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Health officials advise getting flu shot before holidays

Department Commissioner Dr. Angela Dearinger says the holiday season is a peak time for the flu.

Health officials are assessing explosion’s health impacts

It's been a little more than a month since a gas explosion in Lincoln County.
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Pet Supplies Plus recalls pig ear treats over salmonella risk

Pets Supplies Plus has four store locations in Kentucky.

Statewide hepatitis A statistics for Kentucky

Since the hepatitis A outbreak began in Kentucky a year ago, there have been 2,050 confirmed cases, according to the state.
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Kentucky among 29 states in salmonella outbreak

Kentucky is one of the 29 states hit by a strain of drug-resistant salmonella, according to the CDC.
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Kentucky ranks high among states with binge drinkers

In the report, binge drinking is defined as drinking five or more beverages for men and four or more for women, in two hours.
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What does a potential government shutdown mean for you?

After interviewing a variety of officials from different government agencies today, the consensus is that the average person will not feel too much of an impact from this potential shutdown, at least in the short term.
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Ky. Dept. for Public Health: “Unite to End TB” on World TB Day

The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH,) is reminding Kentuckians that March 24 is World TB Day.
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CDC: Heroin Overdoses Soar

The opioid epidemic continues to worsen in the U.S., with more people dying from heroin overdoses than firearm homicides, melanoma or HIV-related causes, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CDC: Re-test shows Lexington baby does not have Zika virus

An infant in Lexington, suspected of having been infected with the Zika virus, has not tested negative.
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CDC: Signs of heat-related illnesses everyone should know

Increasingly hotter temperatures this week could pose some health risks to those who have to be outside.
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Lexington-Fayette County Health Department prepares for Zika

Health officials are pushing Congress for more money to fight Zika.
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Health officials confirm first case of Zika in West Virginia

West Virginia health officials say the first case of the Zika virus has been reported in the state.
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Health officials confirm first case of Zika in Kentucky

The Kentucky Department of Health says it has confirmed the state's first case of the Zika virus.

KY to receive CDC funding to combat prescription drug overdoses

Governor Steve Beshear announced today that Kentucky will receive nearly $4 million in federal funding over the next four years to combat the epidemic of prescription drug overdoses.

CDC grant to help UK fight drug overdoses in Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Doctors at UK hope some government money will help in the fight against opioids in the Commonwealth, specifically prescription drug and...

CDC: 2014 Flu Shots Less Effective

Flu shots may be less effective this year according to the CDC.
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Preparing Your Home For Winter Weather

Winter is still several weeks away. But with the drop in temperatures, experts recommend Central Kentucky families start preparing now for winter weather.
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Fake Ebola Fliers in Franklin County

There have been no cases of Ebola in Kentucky but fear of the disease is being felt particularly strong in Franklin County after a flier showed up in neighborhood. State health officials call the flier a fake.
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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.

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