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Ky. taking advantage of five-year-old federal policy allowing more kids on Medicaid to get healthcare

Trimble County school nurse Nellie Hewitt takes as student’s temperature at Bedford Elementary School. After a federal rule changed five years ago, states are billing Medicaid for health care provided in schools. (Photo by Amy Wallot, Kentucky Teacher) By Michael Ollove Pew Charitable Trusts A mountain of evidence proves it: Good health translates to better student performance. Children who have...

Coping with holiday stress: here are some tips to help you get through it all in good health

By Dr. Bomi Joseph Special to NKyTribune Coping with Holiday Stress When our body faces an external threat, it’s “fight or flight” response kicks in and the hormones Adrenaline and Cortisol are released. • Adrenaline causes our air vents to dilate and increases oxygen to the muscles. It selectively flows blood towards the heart, lungs and any muscle that requires extra blood. Our ability to...

Berry, GET MOVING KY join KyForward, urging you to ‘fitness’ lifestyle, good health

Sarah Berry, a lifelong resident of Danville, is joining the KyForward team, bringing her new Get Moving Kentucky multipage section to our readers.   Sarah grew up in an active household, playing every sport she could. In 2011, she fell in love with every aspect of running. Less than a year later she had completed her first marathon. One marathan and six half-marathons later, she has now turned...