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Another ‘Kentucky ugly’ – depression – less cited but equally serious; subject of UK study

Claire Snell-Rood, front left, pictured with UK faculty and staff working to address health disparities in Appalachia. From left are Beth Bowling, Dr. Patrick Kitzman, Dr. Nancy Schoenberg, Dr. Fran Feltner, Dr. Jane Lowe, Dr. Tina Studts, Dr. Claire Snell-Rood, and Dr. Philip Kern. (Photo from UKNow)   By Mallory Powell Special to KyForward   From the New York Times to visits from the director...

First-ever Health Impact Series to address issues plaguing E. Ky.; CDC head to attend

The director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will participate in four events in Eastern Kentucky next week to discuss and look for solutions to the many health issues that plague the region.   Dr. Thomas Frieden and his team will take part in the first-ever Health Impact Series, which is part of the Shaping Our Appalachian Region initiative launched by U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers...