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Immunization rates continue to fall in Kentucky

The immunization crisis in Kentucky is not just a Kentucky issue, but is happening nationwide. “It’s not going to take long before we see the ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Wednesday, May 15, 2024 4:04 pm

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Retailer Warby Parker penalized for letting Kentuckians take online vision test

Warby Parker, an online retailer of prescription glasses, contact lenses and sunglasses, has agreed to pay at least $55,200 to Kentucky for allowing 69 Kentuckians ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Monday, May 13, 2024 5:14 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 3:49 pm

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Study: Social factors keep women from getting mammograms

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study says the more health-related social needs a woman has, the less likely she is to get a ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Friday, April 19, 2024 4:44 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. The ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Monday, March 18, 2024 12:34 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 11:32 am

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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 4:54 pm

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West Ky. county sees third fentanyl death in seven months

After three fentanyl overdoses since June in Crittenden County, the first recorded in the county of 9,000 people, and another death in which fentanyl could ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Friday, February 9, 2024 10:42 am

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American Cancer Society wants state to increase funding for smoking cessation and prevention

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network will ask legislators in the upcoming General Assembly session to spend a lot more on tobacco prevention and ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Thursday, December 21, 2023 2:52 pm

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Abortion-rights lawsuit needs a new plaintiff, ACLU of Ky. says

Abortion-rights advocates are seeking a new plaintiff for their Kentucky class-action lawsuit because the plaintiff, who was eight weeks pregnant, “learned her embryo no longer ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Monday, December 18, 2023 7:40 am

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