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Deaths from colorectal cancer in Appalachian Kentucky have declined

Deaths from colorectal cancer in Appalachian Kentucky declined from 1999 to 2020, but far less than the rate of decline in the rest of the ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Thursday, June 20, 2024 2:45 pm

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Warmer weather means ticks are active and looking to suck your blood

State wildlife officials are reminding Kentuckians to take precautions against tick bites, which can transmit disease. “Ticks are common across the state, and whether you’re ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Thursday, May 23, 2024 3:15 pm

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Vaping, substance use spikes in Ky. schools

The number of drug, alcohol and tobacco events recorded by schools have increased in schools at all levels across Kentucky, according to data collected by ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Thursday, May 2, 2024 2:00 pm

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Website helps Kentuckians find addiction help, Narcan

The state’s FindHelpNowKy.org website, which helps Kentuckians find addiction treatment, now also can help them find places to get naloxone, which reverses opioid overdose.   ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Monday, March 18, 2024 2:22 pm

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Health commissioner warns not enough Kentuckians are vaccinated against measles

In a wide-ranging TV interview, state Health Commissioner Steven Stack warned Kentuckians that not enough of them are vaccinated for measles, which he said is ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Wednesday, March 13, 2024 5:00 pm

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Bills aim to stop people from coming to Ky. to have Medicaid pay for addiction treatment

A bill aimed at preventing people from coming to Kentucky solely to establish residency so that they can sign up for drug treatment to be ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Tuesday, February 27, 2024 12:51 pm

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Ky. gambling problem help-line calls have tripled since sports betting was legalized

Since sports betting became legal in Kentucky on Sept. 7, calls to the state problem-gambling hotline have nearly tripled, one of the state’s few problem-gambling ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Saturday, December 30, 2023 9:00 am

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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, Wednesday, November 30, 2022 6:00 am

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Most Kentuckians are done with the pandemic

Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News Even as the share of Kentuckians testing positive for the coronavirus continues to rise, about a third of the state’s ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Monday, August 15, 2022 3:08 pm

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Judge blocks state abortion bans until at least Wednesday, July 6

Kentucky Health News A judge has temporarily blocked Kentucky laws that ban abortion. Jefferson Circuit Judge Mitch Perry issued a restraining order Thursday morning that ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Friday, July 1, 2022 11:59 am

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