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Weight Loss Surgeries

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Kentucky has the fifth-highest obesity rate in the country, with nearly 35 percent of Kentucky adults considered obese. For many who are battling the health risks that accompany obesity – such as diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure – weight loss is often a priority. KentuckyOne Health is working to educate Kentuckians on the dangers of obesity, and the surgical options available to those who have been unsuccessful at losing weight through lifestyle changes alone.


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Kentucky Teacher Awards

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The Kentucky Department of Education and Valvoline Inc., sponsors of the Kentucky Teacher Awards, have adopted a new schedule for the awards. The new timetable will provide the Teacher of the Year more flexibility in taking a sabbatical and preparing for the national Teacher of the Year awards. With the change, nominations are now open for the 2018 Kentucky Teacher Awards and may be submitted electronically by visiting the 2018 Kentucky Teacher of the Year website at kentuckytoy.com. The deadline for nominations is February 1.


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Lexington’s Vet Center

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The Lexington Vet Center is participating in a Veterans Outreach and Informational event from 9 AM till Noon, January 20 at Remnant Bread of Life Ministries in Manchester. Veterans and their families are welcome to learn about Vet Center’s readjustment counseling services to include:

• Posttraumatic Stress

• Military Sexual Trauma

• Marriage and Family/Relationships

Staff will be available to discuss readjustment and transitional needs and to connect Veterans to VA and community resources to assist them in successfully transitioning from military to civilian life.


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DARE Program at Hacker

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Hacker Elementary School in Manchester is one of forty groups Pharmacist Robert Goforth has spoken to this school year. Goforth speaks as part of Project DARIS, a group of pharmacists, nurses and healthcare professionals giving free substance abuse prevention education for grades K-12. He’s pushing for legislation that would require life skills to be taught in elementary school, regularly.


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Flu Level Raised

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The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) is raising the influenza (flu) level in the state from “regional” to “widespread.” Widespread activity is the highest level of flu activity, which indicates increased flu-like activity or flu outbreaks in at least half of the regions in the state.


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Advanced Alzheimer’s Care

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As the number of patients afflicted by Alzheimer’s disease grows to epidemic proportions in the United States, The University of Tennessee Medical Center has opened The Pat Summitt Clinic to expand its treatment capabilities, research initiatives and family support and educational programs for Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The clinic opening fulfills the wishes of the late Pat Summitt, the legendary longtime coach of the Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team who raised national awareness about Alzheimer’s after being diagnosed with the disease in 2011. Summitt passed away in 2016.


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ER Pledge

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KentuckyOne Health is making emergency room visits faster for all patients with a new “30-minute ER pledge,” which is expected to cut down the time it takes to see a physician by 50 percent. The 30-minute pledge is taking place at KentuckyOne Health facilities statewide, helping to improve the emergency room experience for patients.


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