Freedom from Smoking

Words cannot say how very proud we are of the participants in our recent Freedom from Smoking class, which ran from March 7 – May 16.  We started with 13 and the 5 pictured participants (plus 2 who are not pictured) finished the class.  The class was diverse with participants ranging in age from 22 to 83 years! This group put the cigarettes down and stuck with the program!  Many of them were long time smokers and had a tremendous struggle — a struggle that is just beginning, because, although they are past withdrawal and initial addiction, they will continue to […]

Spotlight on Health, Child Passenger Safety Seat Program: Evelyn Mae Cooper

I am thankful for the many services our local health department offers our community. One service that is particularly important to me is the Child Passenger Safety Service. This service ensures that your child’s car seat is correctly installed in order to provide the best protection for your child in the event of an accident. The Lake Cumberland District Health Department goes above and beyond to offer this wonderful, free service to ensure our children are as safe as possible when traveling on our roads. As a new mom, I am very concerned about my child’s safety and can rest […]

Spotlight on Health, WIC: Tina Thomas

My name is Tina Thomas, and I am the mother of three children, all of which are or were on the WIC program. This benefit has helped my family out in many ways. I have breastfed or am doing so now, all 3 of my children. The WIC program has a very healthy package for breast feeding mothers. It gives the mom an idea of the healthy foods to eat and how to take care of one’s self while feeding your little one. This program offers you professional guidance with dietary questions and issues. The variety of food individuals can […]

Spotlight on Health: Lori Turner, Mammogram Recipient through the Pink County/Susan G. Komen Grant

“When you are busy with work and your family, it’s easy to neglect your own health and put off needed tests. I knew my mammogram was due and the extended hours mammogram clinic and $25 gift card were great motivation to get it done. Now that I know my results are normal, I don’t have to worry about getting another mammogram for 1 year. I encourage all women 40 and older to get their yearly mammogram. Early detection of a problem could save your life.” Lori Turner –Wayne County

Spotlight on Health: Lillie Moreland, Mammogram Recipient through the Pink County/Susan G. Komen Grant

“I recently had the opportunity to get my mammogram at The Medical Center at Albany. I would like to thank Heather Capps and The Medical Center. The appointment took less than 30 minutes from the time I registered until the time I was on my way back home. The clinic was organized and the staff was caring and thoughtful. I hope that the Health Department and The Medical Center will be able to offer this type of clinic next year.” Lillie Moreland – Clinton County

Spotlight on Health: 2016 Health Promotion Winner: Dustin Jones

During 2016, the Lake Cumberland District Health Department and Monticello Banking Company partnered to offer a wellness promotion.  An opportunity to complete a Health Risk Assessment (HRA) developed by the health department and located on their website at www.lcdhd.org was offered.  At the end of the survey, participants were provided the chance to enter a prize drawing with a $1,000 first place and a $500.00 second place award.  The prize was sponsored by the Monticello Banking Company.  Local resident Dustin Jones filled out his profile, entered the contest and won $1,000. The HRA is a free health informational tool that provides a snapshot of […]

Spotlight on Health: 2016 Health Promotion Winner: Misty Anderson

During 2016, the Lake Cumberland District Health Department and Monticello Banking Company partnered to offer a wellness promotion.  An opportunity to complete a Health Risk Assessment (HRA) developed by the health department and located on their website at www.lcdhd.org was offered.  At the end of the survey, participants were provided the chance to enter a prize drawing with a $1,000 first place and a $500.00 second place award.  The prize was sponsored by the Monticello Banking Company.  Local resident Misty Anderson filled out her profile, entered the contest and won $500. The HRA is a free health informational tool that provides a snapshot of […]

Spotlight on Health: Diabetes, Jesse.

Jesse –A Face of Diabetes. Jesse had NEVER had his glucose checked –in fact he hadn’t even had a physical since going into the Army in 1971. In October 2015, he had his bloodwork done at the Russell County Health Fair. When the bloodwork came back, his glucose was 265…he and his family were shocked –they had absolutely no clue that he had diabetes. He went to his doctor and was started on medication immediately, including insulin. Jesse was determined to get his diabetes under control. He with the help of his wife, Anita, began eating healthier and began making […]

Spotlight on Health: Diabetes, DeAnn Cross

My name is DeAnn Cross, I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in July 2016. I wanted to learn more about diabetes and how to manage it so I took the Diabetes Self Management classes to get control of my diabetes. I learned about the program where I work for the Health Dept and my mom, who is also a diabetic went and encouraged me to go to these classes. I learned a lot from the program, the most important thing was how to count your carbs and how much carbs I am allowed to eat each day to maintain […]

Spotlight on Health: Diabetes, Dianna Davis

My Name is Diana Davis I live in Nancy Kentucky and I am retired from the Pulaski County Board of Education. I was diagnosed with diabetes around twelve years ago. As time went on my A1C elevated , not realizing I needed to watch what I was eating, thinking the medicine would take care of it. In June 2016, my daughter, who works for Lake Cumberland District Health Department told me about a diabetes management class they were having at the Health Department. With my age and other things working against me I realized it was time to know more […]