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Public News Service - KY: Senior Issues

Older Kentuckians who live in urban areas are more likely to be physically active than their rural counterparts. (Pedro Alonso/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - New data reveals a rural/urban divide when it comes to the health of older Kentuckians. The United Health Foundation's 2018 Senior Health Report examines 34 health indicators and ranks Kentucky 48th among states, up one notch from last year's rankings. A key finding of the report,

Polls are open until 6 P.M. today for Kentucky's primary election. (Gage Skimore/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – It's primary day in Kentucky, and advocates for older adults are encouraging all registered voters to make their voices heard. The Secretary of State's Office is projecting a 30-percent turnout today, 3.3 million people, which would be the highest voter participation in a pr

Health advocates say many patients miss doses because they misunderstand prescription information. (xandert/morguefile)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- When it comes to living a healthy life, access to health care is critical, but understanding how to use it is every bit as important - which is why advocates are working to improve health literacy statewide. Michelle Ganote, events and communication coordinator at the Kentuckian

Itís estimated that the number of Kentuckians with diabetes will top 500,000 by 2020. (Denise Chan/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – What and how much people eat – and how it affects their health – are top-of-mind every holiday season, starting with Thanksgiving. But folks throughout Kentucky are also working this month to draw attention to the diabetes epidemic. The number of people with di

A Kentucky senior leaves a food bank, where the fight against hunger often serves those 60 and older. (Kentucky Assn. of Food Banks)

BEREA, Ky. – A new report finds that nearly one out of every 10 seniors in Kentucky is food insecure, meaning that those seniors are unable to consistently access or afford adequate amounts of food. The just-released "The State of Senior Hunger in America" study is from 2015, and it focuses

Speakers at a weekend rally in Pikeville had a message for Congress: Everybody deserves health care. (Jerry Hardt)

PIKEVILLE, Ky. -- In Pikeville, a city in the far eastern part of Sen. Mitch McConnell's home state, more than 100 people rallied on Saturday, renewing their call for health care for all. Irony perhaps that the previously-scheduled event, part of a national day of action, came barely 24 hours afte

Incorporating additional movement into daily life can help reduce the risk of diabetes for folks age 65 and older. (Mtn and Sea/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – With nearly one-in-four Kentuckians age 65 and older living with diabetes, some organizations are spreading a message of "Get Fit, Don't Sit" during Older Americans Month in May. The American Diabetes Association and Passport Health Plan are providing seniors in Kentucky wit

Consumer challenges deliver a sharp reduction in rate increases sought by sister power companies in Kentucky. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The battle to tamp down utility rate hikes in Kentucky produced a victory last week for intervenors, who challenged the sizes and types of increases sought by sister power companies Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas and Electric. Combined, the utilities serve more than 1

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