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

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

Policy over programs: Improving institutional policies so the best healthcare is provided to every patient

By Julia Richerson, MD I love being a pediatrician. To support families on their journey of parenthood is a joy and a privilege. Many days are filled with healthy children whose families are resilient and thriving. Many days, that is not the case. I work with children who are struggling with issues such as obesity,

GLI shares legislative priorities

Focus on growing Greater Louisville’s healthcare industry. By Sarah Davasher-Wisdom As one of the area’s most vital industries, healthcare is a major focal point of advocacy efforts at Greater Louisville Inc., (GLI) the Metro Chamber of Commerce. In addition to providing world-class services and products, regional healthcare businesses provide thousands of jobs and account for billions of dollars in annual economic growth. 2017 proved to be a remarkable year

Medicinal benefits of hemp

Kentucky has optimal growing conditions to cultivate hemp, state legislation favoring hemp-derived CBD. By Jeff Amrein What do cancer, chronic pain, arthritis, migraines, epilepsy, anxiety and sleep issues have in common? All have been included in the discussion of hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) as a natural treatment for these and other conditions. Hemp-derived CBD oil is already legal according to the Agricultural Act of 2014. Yet, given hemp’s association to marijuana,