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One box at a time: Passport, Bluegrass Harvest partnership aims to increase access to healthier food

One box at a time: Passport, Bluegrass Harvest partnership aims to increase access to healthier food

When we talk about the health and wellness of Kentuckians, we have to take a step back and look at the social factors that have an impact on the overall health and well-being of individuals. When we take a closer look beginning in the home, and extending to our workplace, our schools and our neighborhoods,

Lexington lawyers discuss their experience combating healthcare fraud at the U.S. Attorney’s Office

By Ben Keeton Healthcare fraud costs the United States tens of billions of dollars each year. Healthcare fraud schemes continue to grow in complexity and seriousness. Kerry Harvey and Andrew Sparks, both with Dickinson Wright, in Lexington, Ky. have a long history of fighting healthcare fraud. Before joining Dickinson Wright, they were with the U.S.

Moving healthcare upstream: Smoketown Family Wellness Center aims to improve health at the community level

Smoketown Family Wellness Center (SFWC), a cross between a pediatric office and a community center, is set to open on March 24 in the historic Presbyterian Community Center in Smoketown, one of the poorest neighborhoods in Louisville, Ky. Smoketown Family Wellness Center (SFWC), a cross between a pediatric office and a community center, is set

Obstacles to better health: The solutions to many health issues lie not just in better access to clinical care, but in better social policy

By Sarah Moyer, MD Many of our patients often face real-life situations that can make controlling such chronic conditions as diabetes and hypertension difficult. As physicians, we are often unaware of the daily struggles preventing patients from adhering to our best-laid treatment plans. A recent experience with a patient suffering with diabetes made me acutely

Lethal combination: Unhealthy diet paired with food insecurity a recipe for disaster

By Kate Marx Food insecurity is defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as “limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods or limited or uncertain ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways.” Feeding America and Louisville’s Dare to Care Food Bank state it more simply – food insecurity is

Adverse Childhood Experiences are common, are associated with health problems as an adult

During the last 20 years, research has shown that there is a direct correlation between childhood trauma and adult illness. This childhood trauma, called Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), can cause academic and behavioral problems. It can also lead to an increased risk for heart disease, depression, cancer, diabetes, obesity and more, if left untreated. ACEs

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