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Researchers call for new African-American mothers, grandmas for breastfeeding study

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University of Kentucky researchers are seeking African American mothers and grandmothers who have given birth or had a grandchild born within the past year for a study on breastfeeding, bottle feeding and family choices. The study is part of national …

Plaque study using the new OCT tool called ‘pioneering’ in recent medical journal article

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What if you could look inside your blood vessels and predict whether you were going to have a stroke? A study conducted at Baptist Health Lexington looked at just that question using a new tool called Optical Coherence Tomography and …

Montgomery Co. school board to offer all its elementary, early learning students free meals

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In a microcosm of discussions taking place all over Kentucky and much of America, a divided Montgomery County Board of Education decided recently to offer free meals to all children in the county’s elementary schools and its Early Learning Center. …

Doctors of osteopathy solve doctor shortage? More osteopathic medical schools now open

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Doctors of osteopathy could be part of the solution to Kentucky’s well-documented primary care doctor shortage, Laurel Black reports for The Paducah Sun.   “The American Association of Medical Colleges predicts that a growing population of aging people, health insurance …

Saddle up Safely partnership between two UK colleges produces two horse safety booklets

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By Holly Wiemers Special to KyForward   University of Kentucky HealthCare, in partnership with UK colleges of Public Health and Agriculture, Food and Environment and in conjunction with close to 50 community, equine and medical organizations, has released two new …

Georgetown College student eager for fresh start six months after transplant saves her life

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  By Allison Perry Special to KyForward   The notorious “Freshman 15″ is usually little more than a nuisance for new college coeds across the country. But when Georgetown College freshman Lynsey Farrar gained 15 pounds in a single week, …

Eye Health: More than homework overload, school can mean electronic device eye strain

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  By Dr. Dawn Stratton KyForward columnist   Just like many of you who are reading this, my sons headed back to school (reluctantly) this month. The summer included a lot of baseball and time at the pool. There also …

‘Sleepless in Kentucky’ on KET examines
why lack of sleep is unhealthy, offers advice

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We live in a country where a third of adults report that they get less than six hours of sleep a night, which doesn’t seem like a big deal until you consider the health risks that are associated with insufficient …

Women leading Kentucky health: Haynes’ aim is to get reform ‘baked in’ before end of term

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This is the last in a series if stories about four high-ranking female state officials who have guided the state’s embrace of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.   By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News   How does a …

Morehead State, Rowan County schools pull out of October’s remote area medical clinic

Morehead State University announced its decision today to no longer serve as community host of the Remote Area Medical clinic that was scheduled in Morehead for Oct. 25-26.   “We did not come to this decision lightly and it has …