Kentucky Health News, Author at Jessamine Journal


Remember your brain needs proper diet and exercise

By Dr. Greg Jicha University of Kentucky Healthy brain aging is a concern for all of us. June is recognized as Brain and Alzheimer’s Awareness ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Wednesday, June 22, 2022 12:00 pm


Ky. medical experts say Covid-19 will always be with us but treatments will help us live with virus

BY AL CROSS The coronavirus that causes the Covid-19 disease will always be with us, and may become more contagious, but probably less dangerous, while ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Tuesday, June 21, 2022 3:30 pm


Program to get low-income seniors free fruits, vegetables at Ky. farmers’ markets, which usually starts June 1, delayed to July 1

Low-income seniors who are at risk of poor nutrition have been unable to get free fruits and vegetables from Kentucky farmers’ markets this month, but ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Monday, June 20, 2022 3:03 pm


CDC says the Covid-19 risk level is high in 19 Kentucky counties and medium in 29, about the same as last week

BY MELISSA PATRICK This week’s federal Covid-19 community levels map shows a slightly increased risk of the disease across Kentucky. Nineteen Kentucky counties are red ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Saturday, June 18, 2022 6:00 pm


CDC estimates that Covid-19 risk level is high in 19 Ky. counties, up from 7 last week; level is medium in 28, up from 21

BY MELISSA PATRICK Kentucky Health News The federal government’s coronavirus map for Kentucky shows a higher level of virus transmission and an increased risk of ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Tuesday, June 14, 2022 2:28 pm


Mothers on WIC program who need formula should call health department; others should call pediatrician, health secretary says

By Melissa Patrick As Kentucky families struggle to find baby formula for their infants and no immediate end in sight, Kentucky lawmakers discussed ways to ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Friday, June 10, 2022 2:34 pm


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 11:37 am

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Drug overdose deaths in Kentucky on the rise 

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News Drug-overdose deaths in Kentucky rose 49% in 2020, according to the state’s latest annual report.  “In addition to the ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Thursday, August 12, 2021 6:14 pm