The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported last month that the rate of hepatitis C has increased by 364 percent in Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia and Virginia.
Health & Wellness
Health insurance companies selling plans on Kentucky's state-run exchange have requested rate increases of as much as 25 percent for 2016.
The state Department of Public Health reports the first positive test for West Nile virus this year has been reported in batch of mosquitoes collected in southern Illinois.
One-third of all registered nurses 55 and older in the survey said they intend to retire within the next five years.
The Carterville Lions Club and Lions Club of Illinois Foundation is hosting the screening from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Borowiak's IGA in Carterville.
Health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak likely linked to raw tuna that has sickened 53 people in Illinois and eight other states.
Millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. The month of May is designated to bring awareness to mental disorders.
Remember when you used to hop on your bike and ride all over the neighborhood?
Reports indicate Kentucky hospitals could lose $7 billion in federal cuts.
Ronnie and Debbie Dupre had hoped their story would spark interest in their community, but they never expected an outpouring of compassion like they've received.
Spokesman for the Vote Yes initiative in Marshall County Randy Newcomb says it unofficially secured the required voter support to hold a special election in the county.
Ronnie has poly-cystic kidney disease. It runs in his family. His mom died while on dialysis. His sister received a kidney transplant from her daughter. Ronnie needs a kidney to survive, too...
Kentucky recently became one of the first states to let pharmacists dispense without prescription a drug that can reverse a heroin overdose.
Those who want to take advantage can either get one free filling or one free extraction.
One local healthcare system is taking issue with US Preventative Task Force breast screening recommendations after discovering 53 cases this year that would have gone undetected.
An Illinois advisory board has voted to recommend that irritable bowel syndrome and migraines be added to the list of qualifying conditions in the state's medical marijuana program.
Murray-Calloway County Hospital's Wellness Works program will offer free community health screenings in May.
The program is aimed at decreasing the number of women who smoke during pregnancy and reducing exposure to secondhand smoke.
Quit Now Kentucky will be offering a free starter supply of nicotine replacement therapy medication to those who qualify while supplies last.
One in every 100 children in the United States has suffered abuse. It is a time to acknowledge communities working together to prevent child abuse.
The cells in your body that make up vital organs can be damaged beyond repair in just four minutes.
Volunteers with the Jackson County MRC help prepare for and respond to public health emergencies.
Today the hospital released this statement from acting CEO Dana Lawrence that says in part, 'it has been a privilege to provide care for Fulton residents for the past 30 years.
Before kids can run and play, they need the right footwear to kick start a healthy life.