Focus On Health

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

  Louisville woman tests positive for West Nile Virus

Wild bat at Louisville Zoo tests positive for rabies

  An inside look at how telemedicine is helping students at school

Indiana lands $2.1M grant to study pregnancy-related deaths

New 24/7 hotline aims to help Kentucky combat opioid crisis

  More vaping illnesses reported

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Indiana launches youth-oriented anti-vaping campaign

Jewish Hospital cancels planned suspension of Heart Transplant Program

Montgomery County using trackers to cut down on dementia patients leaving home

  New YMCA in West Louisville focuses on health

Registration for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk now open

  Kentucky State Fair ready for the heat with plenty of water, AC

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

Grass clippings left in roads can lead to serious motorcycle accidents

Red Cross faces critical shortage of blood

Cynthiana, KY festival raises hemp awareness

Report: SUID cases are down across Kentucky

  New device is big advancement in brain aneurysm treatment

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.

Walgreens to increase tobacco buying age

The drugstore will start the new policy in September.

Legos used as a form of therapy for MS patients

Lego therapy helps patients with physical, psychosocial, and cognitive functions.

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.

  Resolution to look into hep A outbreak response passes committee

The Hep A outbreak has claimed several lives and infected hundreds.

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.

Signature HealthCARE pilot for SmartCare Communities

Jefferson Place is the pilot center for SmartCare Communities.

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.