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Tom James: Don’t let COVID-19 pandemic create an epidemic of measles or other preventable diseases

Delayed haircuts, “drive-by” birthday parties, staycations – these will be common 2020 family memories. Don’t let measles, chickenpox, whooping cough, or other preventable diseases become part of the memory. I’m a practicing pediatrician who is old enough to remember treating children for bacterial meningitis and rotovirus before a vaccine was readily available. Several patients had mild...

Sen. Mitch McConnell: Battle against opioid addiction persists; increased federal funding will help

As many as two million Americans are struggling with prescription drug addiction across the nation.  Tragically, heroin and opioid overdoses claim an average of 91 lives every day.  This startling trend continues to get worse, especially here in Kentucky. But together, we can do more to fight back, and I will continue to assist those in Kentucky who are working to fight the epidemic. Since 2015,...