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Service dog is Fayette County student's constant companion

Updated: 12/25/2012 - Right now Fayette County school students are home enjoying holiday break. For 137 of those students they deal with diabetes on a daily basis. Students can often times find it hard to concentrate, but for one fifth grader a special gift is now allowing her to better control her disease so she can focus on the books. A year old goldendoodle is helping Brianna Svetich manage her recently diagnosed diabetes disease.

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Kentucky flu levels raised to widespread

Updated: 12/12/2012 - 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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Fayette County students get science lesson in giving

Updated: 11/22/2012 - School is out for the Thanksgiving holiday, but when students return at two Fayette County schools they'll have some pretty important projects to tend to. WKYT's Amber Philpott takes you inside two programs going beyond the text book to teach science and giving back.

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Lexington woman battling cancer warns others about radon

Updated: 11/22/2012 - You can not see it, smell it, or taste it. Some say it's among the most dangerous things in our homes. Radon contributes to over 20,000 lung cancer deaths in the country each year. Now, Lois Turner Dees who's fighting the disease hopes to warn others about the potential threat.

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Medical Center competing in Pink Glove Dance competition

Updated: 10/25/2012 - We all know October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Six Kentucky healthcare facilities hope pink gloves and their dancing abilities will help them win big in the fight against breast cancer. The winning organization receives a $10,000 donation to the breast cancer charity of their choice. Frankfort Regional Medical Center has chosen the Kentucky Pink Connection if they win.

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Chef cooking up healthy lessons in a Lexington school

Updated: 09/11/2012 - School lunches across the country underwent a major overhaul this school year with an emphasis on healthier options. One school in Lexington went a step further hiring their own chef who is not only cooking up healthy meals, but teaching about them too.

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Kentucky State Police seeking teen drivers

Posted: 08/29/2012 - The Kentucky State Police are accepting applications for the 10th Annual 'Drive To Stay Alive' teen driving academy that is planned for Sept. 5 - 9, 2012 at KSP Headquarters in Frankfort.

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iPad helps child find his voice

Updated: 06/29/2012 - The Apple iPad is a must have gadget for many people. The tablet can be used to read books, play games even surf the net. Now new research at the University of Kentucky is helping a Jessamine County 5-year-old find his voice.

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What's next? Coverage for most Americans, scramble for states

Posted: 06/28/2012 - The Supreme Court has settled the legal argument. Now Americans will find out if President Barack Obama's health care overhaul will work as advertised to give coverage to millions of uninsured people while keeping costs in check, too.

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New Lexington business creating juice buzz

Updated: 06/06/2012 - We have all been told since childhood to eat our fruits and vegetables. As Amber Philpott found out a new business in Lexington is helping people to do just that, but not in the form you might think.

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Teenager's national mission to stop diabetes

Updated: 05/31/2012 - In Kentucky 400,000 are living with diabetes everyday. This weekend hundreds will come together to walk to help stop the disease. One of those taking part in the annual Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes is a young lady in Lexington who at the age of 17 is on a national mission to find a cure.

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Program inspires girl power through running

Updated: 05/18/2012 - In 2008 a new program was introduced to young girls in Lexington, the focus to not only empower them but to get them moving. The program is called Girls On the Run and its seen 1600 girls take part since it started. Saturday hundreds of girls will hit the pavement to run their first ever 5k race at Commonwealth stadium and for one mother and daughter running together will also be a first.

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FDA reviews first rapid, take-home test for HIV

Posted: 05/11/2012 - The Food and Drug Administration is considering approval of the first over-the-counter HIV test that would allow consumers to quickly test themselves for the virus at home, without medical supervision.

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Kentucky Pink Connection and its link to help others

Updated: 04/27/2012 - Friday morning the Lexington affiliate of Susan G. Komen handed out $300,000 in grant money to 13 groups who are working to fight breast cancer. It is an annual event and the money handed out is that raised right here in the community. One of the groups that received a grant helps link women diagnosed with breast cancer to vital resources when they need them most.

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Heart Walk is a step in the right direction for one Lexington woman

Updated: 04/20/2012 - This weekend thousands will come together to draw awareness to the number one killer in Kentucky, heart disease. This year the 16th annual Heart Walk has extra special meaning for one Lexington woman, whose life has been touched not once but twice by heart issues. The Heart Walk is Saturday April 21st at Commonwealth Stadium. Activities start at 9 am, and the walk is at 10.

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