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New CDC data: 6.2 million young people using tobacco; 85% using e-cigs

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows 85 percent of students who use tobacco products are using e-cigarettes.

These states have the highest and lowest death rates

The five US states with the highest death rates have an average rate 49% higher than that of the five states with the lowest death rates, according to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

US officials worry paralyzing illness may grow more common

A recent wave of cases of a mysterious paralyzing illness among children has waned. But U.S. health officials are accelerating their efforts to find a cause and a treatment.
Ebola

LFCHD to monitor travelers from Ebola-affected areas

Health officials say travelers agree to be monitored for the required 21-day period after leaving the outbreak area.

Record count reported for mysterious paralyzing illness

Health officials are reporting the most cases ever of a mysterious paralyzing illness in children.

US health chief says overdose deaths leveling off

U.S. health secretary Alex Azar says the number of drug overdose deaths has begun to level off after years of relentless increases driven by the opioid epidemic.

Cases of mysterious paralyzing illness reported in 22 states

Health officials are reporting a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children, and say it seems to be following an every-other-year pattern.

CDC warning: Do not eat any Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal

A salmonella outbreak linked to Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal has infected 100 people. The CDC is telling people not to eat the cereal even if it's not under the recall date.

Kentucky among states affected by salmonella outbreak involving cereal

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a salmonella outbreak is linked to Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal.
Tuberculosis

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.
Flu, Season

Bullitt, Fayette, & Jefferson report first 2016 flu cases

The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) has received reports of laboratory-confirmed influenza cases, indicating the presence of flu circulating in Kentucky. The cases are from Bullitt, Fayette and Jefferson counties.
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Health Dept: Flu back in Kentucky

There are now two cases of the flu in Kentucky, according to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

Kentucky center to receive $3.7M to fight drug overdoses

The federal government is giving Kentucky $3.7 million over the next four years to fight prescription drug overdoses.
Flu sick sneeze

CDC: Flu Now ‘Regional’ In Kentucky

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now lists the flu in Kentucky as 'Regional,' which is one level below 'Widespread.'
Flu sick sneeze

CDC: Flu Now ‘Regional’ In Kentucky

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now lists the flu in Kentucky as 'Regional,' which is one level below 'Widespread.'

Flu Shots: Fact vs. Fiction

What you need to know about the approaching flu season and how to protect yourself from getting the virus.

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