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Greater Lexington ‘snapshot’ provides insight into citizens’ views on important health issues

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  In Fall 2013, the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and Interact for Health (formerly The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati) sponsored the Kentucky Health Issues Poll, a telephone survey to find out what Kentuckians think about various health issues …

Foot Health: Feet tingle? Burn? Feel like needles poking them? Could be nerve damage

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By Dr. Nicole G. Freels KyForward columnist   Ever wonder why your feet tingle? Burn? Feel like needles are poking you?   There are multiple reasons for these feelings in your feet and that’s why it’s very important to find …

Weighty Matters: GSP scholars teach all, no matter their size, deserve R-E-S-P-E-C-T

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  By Lesley Cissell KyForward columnist   A New Testament story is told about an early public appearance of Jesus with his disciples in which the 12 apostles try in vain to keep the kids from bothering the holy man. …

Two UK researchers demonstrate differences in adults, teens who suffer from concussions

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By Laura Dawahare Special to KyForward   Two researchers from the University of Kentucky have demonstrated a connection between sensitivity to light or noise and increased emotional symptoms in teens who have suffered a concussion.   Lisa Koehl, a doctoral …

Eye Health: Children are more susceptible
to damage from UV rays; protection is a must

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By Dr. Dawn Stratton KyForward columnist   It seems as if I was just writing about the beginning of summer and now I’m talking about back-to-school eye exams. A lot of parents are bringing their children in for those exams, …

Smoke-Free Kentucky Coalition sending van all over state to push for new laws in 2015

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The Smoke-Free Kentucky Coalition is kicking off its campaign to rally support for comprehensive, statewide smoke-free laws on its Road to a Healthier Kentucky Tour from Monday, July 28, to Saturday, Aug. 2.   The tour plans to make at …

Lexington affiliate of Susan G. Komen to help fund mammograms at Saint Joseph hospitals

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The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, has been awarded funding from the Lexington affiliate of Susan G. Komen to help fund mammograms for the underserved and underinsured at Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East.   In …

Your Health: Living with multiple sclerosis more challenging in oppressive summer heat

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By Melissa Wilson KyForward columnist   The summer months bring pleasant thoughts of the great outdoors. However, for people living with multiple sclerosis, these months can be unsettling, filled with fear of overheating.   MS is a disease of the …

Baptist Health Lexington awarded by federal HHS for promoting organ donor registration

Baptist Health Lexington was among a select group of hospitals nationwide recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for reaching gold, silver and bronze levels of achievement for conducting activities that promoted enrollment in state organ donor …

U.S. measles cases highest in 20 years, due mostly to foreign travel, avoiding vaccination

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By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News   In the wake of the highest number of measles outbreaks in the U.S. in the last 20 years, it is important to make sure you and your children are fully immunized, especially if …