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How to Maintain Healthy Kidneys
How to Maintain Healthy Kidneys

KENTUCKY — Few people devote much thought to their kidneys unless their doctor advises them they are having kidney troubles. But kidneys perform essential functions in the human body, filtering water and waste out of blood and urine while also helping to control blood pressure. When operating correctly, kidneys can go a long way toward...

Dec 16, 2020
How to Stay Healthy When Dining Out
How to Stay Healthy When Dining Out

KENTUCKY — Dining out is wildly popular. The convenience of letting someone else do the cooking and the opportunity to try new types of cuisine is too great to resist for many people. According to Zagat's 2016 National Dining Trends Survey, people go out to eat (not counting breakfast) an average of 4.5 times per...

Dec 16, 2020
KDA Approves More Than 12,800 Acres for Hemp Planting in 2017
KDA Approves More Than 12,800 Acres for Hemp Planting in 2017

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has approved 209 applications from growers who have been approved to cultivate up to 12,800 acres of industrial hemp for research purposes in 2017, nearly triple the number of acres that were approved for the previous year. More than 525,000 square feet of greenhouse space were approved...

Dec 16, 2020
Gymnastics Fill PE Requirement, Fun for Homeschoolers
Gymnastics Fill PE Requirement, Fun for Homeschoolers

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. — Remembering physical education in school brings to mind dodge ball, running a track or playing four square. For several home schooled children in Hopkins County, PE means a weekly trip to Todd's Gymnastics in Madisonville to spend their time flipping, cartwheeling and spinning on the bars. "There was an expressed interest...

Dec 16, 2020
Quarles Named 'Friend of Hemp' by National Organization
Quarles Named 'Friend of Hemp' by National Organization

CYNTHIANA, Ky. — The United States Hemp Roundtable presented Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles with its “Friend of Hemp Award” at Kentucky Hemp Days during Hemp History Week. The award is presented to individuals who exhibit tireless leadership on behalf of the industry. The industry group also recognized U.S. Reps.Thomas Massie and Andy Barr for their...

Dec 16, 2020
Pennyrile Gymnastic Team to Perform on 'America's Got Talent'
Pennyrile Gymnastic Team to Perform on 'America's Got Talent'

WESTERN KENTUCKY — The Pennyrile All-star Panthers Gymnastic Team is on its way to 'America's Got Talent.' According to Lee Ann Flener, coach and owner of Pennyrile Gymnastic in Madisonville, the team will appear on the popular national televised talent competition on Nov. 5. "We have talented students from ages five to 15 in our...

Dec 16, 2020
Grilling Foods to be Safe and Healthy
Grilling Foods to be Safe and Healthy

KENTUCKY — People rely on indoor and outdoor grills to prepare foods all year long. Not only can menu items made on the grill taste delicious, but they also may be healthier than foods cooked via other methods. When done correctly, grilling is a versatile way to cook tasty foods relatively quickly. One of the...

Dec 16, 2020
CV Sciences, Inc. Donates Hemp Seed Varieties to Kentucky Farmers, Academic Institutions to Aid in Research, Development Efforts
CV Sciences, Inc. Donates Hemp Seed Varieties to Kentucky Farmers, Academic Institutions to Aid in Research, Development Efforts

KENTUCKY — CV Sciences, Inc announced that last week, farmers and university research programs in Kentucky received international hemp seed provided by CV Sciences for research projects throughout the state. This seed distribution, over a month earlier than last year, allows Kentucky farmers to improve outcomes, make important research gains and keep Kentucky at the forefront...

Dec 16, 2020
CPC: A New Approach to a Healthy Kentucky
CPC: A New Approach to a Healthy Kentucky

KENTUCKY — Kentucky became the first state in the nation to receive a federal waiver to require able-bodied Medicaid recipients to work, go to school, or engage in community service at least 20-hours per week. Gov. Bevin said "This marks the first significant change to a federal entitlement program in more than 20 years." It's...

Dec 16, 2020
Air Pollution Linked to Blood Vessel Damage in Healthy Young Adults
Air Pollution Linked to Blood Vessel Damage in Healthy Young Adults

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Fine particulate matter air pollution may be associated with blood vessel damage and inflammation among young, healthy adults, according to new research in Circulation Research, an American Heart Association journal. “These results substantially expand our understanding about how air pollution contributes to cardiovascular disease by showing that exposure is associated with a...

Dec 16, 2020
Bluegrass Pharmacy to Begin Healthy Babies Program for Expecting Madisonville Mothers
Bluegrass Pharmacy to Begin Healthy Babies Program for Expecting Madisonville Mothers

MADISONVILLE, Ky. — Bluegrass Pharmacy will offer a free 30-day supply of pre-natal vitamins to Madisonville women each month. The new Healthy Babies Free Vitamin Program, starting in September, will help fill in nutritional gaps and will save local families hundreds of dollars per year. Your “True Blue” Bluegrass Pharmacy wants to make it a...

Dec 16, 2020
Cigarette and Alcohol Use Low among Teens, Marijuana use Up
Cigarette and Alcohol Use Low among Teens, Marijuana use Up

WESTERN KY – Cigarette and alcohol use by eighth, 10th and 12th-graders are at their lowest point since the Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey began polling teenagers in 1975, according to this year’s survey results. However, this positive news is tempered by a slowing rate of decline in teen smoking as well as continued high...

Dec 16, 2020
Baptist Health Wound Care Offers Healthy Holiday Eating Tips
Baptist Health Wound Care Offers Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

PADUCAH, Ky. — Choosing the right foods to eat during the holidays is important for everyone, but especially for people living with diabetes. Baptist Health Wound Care offers helpful tips for making healthy choices. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 29.1 million people, or 9.3 percent of the population, have diabetes, and nearly...

Dec 16, 2020
Commissioner Comer Creates Hemp Pilot Projects
Commissioner Comer Creates Hemp Pilot Projects

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Agriculture Commissioner James Comer announced today that he is creating industrial hemp pilot projects in Kentucky. The pilot projects were made possible by the passage of the United States Farm Bill that was signed into law by the President on Feb. 7. Commissioner Comer and Attorney General Jack Conway have been in...

Dec 16, 2020
Ag Commissioner Celebrates Final Approval of Hemp Bill
Ag Commissioner Celebrates Final Approval of Hemp Bill

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Agriculture Commissioner James Comer credited industrial hemp supporters for encouraging lawmakers and Gov. Steve Beshear to approve historic legislation that will help restore hemp production to Kentucky. Gov. Beshear today said he will take no action on Senate Bill 50, allowing it to become law. “This shows what can happen when the people get...

Dec 16, 2020
Durbin Offers Healthy Eating Services, Joins MCCH as Registered Dietitian
Durbin Offers Healthy Eating Services, Joins MCCH as Registered Dietitian

MURRAY, Ky. — Samantha Durbin, Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist, has joined Murray-Calloway County Hospital to offer outpatient medical nutrition therapy and nutrition counseling in several departments. Samantha DurbinDurbin works with patients at Bariatric Solutions to prepare a nutrition plan before and after weight-loss surgery to maximize results. She also offers self-pay nutrition counseling to...

Dec 16, 2020