2017 Wellness Promotion

Would you like a chance to win a $1,000.00* (see terms below) cash incentive just for taking a few minutes to learn more about your health status and how to improve your general fitness and overall well-being? Fill out your wellness profile today! At the end of the profile, you will be given a chance to enter your name into the contest. Even if you entered our 2016 contest, you are welcome and encouraged to enter this contest. You may view our previous winners here: view our past winners! After completing a health questionnaire, developed by a team of experts at the Lake […]

2016 Diabetes Awareness Champion: Green County High School

Pictured left to right –Janet Cowherd, RN, BSN, Diabetes Educator for Green County and Renny Smith, RN, School Nurse for Green County High School receiving the traveling trophy! Green County High School was recently recognized as the 2016 Diabetes Awareness Champion!  The school raised $308 for the  Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation by selling paper sneakers that were displayed the school office to show support as well as students paying to wear pajamas and hats on a designated day.

Activity Counts—for All Ages!

Being active is not only good for you, it’s important for the children and teens in your life as well! Our bodies benefit when we’re active, especially if we have diabetes. Being active can help you feel better, reduce stress, keep your weight and blood sugar (blood glucose) levels in a healthy range, and increase your energy level. You sleep better, too. As more and more youth become overweight and less active, type 2 diabetes once only seen in adults over 40 – is now being found in teens. You can play a key role by helping the children and […]

Have a Holiday Heart-to-Heart

Look at Your Family’s Past to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in Your Future The holidays are known as a time for family gatherings, catching up with relatives, and sometimes even the occasional family conflict. Like drama at the holiday dinner table, in many ways your health is influenced by your family—for better or for worse. This year, why not start a conversation that benefits everyone? Gather your family health history. Why It’s Important Family history of disease is an important part of understanding your chance for developing a number of serious diseases, including type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is a serious […]

National Influenza Vaccination Week 2016

This week is National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW)! CDC established #NIVW in 2005 to highlight the importance of continuing flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond. Make sure you get a flu vaccine to protect yourself this flu season. For more information on NIVW, visit: www.cdc.gov/flu/nivw/index.htm

Zika: Learn more.

The Lake Cumberland District Health Department would like to share this video created by the Taylor County Schools which provides basic information about the Zika Virus. What We Know Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito (Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus). These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. Zika can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects. There is no vaccine or medicine for Zika. Local mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission has been reported in the continental United States. Learn more about Zika.

Kentucky Officials Urge Emergency Preparedness Due To Wildfire Risk

Kentucky Emergency Management KENTUCKY OFFICIALS URGE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS DUE TO WILDFIRE RISK FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  Kentucky Joint Information Center     Tel. 502-607-6666 FRANKFORT, Ky: (Nov. 17, 2016)  –Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) and Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) officials urge citizens in, or near, the areas impacted by wildfires to be prepared to take immediate action. Being ready for a wildfire could save your property or save your life! The National Weather Service, Jackson KY Office, has issued a Fire Weather Watch due to the ongoing drought conditions, http://www.weather.gov/jkl/ . Currently 50 fires are burning approximately 31,256 acres throughout the southeastern part […]

Get Smart About Antibiotics Week

Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die as a direct result of these infections. Many more people die from other conditions that were complicated by an antibiotic-resistant infection.  Learn more at: CDC: Get Smart About Antibiotics Week.