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By Colleen DeGuzman KFF Health News The United States is knee-deep in what some experts call the opioid epidemic’s “fourth wave,” which is not only placing drug users at greater…

Kentucky Health News In May 2017, three men came to Pineville, Ky., the Bell County seat of 1,700 people, looking for business from Pineville Community Hospital, which had just been…

Kentucky Health News Rural hospitals are in more trouble than ever, and 418 of them are “vulnerable to closure,” according to a study of their finances by Chartis, a Chicago-based…

By faculty and staff of the HEALing Communities Study University of Kentucky Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is about 50 times stronger than heroin, making it an incredibly powerful…

By Sam Quinones Republished from The Free Press In early 2020, Mandi Fugate Sheffel, 42, opened a tiny bookstore in her hometown of Hazard. Everyone thought she was crazy. Downtown…

By Grace Sowards University of Kentucky The Food as Health Alliance at the University of Kentucky has received a grant from the American Heart Association. UK is among the first recipients…

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News After weeks of overall decline, three major respiratory illnesses increased in Kentucky during the week ended Feb. 10, with children between the ages of…

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News A bill to raise the annual purchase limit on pseudoephedrine, the active ingredient in the decongestant Sudafed, has passed the state House and is…