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Expansion of KentuckyOne Breast center at Saint Joseph East means new biopsy method

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KentuckyOne Health Breast Care at Saint Joseph completed a $1 million expansion and renovation project at Saint Joseph East in Lexington. The center now offers Affirm 3D-guided stereotactic breast biopsy.   The new technique is a minimally invasive biopsy done …

With end of Daylight Saving Time Sunday, take time to fall back into better sleep habits

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Sunday, Nov. 2, is the end of Daylight Saving Time this year and for those who already sleep poorly, it might mean further disruption to their sleep patterns.   Turning back our clocks by one hour in the fall can …

Heroin crisis gets ‘collective response’ as
N. Ky. task force moves to address issue

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Staff report   The worsening heroin crisis in Northern Kentucky is a complicated issue, but there is a “simple action” that could make a difference in how the problem is addressed: Talk about it.   So says Charlotte Wethington of …

Hospice of the Bluegrass names public health administrator from Florida its new president

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Elizabeth “Liz” Durst Fowler has been named president and CEO of Hospice of the Bluegrass. Fowler replaces Gretchen Brown who retired after 32 years.   Fowler has more than 30 years’ experience in health care and nonprofit administration. Prior to …

Your Health: In lumpectomy or mastectomy debate, what’s key is the type of breast cancer

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By Dr. Peter Tate KyForward columnist   Mastectomy vs. lumpectomy – which is better? Each breast cancer patient is different, and no answer will do for everyone.   With a mastectomy, the breast, nipple, areola and a small amount of …

Twice a breast cancer survivor, Cathy Bell
is loving life, helping others learn to cope

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  By Allison Perry Special to KyForward   In 1994, Cathy Bell of Lexington was diagnosed with breast cancer – for the first time.   Because she had a family history of the disease (her grandmother fought breast cancer), she …

Eye Health: Optometrists already ahead of game when it comes to sports concussions

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  By Dr. Dawn Stratton KyForward columnist   It’s an exciting football season with University of Kentucky being much improved over previous years. This enhanced interest in football is a great reminder that while it’s a favorite sport for many, …

KET will look at how Kentucky communities are fighting back against the heroin epidemic

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Heroin use is sky-rocketing in certain areas of Kentucky and many communities are fighting back with local solutions.   Host Renee Shaw and guest will share how communities are coming together to save lives, expand treatment options and prevent others …

As with most issues, McConnell and Grimes have plenty of differences on health care

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By Cheyene Miller Kentucky Health News   The U.S. Senate race between Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes has seen the candidates focus on several key issues, including the coal industry, the minimum wage and health care. …

Your Health: If smokers understood what they’re really inhaling, chances are they’d quit

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By Belinda Blair KyForward columnist   Lung cancer takes more lives than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. Regardless of the device used, smoking is not healthy.   Smoking and secondhand smoke causes lung cancer, low birth-weight babies, ear infections …