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One year later, U of L doctor says Affordable Health Care Act is working for Kentucky

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  One year ago, Michael Stillman, M.D., and his colleague, Monalisa Tailor, M.D., both physicians with the University of Louisville Department of Medicine, wrote a New England Journal of Medicine “Perspective” article about “Tommy Davis,” their pseudonym-named patient who delayed …

UK parking attendant passionate about tobacco-free policy because it’s personal

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  When patients arrive at University of Kentucky’s Markey Cancer Center parking lot, they are greeted by the warm smile and friendly hello of parking attendant, Tracy Barlow. In addition to pointing out the best parking spaces, Barlow tells patients …

Eye Health: Look for ways to protect your child’s eyes, choose holiday toys carefully

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  By Dr. Dawn Stratton KyForward columnist   Does it seem the holiday shopping season has started even earlier this year? My sons have their lists ready and I’m sure the children in your life do so as well.   …

Your Health: Cardiac rehabilitation services can help develop positive lifestyle changes

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By Dr. Tyler Richmond Special to KyForward   For many people, preventing heart disease or recovering from a cardiac event can be overwhelming. Cardiac rehabilitation services can help individuals make positive lifestyle changes in a safe and supervised environment.   …

Open enrollment for Affordable Health Care runs through Dec. 12; coverage review urged

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  The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s second annual open enrollment period has started, and brings with it many changes.   Kentuckians can use Kynect, the state’s health insurance exchange, to purchase their plans. They can also use Kynect …

Constance Alexander: The power of music a gift to those unable to speak for themselves

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Now, many years later, I still know every word of the Sergeant Pepper’s album, and cannot resist singing along, or at least tapping to the beat, when I hear one of the tunes. My devotion to the Beatles is so …

Wildcat fans urged to ‘roll up their sleeves’
for 27th Big Blue Crush blood donation battle

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Kentucky Wildcat fans should get ready to roll up their sleeves to prove they bleed blue because the 27th annual Big Blue Crush – the blood battle between Kentucky and Tennessee – is Nov. 17-21.   Kentucky, which has won …

World Diabetes Day: Others look to Kentucky for leadership in advocacy and awareness

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  By Stewart Perry and Bob Babbage Special to KyForward   World Diabetes Day was launched in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization as an effort to engage people worldwide in diabetes advocacy and awareness. …

‘One-stop shop’ for health coverage opens; will also offer flu shots, health screenings

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Kynect’s “one-stop shop” for health coverage is now open at Fayette Mall in Lexington.   The retail store for Kentucky’s health benefit exchange will be staffed daily by insurance agents certified by Kynect, as well as “Kynectors” who will assist …

University of Louisville surgeon chief elected president of the American College of Surgeons

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Dr. J. David Richardson, a professor and vice chair of surgery in the Department of Surgery at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, has been elected president-elect of the American College of Surgeons.   Richardson is a general, thoracic …