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Natalie Deering: Vibration can relieve stress and invite a number of healing opportunities to our bodies

Have you ever felt comforted by the feeling of someone else’s touch or by the subtle vibration while riding in a car? I know I have, and that’s because we are programmed to respond to touch and vibration within our nervous system. A company that has been paving the way for healing with vibration is Apollo Neuro. They provide science-backed research and products that people can purchase in order...

Latest COVID report shows mixed bag: decrease in deaths but increases in new cases, positivity rate

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today The latest weekly COVID-19 report issued by the Kentucky Department for Public Health on Monday had a mixed bag of results, with a decrease in deaths, but increases in new cases and the positivity rate. In the Oct. 31 report, 5,242 new cases were reported over the past seven days, up from the 5,044 new cases a week ago.  The number of new cases among those 18 and younger...

Health report: 107 counties are mostly COVID green; large spike in flu cases; two new moneypox cases

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today In data released on Friday, Kentucky COVID-19 Community Levels are mostly green, however the number of cases in the new 2022-2023 influenza season have seen a large spike in cases, and there were two more cases of monkeypox reported. The COVID Community Levels map, which is generated from data compiled by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, rates counties...

In new book, The Alzheimer’s Revolution, Joseph Keon offers program he says can ward off dementia

The best studies show — the more healthful changes we adopt, the lower our risk of future dementia becomes. In his new book, The Alzheimer’s Revolution, investigative writer Joseph Keon offers research-based program he says can dramatically reduce the risk of the disease. Here are seven steps Koen suggests that you can take today to dramatically improve brain function and ward off cognitive...

Wood Hudson Cancer Research Lab recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness with research, internships

Breast Cancer Awareness Month has been an annual event since 1985. The goal of this yearly event is to improve education, promote regular screenings, encourage fundraising, and support those who have been diagnosed. Wood Hudson Cancer Research Lab has been studying breast cancer since its founding in 1980 and currently surgical specimens from over 11,000 patients at St. Elizabeth Healthcare are preserved...

Family Nurturing Center among 17 organizations to receive Kosair Charities grants to prevent child abuse

Kosair Charities on Thursday awarded $1,300,000 to Family Nurturing Center, Kentucky Youth Advocates, and 17 additional community organizations, continuing their commitment to fund the Kosair Charities Face It Movement to end child abuse and neglect. The funding allows community partners to conduct abuse recognition and prevention training sessions, engage parents through self-care workshops...

More than 100 area students attend NKY Regional Youth Summit on Vaping/Tobacco Prevention

Over 100 middle and high school students from across eight counties participated in the 2022 Northern Kentucky Regional Youth Summit on Vaping/Tobacco Prevention. The day-long summit Tuesday at Northern Kentucky University featured a scavenger hunt, Mega Lung exhibit, breakout sessions, near-peer advocacy and leadership skill building focused on the prevention of vaping/tobacco as well as mental health...

Latest COVID report mostly good news, total 5,044 new cases reported in one week; deaths decline

The latest weekly COVID-19 report released this week by the Kentucky Department for Public Health, was mostly good news, except for increases in new cases and hospitalizations. A total of 5,044 new cases were reported to state public health officials for the seven-day period ending Oct. 23. That compares to 3,240 last week and is the highest total in four weeks. This brings the total number of confirmed...

Children’s Home of NKY/CHNK Behavioral Health get several grants for expanded mental health services

Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky/CHNK Behavioral Health has recently received several significant grant awards related to its expanding access to mental health services project in the local community. The lack of affordable access to mental/behavioral healthcare and addiction treatment services is currently at crisis levels across the Commonwealth of Kentucky and throughout the nation. Multiple...

Loud sporting events and concerts can result in hearing loss, here are three ways to prevent damage

Dr. Anne Olson University of Kentucky When we think of fall, sporting events and concerts come to mind. Though these attractions may bring in different audiences, they each have one thing in common – loud noises. Loud sounds from these types of events, or even things like headphones and car radios, are known to cause hearing damage over time when the sound is above a high decibel level for prolonged...

City of Florence to hold prescription drug take back event as part of DEA Take Back Day October 29

The City of Florence will host a Prescription Drug Take Back Event in conjunction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) Take Back Day. The event offers a chance to safely dispose of unused prescription medications. During the event, only pills are accepted and no liquids, ointments or sharps will be allowed. (Photo form DEA) From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, October 29, pills for...

COVID Update: NKY still in green zone, but newest report show fewer counties are; monkeypox up a bit

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today The latest weekly COVID-19 Community Levels map, issued each Friday by the Kentucky Department for Public Health, saw a break in the month-long trend that had been showing weekly improvements. The map, which is generated from data compiled by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, rates counties as having a low, medium, or high community level; by whether their...

Gov. Beshear announces state’s Medicaid program will expand to cover dental, vision, hearing services

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday that beginning January 1, the state’s Medicaid program will be expanding to cover dental, vision and hearing services, not only to children, but to the nearly 900,000 adults who are Medicaid recipients, to help expand the state’s workforce. “The goal here,” he said during a Capitol press conference, “is to get folks to work,...

Addiction Recovery Care Center hires three new advocates, including founder of Casey’s Law

As part of its ongoing efforts to help Northern Kentuckians impacted by substance use, Addiction Recovery Care (ARC) has promoted Jason Merrick to Vice President of Program Development and hired three new Recovery Advocates to lead educational efforts around Casey’s Law in the region, including the founder of Casey’s Law, Charlotte Wethington. Merrick joined ARC as Senior Director of Outpatient...

Kentucky launches new food safety reporting website aimed at increasing public health and protection

Gov. Andy Beshear announced the launch of a new website – FoodSafetyReporting.ky.gov – where Kentuckians can easily report foodborne issues. Until now, when someone suspected foodborne illness, it was reported to district or local health departments via phone, then a decision was made as to whether further investigation was needed. The new website allows for quick and easy reporting by consumers....