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52 Weeks to Health: Week 8, Children’s Dental Health

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month After weeks of watching your baby drool and fuss, you finally spot that first little tooth bud popping up through the gums. Over the next couple of years, your baby’s gummy smile will gradually be replaced by two rows of baby teeth. Baby teeth may be small, but they’re important. They act as placeholders for adult teeth. Without a healthy set of baby teeth, your child will have trouble chewing and speaking clearly. That’s why caring for baby teeth and keeping them decay-free is so important. Caring for Baby’s Gums You can start caring for baby’s gums right […]

52 Weeks to Health: Week 7, Heart Disease

February is Heart Disease Awareness Month Are you at risk for Heart Disease?  February has been designated as the month to show that special someone how much you love them.   One of the best ways you can do that is to know if you are at risk for Heart Disease.  Some risk factors for heart disease can be controlled by you while other cannot.   A few of the uncontrollable risk factors are things you should be aware of such as: family history, age, and race.  Some risk factors that you do have control of are: being tobacco free, being physically […]

2019 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 2018 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 […]

52 Weeks to Health: Week 6, World Cancer Day

CANCER The 4th of February has been designated as World Cancer Day. Cancer is a term used for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and can invade other tissues. Cancer cells can spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph systems. Cancer is not just one disease, but many diseases, which require different treatments. However prevention strategies are often common to many, if not all cancers. A person’s cancer risk can be reduced with healthy choices like avoiding tobacco, limiting alcohol use, protecting your skin from the sun and avoiding indoor tanning, eating a […]

KALBOH Statewide Board of Health Meeting 1/31/19

Statewide Local Board of Health Meeting Thursday, January 31, 2019 6:30-9:00 pm EST 6:30pm – Welcome………………………………………………… Brian Andreas, MD, KALBOH Vice President 6:35pm – KERS Liability – Local Health Departments………….…David Eager, KERS Executive Director 7:00pm – Financial State of Local Public Health Departments…Mike Tuggle, Assistant Director 7:15pm – Public Health Transformation …………………………..Jeffrey Howard, MD, Ky. Commissioner for Public Health 7:45pm – Connecting the Systems that Drive Health in Your Community Medical, Social, and Public Health… ……………………………………….    ….Glen Mays, PhD, MHA, Shana Moore, PhD, MPA, Nurlan Kussainov, MPA 8:15 pm – Questions & Answers……………………………………..Allison Adams, MPA, Public Health Director, Buffalo Trace District 8:45pm – Wrap-up & Close………………………………………….Georgia Heise, […]

Rural Health Opioid Program (RHOP) Showing Promising Results

Utilizing funds received from a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant for their 10-county service area, the Lake Cumberland District Health Department is partnering with a consortium of area doctors, mental health facilities, and detention centers to reduce morbidity and mortality related to Opioid-Use Disorder (OUD). At the mid-way point of the 3 year grant, the Rural Health Opioid Program (RHOP) is showing promising results. The charts below show the status of clients on their first visit (Start) versus their last visit (Last). To view the expanded report, click Rural Health Opioid Program Mid-grant Report. The Rural Health Opioid Program (RHOP) […]

Temporary Warming Centers Set Up

The following temporary warming centers have been set up in the Lake Cumberland Area: Adair Adair County Courthouse Annex basement Green Greensburg Cumberland Presbyterian Church Pulaski Somerset Community Mission – 8 PM until 8 AM Vitality Church – 109 New Haven Ln, Somerset (Shopville area) Somerset First Church of the Nazarene – 120 Crawford Ave Russell Russell County Courthouse basement Community Center on Main Street (Russell Springs) Taylor Old Taylor County Courthouse – Court St Wayne The Aspire Center Wayne The Aspire Center  

52 Weeks to Health: Week 5, Heart Disease and Stroke

FEBRUARY IS AMERICAN HEART MONTH Along with Valentine’s Day, February marks American Heart Month, a great time to commit to a healthy lifestyle and make small changes that can lead to a lifetime of heart health and encourage families, friends and communities to become involved. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women, accounting for 1 in 4 deaths in the United States. Nearly half of Americans have at least one risk factor for heart disease, such as high blood pressure, obesity, physical inactivity, or an unhealthy diet. Risk also increases with age. The good news […]

52 Weeks to Health: Week 4, Birth Defects

Birth Defects Approximately 150,000 children are born every year in the United States affected by one or more birth defects. Although the cause of over 60% of birth defects are not known, there are things that you can do to help ensure optimal health for your baby. Awareness and education are the first steps to preventing birth defects.  The immediate step following awareness and education is taking action. There are a number of things you can do to increase the probability of having a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Some are more challenging than other because they may require that […]