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Mosquito-borne illness confirmed in Kentucky

Posted: 06/24/2014 - The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) has received lab results confirming the first case of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus, also called CHIKV, in an Anderson County resident who recently traveled to Haiti. Results for nine possible cases in other individuals who recently traveled to the same region are still pending, but are expected to be positive.

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Local health officials comment on mosquito-borne illness

Updated: 06/18/2014 - This week, WKYT has been tracking the latest on the Chikungunya, or Chic-V, a mosquito-borne illness that's making its way around the U.S. Lexington-Fayette County health official, Kevin Hall, has been on the lookout for it in the Bluegrass. There are no confirmed cases here yet.

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New Lexington bakery serving up gluten-free goodies and awareness

Updated: 05/26/2014 - Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder estimated to affect one in one hundred people. May is National Celiac Awareness month designed to bring attention and get people talking about the disease. WKYT'S Amber Philpott has celiac disease and has more on a new business offering up help and tasty gluten-free treats.

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Parent of injured softball player calling for changes in the sport

Posted: 05/19/2014 - This week high school fastpitch softball teams across the state will open up district play. Like any sport there is the risk for injury. This past weekend at the college level we saw just how dangerous a line drive hit back at the pitcher can be. U-K sophomore Kelsey Nunley took a hit that she deflected with her arm and mask. Wearing a mask is optional both at the college and high school level. WKYT's Amber Philpott has the story of two high school players who say after being injured on the mound they want to see a rule change at their level.

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WKYT's Amber Philpott: My day in the life of diabetes

Updated: 05/06/2014 - In Kentucky nearly 400,000 Kentuckians are living with diabetes. The numbers are growing and so to is the cost to treat the disease. For last five years WKYT's Amber Philpott has served as the honorary chair of the annual Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes here in Lexington. While preparing for the this year's walk on May 31 at Keeneland Amber decided to literally walk a day in the life of those living with this very serious and sometimes deadly disease.

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Disease attacking bats is on the move

Posted: 04/24/2014 - The disease that has killed more than 6 million cave-dwelling bats in the United States is on the move, and wildlife biologists are worried.

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Beshear: 413,000 sign up for health care in Ky

Posted: 04/22/2014 - Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says more than 413,410 people have signed up for health insurance through Kentucky's marketplace in the first enrollment period that ended March 31.

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New knee replacement surgery in Lexington using 3D printing

Updated: 04/16/2014 - More than 600,000 people have knee replacements every year in this country. With an aging population that number is only expected to grow. A new procedure using 3D imaging is helping get people up and moving faster and as WKYT's Amber Philpott reports one Lexington doctor is among the first in the country to perform it.

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Endo gets US approval for long-acting testosterone

Posted: 03/06/2014 - Drugmaker Endo Pharmaceuticals says it received U.S. approval for its long-acting testosterone injection Aveed, which joins a crowded field of hormone-boosting drugs for men.

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Preparation program helps keep students on track

Posted: 03/06/2014 - Advisers are meeting with eighth- and 10th-grade students across Kentucky this month in a program designed to make sure the young people are academically prepared for college or career.

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Landmark study examines Hispanic longevity paradox

Posted: 02/24/2014 - The government's largest study of Hispanics' health aims to answer why they live longer than other Americans, but the first results suggest that trend might be in jeopardy, especially among certain groups.

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Accident rates improving for older drivers

Posted: 02/20/2014 - Safety researchers expressed concern a decade ago that traffic accidents would increase as the nation's aging population swelled the number of older drivers on the road. Now, they say they've been proved wrong.

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