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LouisvilleKY-based Kindred Healthcare earns Fortune recognition

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (“Kindred” or the “Company”) (NYSE:KND) today announced that it was named one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune magazine. This is the eighth time the Company has made the list. Kindred ranked third for innovation among the companies in the “Health Care: Medical Facilities” category. The list of the World’s Most Admired Companies is the definitive report card on corporate reputations. Fortune collaborated with its partner Korn Ferry Hay Group on this survey of corporate reputations. To determine the best-regarded companies in 51 industries, Korn Ferry Hay Group asked executives, directors, and analysts…


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LouisvilleKY’s Brown-Forman to provide nutritional information website

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Brown-Forman (NYSE:BFA) (NYSE:BFB) announced today the launch of a website providing nutritional information for its many consumer brands, including Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Finlandia, Canadian Mist, Jimador, Herradura, Sonoma-Cutrer, Chambord, and Woodford Reserve. The site is available from the corporate website or directly at nutrition.brown-forman.com. Although Brown-Forman has provided nutritional information on its brands to consumers upon request, the launch of the publicly available site aims to make the process easier. The company’s consumer branded websites and social media pages will be adding a link to the nutrition website over the next several months. The new site aligns…


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LouisvilleKY’s Representative Yarmuth to host Affordable Care Act forum

Information gathered from Congressman John Yarmuth’s Twitter page Louisville, KY., – U.S. Representative John Yarmuth is joining fellow elected officials, health advocates and others, affected by the Affordable Care Act to discuss the consequences of repealing the health care program, also known as Obamacare. Uncovered: The Consequences of Repealing the Affordable Care Act in Kentucky is set for Sunday, January 15, at 2 p.m at the Louisville Central Community Center. The center is located at 1300 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. For more information, call 502-52-5129.


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LouisvilleKY adds new resource with External Agency Fund

Application process for funding is now underway   LOUISVILLE, KY (January 10, 2017) – The Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods is aiming to collaborate with nonprofit organizations who have innovative and effective strategies to reduce violence in select neighborhoods. One Love Louisville is the city’s comprehensive plan to reduce citywide violence around homicide, suicide and drug overdose rates. To qualify for support through this fund, agencies must demonstrate they use a public health approach to reducing violence, and provide services to young people ages 14-24 and their families in these areas of service: Decreasing violence in targeted Zones of…


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LouisvilleKY’s Public Health and Wellness Offers Free Radon Test Kits

January is National Radon Action Month LOUISVILLE, Ky. – (January 9, 2017) January is National Radon Action month. The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness wants you to know the dangers of radon and encourages you to test your home. The department is offering free radon test kits while the supply lasts. You can request a kit online by clicking here or by calling 574-6650. Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas that is naturally found in soil. It can enter the home through small cracks in the home’s foundation and can cause lung cancer through prolonged exposure….


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LouisvilleKY health officials concerned about rise in Whooping Cough cases

Louisville, KY.,  – A recent spike in whooping cough cases is prompting health officials to remind parents to get their infants immunized on schedule.  Officials also urge parents, grandparents and caregivers as well as older children to get booster vaccine to prevent the disease.   According to CDC data, there were 449 whooping cough cases in Kentucky this year through November 26 compared to 163 cases for all of 2015. Since August 7 there have been six laboratory confirmed whooping cough cases and four additional possible cases in Louisville.  Most of those cases were linked to adults who were unsure…


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A ‘relationship change’ in LouisvilleKY’s healthcare scene

Story by Jill Scoggins at uoflnews.com  Louisville, KY., – The University of Louisville, University Medical Center and KentuckyOne Health today announced they have agreed to redesign their partnership with a vision to better support the future of health and wellness in Louisville and across Kentucky. UofL and KentuckyOne Health will continue their academic affiliation, which includes decades-long Academic Affiliation Agreements with Jewish Hospital and Frazier Rehab Institute. The Joint Operating Agreement established in 2012 will be revised, bringing management of University of Louisville Hospital and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center to UMC. This decision was agreed upon by all…


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LouisvilleKy’s Healing Place Announces New Construction

Project Demolition: Breaking Down the Walls to Recovery Photos from www.thehealingplace.org (LOUISVILLE, KY) — The Healing Place, Louisville’s nationally recognized addiction recovery center, announced today that it will be expanding its Men’s Campus at 1020 West Market Street in downtown Louisville. The approved construction plans will double the number of beds in the detox facility and add nearly 200 beds to the long-term recovery program in order to help address the community’s growing substance abuse challenges. “This is not about a building,” said Karyn Hascal, President of The Healing Place during a press conference. “It is about delivering hope to the…


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Keep Warm, and Stay Safe During the Holidays

Content provided by Almost Family Trees, wreaths and other holiday trimmings are festive – but also flammable. Not only that, but as temperatures drop Kentuckians utilize space heaters and other methods to try and keep warm. And while space heaters can be a quick way to heat a room, they can also sometimes be dangerous. In fact, space heaters are involved in more than 25,000 home fires and 6,000 emergency room visits a year, according to the Harvard University Health and Environmental Group. About a third of all home fires occur between December and February. Home health provider Almost Family, which has…


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Ideas to keep LouisvilleKY Kids’ Minds Active During Holiday Break

  LOUISVILLE, KY (November 29, 2016) – Attention parents! Are you a last-minute shopper? Do you enjoy cooking during the holidays? Do you need to keep things afloat at work? Do you need to clean and prepare your home for out-of-town guests? Maybe you just want to unwind and soak in the joy of the season. No matter what the reason, the Annual Winter Camp at The J provides an opportunity to keep kids’ minds and bodies active while on school break, and it gives parents time to get things accomplished during a typically hectic time of year. The J,…