Kentucky Attorney General asks federal agencies to permanently extend telehealth options for opioid use disorder treatment

WEKU | By Stan Ingold Kentucky’s top prosecutor is asking federal agencies to permanently extend telehealth options for people dealing with opioid use disorder. This service is set to end once the federal COVID-19 public health emergency ends. Attorney General Daniel Cameron joined AGs from 41 other states and Puerto Rico, Guam, and Washington D.C. in…

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Some healthcare workers hit hard by July flooding get much needed help just before the holidays

Clean-up, repair, and rebuilding continue in flood-damaged Eastern Kentucky.(WKYT) By Brandon Robinson FRANKFORT, Ky. (WYMT) – One Kentucky organization made a big donation to help healthcare workers who were ravaged by July’s flooding this week. On Monday, officials with the Kentucky Association of Health Plans (KAHP) announced a grant of $200,000 to the Kentucky Rural Health…

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Kentucky public health officials encourage people to stay safe at holiday gatherings

WEKU | By Samantha Morrill Flu, RSV and COVID cases are widespread in central and eastern Kentucky as people get ready to gather for Thanksgiving. Health officials are warning people to take precautions over the holidays. Scott Lockard is Public Health Director for Kentucky River District Health Department, covering Knott, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Owsley, Perry and…

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Biden administration asks congress to use budget to assist EKY flood victims

By WKYT News Staff KENTUCKY (WKYT) – The Biden administration is requesting congress include $100 million dollars in its end-of-the-year supplemental budget, to help Eastern Kentucky’s recovery from devastating flooding. The White House office of management and budget formally sent the proposal — which includes money for Puerto Rico, Florida and Kentucky — Friday. Congress has…

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UK College of Medicine offering precision nutrition, culinary medicine elective to medical students

By Lindsay Travis University of Kentucky “For some reason, I really wanted fruit or savory food when I was going through treatment. Spicy, savory, salty food — that helped with my appetite,” recalls University of Kentucky chemistry doctoral student Yueming “Ronnie” Wu. Back in 2020, he received an advanced colorectal cancer diagnosis at the age of 27. Wu…

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McConnell reelected Senate GOP leader: ‘Not going anywhere’

By The Associated Press and LISA MASCARO, BRIAN SLODYSKO and MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Mitch McConnell was reelected as Republican leader Wednesday, quashing a challenge from Sen. Rick Scott of Florida, the Senate GOP campaign chief criticized after a disappointing performance in the midterm elections that kept Senate control with Democrats. McConnell, of Kentucky, easily swatted back the…

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Law professor says he thinks courts will rule against Biden administration on student debt forgiveness

BY SAM KNEF KENTUCKY HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. — The future of President Joe Biden’s student loan debt forgiveness plan is cloudy after a federal appeals court issued an injunction preventing the government from canceling any debt while the court considers a lawsuit challenging the plan. What You Need To Know President Biden’s student loan debt forgiveness plan is…

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