As part of his ongoing fight against the pipeline of opioids flooding Kentucky, Attorney General Andy Beshear is calling on federal lawmakers to pass legislation that significantly increases the size of fines levied against irresponsible drug manufacturers.
The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) is hosting a Facebook LIVE discussion on the Hepatitis A outbreak today at 11 a.m. (EDT). Go to the CHFS Facebook page: (https://www.facebook.com/kychfs/ ) to watch. Acting Commissioner for the Department for Public Health (DPH), Dr. Jeffrey Howard, will provide useful data for the general public and answer questions about Hepatitis A.
The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) announced today the Eastern State Hospital Long Term Care Facility will be closed due to state budget constraints. The facility currently serves 14 residents with acquired brain injuries (ABI) or geriatric residents with long-term care needs.
With spring now in full swing, people are taking advantage of the warmer weather and spending more time outside.
This also is the time when tick activity increases across Kentucky.
The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and the Kentucky Department for Public Health are reminding people to take precautions against tick bites, which can transmit serious and potentially deadly illnesses. Continue reading Tick Season Underway Across Kentucky→
Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias cause changes in the person’s ability to communicate. Understanding these challenges and adjusting our communication patterns can make all the difference in the world for both caregivers and those with dementia. Dial in to learn some simple rules from social worker Kathy Rhoads of how to communicate more effectively, both verbally and nonverbally. Continue reading HOW YOU SAY IT: MAKING MATTERS WORSE (OR BETTER) BY HOW YOU COMMUNICATE→
Join us as HealthwoRx Dietician & Director Teresa Smith and Grant Gensheimer, HealthwoRx Exercise Physiologist talk about how foods and movement can protect memory. This class will cover ways to live well and take control of your health and wellness if you’ve been diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment or a mild dementia. Loved ones or caregivers are welcome to attend. Continue reading Eat, Move, Live: How Food & Movement Protect Memory→
Substance abuse is the public health crisis of this generation. It’s claiming lives in Kentucky and across the nation at an unprecedented rate. Like nearly half of all Americans, you or your family probably know someone whose life has been torn apart because of drug addiction.
But as a leader in Kentucky’s business community recently noted, this problem isn’t only devastating families and communities. It’s also a workforce emergency. That’s why, after close consultation with constituents, officials with local substance abuse treatment centers, and Kentucky business groups, I Continue reading Helping Recovering Addicts Get Back to Work→
May marks National Stroke Awareness Month, a time dedicated to reducing the incidence of stroke by helping raise awareness of the disease, which is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States. Each year, more than 800,000 people in the U.S. experience a stroke, and more than 133,000 Americans die from the disease. During this Continue reading Women at Increased Risk for Stroke→