May 11, 2016 RSS feed / Health

Robot stitches up patient; are automated ER’s next?

Getting stitched up by Dr. Robot may one day be reality: Scientists have created a robotic system that did just that in living animals without a real doctor pulling the strings. More...

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Knowing Your Blood Pressure

You may know that high blood pressure puts you at risk for many serious complications with diabetes. You’ve probably been told repeatedly to work at keeping your blood pressure at a reasonable level. More...

Acid reflux surgery can have side effects

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am so tired of gastric juices coming up and spraying my mouth. I am currently on a “last resort” medicine. My doctor wants to try it for three weeks. More...

6 cases of Zika in Kentucky

State officials say six people, including at least one pregnant woman, have been diagnosed with the Zika virus in Kentucky.  All of the confirmed cases got the disease while traveling abroad to Zikainfected areas. More...

Beshear accuses Bevin, Obama of keeping secrets

Former Democratic Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is criticizing Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and the Obama administration for negotiating in private as Bevin seeks to replace the state’s expanded Medicaid program.  More...