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University of Louisville Physicians Expands Access to Humana’s Medicare Advantage HMO Members in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–University of Louisville Physicians, the largest, multi-specialty physician practice in Louisville, and Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies, have signed an agreement that expands in-network access for Humana Medicare HMO members at UofL Physicians primary care and specialty clinics in Kentucky. The agreement provides in-network access for Humana Medicare Advantage HMO members seeking treatment from UofL Physicians’ 1,200 dedicated staff professionals, more than 600 primary care and specialty physicians, University of Louisville Hospital, and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center. “We are pleased to partner our health care provider practice with…


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LouisvilleKY’s Neighborhood Place partners hosts several health-focused events in August

Louisville, KY.,  – Neighborhood Place partners offer a variety of health-focused events and services in August including three opportunities to attend an educational baby shower, a Healthy Living Club to help reduce stress, a Diabetes Self-Management class, and a series of classes focused on healthy meal planning and eating. To learn more about these offerings and several others please refer to the list below. Aug 6, 8, 13, 16, 27, and 31, Passport Health Care Community Engagement at multiple locations  Passport members are invited to join with representatives from Passport Health Care for one-on-one consultations to discuss plan benefits and options.   This…


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New bicycle pump track unveiled at LouisvilleKY’s Shawnee Park

Photos from Metro Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton’s Facebook page… Louisville, KY., – Third District Congressman John Yarmuth, Metro Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton and others were on hand Saturday as Louisville Parks and Recreation unveiled a new bicycle pump track in Shawnee Park as part of the West Louisville Appreciation Day festival. “This pump track is another exciting way for young people in West Louisville and throughout our city to experience the outdoors and have fun in one of the many award-winning parks right here in our community. It was an honor to join Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton and so many West…


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State and LouisvilleKY Officials Report on Hepatitis A Outbreak

 Louisville, KY., – Kentucky’s current hepatitis A outbreak is now the biggest outbreak in the United States and the biggest ever recorded in both Kentucky and Louisville. As of July 7, the outbreak had struck 65 Kentucky counties with 1,094 hepatis A cases and 8 deaths.  As of July 17, Louisville had 540 cases with 4 of the state’s 8 deaths.  While the outbreak continues to grow and spread throughout the state, there is evidence that it may be declining in Louisville. Today state and local officials urged everyone in Louisville and in any county in Kentucky that is part…


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Vault in the Ville takes over LouisvilleKY’s 4th Street Live!

LOUISVILLE, KY – Heuser Health announces its _7TH ANNUAL VAULT IN THE VILLE AT 4TH STREET LIVE! _fundraising event scheduled for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 27, 28, and 29. Proceeds will benefit the Louisville Youth Training Center (LYTC). “We are excited for this year’s event showcasing national pole vaulters from Olympic athletes all the way down to high school students,” proclaims Chip Heuser, event chairman. “Guests will enjoy exciting pole vault competition, plus, new this year, our own “Louisville Warrior Competition” for kids and adults.” The Louisville Warrior Competition tests skills of all ages in an obstacle course set up around the vault venue. A happy hour will…


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Fill, Drink and Repeat —New Hydration Opportunities at the LouisvilleKY Zoo

Partnership with Louisville Water Foundation and Louisville Water Company Makes Drinking Water Stations Possible    Louisville, KY – With the backdrop of a camel, a mascot named Tapper and a few dozen school children, the Louisville Zoo and Louisville Water Company unveiled new drinking water stations at the Zoo last week.   The eight stations include a mechanism to allow guests to easily fill a reusable container plus messaging on the importance of hydration.  A grant from the Louisville Water Foundation made it possible for the Zoo to purchase the new fountains.  Along with the drinking water stations, the Zoo and…


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Ten Important Things to Know about LouisvilleKY’s Hepatitis A Outbreak

From Louisvilleky.gov… Louisville, KY., – The number of people in Louisville who are getting hepatitis A continues to grow.  As of today, there have been 478 cases and three deaths.    Here are 10 key things to know: The hepatitis A virus is being spread through person to person contact:  Sharing a home, a cigarette, marijuana joint, a drink, or sex with someone  who has the virus puts you at high risk. There have been cases of hepatitis A in every Louisville ZIP code. While the outbreak is largely centered in people who use drugs (any kind of drug use, not…


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LouisvilleKY Metro joining in Urban League Forum on Opioid Crisis Monday

Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will take part in a public forum tonight about the community’s response to the national opioid crisis.  The free event, which is sponsored by the Louisville Urban League, will be held at the organization’s headquarters at 1535 W Broadway from 6 to 7:30 p.m. tonight. Public Health’s Wayne Crabtree will outline the goals and progress thus far of Louisville’s two-year action plan to address substance use disorder, Coming Together for  Hope, Healing and Recovery, which Mayor Greg Fischer unveiled in March. The plan is the product of a community-wide effort that included people…


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Family Fun, Cards’ Celebration, Country Music and Farmers Market Headline Fourth Street Live! Events

There’s plenty of exciting attractions coming to Fourth Street Live!, including events for fans of basketball, country music, and healthy eating. FAMILY FUN DAY Bring the whole family, including those with four legs, to Fourth Street Live! on June 30 for the first-ever Family Fun Day. There will be a full schedule of activities suitable for little ones and furry friends alike. It’s always fun to bring the family pet to a big event, especially with the opportunity to interact with other animals. For $5, guests get an all-access wrist band. Proceeds benefit The Arrow Fund, a non-profit with a…


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LouisvilleKY-based Addiction Policy Forum Launches New Chapter to Address Kentucky Opioid Crisis

Confidential phone line operated by addiction counselors and online portal with lifesaving resources are first step in statewide efforts to help families impacted by substance use disorders   LOUISVILLE, Ky., /PRNewswire/ — The Addiction Policy Forum (APF), a leading nonprofit tackling the opioid crisis, has announced the launch of its Kentucky chapter, led by state chair Jennifer Stepp. To help people across the state who are struggling with substance use disorders, and to support their loved ones, APF also launched its Addiction Resource Center (ARC) in Kentucky. The ARC offers two ways to find lifesaving help: a confidential phone line that can be reached by dialing 1-833-301-HELP (4357),…