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By Al Cross Kentucky Health News FRANKFORT, Ky. — The University of Kentucky will not build a hospital in southeast Lexington because it wants to do what its network of…

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News Three Kentucky hospitals, in the state’s three largest metripolitan areas, have been named among the nation’s “Best Regional Hospitals” in the annual ranking by…

By Gia Mudd-Martin University of Kentucky Heart disease and Type 2 diabetes are often preventable, but Kentucky has the nation’s ninth-highest rate of heart disease and the fifth highest rate…

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News Increasing state cigarette taxes has proven to be an effective policy to decrease smoking rates, and it appears that is also true in Kentucky….

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News Kentucky ranks second among states for lung-cancer screening, but experts say many more Kentuckians need to be screened. Only 10.6% of those at high…

By Stu Johnson, WEKU Homelessness is a reality in virtually every section of Kentucky. Although often thought of as an urban challenge, rural Kentucky also finds the plight of the…

By Al Cross Kentucky Health News Four more Kentucky counties have been certified as Recovery Ready Communities, signaling that they have the services needed to help their residents recover from…

By John McGary, WEKU “Estill Medical. This is Madisyn. How may I help you?” It’s a few minutes before lunch at Estill Medical Clinic, in Irvine. The practice is owned by…