University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center makes history with national designation 

BY: - September 15, 2023

Anna Cox had just graduated from the University of Kentucky when she was diagnosed with blood cancer in 2018.  She first sought emergency care for a “wrenching abdominal pain.” It turned out to be related to stage four diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.  Cox was treated at the university’s Markey Cancer […]

How to get free health screenings, unlimited rides at Kentucky State Fair

BY: - August 16, 2023

During the State Fair, which begins Thursday, folks who get vaccinations at the Health Horizons Pavilion in South Wing B will get unlimited ride wristbands, courtesy of the Kentucky Association of Health Plans.  Vaccine recipients will also get the chance to win bonus rides, food vouchers and $25 gift cards from 10 a.m. to 5 […]

University of Louisville researchers get millions in federal funds to study immune system

BY: - June 2, 2023

University of Louisville researchers announced Friday that three federal grants totalling $6.1 million will allow them to further study immune system dysregulation, which they say causes serious illness and death in some patients who have COVID-19.  This funding, from the National Institutes of Health, comes after UofL researchers “discovered that a specific type of immune […]

Lawyer fees draw scrutiny as Camp Lejeune claims stack up

BY: - May 14, 2023

David and Adair Keller started their married life together in 1977 at Camp Lejeune, a military training base on the Atlantic Coast in Jacksonville, North Carolina. David was a Marine Corps field artillery officer then, and they lived together on the base for about six months. But that sojourn had an outsize impact on their […]

Kentucky bill would require health insurers to cover biomarker testing for cancer

BY: - February 7, 2023

A Kentucky bill filed Tuesday would require health benefit plans to cover biomarker testing with the goal of improving the state’s cancer statistics.  Kentucky Rep. Kimberly Poore Moser, R-Taylor Mill, said prior to filing the legislation that “it’s highly important that we pay attention to science.”  Biomarker testing “is a way to look for genes, […]