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How to avoid vision problems from diabetes, which 13.6% of Kentuckians have, 7th in U.S.; 33.8% more have pre-diabetes

January 29, 2023

By Joseph Brown University of Kentucky Diabetes is a disease so prevalent in the U.S. that it is considered to be an epidemic. In Kentucky, according to the American Diabetes Association, approximately 13.6% of the adult population has diagnosed diabetes, seventh in the nation. Another 33.8% of Kentuckians have been diagnosed as having pre-diabetes. Diabetes…

Study identifies six factors linked with lower risk of dementia; expert says ‘It may never be too late to improve your brain health’

January 29, 2023

A new study of more than 29,000 older adults in China has identified six habits “that are linked with a lower risk of dementia and a slower rate of memory decline,” Annabelle Timsit of The Washington Post reports. “Eating a balanced diet, exercising the mind and body regularly, having regular contact with others, and not…

Bengals powered by 3 young stars: Burrow, Chase, Higgins

January 29, 2023

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow has two major offensive players at his fingertips in receivers Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins BY MITCH STACY | AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Burrow says the Cincinnati Bengals’ championship window should stay open for years. “The window is my whole career,” the franchise quarterback said matter-of-factly after…

News Briefs for January 29

January 29, 2023

Memphis police disband unit that fatally beat Tyre Nichols MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis police chief has disbanded the city’s so-called Scorpion unit after some of its officers beat Black motorist Tyre Nichols to death. The chief on Saturday cited a “cloud of dishonor” from newly released video of the fatal encounter. Police Director…

988 suicide lifeline marks six months, 26% jump in monthly calls

January 28, 2023

TOM LATEK, Kentucky Today   FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – The 988 service, which allows Kentuckians in crisis to connect with suicide prevention, mental health and substance abuse counselors in their area by calling the three-digit number from any phone, is being touted as a success. “It is providing help to more people than ever before,”…

KSP distributing body-worn cameras to troopers

January 21, 2023

TOM LATEK, Kentucky Today FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) — For the first time in history, Kentucky State Police troopers will be equipped with body-worn cameras, as many local law enforcement agencies across the state, to help increase officer safety and public trust. The new integrated video recording system will be distributed to approximately 780 sworn personnel.…

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