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Initiative focuses on behavioral health of foster children

State officials say a new initiative will lead to better behavioral health care for children in the foster care system.

Health officials: Get vaccinated during National Influenza Vaccination Week

State public health officials are encouraging Kentuckians to get a flu vaccination during National Influenza Vaccination Week to reduce the spread of illness this holiday season.

1st confirmed case of flu in Fayette Co.

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is announcing that the first case of flu this season has been confirmed in Fayette Co.
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Baptist Health to host candlelight vigil for lost infants

Baptist Health Lexington will host its Perinatal Bereavement Candlelight Memorial Service at 7 p.m. December 1 in the hospital’s Education Center Auditorium, located on the lower level of the 1720 Building.
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Health department offers tips for a safe Thanksgiving

As many prepare to share holiday meals with family and friends, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department recommends these safe food handling tips.

29th annual Trees of Life unveiling set for November 20

The Kidney Health Alliance of Kentucky will unveil this year's Trees of Life at the "Christmas Carnivale" event.
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Bevin vows to tackle health care, marriage forms as governor

Kentucky Gov.-elect Matt Bevin vowed to remove the names of county clerks from marriage licenses and pledged to roll back the state's version of health care reform when he takes office next month.
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Republicans see health care mandate in Kentucky elections

Kentucky Republicans view Tuesday's election results as a mandate to dismantle one of the country's most heralded health care programs in the name of fiscal responsibility.
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GOP views Kentucky election as victory over health care law

The election of a conservative outsider as Kentucky governor has given Republicans a laboratory to show the rest of the country how they'd replace President Barack Obama's health care law.

Beshear urges people to check out options on kynect

A new enrollment period is about to start for Kentuckians searching for coverage through the state's online health insurance marketplace.

Education campaign emphasizes safe sleep for infants

Kentucky officials have launched a campaign aimed at making sure babies are sleeping safely.
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New UK research building to focus on state’s health woes

The University of Kentucky is getting set to start work on a new building for researchers who will focus on the state's health problems.
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More than 16,000 children got health insurance after new law

An analysis of health insurance data shows more than 16,000 Kentucky children obtained health insurance during the first year of the Affordable Care Act.
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Kroger to offer transgender workers full benefits

CINCINNATI, OH. (WTVQ)-Kroger plans to offer full health benefits to its transgender workers. That's according to Forbes Magazine. It says the updated employee health...

Quarantine extended 20 years because of blackbird droppings

The Christian County Board of Health has extended a decades-long quarantine an additional 20 years for property along a Hopkinsville street where a massive blackbird roost contaminated the soil more than 40 years ago.

UK College of Health Sciences receives $4M grant

The Department of Defense is awarding the Dean of UK's College of Health Sciences $4,188,000 to support research on injury prevention and performance optimization in U.S. Special Forces.

High court rules against advocacy group in open-records case

Kentucky's Supreme Court has ruled that an advocacy group is not entitled to confidential information regarding the death of a ward of the state.

UK HealthCare celebrates “kidney donor chain”

Participants in a "kidney donor chain" met for the first time in the Wethington Commons on UK's campus.

Lexington health department offering free flu shots

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department will be giving out free flu shots on Thursday, October 22.
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Kentucky leads nation in drop of uninsured

The number of people in Kentucky without health insurance fell 5.8 percent last year, the largest drop of any state in the country according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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