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1:17 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Kentucky Tea Party Upset Over Regulations Placed on Christian Healthcare Group

A decades-long court fight between a Christian health organization and the Kentucky state government is drawing the ire of some Tea Party activists. Christian Care MediShare allows people to sign up for accounts and pay into a shared fund, then draw money to pay medical expenses. The state Supreme Court has ruled that MediShare is an insurance company and is not allowed religious exemptions to state law.

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Motorcycle Safety
11:40 am
Thu June 14, 2012

NHTSA Issues Warning about Unsafe Helmets

Safety experts usually urge motorcycle riders to wear helmets, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is urging motorcyclists not to wear the 5x5 brand, SA-08 model helmet. That product fails to meet federal head protection requirements.

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Health
8:18 am
Thu June 14, 2012

Drinking Water Violations Down

A report released by the Kentucky Division of Water says violations involving contaminants and treatment dropped from 2010 to 2011 in the Commonwealth. The Annual Compliance Report is required by the federal Safe Drinking Water Act.

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Health
3:42 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Ground Broken for Health Sciences Complex

Dignitaries pose for photograph at site of Health Sciences Complex groundbreaking

Groundbreaking ceremonies took place in Bowling Green Wednesday for a Health Sciences Complex that will be constructed on the campus of the Medical Center. Those speaking at the ceremony stress that  the new structure will help to provide instruction for nursing and physical therapy students at WKU.

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Health
1:15 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Type A Negative Blood Donors Needed in Daviess County Region

A blood center serving six hospitals in our region is putting out the word for type A Negative blood donations. The Western Kentucky Regional Blood Center works with hospitals in Breckinridge, Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Daviess, and Ohio counties.

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Health
1:19 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Bowling Green Law Firm Says Scrutiny of Kentucky Nursing Homes is Valid

A Kentucky law firm that specializes in nursing home abuse cases is pushing back on nursing home company Extendicare’s claim that the state’s legal environment is causing it to pull back its operation.

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Health
9:31 am
Tue June 12, 2012

New Health Report Shows Tennessee Men Getting Low Marks in Major Categories

The latest Tennessee Men’s Health Report Card is out, with mostly bad news for the Volunteer State. Tennessee men get F’s for a host of mortality measures, including deaths by lung, head, and neck cancer, liver disease, motor vehicle accidents, suicides, and homicides.

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Health
8:09 am
Tue June 12, 2012

Confusion Continues in Eastern Kentucky over Private Medicaid Provider

A continued contract dispute between an Eastern Kentucky hospital network and the largest private Medicaid operator in the state is leading to confusion in the region. CoventryCares and Appalachian Region Healthcare are locked in a legal dispute over a new contract, with another court hearing scheduled for Tuesday.

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Health
8:45 am
Sun June 10, 2012

Farm Bureau Leader Stresses ATV Safety

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says Kentucky currently ranks second in the nation in terms of fatal All Terrain Vehicle accidents. Randy Chrisman of the Kentucky Farm Bureau's Safety and Rural Health Advisory Committee says residents of the state need to remember that ATVs are "powerful machines that can cause serious injuries" if they aren't used properly.

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Health
12:03 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

Health Department Ponders New Restaurant Inspections

A Western Kentucky health board is considering a new policy that would require restaurants to prominently post a letter grade corresponding to their department inspection scores. 

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