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Health Coverage Information, Screenings Available at Kentucky State Fair

LANE REPORT | AUGUST 19, 2015 Visitors to the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville from Aug. 20-30 can get updated information about Gov. Steve Beshear’s health initiatives and details about the state’s health benefit exchange at the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) exhibit.

Report: Improving Kentuckians’ Health will Require Increasing Education Levels and Fighting Poverty

NORTHERN KENTUCKY TRIBUNE | MELISSA PATRICK | AUGUST 17, 2015 Increased access to insurance is just one part of the equation to improve the health of Kentuckians, improving poverty and increasing education levels are disparities that must also be addressed if Kentucky ever hopes to improve the health of its citizens, a new report shows.

Preventive health services up sharply in Kentucky

FLOYD COUNTY TIMES | AUGUST 6, 2015 The number of Kentuckians receiving preventive health services has risen dramatically since Medicaid expansion took effect in late 2013, new data from the state Department of Medicaid Services (DMS) show.

Mainstrasse Village Matures Into Family-Friendly Culinary Destination

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RIVER CITY NEWS | MICHAEL MONKS | JULY 30, 2015 Mainstrasse Village is growing up.

Kentucky Smoke-Free Advocates See Indiana Law as Cautionary Tale

PUBLIC NEWS SERVICE | GREG STOTELMYER | JULY 28, 2015 Indiana has had a statewide smoking ban for three years – but it exempts bars, casinos and private clubs.

The Cancer Epidemic in Central Appalachia

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NEWSWEEK | JESSICA WAPNER | JULY 19, 2015 Seen from above, the Appalachian Mountains jut from the earth like a spine curving through the eastern U.S., reaching north into Canada and south into Mississippi. A closer listen reveals other, more disconcerting noises: the raspy voices, heavy wheezing and sighs of resignation that so frequently accompany a diagnosis of lung cancer.

Commentary | More Needed for Tobacco Education

THE COURIER-JOURNAL | JANIE HEATH AND ELLEN HAHN | JULY 13, 2015 The health of Kentucky continues to make headline news with smoking prevalence rates among the highest in the United States.

Study: Historical Barricades to Health in Tobacco-Growing States

KENTUCKY AG CONNECTION | JULY 9, 2015 The major tobacco-growing states lag behind the rest of the nation in adopting measures effective in reducing tobacco use. Consequently, these five states — Kentucky, North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina and Tennessee — are disproportionately affected by tobacco-related disease, the leading cause of preventable death.

Northern Kentucky Health Department Launches Mobile Website, Helps People ‘Make Healthy Choices’

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NORTHERN KENTUCKY TRIBUNE | JULY 3, 2015 Public health information in Northern Kentucky, including local food inspection scores, is now easier to access on-the-go through a mobile version of the Northern Kentucky Health Department’s website.

Health Issues Poll Shows NKyians’ Views; Majority Favor Statewide Smoking Ban, Report Good Health

NORTHERN KENTUCKY TRIBUNE | JULY 2, 2015 The Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP), conducted by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and Cincinnati’s Interact for Health, provides a snapshot of regional views — including Northern Kentucky’s, on health issues.