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Jeff Rubin: Silent crimes against children, women and elderly need to become less silent

April is Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time that places the spotlight on two issues I find disturbing, both for the nature of the crimes and the helplessness of the victims. That’s why the recent report on child maltreatment released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Children’s Bureau got my attention. The report cites Kentucky as the second highest state...

Research finds a web-based reward program helps teens, pregnant smokers in Appalachia quit

A new web-based program that uses a reward system to help people quit smoking has shown some promise in Appalachian Kentucky, an area that has some of the highest smoking and smoking-related disease rates in the nation, according to a University of Kentucky news release. The research is led by Brady Reynolds, a native of Appalachian Virginia who works in the Department of Behavioral Science in UK’s...