9:00 am
Tue June 17, 2014

UK Study on Hazardous Waste Impacts

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The University of Kentucky will use a $12 million federal grant to reduce the negative health and environmental impacts found at hazardous waste sites. 

UK Superfund Research Center According to Director Bernie Hennig, lab studies are indicating healthy individuals stand a better chance of warding off contaminants.

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2:57 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

'By 2050 1 in 3 Adults Will Have Diabetes' American Diabetes Association Tells Legislature

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Health advocates believe a growing number of local prevention programs will help reduce the number of Kentuckians who suffer with diabetes. 

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The Salt
2:48 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

'Heart Attack On A Hook': Meet America's 'Worst Restaurant Meal'

Long John Silver's Big Catch platter will net you 33 grams of trans fats in one meal.
Courtesy of Clare Politano Center for Science in the Public Interest

Originally published on Thu July 4, 2013 11:19 am

Seafood is generally considered a more healthful choice when dining out — but not if you're battering and deep-frying it and serving it up with hush puppies and onion rings.

And that is precisely why the folks at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a nutrition and health policy watchdog group, have named Long John Silver's new "Big Catch" meal the worst restaurant meal in America.

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Afternoon Update
4:33 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 6/14/12

"The human we see in the mirror is made up of more microbes than human."

Today on NPR: The human body contains about 100 trillion cells, but only maybe one in 10 of those cells is actually human. The rest are from bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms. Now, scientists have unveiled the the "human microbiome," which includes 10,000 species and more than 8 million genes.

Four Rivers Region:

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3:33 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Kentucky Obesity Reduction Program


A just released document called ‘A Community Guide to Reducing Obesity’ details local projects in 17 areas of the Commonwealth.  

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3:49 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

Fitness Report Credits Purchase Area Cities

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A state-wide report on ways to battle obesity uses two western Kentucky programs as examples for other communities.

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6:00 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Even With Plenty of Activity, Families Find it Hard to Stay Fit

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The average adult American is ballooning in weight. This isn’t breaking news. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Kentucky possessed a 31 percent obesity rate in 2010, one of the highest in the nation. Naturally, kids are following suit. The nation needs a diet. However, when families strategize ways in which to fight the obesity epidemic, is more activity a key or a curse?

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