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H1N1 clinic targets youth

Posted: 11/20/2009 - Thirty deaths are now related to the H1N1 Flu, according to state health officials. Another H1N1 clinic was held tonight in Martin County.

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Whitesburg ARH Expanding

Posted: 11/18/2009 - Officials gathered Wednesday Afternoon at Whitesburg ARH for the official groundbreaking.

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New Mammogram Guidelines

Updated: 11/17/2009 - There are new guidelines out suggesting women do not need to get annual mammograms until they turn 50.

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H1N1 clinic comes to Whitley County

Posted: 11/04/2009 - Hundreds of people lined up outside Whitley County Middle School today, waiting to receive the H1N1 vaccine. The Whitley County Health Department was prepared to treat up to one thousand people at the free clinic.

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H1N1 Forum

Updated: 01/06/2010 - Health officials say the H1N1 flu is widespread in Kentucky and still spreading.

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Report: Smoking bans protect nonsmokers' hearts

Posted: 10/16/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) - A major report confirms what health officials long have believed: Bans on smoking in restaurants, bars and other gathering spots reduce the risk of heart attacks among nonsmokers.

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With Senate panel vote looming, feud continues

Posted: 10/08/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate's top Democrat on Thursday accused Republicans of a strategy of "distortion, distractions and deception" on health care as he announced a pivotal committee will vote next week on a comprehensive bill. Republicans said the legislation still costs too much and expands the reach of government.

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Cold Versus Flu

Updated: 10/06/2009 - With flu season underway and folks worried about H1N1, one thing to keep in mind is the difference between the common cold and the flu.

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Flu level raised to widespread in KY

Updated: 10/06/2009 - The CDC and Kentucky Department for Public Health says the flu activity in the state has increased from regional to widespread.

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New offer from state helps elderly

Updated: 10/06/2009 - Kentucky health departments are providing people over 60 years old three free shots if they pay for a flu shot.

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Kentucky is allergy central

Posted: 08/28/2009 - It's a particularly bad year for allergy sufferers in a state where allergies always cause plenty of problems.

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Program offers health care assistance

Posted: 08/25/2009 - People receiving health care benefits from public programs like Medicare and Medicaid can now find more help when they run in to problems. The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) offers guidance to Eastern Kentuckians on finding the right health care plan, and what to do if a public option is not available.

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How to Prepare for H1N1

Updated: 10/06/2009 - Many Eastern Kentuckians are wondering how to protect their families and businesses from the H1N1 virus.

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Swimming advisories to continue at Kentucky sites

Posted: 08/07/2009 - Although summer school vacations are winding down, state water quality and public health officials are urging swimmers to continue healthy swimming behaviors that will help prevent the spread of waterborne illness.

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President Obama's health plan delayed

Posted: 07/23/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Slow down, Senate Democrats told President Barack Obama on Thursday, dashing hopes of rushing his sweeping health care overhaul to a summertime vote and adding to the troubles the plan could face as the year wears on.

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