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Tom James: Don’t let COVID-19 pandemic create an epidemic of measles or other preventable diseases

Delayed haircuts, “drive-by” birthday parties, staycations – these will be common 2020 family memories. Don’t let measles, chickenpox, whooping cough, or other preventable diseases become part of the memory. I’m a practicing pediatrician who is old enough to remember treating children for bacterial meningitis and rotovirus before a vaccine was readily available. Several patients had mild...

WellCare of Kentucky gives $75K to ADA in conjunction with 'Walk to Stop Diabetes'

WellCare of Kentucky’s Brandon Lau, left, presents a sponsorship check to Jerry G. Hale, ADA president of Step Out. (Photo from WellCare)   WellCare of Kentucky and Team Red raised $75,000 for the American Diabetes Association at the Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes event in June at Keeneland in Lexington.   WellCare, in conjunction with the WellCare Community Foundation, is a sponsor...