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Planet Fitness, Kuebers Donate $3 Million For LouisvilleKY training Facility Expansion  

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Rick and David Kueber (pronounced KEE-ber), leading Planet Fitness franchisees and co-founders of Sun Tan City, have committed $3 million toward the expansion of the University of Louisville’s campus training facility for men’s and women’s basketball and women’s lacrosse. “We’re thrilled to be continuing our support of Cardinal athletics with this gift,” said Rick Kueber. “The vision Vince Tyra has for the department and the positive energy coming from Coach (Chris) Mack, Coach (Jeff) Walz, Coach (Scott) Teeter and their student-athletes made this an easy decision for us. We’re proud to have our brand and our name…


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LouisvilleKY to get Crunch Franchise

LOUISVILLE, Ky., /PRNewswire/ — Crunch Franchise today announced the March 2019 opening of a $2.5 million, 31,000 square-foot fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities in Louisville, Kentucky. Crunch Dixie – located in the Dixie Manor shopping center at 6801 Dixie Highway – will be one of the largest Crunch locations nationwide. Beginning this week, prospective members will be able to join Crunch Dixie for monthly rates starting at $9.95. The first 500 members will also receive free enrollment, a free t-shirt, discounts on small and personal group training and a chance to win other prizes. Crunch Dixie will offer top-quality cardio and strength training equipment, half-hour…


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LouisvilleKY-based Humana to Provide Free Packets for Safe Disposal of Medications

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Leading health and well-being company Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) is now providing DisposeRx™ packets to Humana Medicare Advantage, Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) and commercial members with opioid prescriptions, that meet established criteria, through Humana Pharmacy’s mail delivery and retail pharmacy locations. Humana Pharmacy is Humana’s wholly-owned mail-delivery pharmacy service and retail pharmacy. DisposeRx is the industry leader meeting the complex needs of convenient drug disposal, and their packets contain a safe solution for the disposal of unused or expired medications. “We want to do everything we can to help protect our members and their families from the dangers of…


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Red Cross to hold its 41st annual Holiday Hero Donorama in LouisvilleKY Dec. 27-28

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The American Red Cross is encouraging everyday heroes to give blood for all the little reasons – to ensure children never have to wait for blood products they need this winter. Roll up a sleeve at the 41st annual Holiday Hero Donorama Thursday Dec. 27, and Friday, Dec. 28 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ballrooms A and B, 830 Philips Lane in Louisville. This time of year, donations remain critical for patients like 16-year-old Elisa Torres-Yeckley who has B-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma (B-LBL), a rare cancer that affects white blood cells that…


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Theory explaining addiction wins LouisvilleKY’s Grawemeyer psychology award

Story and photo from grawemeyer.org Louisville, KY., – University of Michigan researchers Kent Berridge and Terry Robinson have won the 2019 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology for explaining how our brains process “liking” versus “wanting” and how neural sensitization of the “wanting” system plays a key role in drug addiction. “Liking” and “wanting” may sound like similar processes, but Berridge and Robinson found they are produced by different brain systems. “Wanting” is driven by large pathways in the brain that use the neurotransmitter dopamine, while “liking” is controlled in smaller, pleasure-generating hotspots that do not use dopamine. The…


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WellCare Launches Digital Life Coach Program for At-Risk Foster Youth in LouisvilleKY and beyond

Program Aims to Help Those Aging out of Kentucky’s Foster Care System LOUISVILLE, Ky. and TAMPA, Fla.,/PRNewswire/ — Each year, as many as 20,000 young people “age out” of the foster care system many without strong family relationships or community connections to help them navigate their lives ahead. In Kentucky, these young adults age out of the foster care system at 18 years old and are faced with a number of important life decisions to make around their health, safety and education.According to statistics, 25 percent of aged-out foster youth experience homelessness in their first four years on their own; are at seven times the rate compared to…


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Here’s a Heuser Health Update

Many of you have followed my progress in getting healthy with Peggy Heuser of Heuser Health. Here’s an update: In early March 2018, I met with Peggy Heuser to get the results of the blood work she’d ordered for me. I had not had a physical or been to a doctor for more than three years. In 2015, I had fusion surgery done on my right ankle. Having been a serious athlete before that, I had stopped most activity. As a result of that, and an unhealthy diet, I had become obese and that day weighed 229 on her scale….


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Registration to train for LouisvilleKY’s famous road race is now open

 Louisville, KY., – If you’re planning to run or walk your way to the finish line of the Humana Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon or Marathon in April, the Norton Sports Health FREE Training Program will give you a jumpstart. The 15-week program helps prepare runners and walkers for the Derby Festival’s road races.  Registration for the FREE program is now open online at DerbyFestivalMarathon.com. The Norton Sports Health Training Program offers training guidelines and weekly group runs for participants of all levels of experience. The first 800 who register for both the Training Program, AND the Derby Festival miniMarathon or Marathon will receive…


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This is not a good list for LouisvilleKY

MEMPHIS, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ahead of one of the busiest travel days of the year, Terminix, a leading provider of termite and pest control services and a ServiceMaster (NYSE: SERV) company, today released its 2018 ranking of the top 25 most bed bug-infested cities in the country. Cleveland crawled its way to the top of the list for a second consecutive year, followed by Philadelphia and Los Angeles. Ohio had the most cities on the list, taking four of the top ten spots. Texas, Tennessee and Pennsylvania each had two cities make the list. Terminix based its rankings on the number of…


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Boys & Girls Clubs In LouisvilleKY and Kentucky Awarded New Grants By The Anthem Foundation

LOUISVILLE, Ky., /PRNewswire/ — Through Triple Play, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Anthem Foundation are delivering education and programming that promotes the importance of physical activity and proper nutrition, and enables youth to build the skills needed to overcome environmental factors that can negatively impact health and wellness. Thanks to $35,000 in Triple Play grants from the Anthem Foundation, more youth will have access to health and wellness programming in Kentucky. Through the partnership, Boys & Girls Clubs in Kentucky have made significant strides in enabling youth to reach their full potential as healthy, productive adults. When comparing Kentucky Club kids to national…