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Tim Hanner dialing back a long, distinguished career in education for his ‘What’s Next?’ and new kidney

By Judy Clabes NKyTribune editor Tim Hanner spent his career as an educator urging students to focus on “What’s Next?” because some new, unknown opportunity is always just ahead. Tim Hanner and grandson Charlie In his own fulsome experience in teaching and sharing with others, Hanner was a classroom teacher, a principal, an associate commissioner of education for Kentucky, a superintendent,...

Daily soda dose batters body’s cells, increases pre-diabetes risk by 46 percent, study says

Drinking a can of sugar-sweetened beverage a day increases your risk of developing pre-diabetes by 46 percent, according to a recent study. The study by the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston said the daily dose of sugar “batters a person’s body on a cellular level,” reports HealthDay. “This constant spike in blood glucose...

Sitting down for prolonged periods could be killing you; how about a standup desk?

Increasing numbers of news reports about the dangers of sitting are prompting traditional offices to make their workstations healthier by ditching desk chairs. “The link between sitting jobs and deadly disease processes galvanized the rise of the adjustable desk and the decline of the cubicle world as we knew it,” Steve Shaw reports for Insider Louisville. Louisville restaurateur Dan Borsch...

From Marshall County to Mayo Clinic: UK medical student’s journey is dream come true

UK medical student Clayton Spiceland and his wife, Lauren, will be moving to Rochester, Minn., next month, where Clayton will begin a three-year residency at the prestigious Mayo Clinic.   By Allison Perry Special to KyForward   As the first person in his family to attend college, 26-year-old University of Kentucky medical student Clayton Spiceland has set the bar pretty high.   Spiceland...