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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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Help arrives for Danville Food Bank

Updated: 12/12/2013 - Thanks to recent donations, a Danville food bank will be able to keep it's doors open for another month.

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Report monitors human trafficking problem in Ky.

Posted: 12/09/2013 - A state agency says child protection officials in Kentucky investigated 20 allegations of human trafficking involving 25 children from late June through mid-October.

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Eastern Ky. drug epidemic has reshaped communities

Posted: 12/02/2013 - Prescription drug abuse has reshaped Eastern Kentucky. In 2010, inpatient and emergency room charges related to drug overdoses totaled $78 million, much of it paid by taxpayers.

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White House: On track for health care website goal

Posted: 12/02/2013 - As the holiday weekend draws to a close with people returning to their regular routines, the Obama administration's revamped health care website is set to be tested under increased demand.

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Shop for a cause Saturday at Dillard's

Updated: 11/22/2013 - With the kickoff to the holiday shopping season right around the corner Dillard's at Fayette Mall is unveiling its newly remodeled store this weekend in a grand re-opening. In this month's Think Pink WKYT's Amber Philpott shows you how you can help fight breast cancer and get a jump start on your Christmas shopping at the same time!

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New device helping in chronic pain management

Posted: 11/13/2013 - One in three Americans suffer from chronic pain. For many they will turn to pain killers, others will just try to live with it, but it can be debilitating. For one Laurel county teen chronic pain was a reality daily. As WKYT's Amber Philpott reports, thanks to a new version of an old technology the teen is living pain free for the first time in two years.

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Food allergy awareness heads to president's desk

Posted: 11/13/2013 - The deaths of two girls in Illinois and Virginia from severe food allergies have helped spur efforts to get schools to stockpile emergency medications that can save lives.

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