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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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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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