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For the first time, twins going their separate ways to pursue differing medical careers

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  By Ann Blackford Special to KyForward   The Dickens’ twins look alike, have similar taste in food, listen to the same music, and enjoy outdoor activities. They are both good in math and science, both earned a bachelor’s degree …

One in every 10 Kentuckians has enrolled
in health care coverage through kynect

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More than one in every 10 Kentuckians now has affordable health care – many for the first time, Gov. Steve Beshear announced today. That’s 413,410 Kentuckians who enrolled through the state-run exchange, kynect, in the first open enrollment period that …

UKAg partners with FDA under Family Smoking, Prevention and Tobacco Control Act

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced the award of a five-year cooperative agreement with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment’s Kentucky Tobacco Research and Development Center. The center will work alongside the FDA in …

Two Kentuckians share stories of caring for mothers in new Alzheimer’s ‘Chicken Soup’

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Two Kentucky residents – Theresa Hettinger of Louisville and Lisa Richardson of Georgetown – have been selected as authors in the new edition of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias, on sale today.   The …

Med Toss on weekend is rain or shine; drop off expired, unused medicines in two spots

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On Saturday, April 26, rain or shine, residents can get rid of unwanted medicines in the annual Med Toss at two locations: Kentucky American Water at 2300 Richmond Rd. or Consolidated Baptist Church at 1625 Russell Cave Rd.   The …

COPD, state’s No. 3 killer, can’t keep scuba diver, ‘gentleman farmer’ Mike Graham down

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  By Laura Dawahare and Allison Perry Special to KyForward   In the waiting room at UK HealthCare’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Clinic in Lexington sits a large binder labeled “Success Stories.” Inside are pages and pages of testimony from patients who …

Diet, cold compresses, fish oil, preservative-free drops help reduce eye allergy symptoms

As spring hits full bloom, the unwelcome discomfort of seasonal eye allergies aren’t far behind.   The colors of spring – with the green grass and yellow daffodils – all too often include the red of allergy sufferers’ bloodshot eyes. …

Your Health: More than one-third of stress relieving tools we use classify as alternative

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By Cathrine Weaver KyForward columnist   According to the National Institutes of Health, 38 percent of American adults and 12 percent of American children use some type of complementary/alternative practice on a regular basis to relieve stress, improve health or …

Foot Health: Rheumatoid arthritis affects
the feet in up to 90 percent of sufferers

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By Dr. Nicole G. Freels KyForward columnist   Have you been suffering lately from joint and pain swelling, fatigue or stiffness, especially in the morning or after sitting for long periods?   You may have rheumatoid arthritis. You’re not alone. …

Kentucky State University blood drive to be held in honor of 2-year-old cancer patient

Kentucky State University’s Betty White Health Center will host a blood drive in honor of a 2-year-old girl who was diagnosed with bilateral retinoblastoma, cancer of the eye, when she was 3 months old. The drive will be from 2 …