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Category: HEALTH POLICY
UK Rural and Underserved Health Research Center symposium Nov. 12; topics include opioids, vaccines, hospitals, miners’ health
The Rural and Underserved Health Research Center is holding a free half-day symposium to discuss research in a wide range of topics, including: rural opioid misuse and suicide, pneumonia-vaccine disparities, the impact...
Ky. Rural Health Association’s annual conference to be held in Bowling Green Nov. 15-16; registration prices go up Nov. 2
The 20th annual conference of the Kentucky Rural Health Association will be held in Bowling Green Nov. 15-16 at Western Kentucky University‘s Knicely Conference Center, 2355 Nashville Rd. Through Thursday, Nov. 1, the...
E-cig conference in Louisville Dec. 10; FDA says crackdown on teen sales may impede usage by adults who want to quit smoking
Amid growing concerns that electronic cigarettes will undermine the progress made in reducing tobacco-related disease in Kentucky, the Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow will host a half-day conference Dec. 10 in Louisville...
U of L gets $16.4 million from National Institutes of Health to study impacts of the environment on diabetes and obesity
The University of Louisville has been awarded $16.4 million to study how the environment impacts diabetes and obesity, U of L announced. “Officials said research will be conducted on how air pollution could...
Free webinar Nov. 28 on why Ky. cities and counties can’t pass local laws around the distribution, sale and regulation of tobacco
The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is offering a free webinar about how state laws prevent local governments from passing tobacco-control ordinances and other health policies in Kentucky. The laws “pre-empt” local...
Look beyond premium costs when choosing a Medicare plan; Medicare Advantage may not be an advantage for you
By Trudy Lieberman, Rural Health News Service Making decisions about Medicare coverage has never been easy. Over the years the task has become more complicated as Congress has moved to...
Need for improved staffing in nursing homes and hospitals was among timely topics at annual Health Watch USA conference
By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News Several speakers at the Oct. 4 Health Watch USA Healthcare Transparency and Patient Safety Conference in Lexington talked about the importance of adequate staffing in nursing...
Legislators say nursing-home staffing issues need a hearing soon, but co-chair of health panel suggests there’s no time before 2019
State legislators want a hearing on nursing home staffing in Kentucky, following a series of stories in the Lexington Herald-Leader that showed how some residents have died as a result of neglect. “A Republican leader...
Smoke-Free Coalition will lobby for state law to ban tobacco products and e-cigs from all school property and activities
By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News Concerned that historic declines in youth tobacco use will be undermined by the “exploding popularity” of Juul and other e-cigarettes, Kentucky’s Coalition for a Smoke-Free...