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UK Healthcare Hospice Care Center celebrates anniversary

UK Healthcare Hospice Care Center celebrates anniversary

Bluegrass Care Navigators is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the hospice care center at UK HealthCare. Since its opening in spring of 2018, more than 500 patients have benefited from this dedicated hospital space for hospice care. The care center provides a comforting place for patients and families to have quality time together while facing

Meeting behavioral health needs in rural Kentucky

By Natalie Pope Rural areas in the United States face a shortage of behavioral health practitioners. As CNN recently reported, a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that 47-percent of non-metropolitan counties don’t have access to a psychologist. The shortage extends to psychiatrists, nurse practitioners and a cadre of behavioral health

Rural Health Roundup

U of L To Participate In New Four-State Study On Rural Health Outcomes A new study hopes to help researchers understand what causes high rates of heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders (HLBS) in rural Kentucky, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. Dubbed the Risk Underlying Rural Areas Longitudinal (RURAL) study, Stephanie Boone, PhD, assistant professor, University

Programs to expand mental, oral health services for eastern Kentucky residents

By Tiffany Murray Kentucky has historically ranked in the lowest 10 percent of the United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings. The Foundation has tracked the many barriers to good health confronting Kentuckians, along with residents of other states, for nearly 30 years. From the Foundation’s perspective, perhaps the brightest ray of light comes from the

Kentucky Homeplace celebrates 25 years

By Kristi Willett Since its inception in 1994, Kentucky Homeplace has linked thousands of rural Kentuckians with medical, social and environmental services they otherwise might have done without. To mark the program’s 25th anniversary, a celebration is set for May 16 at the University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health (CEHR) in Hazard.

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