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Kentucky officials declare hepatitis outbreak

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Kentucky officials declare hepatitis outbreak


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Grimes forms task force to push medicinal marijuana in Kentucky | Lexington Herald Leader

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Grimes forms task force to push medicinal marijuana in Kentucky | Lexington Herald Leader


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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day planned for Saturday

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day planned for Saturday


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Derby City Dragons paddle past breast cancer

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Derby City Dragons paddle past breast cancer


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Ohio, Kentucky locations for Saturday's drug take back day

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Ohio, Kentucky locations for Saturday's drug take back day


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Softball field dedicated to local coach diagnosed with brain cancer

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Softball field dedicated to local coach diagnosed with brain cancer


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Rand Paul gets prominent spot as President Trump signs order on health care | Lexington Herald Leader

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  • Kentucky health officials declare an outbreak of acute Hepatitis A
    Kentucky health officials declare an outbreak of acute Hepatitis A

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Kentucky Department of Public Health is warning people about an alarming outbreak of Hepatitis A. There have been 31 cases reported in Kentucky in 2017, a 50 percent increase above the average of 20 cases. Jefferson County has 19 confirmed cases, most of which have occurred since August. Hepatitis A is a potentially life-threatening infection that affects the liver
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Health care

  • Medical professionals want Indiana to raise legal age to buy tobacco
    Medical professionals want Indiana to raise legal age to buy tobacco

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Some health professionals in Indiana want the state to raise the legal age to buy tobacco to 21. Doctor Paul Halverson, a dean at IUPUI, says he believes raising the age limit would reduce the amount of young people who start smoking by 25 percent. He says it would reduce the supply chain to kids under 18
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Diseases & Conditions

  • Your flu shot might prevent a heart attack or stroke
    Your flu shot might prevent a heart attack or stroke

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    Flu season is not here yet, but flu shot season is. The flu vaccine prevents the misery of influenza and helps protect vulnerable populations, such as the elderly, children and the chronically ill. But did you know that a flu shot might also prevent a heart attack or stroke? Influenza is a highly contagious respiratory viral infection that is easily spread through coughing, sneezing or talking
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Drugs & Medications

  • Opioid crisis leaves cities scrambling for cash to buy drug that reverses overdoses
    Opioid crisis leaves cities scrambling for cash to buy drug that reverses overdoses

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    Each Friday, the Fayette County Health Department’s needle exchange program gives clean needles and offers HIV testing to an average of 160 people in just under five hours. But the health department can no longer offer naloxone, a drug that reverses a heroin or opioid overdose, to drug abusers who are most at-risk for overdosing. The drug is sometimes referred to by its brand name Narcan
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Medical Institutions

  • 2 juveniles, 1 adult hospitalized after Kenton County crash
    2 juveniles, 1 adult hospitalized after Kenton County crash

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    MORNING VIEW, Ky. — Three people were hospitalized after a car traveled 200 yards from a Kenton County road and struck a tree. Two minors were taken to the Cincinnati Children's Hospital and one adult was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, police said. The crash was reported at about 2:30 a.m. on Decoursey Pike just north of White Villa
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Hospital

  • Doctor in Hospital to Give Birth Herself Jumps in to Deliver Fellow Patient’s Baby: ‘She’s a Really Special Person’
    Doctor in Hospital to Give Birth Herself Jumps in to Deliver Fellow Patient’s Baby: ‘She’s a Really Special Person’

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    A Kentucky doctor who was in her own hospital room preparing to give birth to her second baby heard screaming from the room next door and jumped in to help, delivering that patient’s baby because the on-call doctor was out of the building. “I just put on another gown to cover up my backside and put on some boots over my shoes, to keep from getting any fluid and all that stuff on me, and went down to her room,” Dr
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Infections

  • West Nile virus confirmed in Louisville, Lexington
    West Nile virus confirmed in Louisville, Lexington

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    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Officials have confirmed the presence of the West Nile virus in Kentucky's two largest cities. The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department said in a statement on Wednesday that a resident had contracted the disease and officials would conduct mosquito-spraying activities in four zip codes. Meanwhile, the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness said it had found infected mosquitoes in six zip codes
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Cancer

  • ‘Veep’ star Julia Louis-Dreyfus: I have breast cancer
    ‘Veep’ star Julia Louis-Dreyfus: I have breast cancer

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    “Veep” star Julia Louis-Dreyfus announced Thursday that she’s a statistic — the actress/comedian has breast cancer. The former “Seinfeld” star, 56, wrote, “1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I’m the one.” She added: “The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and friends, and fantastic insurance through my union,” Louis-Dreyfus wrote in her announcement
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