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Investigation continues in possible salmonella outbreak

The Estill County Health Department is investigating a possible Salmonella outbreak in the community.

State health officials: Get flu vaccine now to protect against illness

With influenza (flu) activity increasing across the country, Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) officials are encouraging residents to get vaccinated against the flu if they haven’t already received a flu shot or other type of flu vaccination.

Health department investigates possible salmonella in Estill County

The Estill County Health Department is investigating a possible salmonella outbreak in the community.

YMCA unveils multi-million dollar renovations

After a ribbon cutting ceremony commemorating a $3 million renovation, the doors opened for the first time.

Health institute at UofL receives $2.5 million grant

An institute at the University of Louisville is receiving $2.5 million to help bring health care to rural and medically underserved areas in Kentucky.

Jessamine County needle-exchange program approved

Nicholasville-Jessamine County has become the fourth community in Kentucky to adopt a needle-exchange program.

Whooping cough vaccinations urged after recent outbreak

Health officials in western Kentucky are encouraging people to get vaccinated for whooping cough, despite the area not being part of a statewide surge in reported cases.

Whooping cough cases on the rise in Kentucky

Kentucky experienced a rise in reported cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, at the end of 2015, with public health officials reporting 87 cases of the illness between August and December.

LFD: Take precautions in cold weather

With temperatures plummeting the Lexington Fire Department (LFD) wants to remind everyone that exposure to the cold can be dangerous for both people and their homes.

Saint Joseph Hospital awarded advanced primary stroke center certification

Saint Joseph Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Primary Stroke Center Certification.

Protect against vision loss during National Glaucoma Month

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, and the Kentucky Optometric Association (KOA) is urging people take control of their eye health through early detection to help minimize the risk of developing glaucoma.

Fitness resolutions popular on New Year’s Day

Resolutions are a common part of anyone's New Year traditions.

Bevin announces “tranformative” Medicaid Program

On Wednesday, Governor Matt Bevin announced plans to develop a "transformative" Medicaid program at a press conference in Frankfort.

“ALL CLEAR” given after gunman reported at state building in Frankfort

The Franklin County Sheriff says someone called 911 Wednesday morning saying they saw a man with a gun in the building then someone else reported hearing gunshots on one of the floors.

Health officials report outbreak of whooping cough

An outbreak of whooping cough has health officials in northern Kentucky urging people to get vaccinated against the disease.

KentuckyOne Health Introduces Anywhere Care App

KentuckyOne Anywhere Care, KentuckyOne Health’s virtual care service that connects patients with primary care providers 24/7 by phone or video chat, is now available as a free mobile app for iOS and Android.

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.

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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