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52 Weeks to Health: Week 24, Lightning Safety

When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors! Sources: National Weather Service (www.weather.gov) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov) Lightning kills over 50 people in the U.S. each year. But deaths are only part of the lightning story. Only about 10% of those struck are killed; 90% survive. However, many of the survivors suffer devastating life-long injuries. These injuries are primarily neurological, with a wide range of symptoms, and are very difficult to diagnose. Lightning also causes over $5 billion of economic loss each year in the U.S. from fires and other property destruction. Lightning strike frequencies are highest in the Southeast, […]

52 Weeks to Health: Week 14, Public Health Week

Your local health department’s mission, generally speaking, is to promote the public’s health. Public health professionals try to prevent problems from happening or recurring through implementing educational programs, recommending policies, promoting healthy lifestyles, assuring a safe environment and through the detection and control of infectious diseases. In contrast, clinical professionals like doctors and nurses, focus primarily on treating individuals after they become sick or injured. It is important to note that Kentucky is one of the unhealthiest states in our nation; but, a few healthy lifestyle choices could change this. First, eating normally proportioned helpings of nutritious foods including at […]

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

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 […]

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

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.

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 […]