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St. Joseph recognized by U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services

Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph East and Saint Joseph Jessamine, are among a select group of hospitals and transplant centers nationwide recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
coal dust

Mining agency holding meetings in Kentucky on new rule

The second of two Kentucky meetings on the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration's rule to lower miners' exposure to coal dust is set for later this month.
School Health

School-based health clinics gain Paducah board approval

Two school-based Paducah health clinics have been approved in an effort to keep staff and students both healthy and in school.

Officials unveil plan to improve oral health in eastern Ky.

Kentucky officials have announced a plan to improve oral health in eastern Kentucky by recruiting more dentists to the region.

Health Dept. offering back-to-school immunizations

To beat the back-to-school rush, the Lexington-Fayette Co. Health Department will be offering low-cost immunizations by appointment.
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Millersburg boil water advisory

Kentucky American Water customers in Millersburg have been issued a boil water advisory, as of 4:15 p.m. Thursday.

Officials: 85 test positive for TB after S. Indiana exposure

More than 80 people exposed to a southern Indiana student with a confirmed case of tuberculosis have now tested positive for the disease.
No smoking

Grant aimed at stopping pregnant smokers in Kentucky

The Kentucky Department for Public Health has announced a grant to address the issue of women who smoke while pregnant.

Comer to announce health care plan

Republican candidate for governor James Comer says he will reveal details of a health care plan on Monday that he says will move people off of Medicaid and into private insurance.
Diabetes Pump

Kentucky health plan offers free program to combat diabetes

Kentucky's largest health plan is offering free enrollment in the National Diabetes Prevention Program.
Coal Mine Entrance

West Virginia to review mining-health research

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's administration will review studies linking mountaintop removal mining with health problems in nearby communities.
No Smoking Sign

Board of Health supports statewide smoking ban

The Lexington-Fayette County Board of Health has issued its full support to Kentucky legislators for a statewide smoking ban.
Carbon Monoxide

Dept. for Public Health reminding Kentuckians of CO dangers

The Kentucky Dept. for Public Health wants everyone to be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning when people use alternative heat sources in cold weather.

Deadline is Sunday to avoid penalty for not having insurance

A family of four in Kentucky earning more than $24,250 a year has until midnight Sunday to sign up for health insurance to avoid a federal tax penalty.
medical marijuana symbol

House Health and Welfare panel reviews medical marijuana bill

House Speaker Greg Stumbo outlined key elements of House Bill 3, which proposes to legalize medical marijuana in the state.

Study: Health reform costs $1.1 billion, saves $1.7 billion

Gov. Steve Beshear's decision to expand Kentucky's Medicaid program will cost taxpayers more than $1.1 billion by 2021, according to a new state study released Monday.

National Wear Red Day

The American Heart Association said they are trying to raise awareness about heart disease on February 6, otherwise known as Wear Red Day. They said this is the 12th year for the movement.
Medicaid Audit

Health officials overstated Medicaid expenses, audit finds

In its first year of Medicaid expansion, Kentucky health officials were plagued by a series of accounting errors that resulted in overstating state and federal expenses by more than $500 million, according to an audit released Wednesday.
Health Stethoscope

Project to examine Appalachian health trends, ‘bright spots’

A new health research project is underway to find why people in some parts of Appalachia have better health outcomes than expected based on economic hardship and other factors.
Child getting a Shot

Gov. Bobby Jindal: ‘I have no reservations’ about vaccines

Gov. Bobby Jindal has waded into the vaccine debate, urging parents to get their children vaccinated and saying he wouldn't send his children to a school that allowed vaccinations to be optional.

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