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52 Weeks to Health: Week 30, Personal Wellness Profile

Taking Steps Toward Personal Wellness Often the hardest part of getting started on the journey toward a healthier lifestyle is taking that first step.  A good “first step” can be by simply completing a Health Risk Assessment (HRA).  A HRA is a questionnaire with questions that help determine your current health and your health risks.  There are questions regarding your and your family history of illnesses and medical conditions which can identify health risks for you.  There are questions about your health habits and lifestyle, which can identify areas that you may need to work on to improve. The Lake […]

Free Drive Thru COVID-19 Testing Pulaski FRIDAY 9AM to 1PM

Free COVID-19 testing Friday, July 17th from 9 AM to 1PM in the Pulaski County High School parking lot, 511 University Drive. Four hundred (400) tests will be available to be performed on Friday and cars will be asked to enter from University Drive and will exit onto Hwy 39. Anyone interested in being tested simply needs to show up between 9:00 and 1:00 on July 17th. No appointments are needed and there are no eligibility requirements to be met. When an individual arrives to be tested, they will remain in their vehicle for the duration of the test. A […]

52 Weeks to Health: Week 29, World Hepatitis Day

world Hepatitis Day World Hepatitis Day is recognized annually on July 28th, the birthday of Dr. Baruch Blumberg (1925-2011), who discovered the hepatitis B virus in 1967 and two years later developed the first hepatitis B vaccine. Worldwide, viral hepatitis is among the top 10 infectious disease killers with more than one million people dying each year. These deaths are primarily from cirrhosis or liver cancer caused by hepatitis B and hepatitis C. In fact, chronic hepatitis B and chronic hepatitis C cause approximately 80% of the world’s liver cancer. Many of those who are chronically infected are unaware of their […]

Cluster of Positive COVID-19 Cases Identified in Somerset, Ky

Cluster of Positive Cases Identified in Somerset, Ky. The Lake Cumberland District Health Department is seeing an increase in cases in our 10-county area. Currently we have 180 active cases of COVID19 in our district with seven of those hospitalized. Of the 180 active cases, only 49 are asymptomatic. We are seeing outbreaks associated with long-term care facilities, factories, churches and travel. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus and may include: Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion […]

52 Weeks to Health: Week 28, Family Disaster Supply Kit

Build A Family Disaster Supply Kit Disasters and emergencies can happen at any time to anyone.  It is important to think about how you will respond BEFORE something happens.  With your family or household members, discuss how to prepare and respond to the types of emergencies that are most likely to happen where you live, learn, work and play. A disaster supplies kit is simply a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. Try to assemble your kit well in advance of an emergency. You may have to evacuate at a moment’s notice […]

52 Weeks to Health: Week 27, Family Disaster Plan

Have A Family Disaster Plan Disasters and emergencies can happen at any time to anyone.  It is important to think about how you will respond BEFORE something happens.  With your family or household members, discuss how to prepare and respond to the types of emergencies that are most likely to happen where you live, learn, work and play. Here are a few easy steps to start your emergency communication plan: Understand how to receive emergency alerts and warnings.  Make sure all household members are able to get alerts about an emergency from local officials. Check with your local emergency management […]

52 Weeks to Health: Week 26, Tips for Firework Safety

Firework Safety Tips Below are fireworks safety tips: Never allow young children to handle fireworks Older children should use them only under close adult supervision Never use fireworks while impaired by drugs or alcohol Anyone using fireworks or standing nearby should wear protective eyewear Never hold lighted fireworks in your hands Never light them indoors Only use them away from people, houses and flammable material Never point or throw fireworks at another person Only light one device at a time and maintain a safe distance after lighting Never ignite devices in a container Do not try to re-light or handle […]