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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention map —– By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News Twelve Kentucky counties, most of them in Eastern Kentucky, are in yellow, indicating a medium level…

University of Pikeville website logo —– The University of Pikeville plans to create Kentucky’s third dental school with a $25 million gift from an anonymous donor’s family foundation, the largest in the…

Illustration from University of Kentucky —– Primary-care providers who prescribe buprenorphine to treat opioid-use disorder, and people receiving treatment for the disorder, are invited to participate in studies led by…

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News A nonprofit group that gives letter grades twice a year to hospitals for patient safety has again given grades of C to most Kentucky…

Average number of pain pills distributed per person, per year, by county, 2006-14. (Detail of map by The Washington Post; click the image to enlarge it or click here for the interactive version.) —–…

Photo from ash.org —– Last week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced its long-anticipated plan to ban menthol cigarettes and all flavors in cigars. “The proposed rules would help prevent children…

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention photo —– May is National Nurses Month, a reminder of the essential services that nurses have always provided, but especially during the pandemic, which…

Bertie Salyer —– “Trigger laws” would make abortion in Kentucky and 12 other states illegal if Roe v. Wade is overturned. That would disproportionately affect rural women, who are more likely than their…