Lifestyle

Healthy Choice Center Opens New Office in Benton
Healthy Choice Center Opens New Office in Benton

BENTON, Ky. – Substance abuse can easily be defined as a pattern of harmful use of any substance for mood-altering purposes. However, the broad spectrum of substances that are used in today’s society is not that simple.  Substance Abuse can be connected to the misuse of alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, prescription drugs and other substances...

Dec 16, 2020
Health Fair Teaches Students to Make Healthy Choices
Health Fair Teaches Students to Make Healthy Choices

MADISONVILLE, Ky. — Fourth graders from nine Hopkins County schools participated in a wellness initiative at the Madisonville-North Hopkins High School gym this morning. The Kentucky Delta Rural Project team, administered through Baptist Health Madisonville, kept the students entertained while promoting “Heathcare is Self Care” education. Project specialist Chris Price Sr. energetically interacted with the...

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
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
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
Make a Household Favorite More Healthy
Make a Household Favorite More Healthy

KENTUCKY — Many beloved dishes might be enjoyed more often if they were only a little healthier. Author and former personal chef Michelle Dudash was once asked by a client if the she could make a healthier version of chicken parmesan. The result of that request is the following recipe for “Skinny Chicken Parmesan with...

Dec 16, 2020
Comer Hails ‘Historic’ Hemp Vote
Comer Hails ‘Historic’ Hemp Vote

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Agriculture Commissioner James Comer today cheered House passage of legislation to allow university research on industrial hemp. The measure was an amendment to the farm bill that passed in the U.S. House of Representatives. “Without a doubt, this was an historic day for industrial hemp in America,” Comer said. “There’s a long way...

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
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
March of Dimes Kicks Off Biggest Fundraiser to Help Babies Be Born Healthy
March of Dimes Kicks Off Biggest Fundraiser to Help Babies Be Born Healthy

MADISONVILLE, Ky. — On Sept. 19 at Baptist Health Madisonville’s Trover Wellness Park, hundreds of families and business leaders will join together in the March of Dimes annual March for Babies—the nation’s oldest walk fundraiser honoring babies born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive. This year’s community Ambassador Family is the Bearden...

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
American Heart Association Breaks Up with Sodium on National Eating Healthy Day, Nov.5
American Heart Association Breaks Up with Sodium on National Eating Healthy Day, Nov.5

KENTUCKY — National Eating Healthy Day is Wednesday, November 5, and the American Heart Association wants people pledge to reduce their sodium intake in two easy steps: take the sodium pledge at www.heart.org/sodium and increase their fruits and vegetable consumption. Americans typically consume about half their recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables, and twice...

Dec 16, 2020
Comer Cheers Launch of UK Hemp Pilot Program
Comer Cheers Launch of UK Hemp Pilot Program

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The University of Kentucky launched its industrial hemp pilot program today when hemp seeds were planted at Spindletop Farm, marking another milestone in the drive to restore industrial hemp production to the Commonwealth. University of Kentucky employees plant hemp seeds at Spindletop Farm near Lexington as videographers and photographers record the moment....

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