Kentucky doctors could get burnout help under bill with Senate approval

BY: - February 21, 2023

This story discusses suicide, burnout and mental health. If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, please call or text the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988. The Kentucky Senate unanimously passed a bill aimed at preventing burnout among physicians on Tuesday.  Republican-backed Senate Bill 12 cleared committee last Wednesday, also unanimously.  The bill […]

Kentucky House approves bill aimed at increasing Alzheimer’s awareness

BY: - February 21, 2023

FRANKFORT — The Kentucky House unanimously passed a bill aimed at spreading awareness about Alzheimer’s disease on Tuesday.  The bipartisan House Bill 125 would require the Kentucky Department of Public Health to include information about Alzheimer’s in regularly published materials in health departments around the state and online.  The goal, the bill states, is to […]

Jim and Sharon Jackson

University of Kentucky works to understand how to prevent Alzheimer’s. You might be able to help.

BY: - February 21, 2023

FRANKFORT – Every two weeks, Jim and Sharon Jackson travel an hour from Morehead to Lexington to help scientists better understand how to treat Alzheimer’s disease.  Jim is a study participant in a clinical trial called AHEAD, and the University of Kentucky is one of about 75 study sites around the country.  During regular visits, […]

Humana supports prenatal care for Black moms with $120,000 in grants, goal is ‘health equity’

BY: - February 7, 2023

To “improve access to quality prenatal care in Kentucky for Black moms,” Humana announced Tuesday it will give $120,000 in grants to three organizations.  Humana’s Healthy Horizons made the move in response to a March of Dimes report last year that awarded Kentucky a failing grade on key indicators of maternal health. The commonwealth was […]

Staffing crisis worsens, immigrants can bridge the gaps

BY: - February 6, 2023

When Margarette Nerette arrived in the United States from Haiti, she sought safety and a new start. The former human rights activist feared for her life in the political turmoil following the military coup that overthrew President Jean-Bertrand Aristide in 1991. Leaving her two small children with her sister in Port-au-Prince, Nerette, then 29, came […]

Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital

Former Russell hospital will become treatment center for mental health, addiction recovery

BY: - February 1, 2023

Kentucky’s Addiction Recovery Care announced Wednesday it aims to open a new treatment center in Greenup County late this year or early 2024.  ARC, based in Louisa, said it’s closed on a purchase agreement with Bon Secours Mercy Health for a portion of the former Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital site in Russell. That hospital […]

Bellvue City Council moving to enact smoke-free ordinance

BY: - January 30, 2023

This article is republished from LINK nky. It was written by contributor Nathan Granger. The Bellevue City Council gave the first reading of a proposed smoke-free ordinance during January’s monthly council meeting. The council listened to presentations from Breathe Easy NKY, an alliance of local business and healthcare leaders who were in favor of the […]

Rural seniors benefit from pandemic-driven remote fitness boom

BY: - January 25, 2023

This article was republished from KHN, Kaiser Health News. MALMO, Minn. — Eight women, all 73 or older, paced the fellowship hall at Malmo Evangelical Free Church to a rendition of Daniel O’Donnell’s “Rivers of Babylon” as they warmed up for an hourlong fitness class. The women, who live near or on the eastern shore […]

Behavioral telehealth loses momentum without a regulatory boost

BY: - January 25, 2023

This article is republished from KHN (Kaiser Health News). Controlled substances became a little less controlled during the pandemic. That benefited both patients (for their health) and telehealth startups (to make money). Some potentially addictive medications — like buprenorphine and Adderall — are now far more available online to patients because of regulatory changes. Given […]

A $30 million gift to build an addiction treatment center. Then staffers had to run It.

BY: - January 23, 2023

This article is republished from KHN (Kaiser Health News), a national newsroom that produces in-depth journalism about health issues. DECATUR, Ill. — The question came out of the blue, or so it seemed to Crossing Healthcare CEO Tanya Andricks: If you had $30 million to design an addiction treatment facility, how would you do it? The […]


Will Kentucky legislature end a patient’s right to one free copy of medical records?

BY: - January 17, 2023

Move along, folks. Nothing to see here. Just another attempt by Kentucky lawmakers to take from the poor and give to the rich. The pretext for this most recent money grab is the “huge burden on the health-care system when it comes to medical records” and a promise to “lower overall health care costs.” HB […]

Emergency room, emergency entrance

Decision of where to seek care is complicated by the multitude of options

BY: - January 17, 2023

This article is republished from Kaiser Health News. One evening in February 2017, Sarah Dudley’s husband, Joseph, started to feel sick. He had a high fever, his head and body ached, and he seemed disoriented, she said. The Dudleys had a decision to make: go to the hospital emergency room or to an urgent care […]