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4:00 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Christian Healthcare Supporters Rally In Wake of Kentucky Judge's Ruling

A judge’s order blocking a Christian health sharing group from doing business in Kentucky has rallied supporters. This week, Judge Thomas Wingate ordered Christian Care Medishare to stop operating in the commonwealth immediately as part of an on-going legal battle between Medishare and the state. Christian members of Medishare pay into an account that can be used to pay other members' medical bills. And the state says the organization must follow the same rules as insurance companies.

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Health
10:57 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Some Kentucky Restaurants Post Food Safety Scores

Some restaurants in western Kentucky are letting patrons know up front just how safe the food is they're serving.  This week, the Green River District Health Department began posting in restaurant windows letter grades based on inspections. 

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Health
9:26 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Hopkinsville Passes First Reading of Smoking Ban

Officials in another western Kentucky city have taken a preliminary vote to ban smoking. The Kentucky New Era reports the Hopkinsville City Council narrowly passed a first reading of the measure during a meeting Tuesday night in which the mayor cast the deciding vote. A second reading must be approved before the law takes effect.

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Health
5:26 am
Wed October 3, 2012

More Meningitis Cases At Tennessee Clinic

Tennessee health officials have identified two more patients who contracted meningitis after getting steroid injections for back pain at a Nashville clinic. That raises the number of people who developed fungal meningitis after the injections to 14. One was in North Carolina and the rest are in the Nashville area. Two patients have died.

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Health
1:00 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Lawmaker Wants to Expand the Availability of EpiPens in Kentucky Schools

Kentucky State Representative Addia Wuchner is continuing her push to expand the availability of EpiPens in schools. EpiPens are used to reverse the effects of reactions that usually come from insect stings or food allergies.

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Health
9:09 am
Sun September 30, 2012

Ft. Campbell to Focus on Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Fort Campbell soldiers

Fort Campbell will host a Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome Symposium on October 2nd.  Organizers of the event say the program will help to address the needs of service members.

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Health
6:07 am
Sat September 29, 2012

Drug Take-Back Programs Active Across Kentucky

Webmd.com

The State of Kentucky is taking part in a national prescription drug take-back program to safely dispose of unused, unneeded or expired medications. The Drug Enforcement Administration's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is in effect Saturday September 29th from 10am until 2pm.

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Health/Business
8:38 am
Thu September 27, 2012

In Owensboro, Those with Celiac Disease Don't Have to Go Without Goodies

Nancy Faulkner in front of some of her cooling racks at Gluten Free Goodies in Owensboro.
Kevin Willis

At first glance, this small shop off of Frederica Street looks like any ordinary bakery. The cakes, cookies, and cinnamon rolls on display seem like they fit right in with the kinds of treats you’d find anywhere else. To prove that point, Nancy Faulkner described for a visiting reporter the items scheduled to be picked up on a recent Friday afternoon.

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Health
8:28 am
Thu September 27, 2012

Fort Campbell Training Troops on Suicide Prevention

Ft. Campbell soldiers

Fort Campbell is holding suicide prevention training and other events this week as part of the Army's Suicide Prevention Month to educate soldiers, their families and civilians on how to spot the warning signs of suicide.

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Health
4:43 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Kentucky's Health Insurance Exchange Board Will Meet, Rename Exchange

The advisory board tasked with overseeing Kentucky's health insurance exchange is set to have its first meeting Thursday. The 19-member board is made up of public officials, insurance executives, doctors and consumer groups. The agenda is short, focusing mainly on organizational tasks like forming subcommittees. The board is also getting an overview of the exchange from Executive Director Carrie Banahan.

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