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E-cigarette users need to watch for symptoms of lung injury, seek medical care immediately if detected

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News If you use electronic cigarettes, contrary to current warnings, it’s important to watch for symptoms of lung injury, and to immediately seek medical care if you have any of them: cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, fever or abdominal pain. That was one of the main messages on a Nov. 1 “Lung Injury with Vaping”...

Lauren and Rob Hudson: Positive messages for youth about exceptionalism through work ethic

Columns for families based on the book “It Can Be Done” @studentsleadusa President Thomas Jefferson once joked “I’m a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” Just about every successful person agrees that work comes before success. In other words, “lucky breaks” usually occur after our work ethic moves us into the best position to take advantage...

Resource fair aimed at Cardinal Valley families, hope to get youth involved

(Photo from flickr)     A resource fair planned for the Cardinal Valley area aims to inspire Lexington youth to be agents of change in the community.   “Bridging Families: A project to empower families and youth by connecting them to community resources,” will be held from 5 – 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, at the Fayette County Extension Office.   It is free and open to the...

Youth Employment applications for summer jobs available online starting in February

  Young people between the ages of 14-17 years old who need summer jobs can apply to the city’s Summer Youth Employment Program, beginning February 1.   Applications will be available online here to fill 225 summer job openings. The deadline to apply and submit documentation is 4 p.m. Feb. 27.   The program is open to 14- to 17-year-old Fayette County residents who are eligible to...