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Hildebrandt named Division Chief of Hematology at UK’s Markey Cancer Center

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Dr. Gerhard Hildebrandt has been named the Division Chief of Hematology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center.   Hildebrandt’s clinical focus is cancers of the blood and lymph system. He sees patients before …

To keep your Memorial Day picnic illness-free, follow these food safety guidelines

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One out of every six people gets sick from a foodborne illness each year, and a few extra precautions can help keep your Memorial Day meals illness-free this year.   The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department offers the following food safety …

Local advocates gather to honor Congressman Guthrie for efforts to protect Medicare Part D

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  The Spina Bifida Association of Kentucky, along with the Kentucky Life Sciences Council, the Alliance for Patient Access, the National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs and other Kentucky health care advocacy organizations, presented Congressman Brett Guthrie with …

Kentucky near bottom again of annual ‘America’s Health Rankings Senior Report’

  (Click image for larger view)     Kentucky ranked 48th for senior health this year, according to the third edition of United Health Foundation’s “America’s Health Rankings Senior Report: A Call to Action for Individuals and Their Communities.”   …

Save a life, ride the Banshee: KBC rewards donors with free ticket to Kings Island

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Giving blood is getting a whole lot more fun. Those who save a life May 21-23 at a Kentucky Blood Center donor center will be thanked with a free ticket to Kings Island.   This popular annual promotion helps to …

Lexington-Fayette County Health Department releases mosquito-spraying schedule for June

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To help control mosquitoes, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department will conduct mosquito-spraying activities throughout the summer. Spraying will start in the evening hours when mosquitoes are most active.   The schedule for June is:        Portions of the above-listed …

Wholistic well-being, nutrition are focus of community health fair in Louisville May 20

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Studies indicate gum disease is associated with ailments throughout the body ranging from heart disease to diabetes. People know nutrition and oral health have a two-way relationship: poor nutrition promotes oral diseases and poor oral health can adversely affect nutrition. …

SOAR will focus on substance abuse, obesity, diabetes; mountaintop mining largely ignored

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By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News   Shaping Our Appalachian Region, the bipartisan effort to revitalize and diversify Eastern Kentucky’s economy, will focus its health efforts on substance abuse, obesity and diabetes, SOAR Executive Director Jared Arnett told Kentucky Health …

Health department sees rise in Shigellosis, offers tips to prevent spreading the illness

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An increase in gastrointestinal illnesses has the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department encouraging parents, schools, daycare centers, food service workers and healthcare providers to take precautionary actions to prevent its spread.   Shigellosis is a highly contagious form of diarrhea caused …

Another 3,000 Kentuckians sign up for health coverage during special enrollment period

  An additional 3,047 Kentuckians signed up for health coverage during a special enrollment period that ran from March 2 through April 30 to give Kentuckians unaware of possible tax penalties for the uninsured more time to sign up.   …