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Teens in Lincoln, Boyle getting the attention they need at UK’s school-based health clinics

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  By Elizabeth Adams Special to KyForward   Off the top of her head, Kaylee Brown can think of 10 girls at her high school who are pregnant. One of them is her younger brother’s age, and he’s only 14. …

Walk to End Alzheimer’s in downtown Lexington expected to include 2,000

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Lexington’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, Sept. 27, is expected to include almost 2,000 people. The walk will be downtown at the Fayette County Courthouse at 150 North Limestone.   Registration for the walk begins at 9 a.m. and …

Lexington grandfather’s philanthropy ends up helping his granddaughter several years later

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There is a phone call Dr. Matthew Dawson will never forget.   While he was a medical resident in Utah, his father Stewart Dawson, then the chaplain for the Lexington Fire Department, called to ask him about a bispectral index …

UK gets $1.8M grant to focus on lowering obesity rates in six Kentucky counties

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The University of Kentucky has received a $1.8 million cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to focus on lowering obesity rates in the Kentucky communities most affected by this issue.   Researchers and extension personnel …

Kentucky State Police conduct RX pill ‘take back’ program at various state locations

Kentucky State Police are holding an RX pill ‘take back’ program on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at various locations.   The KSP is cooperating with the National Drug Enforcement Agency in this collaborative effort to …

Kentucky’s insurance industry gets clean
bill of health, commissioner tells lawmakers

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  Kentucky lawmakers received a report this week concerning the state of the insurance industry as it adjusts to the Affordable Care Act and increased fraud while trying to control costs.   “The insurance industry in Kentucky is healthy,” Department …

CDC sending full-time staffer to Eastern Kentucky to help battle region’s health woes

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  The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will place a full-time employee in Eastern Kentucky to help public health departments battle the region’s serious, chronic health problems, the area’s congressman said Tuesday.   Republican Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers …

Frankfort challenges schools to participate
in Farm Fresh Fridays and serve local foods

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Kentucky schools have been challenged to provide fresh local foods to their students on Farm Fresh Fridays, a program that will launch in conjunction with Farm to School Month in October.   “Serving fresh local foods to our school children …

Lincoln County schools on alert after five elementary students contract chickenpox

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Five students at Crab Orchard Elementary School in Lincoln County have been diagnosed with chickenpox, putting the county school system on alert, Ben Kleppinger reports for The Interior Journal in Stanford.   Eva Stone, the schools’ health coordinator, told the …

Forum examines Kentucky’s health care system and how it is ‘Doing Care Differently’

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By Molly Burchett and Al Cross Kentucky Health News   What does health care reform mean to Kentucky? What impact has Medicaid expansion had? Can we work together to do care differently in Kentucky? Answers to these questions and more …