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Tobacco quit line callers eligible for free nicotine replacement therapy April 27-May 10


If you’ve been thinking about quitting smoking, here is some added incentive.   Free nicotine replacement therapy products will be available to Kentuckians who call Quit Now Kentucky beginning April 27 through May 10, the Kentucky Department for Public Health …

UK Parkinson’s patient ‘felt different right away’ with promising new medical treatment


  By Laura Dawahare Special to KyForward   To date, a cure for Parkinson’s disease remains elusive for the more than 50,000 Americans diagnosed yearly, despite decades of intensive study. But a newly approved treatment that might help ease the …

Mount Sterling hospital follows Flaget Memorial’s lead, offering ‘Walk With a Doc’


Saint Joseph Mount Sterling is the second KentuckyOne Health hospital to host monthly “Walk With a Doc” events as part of a nationwide program that promotes walking as a great way to improve your health, while at the same time …

‘Creating a Culture of Health’ project aimed
at addressing health disparities in Appalachia


A three-year research project to determine factors that can support a culture of health in Appalachia and whether that knowledge can be translated into actions that address the region’s health disparities has released its Request for Proposal to invite proposals …

Lexington health inspectors making sure Blue Bell products removed from store shelves


With the announcement that Blue Bell Creameries is recalling all of its products because of possible listeria contamination, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department has dispatched its environmental health inspectors to make sure all Blue Bell products have been removed from …

Former Dillard’s is now UK HealthCare
at Turfland; patients already being seen


  A ribbon cutting ceremony today marked the official opening of UK HealthCare at Turfland, a new outpatient center on Harrodsburg Road in Lexington on the site of the former Turfland Mall.   UK HealthCare has leased and renovated the …

Acetaminophen, the most-used drug
in U.S., found to reduce positive emotions


Kentucky Health News   Researchers at The Ohio State University discovered a new side effect of acetaminophen, a leading over-the-counter pain reliever: It also blunts positive emotions. Other research revealed that it helps reduce psychological pain. The drug has been …

University of Louisville public health,
medical students help feed a village


  As the Ebola outbreak spread throughout West Africa, already weak infrastructures were disrupted, exacerbating food shortages in the region. In an effort to help with the global relief efforts, University of Louisville public health and medical students joined together …

Your Health: Diagnosing specific arthritis type is crucial to finding best treatment


More than 52.5 million adults in the United States are affected by arthritis. Many are unaware that arthritis is simply a general term referring to conditions that affect joints, tissues surrounding joints, and other connective tissue.   There are actually …

UK project engages next generation of Kentuckians to tackle health problems


How can Kentucky tackle its chronic health disparities — cancer, heart and pulmonary disease, stroke and other preventable illnesses — and create long-lasting solutions?   Targeting adults who deal with these diseases most often is necessary, but so too is …