Content Tagged 'health'

Reaction After Recommendation To Add E-Cigs To Smoking Ban
Electronic Cigarette owners and users react after the Fayette County Board of Health voted 9-0 at Monday night's meeting to recommend to the Urban County Council that E-cigs be added to the city's smoking ban. Video Video
Gov't forecasts rising health care inflation
A new government forecast says the nation's respite from troublesome health care inflation is ending.
Missionary infected with Ebola to discuss recovery
After weeks of battling Ebola, a North Carolina missionary is planning to talk publicly for the first time about her fight to survive the deadly virus.
CDC Director In Kentucky Talking Local and Global Health
The director of the CDC, Tom Frieden, was in Kentucky to discuss factors affecting health in Kentucky and the latest on the fight against Ebola. Video Video
National Dance Day
Time to get up on your feet - Saturday is national dance day! It's a day to promote dance education and physical fitness. Video Video
Madison County Begins Efforts For New Smoking Ban
The Madison County Health Department voted Wednesday night to urge all three governing bodies in Madison County to take up another smoking ban. Video Video
Shigella Infection Reaches Higher Numbers In Fayette County
Health department officials warn of higher number of Shigella than in previous years.
Which Food Providers Have Passed or Failed Inspections?
Around 1,500 restaurants and other food-oriented businesses are inspected by the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department twice every year.
Governor Plans to Make Kentucky Healthier
Gov. Steve Beshear has rolled out a wide-ranging plan aimed at improving Kentucky's overall health.
Students Text and Call to Spread Love
Suicide is the second leading cause of teenage deaths in Kentucky according to researchers at UK who hosted the 5th annual Spread the Love-A-Thon. Video Video
Lexington Event Explores Alternative Heath Practices
Kentuckians took a look at many alternative ways to improve their health at the annual Bluegrass Health and Wellness Fair. Video Video
Kentucky's Largest Health System May Lay Off Employees
KentuckyOneHealth, which employs around 15,000 people and includes Lexington's St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph East, may need to cut its workforce due to a $218 million debt.
Kentucky Flu Levels Now Widespread
The Kentucky Department for Public Health reported this week that flu activity has increased from regional to widespread -- the highest level to be issued.
More Than 116K Enroll For Insurance Through Kynect
Gov. Steve Beshear's office says more than 116,000 Kentuckians have enrolled in health insurance through the commonwealth's kynect website.
Kentucky Ranks Near Bottom On Nationwide Health Report
The United Health Foundation released it's annual "America's Health Rankings" report, and the news isn't good for Kentucky.
Kynect Says It's Ready For Traffic Surge
Kynect says it's ready for a surge in traffic after the holidays.
KentuckyOne Health Releases KY Lung Cancer Stats
According to a KentuckyOne Health press release, lung canceer kills more Kentuckians then the next 8 most common cancers combined.
Health Exchange Enrollment Tops 40,000
Over 40,000 people have enrolled on the Kynect Health Exchange.
Kynect Cost Concerns
Some people are concerned how they will be able to afford Kynect. Video Video
Free Flu Shots To Be Given Friday In Lexington
People can get their flu shot for free this Friday during “Free Flu Friday” in Lexington. Video Video
Facebook App Breaks Down KY County Health Facts
Just how healthy is your community? A new facebook app allows you to break down the statistics.
Lexington Mother With HIV Hopeful For Future
After news that a Mississippi child with HIV was "functionally cured", one Lexington mother became even more hopeful a cure will come for her disease. Video Video
New Poll Links Poverty And Health In Kentucky
A new poll by The Foundation For A Healthy Kentucky, finds as the number of Kentuckians living in poverty goes up, the percentage of adults who report their health as excellent or very good goes down. Video Video
Nerlens Noel Update
The latest medical news from UK Athletics
Smoking Ban Bill Passes In Committee
Public places in Kentucky could soon be smoke free. The State House Health and Welfare Committee overwhelmingly passed a bill today that would ban smoking in indoor workplaces and public places. Video Video
More Kentuckians With Diabetes
A new study shows that by 2015, nearly 14% of Kentuckians will be living with diabetes. Video Video
Common Flu Shot Myths Debunked
Health professionals are asking people to get their flu shots...and want to dispel the myths about them. Video Video
HeartChase Games Promote Healthy Living
As part of the American Heart Association's Heart-Chase, teams competed in games based on reality shows like "The Amazing Race" and "Minute-To-Win-It" in Frankfort. Video Video
How Your Pet Can Help Your Child's Health
New research shows how dogs and cats can help improve a baby's respiratory health. Video Video
Putting The Power Of Pilates Into Your Workout
Experts say that workouts for the core, which includes the back, are often neglected. Video Video
U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Law
Justices upheld the Affordable Health Care Act in a narrow 5 to 4 decision Thursday. Video Video
Many Turn To Surgical Procedures In Weight Loss Quest
For some patients, dropping the excess fat is only half the battle. Video Video
Fighting Varicose Veins
A new procedure uses a radio frequency element to help combat varicose veins. Video Video
Men And Melanoma
Here are some warning signs about a leading cause of cancer among men. Video Video
Strokes Pose A Risk At Any Age
Here is what you need to know about strokes, regardless of your age. Video Video
What You Need To Know About Men's Health
The Mayo Clinic explains what men need to know to improve their health. Video Video
New Cellulite Treatment Available
A new FDA-approved procedure targets cellulite from under the skin. Video Video
Baby Boomers, Exercise, And Limits
Some baby boomers may be pushing their bodies too far with exercise. Video Video
Doctors Talk About Tanorexics
To tan or not to tan? Dermatologists say that's not the question. Video Video
Woman With Food Allergies Shares Issues In Book
Meet Sloane Miller, author of the book "Allergic Girl". Video Video
Making Sure You Are Bathing Suit Ready
Get a list of foods you need to be eating before trying on that swimsuit. Video Video
Health Department Gets Even Healthier
The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is setting a good example by putting healthy foods in their vending machines Video Video
LFC Health Department Vending Machine Changes
Call for information about how you can take part
What You Need To Know About Office Germs
Germs may not be lurking where you think in your office space. Video Video
The Benefits Of Shopping At A Farmer's Market
Fruits and vegetables at a farmer's market can be much better than what you're finding elsewhere. Video Video
High Tech Treadmill Helps Joint Replacement Patients
The treadmill was used by NASA to help astronauts with zero gravity conditions. Video Video
Making Sure Your Eating Agrees With Your Exercise
Here is what you need to be eating before working up a sweat. Video Video
Getting The Right Sunscreen Solution
Here is the information you need to know to choose the right sunscreen. Video Video
Avoiding Dental Mistakes
Here's what you need to know about properly taking care of your teeth and gums. Video Video
Women Get Free Health Screenings
The screenings were held Monday in Jessamine County. Video Video
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