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Judge blocks state abortion bans until at least Wednesday, July 6

July 4, 2022

Kentucky Health News   A judge has temporarily blocked Kentucky laws that ban abortion. Jefferson Circuit Judge Mitch Perry issued a restraining order Thursday morning that allows Kentucky’s two abortion clinics, both in Louisville, to resume offering the procedure, at least until Wednesday, July 6, when he will hear their arguments for a more lasting…

Kentuckians seem convinced that Covid is over, but they’re wrong

July 4, 2022

By Kevin Kavanagh This month my family had encounters with two Lexington doctor offices. In one the staff rolled her eyes when asked about masks, parroting the misinformation that viruses are two small to be filtered, ignoring the fact that what is floating in the air are larger viral-droplet aerosols which N95 masks efficiently capture.…

Ticks are active in Kentucky year round, but this is prime time, and they are getting more common and more dangerous

July 4, 2022

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News Public-health officials say ticks are emerging earlier and staying active longer because of changes in climate and land use, resulting in a rising risk of infection carried by the parasites. “There are more tick-borne disease cases every year,” Dr. John Aucott, director of the Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Clinical…

Fireworks: An explosion of fear for animals

June 27, 2022

Tips for keeping pets, wildlife and farmed animals safe and happy during seasonal celebrations   Many people enjoy the booming sounds and flashing colors of fireworks, but they can be terrifying, overwhelming⁠ and hazardous for both wild and domestic animals. On the Fourth of July, many animals become so frightened by the noise and commotion…

FIREWORKS!

June 27, 2022

 National poll shows some parents need to enforce better safety rules on fireworks; children’s sparklers can be dangerous, too   By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News As communities and families prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July, some parents overlook the risks of burn and injury that fireworks pose for children, according to a national…

Kentucky Blood Center Encourages Eligible Individuals to Make Donation on World Blood Donor Day

June 13, 2022

A blood transfusion is needed every two seconds in the United States LEXINGTON, Ky. – Ahead of World Blood Donor Day on Tuesday, Kentucky Blood Center is thanking local blood donors and urging all eligible individuals to save lives through donation. Those interested in donating can find more information about the process and make an…

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