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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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Food for thought, best dates do they matter?

Updated: 05/14/2013 - Have you ever wondered if the dates you find on your food really matter? Many of us have in our mind that food must be thrown out if the date is passed due on the label, but that might be costing you big bucks. WKYT's Amber Philpott is going inside your fridge for some food for thought.

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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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