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By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News An oubreak of whooping cough has been declared in Fayette County after nine cases have been confirmed by the local health department since late…

Kentucky Health News The Kentucky Hospital Association and the state Department of Agriculture have started an effort to get more local food into Kentucky hospitals. “A recent survey completed by representatives…

Editor’s note: At the end of 2023 Kentucky led the nation in the percentage of state population, 2.1%, who had received the new class of diabetes and weight-loss drugs. By…

Kentucky Health News The virus that caused the Covid-19 pandemic is still here, sending thousands of Americans to hospitals each week and regularly spinning off new variants that can evade…

Kentucky Health News Former cigarette smokers who use electronic cigarettes or vaping devices may be at higher risk for lung cancer than former smokers who don’t vape, according to new research…

Kentucky Health News There is a significant link between vaping and asthma in adults, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open. The study found…

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest provisional overdose-death data say drug-overdose deaths in Kentucky fell by 7.9 percent in 2023, more than the national decline of…

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids named the #iCANendthetrend Youth Advisory Board Group Youth Advocates of the Year. Front, from left: Saumya Sikhwal, Jasmin Hernandez, Sarah Larkin and Philena Ash. Back: Jordan Joslin, Chloe Brady,…