Health

UK HealthCare Provides Update on Preparedness for Zika Virus
UK HealthCare Provides Update on Preparedness for Zika Virus

LEXINGTON, Ky. — UK HealthCare is urging Kentuckians to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites this summer and to be aware of travel warnings and evolving information regarding the Zika virus. Watch UK HealthCare Experts Talk about Zika.  “At the present time, the risk for infection is low for Kentuckians not traveling to areas with active...

Jun 01, 2016
Validity of Grading System at MNNHS Called into Question
Validity of Grading System at MNNHS Called into Question

MADISONVILLE, Ky. — Hopkins County Board of Education was called on to investigate allegations of adjusting certain students’ grades at Madisonville-North Hopkins High School Monday night.. The Rev. Robert Cottoner spoke to the board about a letter published recently by a local newspaper.. The letter was written by a MNHHS senior addressing an issue in...

May 02, 2016
Adults Encouraged to Embrace Ballet for Health Benefits
Adults Encouraged to Embrace Ballet for Health Benefits

MADISONVILLE, Ky. — Ballet and jazz may be typical classes expected when parents sign up children for dance classes.. However, local dance instructor Natalia Gordon is pushing to broaden the horizons of her students.. “As a teacher, I always recommend ballet; it is the foundation of all dance,” she said. “The body awareness you learn in...

Aug 10, 2015
Identifying Biomarkers Key to Early Intervention in Alzheimer’s Disease
Identifying Biomarkers Key to Early Intervention in Alzheimer’s Disease

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Although the term didn’t surface until the 1980s, the concept of biomarkers has been around for almost a century.. Today, doctors routinely test blood for signs of anemia or the antigen associated with prostate cancer. Urine samples can hint at the presence of infection or diabetes, and EEGs diagnose electrical abnormalities in...

Jul 24, 2015
Mental Health First Aid to Certify 25 Instructors in Henderson
Mental Health First Aid to Certify 25 Instructors in Henderson

HENDERSON, Ky. — Henderson County Schools is pleased to add 25 new instructors from the state of Kentucky to the Mental Health First Aid™ (MHFA) team in a training held April 27-May 1, 2015 in Henderson.     . “We are thrilled to bring Mental Health First Aid™ training to Henderson for our identified trainers and host...

May 06, 2015
Business Spotlight: Community Health Centers Serve Many without Insurance
Business Spotlight: Community Health Centers Serve Many without Insurance

GREENVILLE, Ky. — Community Health Centers of Western Kentucky is a nonprofit, locally-governed, federally-qualified, community-based health organization.. According to Jessica Browning, head of marketing and kynector, the center is set up to serve community members that may not have medical insurance.. “We serve the community and those that may not have access to medical care,”...

Apr 15, 2015
Baptist Health Ebola Ready
Baptist Health Ebola Ready

MADISONVILLE, Ky. — Infection Control coordinator Tammy Merrill presented Ebola preparedness at Baptist Health during the Madisonville Lions Club luncheon Wednesday, Nov. 19.. “The Ebola virus was first detected in 1976 and believed it originated in fruit bats and then crossed over into monkeys,” said Merrill. “Then, eventually, it crossed over into humans. This all...

Nov 25, 2014
Kohl’s and Baptist Health Paducah Partner to Promote Middle School Health for Third Year
Kohl’s and Baptist Health Paducah Partner to Promote Middle School Health for Third Year

PADUCAH, Ky.  — Baptist Health Foundation Paducah has received a $24,638 grant from Kohl’s Department Store for its third year of promoting good health at four middle schools in Paducah and McCracken County.. The “Kohl’s & Baptist Opening our Heart to Youth” partnership will provide carnivals of health Oct. 22 – 24 for nearly 800...

Oct 07, 2014
Candidate Profile: Marian Turley Talks Health Care, Religion, Abortion
Candidate Profile: Marian Turley Talks Health Care, Religion, Abortion

OWENSBORO, KY – Kentucky State House Majority Whip Tommy Thompson has represented the 14th District since 2003, but candidate Marian Turley will try to change that in November. SurfKY News spoke with Turley on Wednesday to discover who she is and what to expect from her campaign.. Turley, a self-described Ultra-Conservative, has been a registered...

May 16, 2012