As part of Earth Day 2017, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), is helping to spread the word about the important role the environment plays in your health. DPH encourages Kentuckians to learn more about the potential health effects of radon exposure and how to check your home for this potentially dangerous gas. Continue reading Celebrate Earth Day – Test Your Home for Radon→
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following comments today regarding the announcement by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price to provide $485 million in grants to help states fight opioid addiction:
The Kentucky State Police is teaming up with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to encourage citizens to remove potentially dangerous medicines from their homes and dispose of them safely as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 29, 2017. Collection activities will take place from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2017.
As part of the 52 Weeks of Public Health campaign, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), is calling on homeowners to help control mosquitoes by eliminating standing water from containers that can collect rainwater where insects breed.
Attorney General Andy Beshear is urging Kentuckians who purchased Provigil to file their claims as part of the more than $1 million settlement his office secured with pharmaceutical company Cephalon last year over its anticompetitive conduct to protect profits from its sleep disorder drug.
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In a continued effort to address the drug epidemic in Madison County, the City of Berea is joining other local partners to focus on providing youth, parents, guardians and citizens tools toward drug Continue reading Medicine Chest→
In Kentucky alone it is estimated that 70,000 individuals have Alzheimer’s disease and 271,000 people are their caregivers. 271,000 caregivers are dealing with strange behaviors that they may not know how to deal with. Wandering, hallucinations, paranoia, aggression, shadowing, the exaggerated use of curse Continue reading STRUGGLING TO UNDERSTAND BEHAVIORS→
Spring is in the air, which means sneezing, coughing and puffy eyes are on the horizon. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) estimates that nearly 50 million Americans each year suffer from nasal allergies and Kentucky is commonly ranked among the worst places to live with spring allergies by the AAFA. This spring, Continue reading Manage Your Spring Allergies Through Prevention and Treatment→
The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) is building on its collaboration with social services organizations and community partners to provide pregnant and parenting women with the education, guidance, and coordination of services needed to reach substance use recovery goals. KY-Moms provides prevention and case management services for mothers at risk of developing substance use disorders.
Lexington, KY- The Cowboy Up for a Cure Rodeo will take its fourth ride at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena, on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 7pm. Gates open at 6pm, with a variety of activities planned for the whole family. Families can visit the inflatable village, face painting booths, roping and riding demonstrations and numerous specialty vendor booths.