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Weighty Matters: A change of seasons means a change of attire; am I still pear-shaped?

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  By Lesley Cissell KyForward columnist   Don’t tell anyone, but I was secretly glad to wake up one final time to snowy weather. Why? Because it gave me the chance to wear my fat jeans and over-sized hoodie a …

Beshear signs bill banning e-cigarette sales, sees it as another step to healthier Kentucky

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Calling the measure a big win for efforts to reduce tobacco use in the state and particularly among young people, Gov. Steve Beshear signed Senate Bill 109 into law, banning the sale of all types of e-cigarettes to minors.   …

Little cowboy’s courage inspires rodeo to raise funds for Kentucky Children’s Hospital clinic

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By Elizabeth Adams Special to KyForward   The rough ride of cancer treatment hasn’t thrown Drew Shryock out of the saddle. Hanging his ever-present cowboy hat on IV poles, the 6-year-old patient at the DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic …

Saint Joseph first to have new technology
for patients at risk for sudden cardiac arest

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Saint Joseph Hospital has become the first hospital in Lexington to offer the first subcutaneous implantable defibrillator (S-ICD), a new technology for treating patients at risk for sudden cardiac arrest.   The Boston Scientific S-ICD System is the first of …

Surgeon, tobacco researchers help ‘cut out cancer’ as part of UofL, Owensboro centers

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  One night each year, a moment is taken to focus on those who work 365 days for the cause.   That is when The Julep Ball honors the Clinician and Scientist of the Year from the James Graham Brown …

Japanese ‘touch therapy’ – Jin Shin Jyutsu – helps Markey cancer patients find calm place

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  By Beverly Bell Special to KyForward   The patients enter Jennifer Bradley’s treatment room at the UK Markey Cancer Center in widely different states of emotion — worried, angry, exhausted, scared, and yes, skeptical. After all, what can she …

Workout at work with Bluegrass Wellness at Work Challenge for six weeks starting in May

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As spring slowly makes its entrance, it is a great time to get outside and get healthy. Now, it’s a great time to get fit at work, too, with the six-week Bluegrass Wellness at Work Challenge beginning May 4.   …

Weighty Matters: Do I contribute my talents to bringing down the federal fitness deficit?

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By Lesley Cissell KyForward columnist   Driving back late from orchestra rehearsal this week and having exhausted every radio show I could find that would praise my beloved Wildcats, I found myself listening to a commentator on the federal deficit. …

Four paraplegic men voluntarily move their legs in an ‘unprecedented breakthrough’

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  Four young men who have been paralyzed for years achieved groundbreaking progress – moving their legs – as a result of epidural electrical stimulation of the spinal cord.   The breakthrough was reported by an international team of life …

Commentary: Bill setting minimum staff-to-resident nursing home ratios good beginning

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By Crystal Bader Special to KyForward   Let me bring to light an issue affecting all of Kentucky. Are you aware that Kentucky does not have minimum direct care staffing standards for nursing homes?   That’s right! Perhaps your assumption …