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Wanted: Bone marrow donors to help 15-year-old Owen McMasters battle leukemia

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  Staff report   Sometimes it takes a village, a community or an entire state to wage a fight. That’s certainly the case in 15-year-old Owen McMasters’ battle against leukemia.   Owen, from Louisville, is fighting cancer for the second …

Research!Louisville features the president of Research!America in symposium’s 19th year

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Research!Louisville at the University of Louisville Sept. 16-19 is a free symposium highlighting the university medical center’s year of research in areas such as cancer biology, spinal cord injury, birth defects and circulatory support devices.   Two international researchers will …

Sometimes, patients just need a little TLC when transitioning from hospital to home

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  Fresh out of the hospital after learning he had lung cancer, “Tom Smith” was left stunned and confused. He and his wife, who also has health issues, didn’t know what to do or where to turn.   Neither did …

Foot Health: Look for these signs to make sure your next pedicure is healthy, clean, safe

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By Dr. Nicole G. Freels KyForward columnist   Note: This is the first in a series of columns about pedicures – and what to look for to make sure you get the safest and most sanitary pedicure possible.   We …

Rural Blog: Lawrenceburg journalist tackles topic of depression, writes about own battle

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By Tim Mandell Special to KyForward   Depression is a subject people often shy away from discussing, but a large percentage of Americans suffer from, or have suffered from, serious depression. Around 50 million have become seriously depressed at some …

CDC provides new funding to expand national violent death reporting system across U.S.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new state awardees for the National Violent Death Reporting System and Kentucky is one of the states involved.   CDC’s $7.5 million in funding will expand NVDRS from 18 to 32 participating …

Your Health: Simple strategies help older adults avoid falls and $30 billion annually

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By Dr. Ryan Cieply KyForward columnist   One in three adults older than 65 experiences a fall each year, and falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries in this age group. In 2010, according to the Centers …

Kids Count report of child well-being in Kentucky shows impact of traumatic events

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One of every five children in Kentucky, by the time they are 5 years old, has experienced two or more adverse childhood experiences such as child abuse, economic hardship, exposure to violence, living in a household with mental illness or …

‘Very common virus’ cause of respiratory illness in children; treat like common cold, flu

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Staff report   The headline-grabbing respiratory illness affecting children in in the Midwest – including five confirmed cases in Kentucky – is believed to be caused by a “very common virus” called enterovirus – enterovirus EV-D68, to be specific.   …

When suicide strikes close to home or in the media, first thing to know is you’re not alone

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  By Dr. Julie Cerel Special to KyForward   If you’re grieving after a loved one who died by suicide or attempted suicide, you don’t have to suffer alone.   Many of us personally know someone who has died by …