Health

Heart-healthy, taste great


February is a celebration of matters of the heart. These heart-healthy recipes will ensure that you’ll avoid fattening junk food while enjoying a satisfying and nutritious mid-meal snack. SPICY ROASTED CHICKPEAS This high protein snack is low in fat and high in flavor! 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas or garbanzo beans 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon chili […]

Kentucky CancerLink to offer free colonoscopies

Kentucky ranks number one nationally in the incidence of colon cancer. Colon cancer can be prevented with early screening, and when found in early stages, can be successfully treated. The Kentucky CancerLink has received funding from the Kentucky Colon Cancer Screening Program (KCCSP) at the Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) to help address the problem of colon cancer in […]

Black Lung group to meet

The Southeast Kentucky Chapter of the National Black Lung Association will meet at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Letcher County Health Department, 115 East Main Street, Whitesburg. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend. Respiratory Clinics of Eastern Kentucky staff and local attorneys with experience assisting with federal black lung claims […]

Fad dieting problems



Many people have made losing weight and/or becoming healthier one of their New Year’s resolutions, and some may try to do so through a fad diet that promises quick and dramatic weight loss results. While intending to become a healthier version of yourself is good, fad dieting can lead to its own set of health problems including dehydration, weakness, fatigue, […]

Cervical cancer in Kentucky

In 2015, 4,175 women died from cervical cancer in the United States. Cervical cancer rates in Kentucky are among the highest in the United States. An increase in cervical cancer rates corresponds with a decrease in the number of women having routine pap tests. One-half of women diagnosed with invasive cervical carcinoma had never had a pap test, and another […]


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