March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness of colorectal cancer to help save lives. Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women in the United States, and the second leading cause of death in men. In 2013, the latest year data was provided, Kentucky ranked fourth in the nation for colorectal cancer deaths, according to the Colon Cancer Prevention Project. Continue reading Help Prevent Colon Cancer Through Screening Options→
KentuckyOne Health is pleased to announce a new affiliation agreement with Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. This new agreement will bring greater alignment and support with Saint Joseph Hospital and the Lexington-based KentuckyOne Health.
Due to recent acts of violence and threats in our schools Kentucky State Police has stepped up patrols and school visits.
KSP has been doing school visits for years per KSP policy, however due to recent events Troopers have been doing several school visits per day. With an increase in school visits parents may see KSP patrol vehicles at schools frequently. KSP is asking parents that if they see patrol vehicles at a school that it is no cause for alarm and they should not feel the need to contact the school to see if everything is OK.
Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions, and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral Continue reading Effective Communication Strategies→
The fifth annual Saint Joseph Berea Foundation Gala raised nearly $30,000 for the Saint Joseph Berea Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health. The event was held Saturday, March 3, 2018 at The Churchill Company and featured dinner, live music from ENCORE of Lexington, dancing and a silent auction
The Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) and the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness (LMPHW), are reporting a hepatitis A-related death of a Louisville resident.
The individual had symptoms and laboratory test results that met the case definition for acute hepatitis A virus infection and also had additional health issues. This is the first known death from acute hepatitis A in Kentucky since the hepatitis A outbreak began in 2017, and most outbreak cases have been reported from the Louisville Metro area. Specimens were sent for further laboratory testing to confirm if this case is associated with the outbreak.
The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post, which provides coverage for Madison, Clark, Estill, Lee, Owsley, Jackson, Mercer, Boyle, Lincoln, Garrard and Jessamine counties, will be conducting periodic traffic safety checkpoints at locations approved by the Kentucky State Police Policy and Procedures Manual. These checkpoints will be conducted in an effort to enforce the traffic laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Special attention will be paid to Continue reading KSP Post 7 to conduct Traffic Safety Checkpoint→
Coconut Oil, Vitamins and Alzheimer’s: What Really Works?
There are plenty of theories surrounding what causes Alzheimer’s disease, and even more on ways to treat dementia symptoms. In a time when so many options are available, how do you make the right choices for your loved one? Learn from a physician Robert Russell, Sr., what methods of treatment are approved for use and how to access them. The phone program will be held on Tuesday, March Continue reading Coconut Oil, Vitamins and Alzheimer’s: What Really Works?→
Each year an average of 4,900 Kentucky babies are born with a birth defect, often leading to health complications, disability or possibly death.
Georgetown’s Mary Beth Long, who works with the state’s Spina Bifida Organization is a passionate advocate for the continued need for services, research and education to prevent birth defects. Her 9-year-old daughter, Abbie, was born with spina bifida, a birth defect that occurs when the spine and spinal cord do not form properly. Continue reading Kentuckians Encouraged to Learn More About Birth Defects→
In the aftermath of the shooting at Marshall County High School in January that claimed the lives of two students and injured many more, state Rep. Will Coursey has filed legislation that would call on all public school districts to have mental-health professionals on staff by the start of the 2018-19 school year. They would be hired to support students and school staff and to guide violence-prevention efforts.
Rep. Coursey, D-Benton, said he filed House Bill 604 “because I think this is a critical area needing more attention. Family resource and youth services centers fill in non-academic gaps that hinder learning. These additional mental-health professionals can provide more support for students and staff, as well as work preventively to help schools create the types of environment that keep students safe.”
Governor Matt Bevin has signed a proclamation designating March 1 – 7, 2018, as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Kentucky. Severe weather knows no boundaries and impacts every individual in the Commonwealth.
As part of severe weather awareness activities, a statewide tornado drill will be conducted in conjunction with the proclamation. At approximately 10:07 a.m. EST, Thursday, March 1, the National Weather Service (NWS), in partnership with Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM), Kentucky Weather Preparedness Committee (KWPC), and Kentucky Broadcasters Association, will issue a test tornado warning message. Continue reading Gov Bevin Signs Severe Weather Awareness Proclamation – Statewide Tornado Drill→
The Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), reminds Kentuckians to follow safety guidelines in the wake of severe flooding and water run-off throughout the state.
“We want Kentuckians to use caution in flooded areas, and as the clean-up begins once floodwaters recede,” said Dr. Jeffrey D. Howard, Acting Department for Public Health Commissioner. “Taking the time to follow safety guidelines related to food safety, mold removal and other issues helps prevent unnecessary injury and illness.”