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Updates on Trump tariffs and his Supreme Court nominee. Also on the Wednesday rundown: New Hampshire in the news in a clean energy report; and doctors address the rise of AFib – a serious and sometimes invisible cardiac issue.

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Public News Service - KY: Health Issues

No U.S. state showed improvement in obesity rates over the past year. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Obesity is a crisis that continues to plague Kentucky and the rest of the country, according to data released Wednesday. An annual report by the health policy group Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation shows the Commonwealth is ranked eighth nati

People in distress can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK 24/7 for confidential assistance. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The data on suicide in Kentucky is staggering, with one person taking his or her own life every 11 hours. And state health officials are among those elevating the magnitude of the problem during Suicide Prevention Week, September 9-15. State Suicide Prevention Coordinator Ta

Some 95,000 Kentuckians could lose Medicaid coverage if the Kentucky HEALTH waiver is approved. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Time is short for Kentuckians to weigh in on the state's request to mandate work requirements for Medicaid beneficiaries. The deadline for a federal comment period on the Kentucky HEALTH plan is Saturday at midnight. Under the proposed waiver, Medicaid expansion beneficiarie

Polling shows eight in 10 Kentuckians believe the decision to get pregnant is one of the most important choices a person can make. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Groups are voicing concern that threats to the federal program known as Title X could undermine family-planning resources for Kentuckians. Title X offers reproductive-health services and other preventive care, but the Trump administration wants to shift the program's focus to

McCreary and Wayne counties are among the top 10 bright spots for health among Appalachian counties.(Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Several Kentucky counties are stepping up to the plate when it comes to rural health challenges. Three new reports uncover 27 bright-spot Appalachian counties, including nine in the Commonwealth, where health is better than expected. Hilary Heishman, senior program officer for the

A new dementia research effort hopes to apply insights from other areas of medicine, such as oncology and immunology. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - An estimated 71,000 people in Kentucky are suffering from Alzheimer's disease, and efforts to better treat and potentially cure the brain disease are getting a major boost from AARP, which is investing $60 million in the Disrupt Dementia Discovery Fund for dementia and Alzheimer's r

Just 13 percent of moms are able to breastfeed their child six months after birth. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Some parents are still reeling from word of the United States' opposition to a global resolution supporting breastfeeding. According to a New York Times article, the U.S. wanted to water down a World Health Assembly resolution promoting and protecting breastfeeding around the

Having a support system can help children with Type 1 diabetes feel like they aren't alone. (Twenty20)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — A diagnosis of diabetes can be overwhelming, especially for a child. And a Kentucky program is working to provide emotional support for kids with Type 1 diabetes and their families. The "Family Link" program is a collaboration of the American Diabetes Association in Kentucky

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