Kentucky Health News, Author at Winchester Sun


One-fourth of Kentuckians say they have been diagnosed with depression

One in four Kentucky adults in a poll taken in 2020 said they had ever been diagnosed with depression, a higher share than in any ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Friday, September 1, 2023 11:30 am


National advocacy group estimates 16 rural Kentucky hospitals are in danger of closing

Sixteen of Kentucky’s 72 rural hospitals are at risk of closing, and 10 of those are at immediate risk of closing, according to the latest ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Monday, August 7, 2023 11:00 am


Ky. nursing-home company closes 2 Louisville homes after investigation

Exceptional Living Centers of Lexington, which operates several Kentucky nursing homes. “has agreed to close two of its Louisville facilities, displacing roughly 200 people, after state ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Monday, June 19, 2023 10:32 am


Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman announces $40 million in federal funds for Kentucky school mental-health services

Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman announced $40 million in federal funding is coming to Kentucky schools to support and expand access to school-based mental health services, ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Thursday, June 1, 2023 12:26 pm


Legislators nix governor’s Medicaid service expansion, but it will remain in place for now

The legislature’s Administrative Regulation Review Subcommittee voted May 9 to find Gov. Andy Beshear’s new regulations to expand Medicaid’s vision, dental and hearing services deficient, ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Monday, May 29, 2023 2:00 pm


Medicaid renewal date is fast approaching

Kentuckians on Medicaid need to pay attention to any correspondence from the state’s Medicaid program. The Department for Medicaid Services has resumed its annual renewal ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Friday, May 19, 2023 12:59 pm


New UK medical-school graduate plans to pay it forward with a career in rural Kentucky

The University of Kentucky’s Rural Physician Leadership Program is designed to increase the number of doctors in rural Kentucky, with graduates like Pike County native ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Monday, May 15, 2023 12:30 pm


FDA approves first-ever RSV vaccine for people 60 and older

People 60 and older now have access to the first approved vaccine against respiratory syncytial virus. The vaccine, developed by GlaxoSmithKline, is called Arexvy and was approved ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Tuesday, May 9, 2023 10:34 am


Beshear administration issues regulations to maintain expansion of Medicaid benefits

Gov. Andy Beshear has again proposed regulations to expand dental, vision and hearing benefits for Kentucky adults on Medicaid, after the legislature found similar regulations ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Thursday, April 27, 2023 5:27 pm


Catholic Health Initiatives hit by data breach

Kentucky is one of 13 states with hospitals that have been affected by a ransomware attack on the CommonSpirit health-care system, which is the parent ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Monday, April 17, 2023 2:17 pm

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