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Indiana reports 2 more deaths linked to vaping, 3 overall
Indiana health officials are reporting two more state residents have died of severe lung injuries linked to vaping
Study finds high blood pressure during pregnancy has increased dramatically
Communicating and knowing warning signs can be a key in helping prevent suicides
Louisville woman tests positive for West Nile Virus
Ann Robinson Burks said she doesn't even remember getting bit by a mosquito in the first place.
Published September 18, 2019 at 10:22 PM
Wild bat at Louisville Zoo tests positive for rabies
The bat was found on a public walkway on Monday near the Louisville Zoo’s Tiger Taiga exhibit.
Published September 13, 2019 at 6:45 PM
An inside look at how telemedicine is helping students at school
The video visit, examination, and testing are free through the pilot program at participating schools.
Published September 11, 2019 at 4:29 PM
Indiana lands $2.1M grant to study pregnancy-related deaths
Indiana is getting a $2.1 million federal grant to explore ways of reducing the state's high rate of pregnancy-related deaths
Published September 6, 2019 at 5:52 AM
New 24/7 hotline aims to help Kentucky combat opioid crisis
The Kentucky Opioid Assistance & Resource Hotline is staffed by toxicology-certified nurses and pharmacists who provide help with numerous situations.
Published September 5, 2019 at 3:46 PM
More vaping illnesses reported
While the cause remains unclear, officials said Friday that many reports involve e-cigarette products that contain THC, the mind-altering substance in marijuana.
Published August 31, 2019 at 4:45 PM
MAKING ENDS MEET: Prescription drug prices on the rise
Louisville woman diagnosed with West Nile Virus
Telemedicine available at some JCPS schools
Vaping illness on the rise in the US
How to protect yourself from the West Nile Virus
PHIT America encourages children to be active
Indiana launches youth-oriented anti-vaping campaign
Indiana has launched a $2.1 million campaign to educate young people on the dangers of vaping and to encourage them to stop
Published August 31, 2019 at 11:24 AM
Jewish Hospital cancels planned suspension of Heart Transplant Program
The health care company had announced on July 18 that it would place the program on long-term inactivation but since UofL will soon acquire Jewish Hospital, that's not the plan anymore.
Published August 23, 2019 at 5:31 PM
Montgomery County using trackers to cut down on dementia patients leaving home
Mt. Sterling Fire and EMS workers are now trained to use a tracker on people with Alzheimer’s and dementia, along with people who have autism.
Published August 23, 2019 at 3:12 PM
New YMCA in West Louisville focuses on health
After years of promises of improvement and nearly two years of construction, the new YMCA in west Louisville is almost finished.
Published August 14, 2019 at 10:38 PM
Registration for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk now open
The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will take place on October 27 at Cardinal Stadium.
Published August 14, 2019 at 5:27 PM
Kentucky State Fair ready for the heat with plenty of water, AC
Fair officials have five pop up water vendors strategically placed in those areas, as well as walking water vendors with ice cold H2O to find you in the crowd.
Published August 13, 2019 at 4:34 PM
Free Hepatitis C screenings available on Sunday
Screening is done with a simple finger prick and results will be available on site in 20 minutes.
Deaths rates are rising for young people, according to a new report from the CDC
To reverse this worsening health trend, experts say the U.S. should continue to focus on addressing the opioid epidemic as well as rates of obesity.
Donate blood, get a free chicken dinner
Churchill Downs is hosting a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday on the sixth floor at Millionaires Row.
First-ever Kentucky opioid summit addresses employee addiction
Hundreds of business leaders at the summit hoped to bring innovative ideas to address the issue and find a solution to the opioid-based workforce shortage.
Supplies Over Seas donates $20,000 worth of medical supplies to JCPS
The use of the donated medical equipment will start during the 2019-2020 school year.
Published June 18, 2019 at 8:57 PM
Grass clippings left in roads can lead to serious motorcycle accidents
Fines for blowing grass into the roadway can range from $50 to $2,500 in some states.
Published June 16, 2019 at 9:50 AM
Red Cross faces critical shortage of blood
According to the Red Cross, there is less than a a two-day supply of type O blood available for most emergency rooms.
Published June 12, 2019 at 3:16 PM
Cynthiana, KY festival raises hemp awareness
Hemp products are surging in popularity, but the plant itself has been in Kentucky for more than two centuries.
Published June 10, 2019 at 2:48 PM
Report: SUID cases are down across Kentucky
In 2016, 103 SUID cases were recorded in Kentucky. The number dropped to 84 in 2017 and 48 last year.
Published June 10, 2019 at 10:59 AM
New device is big advancement in brain aneurysm treatment
The Woven EndoBridge (WEB) device forms to the shape of the aneurysm and holds in place so that it can prevent blood flow into the aneurysm and allow healing of the vessel wall.
Published May 13, 2019 at 5:06 PM
Harvest Homecoming fights cause ride shut down, safety concerns
Dustin Vogt and
Man that shot at LMPD officer faces attempted murder charges
Funeral arrangements made for ISP trooper killed in line of duty
Spaghetti Junction open again with new safety improvements
KY Democratic Party pleased with court ruling to reinstate 175,000 Kentucky voters
Campaigns for governor enter crunch time
Norton Children’s Hospital offers tips on dog bite prevention
Just last year, nearly 400 people were seen in emergency rooms across Louisville, for dog bite wounds.
Published May 6, 2019 at 11:52 AM
Walgreens to increase tobacco buying age
The drugstore will start the new policy in September.
Published April 23, 2019 at 4:03 PM
Legos used as a form of therapy for MS patients
Lego therapy helps patients with physical, psychosocial, and cognitive functions.
Published March 20, 2019 at 12:03 PM
As the days begin to warm, don’t forget the helmet when going on a bike ride
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, a good reminder to wear appropriate protective headgear when riding bicycles, scooters, motorcycles or any open-air vehicle.
Published March 20, 2019 at 11:24 AM
Resolution to look into hep A outbreak response passes committee
The Hep A outbreak has claimed several lives and infected hundreds.
Published March 11, 2019 at 6:30 PM
What happens if kids swallow hand sanitizer? They could get drunk, or worse
If vodka has around 40% alcohol, think about hand sanitizer having around 95% alcohol.
Published February 19, 2019 at 5:49 PM
Signature HealthCARE pilot for SmartCare Communities
Jefferson Place is the pilot center for SmartCare Communities.
Published February 19, 2019 at 5:00 PM
UK HealthCare implements hospital visitation restrictions due to flu
It is still recommended anyone six months of age and older who haven't received a flu shot, receive one.
Published February 4, 2019 at 12:52 PM