52 Weeks of Public Health: Recognizing Diabetes impact on hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians

In recognition of World Diabetes Day on Nov. 14, the Kentucky Department Public Health (DPH) within the Cabinet for Health and Families Services (CHFS) is bringing attention to diabetes and its impact on hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians. Diabetes is a common, lifelong medical condition where the body does not make or properly use insulin. One in 8 – or 13.1 percent – of Kentucky adults...

WalletHub study reveals Kentucky residents the fourth heaviest in the United States

With November being National Diabetes Awareness Month and Americans collectively spending up to $315.8 billion annually on obesity-related medical treatment, the personal-finance website WalletHub took an in-depth look at 2016’s Fattest States in America. The study showed Kentucky to be the fourth heaviest state in America. In order to encourage America to tip the scale back to good health,...