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Republican state Sen. Ralph Alvarado, a Winchester physician who chairs the state Senate’s Health and Welfare Committee, is resigning his seat to become health commissioner in Tennessee. The office of…

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News The number of Kentuckians with Covid-19 nearly doubled last week over the prior week, but fewer people were hospitalized with it. The state Department…

Gov. Andy Beshear discussed a number of health topics during an interview with Bill Bryant on WKYT‘s Kentucky Newsmakers, including medical cannabis, Delta 8, abortion and the state’s response to…

By Takako Schaninger University of Kentucky The hepatitis vaccines you receive as a child don’t protect you from getting hepatitis C, a serious disease that can have fatal consequences including…

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News Preliminary data suggests that drug-overdose deaths are declining in Kentucky and the nation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention‘s latest provisional overdose death data for…

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News This year’s 2022 Kentucky Kids Count County Data Book, which looks at the well-being of children in each county, focuses on the importance of…

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News Influenza continues to spread across Kentucky, and three more residents of the state have died from it, according to the state Department for Public…

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News Most of the 60 Kentucky hospitals graded on a nonprofit group’s report card for patient safety got a grade of C. The Leapfrog Group,…