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Healthy summer meals reaching more Kentucky children

Jul 4, 2017
Kentucky Teacher

Hunger prevents some Kentucky kids from enjoying the carefree days of summer, but the state is making progress to make food available for youngsters in need.

According to the Food Research and Action Center's annual "Hunger Doesn't Take a Vacation" report, Kentucky had the third-largest increase nationally in the number of children served by summer meal programs in July 2016.

Reid Livingston, coordinator of the No Kid Hungry Kentucky campaign, said that means 32,000 kids received much-needed nutrition.

Daily Mirror

A recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that one-third of adults in rural areas have arthritis, and that more than one-half of that population is limited in their daily activities by the condition.

In Kentucky, more than one million adults have doctor-diagnosed arthritis and more than half (570,000) of those with arthritis live in rural parts of the state.  Furthermore, 45 percent of rural working age adults report that arthritis limits their ability to work.

Office of the Kentucky Governor

Gov. Matt Bevin has proclaimed May as Brain Tumor Awareness Month and May 17 as Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) Awareness Day in Kentucky. He was joined by Dr. Maryam Fouladi of the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, 17-year-old Kentucky native Kayne Finley, and other special guests during a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda.

MedicineNet

Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS)  Secretary Vickie Yates Brown Glisson, Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles, representatives from the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), renowned experts and response partners gathered in Lexington this week for the 2017 Kentucky Zika Summit.

Everyday Health

The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), is calling on homeowners to help control mosquitoes by eliminating standing water from containers that can collect rainwater where insects breed.

St. Claire Regional Medical Center

St. Claire Regional and UK HealthCare invite women of all ages to attend our fifth annual women's health conference, One Night: About You! This FREE event offers women an evening to socialize with friends, enjoy great food, receive FREE gifts, and a chance to win prizes all while learning about the latest in women's health!

Tampa Bay Times

The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) is raising the influenza (flu) level in the state from “regional” to “widespread.”

Widespread activity is the highest level of flu activity, which indicates increased flu-like activity or flu outbreaks in at least half of the regions in the state.

St. Claire Regional Medical Center

St. Claire Regional (SCR) is excited to announce the addition of their very own on-site retail pharmacy and Meds-to-Beds program. The pharmacy is scheduled to open in early 2017.

The new full-service pharmacy will be open to patients, staff and the general public. It will include both inpatient and outpatient pharmacy services. The new retail pharmacy will be located on the first floor of the Medical Center near cardiac rehab. Hours upon opening will be Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wildfire Smoke Can Impact Your Health

Nov 17, 2016
wmks.com

As the Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) continues to battle the wildfires, mostly in the southeast portion of Kentucky, the Kentucky Division for Air Quality and the Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, have issued information on how smoke from the fires may affect your health.

Kentucky's Food Banks Distribute a Message: Eat Healthy

Nov 15, 2016
Public News Service

As tens of thousands of Kentucky families pick up their food boxes this month from hundreds of food pantries across the state, they will find more than something to eat inside. An educational flyer with a simple message – eat healthy and get moving – has been added. The idea is to help an at-risk population curb a deadly problem.

Stewart Perry, advocacy director for the Bluegrass American Diabetes Association, said there's been a staggering increase in the disease in recent years.

St. Claire Regional Meidcal Center

Baker received his medical degree from the Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville. He completed his residency through the University of Kentucky (UK) Family Community Medicine Residency Program, serving patients for two years at the UK Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and most recently at St. Claire Regional Family Medicine in Morehead.

Dental Care Needs for Many Children Go Untreated in Kentucky

Oct 26, 2016
Public News Service

Nearly half of Kentucky third and sixth graders are in need of dental care, a sharp increase from 15 years ago, when it was 32 percent.

A new statewide oral health research project uncovered what Kentucky Youth Advocates Executive Director Terry Brooks calls a paradox.

Why has the need for dental care spiked even though more children are now covered by insurance?

Delta Dental of Kentucky

  Access to oral health care has increased since 2001, yet more children face urgent dental needs, according to a new study co-released today by Delta Dental of Kentucky and Kentucky Youth Advocates. The report, Making Smiles Happen: 2016 Oral Health Study of Kentucky's Youth, presents findings of the first oral health surveillance study of Kentucky children in 15 years. The report was released today at the Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare in Frankfort, Kentucky. 

 

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