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Janelle Schnake: Tips to avoid weight gain while stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic

For most of us, COVID-19 has disrupted our routines, and changes such as working from home or losing a job may lead to increased stress. Stress and boredom are the top two causes of mindless eating – and being cooped up at home with easy access to food can also lead to overeating. Healthy eating and physical activity are the two main pillars of a healthy lifestyle. This helps maintain our current...

Adult obesity reaches all-time high of 36.6% in Ky.; Docter calls on insurance to cover obesity prevention

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News Kentucky adults just keep getting larger, reaching an all-time high for the number of obese adults in the state, ranking it fifth in the nation. “As a society, as a whole, we’re not quite convinced yet what a major problem this is,” said Dr. Barbara Fleming-Phillips, an internist who helps run the weight management clinic at UK Healthcare’s...

Celebrities Aplenty: Lineup announced for annual Barnstable Brown Kentucky Derby Gala

The Barnstable Brown Kentucky Derby Eve Gala, benefiting the Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center at the University of Kentucky, will be 8 p.m., Friday, May 6 in Louisville, and will feature a long list of celebrities ranging from Kate Upton, Megyn Kelly and Kid Rock to Randall Cobb, Taylor Dayne and Tyler Ulis. The celebrity packed gala, known for its musical extravaganza, has raised and donated approximately...