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Agency donates to gambling problem helpline

Updated: 07/01/2013 - The Kentucky Department of Charitable Gaming has donated $2,500 to a telephone assistance line for people who think they may have a problem with gambling.

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House investigators: Disability judges too lax

Posted: 06/24/2013 - U.S. House investigators say Social Security is approving state-rejected claims for disability benefits at strikingly high rates for people who might not deserve them.

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Chrysler agrees to recall of Jeeps at risk of fire

Posted: 06/18/2013 - Chrysler says it has resolved its differences with the government and will recall older Jeep Grand Cherokee and Liberty SUVs that could be at risk of a fuel tank fire.

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Together Winchester sisters undergoing surgery to prevent cancer

Posted: 06/13/2013 - Angelina Jolie recently revealed she underwent a preventative double mastectomy. Her courage has two Winchester sisters braving the unknown and fighting a killer that has already hit their family. In this month's Think Pink story Amber Philpott profiles two sisters taking a proactive approach to saving their lives.

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Ky doctor pleads guilty to fraud with stents

Updated: 06/05/2013 - A one-time southern Kentucky cardiologist faces 30 to 37 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to overstating patient conditions to get payments for numerous heart procedures.

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Eastern State Hospital taps new leader

Posted: 06/03/2013 - A psychiatrist from Indiana has been chose to lead Eastern State Hospital at its new $129 million Lexington location.

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FDA considers lifting safety limits on Avandia

Posted: 06/03/2013 - A former blockbuster diabetes pill that is subject to major safety restrictions may not be as dangerous as once thought, according to the latest analysis of the much-debated GlaxoSmithKline drug.

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Avastin fails studies in new brain tumor patients

Posted: 06/03/2013 - New research raises fresh questions about which cancer patients benefit from Avastin, a drug that lost its approval for treating breast cancer nearly two years ago.

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Trustees say Medicare exhausted in 2026

Posted: 06/03/2013 - The government says Medicare's giant hospital trust will not be exhausted until 2026, while the date that Social Security will exhaust its trust fund is unchanged at 2033.

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Judge rules against Medicaid provider

Posted: 06/03/2013 - A judge has ordered Kentucky Spirit to pay for preventative care that local health departments across the state provide to school children.

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Doctor shortage to worsen under Medicaid expansion

Updated: 05/22/2013 - The planned expansion of Kentucky's Medicaid program coupled with a push to help the uninsured obtain health coverage will worsen the state's shortage of physicians.

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