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7:56 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Flue Cases Confirmed in Eastern Kentucky

A health department has confirmed flu cases in eastern Kentucky and is urging people in the community to get vaccinated. WYMT-TV reports the flu cases confirmed by the Ashland-Boyd County Health Department are the first cases of seasonal flu reported in Kentucky.

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9:59 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Australia's High Court Upholds Tough Cigarette Law

Legislation upheld by Australia's Highest Court  will force companies to strip logos from cigarette packs in that country.  Starting in December, tobacco companies will no longer be allowed to display their brand designs, logos, or colors on packs of cigarettes to be sold in Australia. Instead, packs will come in a plain shade of olive, complete with graphic health warnings and images of cancer-riddled mouths and sick children.

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8:23 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Auction to Help Charity

Bourbon barrels in a warehouse at Woodford Reserve
Kevin Willis

Bourbon and barbecue are teaming up next month in Danville to benefit Heart of Kentucky United Way. The second annual Kentucky State Barbecue Festival on Sept. 7 will feature a charity bourbon barrel auction.

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11:57 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Longtime Healthcare Executive in Bowling Green Dies

A former president and chief executive officer of The Medical Center in Bowling Green has died. John Desmarais passed away Tueday at his home in Logan County.

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3:54 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Kentucky Physicians Worried About New Prescription Pill Law

Some doctors are expressing concerns about new regulations that require them to meet tougher prescription standards in an effort to stop drug abuse.

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11:30 am
Fri August 10, 2012

Child Safety Advocates Warn Any Parent Can Make a Deadly Summertime Mistake

So far this year, 23 children nationwide have died from being left alone in cars in the summer heat.  In most cases, children are unknowingly left behind, but regardless, parents experience the life-long grief of losing a child.

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8:02 am
Tue August 7, 2012

Kentucky Agency Asks Judge to Drop Contempt Order over Medicaid Lawsuit

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services has apologized to a federal judge and is asking him to drop a contempt order against the agency. U.S. Senior Judge Karl Forester held the agency in contempt last month after ruling that the cabinet did not comply with his order to process thousands of requests from Appalachian Regional Healthcare patients who wanted to switch Medicaid managed-care companies.

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2:33 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

Volunteers Needed for Cancer Study

A long-term cancer study is getting underway across the country, and enrollment in Kentucky starts Tuesday. 

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5:46 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Lyme Disease Might Be More Widespread Than Thought

Experts say Lyme disease is likely underdiagnosed in Kentucky in part because it's so rarely seen in the state. The number of cases is rising nationally, but just five cases were reported in Kentucky in each of the past two years.

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5:00 am
Fri August 3, 2012

Red Cross Issues Emergency Appeal for Blood

Summertime is always a challenge, but the American Red Cross says blood donations are at a 15-year low. To help out, a blood drive will be held in Bowling Green Friday from 10:30am to 4:30pm at Holiday Inn University Plaza and Sloan Convention Center.

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