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State begins tracking possible cases of severe pulmonary disease related to vaping

The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) is working closely with health care providers, local health departments, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) to gather information and investigate severe pulmonary disease related to e-cigarette product use or vaping, primarily among adolescents and young adults. “While there have no reported...

Eastern Kentucky University earns bronze STARS rating from AASHE for sustainability efforts

One of Patrick McKee’s goals, when he became sustainability manager at Eastern Kentucky University in 2015, was to help the institution receive a STARS rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. Mission accomplished. In recognition of its sustainability achievements, EKU recently received a Bronze rating from AASHE and is one of only 299 schools worldwide...