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Health & Safety News

temporary rolling roadblocks on I-75

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways, announces that temporary rolling roadblocks are scheduled for two exits located on Interstate 75 in Madison County. The closures are necessary for survey operations to be conducted by the University of Kentucky Transportation Center.

Wednesday, July 26 – 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. this evening
Interstate 75
• temporary rolling roadblocks will be in effect for Exit 77 and Exit 97

Note: Kentucky State Police will be assisting with the roadblocks and traffic.

KY Has Highest Hepatitis C Rate

Kentucky is no stranger to the hepatitis C virus. More than 38,000 Kentuckians are currently infected with hepatitis C, according to estimates from the Kentucky Department for Public Health. The contagious liver disease can cause liver cancer or cirrhosis, and is spread by contact with an infected person’s blood. It is often contracted by sharing needles or other equipment to inject illegal drugs, sexual contact with someone who has an STD or HIV infection, or getting a shot, tattoo or piercing when the needle has infected blood on it. It can also be passed on to babies at birth by a mother with the disease. Continue reading KY Has Highest Hepatitis C Rate

KentuckyOne Health Offers Free Heart Health Screenings

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, and KentuckyOne Health is working to raise awareness among community members.

To help educate men and women on the importance of heart health, staff from KentuckyOne Health Heart & Vascular Imaging will offer free screenings on Thursday, July 27 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The screenings will be offered at KentuckyOne Health Heart & Vascular Imaging, located at 1042 Center Drive in Richmond. No appointments are necessary for the screenings. Continue reading KentuckyOne Health Offers Free Heart Health Screenings

McConnell Statement on Upcoming Vote to Repeal Obamacare

Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following statement regarding a vote to repeal Obamacare:

“Regretfully, it is now apparent that the effort to repeal and immediately replace the failure of Obamacare will not be successful.

“So, in the coming days, the Senate will vote to take up the House bill with the first amendment in order being what a majority of the Continue reading McConnell Statement on Upcoming Vote to Repeal Obamacare

DEALING WITH ALZHEIMER’S?

Everyday Activities: Finding Meaning in the Moment

Explore creative avenues for connecting with your loved one diagnosed with dementia by sparking old memories and helping them to have meaningful experiences regardless of their current abilities. This program will take place at the Lexington Public Library, Beaumont Branch located at 3080 Fieldstone Way, Lexington, from Continue reading DEALING WITH ALZHEIMER’S?

How to Exercise and Stay Fit During Pregnancy

The county is constantly hosting activities to get us out there and moving such as the Neon Night Ride. All you need to do is find the right activity, with the right level of physical exertion for you. But what if you’re pregnant? What is an appropriate amount of exercise and physical activity for you and your baby? Here is a new mother’s guide to exercising while pregnant.

Is it Safe to Exercise While Pregnant?

Yes it’s completely safe to exercise while you’re pregnant. Actually, maintaining a regular exercise routine during your pregnancy can help you to feel healthier and can decrease pregnancy discomforts Continue reading How to Exercise and Stay Fit During Pregnancy

DEALING WITH ALZHEIMER’S?

Everyday Activities: Finding Meaning in the Moment

Explore creative avenues for connecting with your loved one diagnosed with dementia by sparking old memories and helping them to have meaningful experiences regardless of their current abilities. This program will take place at the Lexington Public Library, Beaumont Branch located at 3080 Fieldstone Way, Lexington, from Continue reading DEALING WITH ALZHEIMER’S?

State Health Officials Issue Safety Guidelines for Warm Temperatures

As part of the 52 Weeks of Public Health campaign, the  Department for Public Health, located within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS),  urges the public to take steps to avoid injury and illness during  periods of extreme summertime heat, particularly dangers associated with leaving children in vehicles.

Continue reading State Health Officials Issue Safety Guidelines for Warm Temperatures