Colon Cancer Rates High in Lake Cumberland

Colon Cancer Screening Saves Lives

The Lake Cumberland area has some of the highest rates of colon cancer in Kentucky but has some of the lowest rates of colon cancer screening. Colorectal cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in either the colon or the rectum.  It is the second-leading cause of cancer death and the third most common cancer in both men and women in the United States. There is strong evidence that screening for colorectal cancer reduces mortality by detecting the cancer early when treatments are more effective. Screening for colorectal cancer includes fecal sample testing (FIT) and colonoscopy. You should begin screening […]

Upcoming Resilience educational opportunities for our communities

It is not too late to get involved with our Resiliency educational opportunities to help strengthen our communities! We will have 3 more training events over the next few months. You do not have to be from that county to attend. You are not required to attend all 3 sessions. If you missed the screening and want to see the movie click here: https://kpjrfilms.co/resilience/ Bounce 101 will be held at: – Adair Health Department Oct 29th at 8:30 am CST. – Russell Health Department Oct 29th 12:30pm CST – Pulaski District Health Department Oct 28th 12:30pm EST Bounce 102 will be […]

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week October 20-26th, 2019

Although the prevalence of high blood lead levels in children has dropped over the last 4 decades, the problem still exists.  There are approximately a half a million 1-5 year olds with lead levels at or above the toxic threshold.  This accounts for millions of lost IQ points and one in five cases of ADHD. The long term effects of lead in a child can be severe.  They include learning disabilities, decreased growth, hyperactivity, impaired hearing, and even brain, liver and kidney damage. If caught early, these effects can be limited by reducing exposure to lead and/or by medical treatment. There […]

Pulaski, McCreary, and Wayne County Resilience Event October 14th 1pm EST

Lake Cumberland District Health Department will be hosting a screening of “Resilience” on October 14th at 1:00 pm EST. It is a documentary that explores how adverse events during childhood can impact an individual throughout their life. Monday, October 14, 2019 1:00pm – 3:00pm EST Lake Cumberland District Health Department 500 Bourne Ave. Somerset, KY 42501 To register for this free event please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ACEs_1

Casey, Clinton, and Russell County Resilience Event October 15th at Russell County Health Department

Russell County Health Department will be hosting a screening of “Resilience” on October 15th at 1:00 pm CST. It is a documentary that explores how adverse events during childhood can impact an individual throughout their life.   Tuesday, October 15, 2019 1:00pm – 3:00pm CDT Russell County Health Department 211 Fruit of the Loom Drive, Jamestown, KY 42629 To register for this free event please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ACEs_1

Effective Communication and Consistency in Increasing Rural Vaccination Rates

A story in the Rural Health Monitor highlights Lake Cumberland District Health Department’s efforts to address cervical cancer by promoting the HPV vaccine. Please follow the included link to read the story from the Rural Health Monitor, Effective Communication and Consistency in Increasing Rural Vaccination Rates. .

Adair, Cumberland, Green, and Taylor County Resilience Event October 15th at 9:00 a.m. CST

Adair County Health Department will be hosting a screening of “Resilience” on October 15th at 9:00 am CST. It is a documentary that explores how adverse events during childhood can impact an individual throughout their life. Tuesday, October 15, 2019 9:00am – 11:00am CST Adair County Health Department, Basement Conference Room 801 Westlake Drive, Columbia, KY 42728 To register for this free event please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ACEs_1

Pulaski County Farm Field Day to be held 9.12.19

LCDHD will be sponsoring a free Tetanus shot clinic at this year’s Pulaski County Farm Field Day thanks to a grant from the Pulaski County Health Department.  The Medicine Shop will be administering the shots during the event.  Rodney Dick, member of the Pulaski County Health Department Board of Directors, initiated the grant. Tetanus is a serious illness caused by Clostridium bacteria. The bacteria live in soil, saliva, dust, and manure. The bacteria can enter the body through a deep cut, like those you might get from stepping on a nail, or through a burn. The infection causes painful tightening […]