For someone dealing with cancer the holidays can be an added stress on top of what they are already going through. A group of Lexington women started an organization to try and ease that burden in honor of a friend who lost her battle to ovarian cancer.
When a child is rushed to the hospital or has an extended stay due to illness it can turn a family’s world upside down. One Madison County nonprofit works to bring hope and encouragement to those families through a small act of kindness meant to make their hospital stay a little easier. A stay in the hospital can be frightening for a child, for his or her parents left waiting with them it can be equally as terrifying and stressful.
There was some good news Thursday in tackling health care disparities in rural Kentucky. Eastern Kentucky Univeristy and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield are finding solutions through scholarships for students in EKU’s nursing program.
By Jill Riepenhoff, Daniela Molina, Jamie Grey and Lee Zurik
Antes del año pasado, la inseguridad alimentaria afectó a aproximadamente el 10,5% de los residentes de EE. UU. Una vez que la pandemia cerró en gran medida la economía, los expertos estiman que el porcentaje de personas que sufren de inseguridad alimentaria al menos se duplicó.
Appalachia is not stranger to health hardships, and part of its struggle is a lack of access to fresh foods. Some families have to travel miles to get to a grocery store, and those stores face their own struggles keeping the lights on.
Across the nation, nearly 800,000 people suffer strokes each year. When someone has a stroke, minutes matter, but hospital closures and other access issues mean millions of people find it difficult to get specialty stroke care quickly.
Health leaders say we could soon see more supply of the vaccine, then demand for it. That’s as some health departments are trying to work through vaccine hesitancy. And that delay could slow down herd immunity.