents are more likely to seek care at rural hospitals, national study finds

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Rural hospitals are more likely to serve older patients seeking hospitalization, while younger rural residents seek medical care in urban areas, says a study by the National Center for Health Statistics at the federal Centers for Disease Control.   “Rural …

First-ever Health Impact Series to address issues plaguing E. Ky.; CDC head to attend

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The director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will participate in four events in Eastern Kentucky next week to discuss and look for solutions to the many health issues that plague the region.   Dr. Thomas Frieden …

New standards mean snacks must be smarter in school cafeterias, stores, vending machines

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  By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News   Schools will have to provide students with healthier snacks and beverages during the school day this year as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “Smart Snacks in School” standards.     …

UK, state youth and health advocates host summit on childhood obesity, physical activity

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  By Mallory Powell Special to KyForward   Today’s public schools serve and educate students amidst competing demands of accountability, innovation and fiscal constraints. Kentucky’s schools face an additional and significant challenge: The Commonwealth has the eighth highest rate of …

Passion for end-of-life care Gretchen Brown’s legacy; Hospice of Bluegrass head retiring

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Gretchen Marcum Brown is used to getting hugs – and often from people she doesn’t even know.   “She’ll meet someone at a store, or at a party or just walking in her neighborhood. Upon learning that Gretchen is CEO …