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Journey to Recovery
Journey to Recovery

KENTUCKY — For Carl Varney in Greenup County, addiction began with marijuana and alcohol. Then he got in a car wreck in his mid-twenties and was prescribed opioid pain medication. “I already had an addiction in my life, and so for these to come in, a highly addictive substance, it took no time at all...

Feb 13, 2017
U.S. Dept. of Health Commits $144.1 Million in Additional Funding for Opioid Crisis
U.S. Dept. of Health Commits $144.1 Million in Additional Funding for Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded an additional $144.1 million in grants to prevent and treat opioid addiction in support of President Trump’s commitment to combat the opioid crisis. The grants will be administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). “Those supporting prevention, treatment,...

Dec 16, 2016
Easy Ways to Get More Youthful-Looking Skin
Easy Ways to Get More Youthful-Looking Skin

US — Few people would pass up the opportunity to look younger. But men and women who want to look a little more like their younger selves without resorting to surgery can still have younger, healthier-looking skin without going under the knife. Quitting smoking can add years to your life and improve your appearance. Smoking damages...

Dec 16, 2016
Movie Review—Snow White and the Huntsman
Movie Review—Snow White and the Huntsman

US —Though originally a Brothers Grimm tale written in Germany over two centuries ago—Schneewittchen und die sieben Zwerge— most people know the iconic story of Snow White from her whimsical 1937 Disney film debut, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Today, however, over 70 years later, the film has been re-imagined and recreated under a...

Dec 16, 2016
8 Holiday Traditions You Can Cut Keep or Totally Rethink
8 Holiday Traditions You Can Cut Keep or Totally Rethink

KENTUCKY — Each year we look forward to certain family traditions, like baking Granny’s gingerbread cookies or watching It’s a Wonderful Life with the kids. But sometimes all those fun traditions can get overwhelming. That’s why we’re giving you permission to choose what you want to do this year. Ignore the pressure to people-please, and instead...

Dec 03, 2016
UK CDAR Leads Research Investigating Progressive Therapies to Treat Opioid Addiction
UK CDAR Leads Research Investigating Progressive Therapies to Treat Opioid Addiction

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Even with the assistance of detoxification and rehabilitation programs, 80 percent of people attempting recovery from opioid addiction will relapse. Opioid addiction is a complex medical disorder that impacts the entire nation, but much of the problem is condensed to disparate regions of Kentucky. This is the third and final installment of...

Jul 30, 2016
Baptist Health, Four Rivers Expand Clinics to Serve All Paducah-McCracken County Schools
Baptist Health, Four Rivers Expand Clinics to Serve All Paducah-McCracken County Schools

PADUCAH, Ky. — Baptist Health and Four Rivers Behavioral Health are expanding walk-in clinics to serve all McCracken County and Paducah public schools every school day, beginning with the 2016-17 year. Nurse practitioners will offer care for minor injuries and illnesses, as well as school/sports physicals and vaccinations. “Our goal is to provide convenient, accessible...

Jul 19, 2016
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
Outdoor Truths – June 7, 2015
Outdoor Truths – June 7, 2015

KENTUCKY — I’ve taken some time out of the last few days to fish the river. This is my sport of choice during this time of year. The weather has been perfect and the fish have been cooperating as well. One morning I felt like Mike Iaconelli who is one of the pros from the...

Jun 06, 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
Pick Greenville’s ‘Saturdays on the Square’ Free Outdoor Concert Series
Pick Greenville’s ‘Saturdays on the Square’ Free Outdoor Concert Series

GREENVILLE, Ky.— “Pick Greenville” this summer and attend the seventh annual “Saturdays on the Square” free outdoor concert series. This year’s exciting line-up includes returning favorites along with new bands and elements that are sure to “pick” things up. Set in Greenville’s historic downtown, the concert series is the ultimate place to relax with family,...

Apr 19, 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
The Real Story of Sleeping Beauty Premieres This Weekend
The Real Story of Sleeping Beauty Premieres This Weekend

MADISONVIILLE, Ky. — Although many children today may only know the story of Aurora and Malificent from movies and cartoons, the Children’s Center for Dance Education invites them to attend the ballet this weekend in Madisonville to learn the real story of Sleeping Beauty. The one hour performance, part of the US Bank Family Specials,...

Feb 24, 2015
Outdoor Truths – Dec. 28, 2014
Outdoor Truths – Dec. 28, 2014

KENTUCKY — Ducks can be a finicky lot. It seems that the conditions almost have to be perfect before they will land – especially if that landing happens to be in front of your blind. Not only do the weather conditions have to be optimal but even the decoys have to look a certain way....

Dec 27, 2014