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Illness not enough for parents to keep kids home from school

HEATHER CLOSE Kentucky Health News Schools in Kentucky and across the nation have been hit hard by a slew of respiratory viruses, and some parents ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Tuesday, November 29, 2022 11:25 am

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It’s time to share the savings in prescription drug costs

GEORGE HUNTLEY AND STEVE PERRY American health-care innovation has saved countless lives. Whether it’s a new vaccine to prevent serious illness, or a breakthrough treatment to ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Tuesday, November 15, 2022 10:17 am

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Research shows e-cigs cause could cause heart damage

MELISSA PATRICK Kentucky Health News Exposure to electronic-cigarette aerosols can cause heart arrhythmias in mice — in both premature and skipped beats, according to a ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Tuesday, November 8, 2022 8:08 am

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Life expectancy for Kentuckians dropped in 2019-20

KENTUCKY HEALTH NEWS One of the most striking measures of the pandemic is the decline in life expectancy from 2019 to 2020, the year the ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Tuesday, August 30, 2022 11:59 am

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Doctors worry about vagueness of Kentucky abortion ban rule

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News Federal officials have issued guidance in an attempt to clarify when health-care providers can perform an abortion in states ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Monday, July 18, 2022 4:19 pm

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Protect yourself during prime tick season

MELISSA PATRICK Kentucky Health News Public-health officials say ticks are emerging earlier and staying active longer because of changes in climate and land use, resulting ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Thursday, July 7, 2022 5:14 pm

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Kentucky’s 10- to 17-year-old youth rank No. 1 for obesity

In 2019-20, Kentucky had the highest obesity rate in the nation for children between the ages of 10 and 17, 23.8 percent; almost half again ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Friday, October 29, 2021 9:17 am

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COVID-19 denial making doctors’ jobs harder

Healthcare workers “are growing weary of Covid-19 denial and misinformation that have made it exasperating to treat unvaccinated patients during the Delta-driven surge,” The Associated ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Monday, October 11, 2021 11:35 am