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University of Kentucky finalizing deal to manage Ashland’s King’s Daughters Medical Center

The University of Kentucky and King’s Daughters Health System, which has a major hospital in Ashland, have formed what’s being called a “joint venture.” Mark Newman, UK’s executive vice president for health affairs, told his colleagues, “This is our most significant hospital partnership since the acquisition of Good Samaritan Hospital” next to UK’s Lexington...

Patient overcomes fear of the dentist, finds healthy new smile leads to newfound confidence

By Olivia Ramirez Special to KyForward For Andrea Crookston, taking photos used to mean hiding her smile. Fear and anxiety kept Crookston from going to the dentist every six months as recommended. Instead, she’d only go when the pain was too much for her to bear. “I’d been in pain for a long time, but I was afraid of the dentist,” she said. “The sound of the drill gives...

Health department reports 40 flu cases,
UK Hospital to temporarily adjust visitation

By Megan Smiddie KyForward reporter   Flu season is almost at its peak, with 40 confirmed cases of the flu in Lexington-Fayette County area as of Monday, Jan. 14. Flu season typically peaks in late January to early February, and it’s not uncommon to see it in central Kentucky in March, said Kevin Hall, communications officer for the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department, .   Since...