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Louisville campaign aimed at decreasing high suicide rate of LGBTQ+ youth with focus of parental support

A new campaign in Louisville is working to decrease the high suicide rate among high school students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning by emphasizing the importance of parental support. In the United States, high school students who identify as LGBTQ are almost five times more likely to attempt suicide than their cisgender, heterosexual peers, according to the National...

Kentucky is first in nation for use of antibiotics, new awareness campaign aims to curb inappropriate use

Kentucky has the highest rate of antibiotic use in the United States, and the University of Louisville School of Medicine is trying to do something about it. The school’s Department of Pediatrics has mounted a campaign to highlight the need for education and awareness on antibiotic overuse in Kentucky, and to reduce inappropriate use of antibiotics in the state. “Although antibiotics are important...

Game Changer: Center will offer new one-day treatment for early-stage breast cancer patients

A Louisville cancer center will be the first in the state to offer a one-day surgery and radiation treatment for early-stage breast cancer patients, Boris Ladwig reports for Insider Louisville. This new treatment will “minimize side effects from radiation, save time and money, and increase the number of women who will seek treatment, a local oncologist told Ladwig. The James Graham Brown Cancer...

Farmers markets becoming big business
in Kentucky, as well as across the country

There are 145 farmers markets, in towns large and small, in Kentucky. (Photo from UK College of Agriculture)   By Tim Thornberry KyForward correspondent   What may have started as a niche market has now become a staple in many communities – the local farmers market. Some communities, especially in the bigger cities, now have more than one.   In fact, there are more than 8,100 such...