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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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Flu season waning; younger adults hit hardest

Posted: 02/20/2014 - As the flu season winds down, health officials say it wasn't as bad as last year and the vaccine worked better. But younger adults were hit harder because of a surge of swine flu.

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KentuckyOne Health making layoffs

Posted: 02/19/2014 - The healthcare provider that includes Saint Joseph Hospital in Lexington is laying off some employees.

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Parts of Kentucky college guide available in audio

Updated: 02/19/2014 - Students and parents can listen in to parts of the state's college planning guide with new audio available on the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority website.

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Republicans debate mini-bailouts for hospitals

Posted: 02/10/2014 - Republican governors scored easy political points by rejecting President Barack Obama's plan to enroll more poor people in government health insurance.

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Police: Man surrenders in 2007 insulin overdose

Posted: 01/29/2014 - A certified medical technician is in the Louisville jail charged with murder in the death of a nursing home patient who died of an insulin overdose almost seven years ago.

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Flu level raised to widespread in Kentucky

Updated: 01/28/2014 - Kentucky Department for Public Health officials reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week that the influenza activity level in the state has increased from regional to widespread.

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Kentucky receives $1.7 million health grant

Posted: 01/07/2014 - Kentucky has received a nearly $2 million federal grant aimed at reducing the most serious risk factors leading to obesity and chronic disease.

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Drug settlement money to fund addiction treatment

Posted: 01/07/2014 - Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says the state's substance abuse treatment programs will get a $32 million infusion of funding from settlements with two pharmaceutical companies.

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