Health

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It’s Not a Diet, It’s a Lifestyle

When my weight started creeping upward a few years ago, coinciding with an injury that forced me to quit playing racquetball, I knew I would be in trouble, health-wise, eventually. Fortunately, a chance conversation with Peggy Heuser at Heuser Health has my health headed in the right direction. My clothes weren’t fitting. I felt sluggish in general, and couldn’t do some basic physical acts, like bending over. So I scheduled a session with Peggy, and she ordered some tests of my blood. When I walked into her office, the WAKE-UP call was fully on. I learned that my A1C level,…


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Electric Fans Needed for LouisvilleKY Seniors and Disabled Residents

Donations accepted through June 11; Fan giveaway on June 16 Louisville, KY – With the arrival of warmer temperatures, KIPDA Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living is once again teaming up with Louisville Metro Office for Aging & Disabled Citizens (OADC) to collect electric fans for seniors and persons with physical disabilities.  The fans will be distributed to qualified individuals within the KIPDA region including Jefferson, Bullitt, Henry, Shelby, Oldham, Spencer, and Trimble Counties. Donations of new box fans will be collected through June 11 at: KIPDA, 11520 Commonwealth Drive (Lou., KY 40299) WLKY Studio, 1918 Mellwood Ave. (Lou, KY 40206) Drop…


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LouisvilleKY Earns Bronze Medal on Policies that Improve Residents’ Health and Quality of Life

Louisville makes progress in promoting health and quality of life, according to new CityHealth report Louisville, KY., – Louisville earned a bronze medal in an evaluation of whether its policies improve residents’ health and quality of life, according to the CityHealth initiative’s updated city ratings. CityHealth, an initiative of the de Beaumont Foundation and Kaiser Permanente, offers a close look at whether the nation’s 40 largest cities have nine key policies in place that experts say help residents lead healthier lives and make communities thrive. For each of these nine policies, CityHealth awarded each city a gold, silver, bronze, or…


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New LouisvilleKY-area cooking school opening its doors to kids on summer break

MESA, A Collaborative Kitchen will open MESA Kids concept this summer New cooking school will include camps and culinary badge program for kids ages 7 to 14 NEW ALBANY, Ind.  – – – MESA, A Collaborative Kitchen is happy to announce plans for a MESA Kids Cooking School scheduled to open this summer at 154 E. Main St. in New Albany, just around the corner from MESA’s current location. MESA Kids Cooking School will feature cooking camps, classes and themed events for children ages 7 to 14. Much like karate, students will also be able to earn culinary patches in a chef’s…


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LouisvilleKY hosts 23rd Festival of Faiths this week

By Jackie Hollenkamp Bentley Information from www.festivaloffaiths.org Louisville, KY., – The 23rd Annual Festival of Faiths officially opens this week with a Tuesday evening opening ceremony at Louisville’s Cathedral of the Assumption. The five-day, internationally-known event seeks to celebrate “multi-faith music, poetry, art, film and dialogue with spiritual leaders, practitioners and teachers. This year’s theme is Sacred Insight and Feminine Wisdom and features a schedule of speakers and artists exploring “the feminine aspects of the divine, non-dual thinking, the wisdom of the natural world, suffering, healing, emotional intelligence, and creativity. The Festival seeks to offer deeper insight into the Sacred Feminine…


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KDF to host health fair this week at Fourth Street Live!

Louisville, KY.   –   WellCare of Kentucky, a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG), returns in 2018 as Presenting Sponsor of the Kentucky Derby Festival’s annual Health Fair in a new exciting venue. The event will take place on Thursday, April 26th at Fourth Street Live! from 4pm-8pm. The 11th annual Health Fair features head-to-toe screenings as well as health-related exhibits and activities families with children will find educational and entertaining – including an appearance by Doc McStuffins as well as other fun characters and entertainers. Walgreens will also provide free Hepatitis A vaccinations (limited quantity available). Admission is free with a 2018 Pegasus Pin. Children under…


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LouisvilleKY scientists identify novel early detection for Alzheimer’s

Story from www.uofl.edu Louisville, KY., – Scientists from the University of Louisville believe they’ve developed a unique way to find areas of the brain that are susceptible to Alzheimer’s at an earlier age. Neurologist Dr. Greg Barnes says the new system is a potential breakthrough because it would allow doctors to “identify individuals who have specific defects in distinct brain circuits” and prevent those circuits from sustaining further damage or dying. Currently, close to half of Americans age 85 or older suffer from Alzheimer’s which begins to erode brain function up to 15 years before it’s diagnosed. Dr. Barnes says…


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LouisvilleKY’s Humana joins ‘Consortium’ to Acquire Curo Health Services

LOUISVILLE, Ky. & SAN FRANCISCO & NEW YORK & MOORESVILLE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM), TPG Capital (TPG), Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (WCAS) (collectively, the Consortium) today announced a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Curo Health Services (Curo), one of the nation’s leading hospice operators providing care to patients at 245 locations in 22 states. The Consortium is purchasing Curo for approximately $1.4 billion, in which Humana will have a 40 percent minority interest. The Consortium members partnered with the objective of investing in and building businesses that can help modernize, enhance and transform home healthcare in America. Curo…


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Heuser Health Optimization – One Month of Progress

Let’s start with the best news — after a month of adhering to a pretty strict diet, my Hemoglobin A1C level has dropped from 6.6 to 5.7. If the numbers mean nothing to you, Peggy Heuser tells me it’s fantastic, that I’ve gone from the diabetes danger zone to a pre-diabetes level. Seeing is believing when it comes to the Heuser Health’s optimization program. Results like that are making me more determined than ever to keep this regimen going.  I’ve also dropped 11 pounds, lost 2 1/2 inches on my belly, and even found myself able to bend my knees…


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LouisvilleKY’s annual Pints for Parkinson’s set for April 18

    Louisville, KY., – The Pints for Parkinson’s Foundation in partnership with Gordon Biersch Brewery, the Craftworks Foundation and 4th Street Live are honored to host the 4th Annual Pint’s for Parkinson’s® Charity Fundraiser on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, starting at 5 p.m. The event is in conjunction with the annual tapping of Gordon Biersch’s Maibock Lager brewed by Beer Master Nick Landers. Other local breweries will be uniting to benefit Parkinson’s Center of Kentuckiana – Pints Unite! Featured breweries and distilleries to include Jim Beam, Sam Adams, Goodwood, Against the Grain, Ethereal, Fall City, West 6th, and more.   Gordon Biersch will be offering $3 pints of their Maibock beer that evening starting at 5 p.m. with…