Kentucky Health News, Author at Harlan Enterprise


Health insurers again win lobbying over prior authorization of procedures

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News   A bill to exempt health-care providers who have 90% or more of their claims approved from health-insurance companies’ ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Friday, March 29, 2024 10:06 am


Website helps Kentuckians find addiction help, Narcan

The state’s website, which helps Kentuckians find addiction treatment, now also can help them find places to get naloxone, which reverses opioid overdose. The ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Monday, March 18, 2024 12:18 pm


Health commissioner warns not enough Kentuckians are vaccinated against measles

In a wide-ranging TV interview, state Health Commissioner Steven Stack warned Kentuckians that not enough of them are vaccinated for measles, which he said is ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Wednesday, March 13, 2024 11:01 am


West Ky. county sees third fentanyl death in seven months

After three fentanyl overdoses since June in Crittenden County, the first recorded in the county of 9,000 people, and another death in which fentanyl could ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Friday, February 9, 2024 8:41 am


Donor intent bill passes Senate

Legislation designed to ensure donors to non-profit agencies can be sure the organization receiving their gift follows their instructions was approved by the state Senate ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Tuesday, February 6, 2024 9:42 am


Avian flu found in snow geese in Henderson County

The Kentucky Division of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) announced Thursday that Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) has been confirmed in snow geese discovered in ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Friday, January 19, 2024 11:55 am


Open enrollment for federally subsidized health insurance ends Jan. 16

Kentuckians can still shop for and enroll in federally subsidized health insurance coverage on the state-based marketplace, Kynect, though Jan. 16 for coverage starting Feb. ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Thursday, January 11, 2024 10:09 am


Abortion-rights lawsuit needs a new plaintiff, ACLU of Ky. says

Abortion-rights advocates are seeking a new plaintiff for their Kentucky class-action lawsuit because the plaintiff, who was eight weeks pregnant, “learned her embryo no longer ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Monday, December 18, 2023 7:50 am


Kentucky Hospital Association says its annual survey shows state continues to have an ‘acute shortage’ of health care workers

The Kentucky Hospital Association‘s annual Workforce Survey Report says Kentucky suffers from an “acute shortage” of health care workers, with nearly 13,000 job vacancies in ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Wednesday, November 29, 2023 4:48 pm


State’s weekly respiratory-virus update shows hospitalizations of Kentucky children for RSV are increasing

The state Department for Public Health’s weekly respiratory virus update, released Thursday, Nov. 2, showed that Covid-19 and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) activity was moderate, ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Monday, November 6, 2023 2:30 pm

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