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  Teens who use e-cigarettes, hookah, chewing tobacco and other cigarette alternatives are almost twice as likely to eventually smoke cigarettes than teens who never use those alternatives. That’s according to a new study out Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Kentucky has made some progress in improving the health of its citizens. The proof is found in some recent national ratings.

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A new poll shows the quality of food Kentucky residents put on their plates plays a major role in their health outcomes.

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Eastern Kentucky residents have access to more mental health providers than the rest of the state, but proportionately, there are fewer primary physicians in the Appalachian region.

Appalachian Health Falling Further Behind

Aug 24, 2017
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A new report shows just how far Appalachia has fallen behind the rest of the country on key health measures such as rates of cancer, heart disease and infant mortality. Researchers say the region’s health gap is growing and they hope the data they’ve compiled will spur new approaches to health care.

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A health advocacy group in Kentucky is reacting to the health care plan approved by the Republican-controlled U.S. House. The bill dismantles core aspects of the Affordable Care Act, including the employer and individual mandates.

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A new poll shows growing support for a statewide ban on smoking in most public places, despite Kentucky having the highest rate of smokers in the nation.

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new study shows fewer Kentucky adults are delaying or skipping medical care because of cost concerns.

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Seventy years ago, Brooklyn Dodgers General Manager Branch Rickey decided to bring a young player up to the majors from one of their farm teams.  However, one thing made this unprecedented: the Montreal Monarchs second baseman in question was African-American.  Approval to transfer Jackie Robinson to the Dodgers could only come from the commissioner of Major League Baseball, former U.S. Senator, Kentucky Governor, and Henderson county native, A.B. "Happy" Chandler.

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Former Kentucky 6th District U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler says he still hasn’t ruled out a return to politics.

Chandler held that seat from 2004 to 2012 before losing a re-election bid to Republican Andy Barr.