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6:15 am
Sat September 8, 2012

Bone Marrow Drive Scheduled in Hardin County

A bone marrow drive is being held in honor of a former junior-high football player in Vine Grove, Kentucky. Tyler Hendrieth was diagonsed with leukemia after his seventh grade year and needs a a bone marrow transplant from a perfect match donor.

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1:03 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Activist Files Civil Rights Complaint Over Christian Health Sharing Battle

Kentucky Tea Party activist David Adams has stepped up his battle with the state Department of Insurance by filing a federal civil rights complaint. Adams has spent the last three months fighting with the department over the rights of Christian Care Medishare and other Christians-only health sharing organizations, Christian HealthCare and Samaritan Ministries.

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10:52 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Patients Sue Hospital in Southeast Kentucky, Alleging Needless Procedures

More than 300 former patients have filed suits against a southern Kentucky hospital and associated agencies alleging that unnecessary heart procedures carrying high risks were performed.  The lawsuits were filed in Laurel County Circuit Court against St. Joseph London. 

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8:23 am
Thu September 6, 2012

WKU Wide Receiver Makes Long Journey Back to Football Field After ACL Injury

Marcus Vasquez demonstrates the "shuttle", one of the many rehab exercises he did to strengthen his injured knee.
Kevin Willis

In WKU's season opening win last Saturday against Austin Peay, senior wide receiver Marcus Vasquez didn’t have a particularly amazing stat line: one catch for 25 yards. But the fact Vasquez was on the field at all is a tribute to the power of the human body, spirit—and the miracle of modern medicine.

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7:56 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Kentucky Man Who Had Artificial Heart Gets Transplant

A 21-year-old northern Kentucky man who had an artificial heart implanted earlier this year in Lexington has undergone a transplant to receive a human donor heart, and his doctors say he's doing fine.

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4:15 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Owensboro Medical Health System Will Keep Part of Current Building Intact, Demolish Other Part

An aerial view of the new hospital under construction in Owensboro

Owensboro Medical Health System plans to raze part of its existing facilities as it prepares to open a new hospital next year. OMHS will continue to use four of its existing buildings, including the Mitchell Cancer Center, the Breckenridge medical office building, the emergency department building, and a parking garage.

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6:41 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Seminar Scheduled

James Graham Brown Cancer Center

Researchers say ovarian cancer can be difficult to detect and treat. However, Dr. Daniel Metzinger of the James Graham Brown Cancer Center in Louisville believes the medical field is finding more effective ways to prolong the lives of those with the disease. He believes new strategies need to be developed to help with early diagnosis.   A number of public awareness activities are scheduled in the region during the month of September, and an ovarian cancer awareness seminar will be held in Bowling Green on September 15th. Dr.

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1:09 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Next Step for Kentucky's Health Insurance Exchange: Picking a Model Plan

The confusing process of setting up Kentucky’s health insurance exchange should get clearer later this month. The Affordable Care Act requires states to set up exchanges in which residents can compare and purchase health plans. Governor Steve Beshear choose to set up the state exchange earlier this year, rather than let the federal government operate the system.

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3:47 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Kentucky Lawmaker Pushes Measure to Allow Medi-Share

A Christians-only health care ministry that's battling in court for the right to continue operating in Kentucky could get a reprieve from the Legislature. Sen. Tom Buford, chairman of the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee, has drafted legislation to eliminate a legal impediment that has left the future of the Medi-Share program in question in Kentucky.

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3:42 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Kentucky Initiative to Help Soliders with Substance Abuse, Mental Health Issues

Members of Ft. Campbell's 101st Airborne Division

A team of Kentucky military and health care professionals have been charged with finding better ways to help military service members, veterans and their families with substance abuse and mental health issues.

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