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Optimizing My Self with Heuser Health; Part 1

As a lifelong athlete, I’m aware that my recent lack of exercise, coupled with an unhealthy diet, has caused some adverse affects on my overall health. I’ve gained weight, of course, but also started to feel a little sluggish, and I get out of breath easy when I do move, and I feel my midsection growing with every bite of pizza. This week marks the start of the end of all that. I’m working with my friends at Heuser Health to get better – starting with diet and exercise, some vitamins and hormone replacement therapy. My enthusiastic leader on this…


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LouisvilleKY’s LIHEAP closes following depletion of funds, improvements to sign up process

Louisville, KY – The funds for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) program were exhausted this year earlier than usual, following high demand and steps taken by the Office of Resilience and Community Services (RCS) to make requesting easier for qualified residents. This year, an average of $225 were provided to more than 9,000 Louisville households during the LIHEAP Crisis phase, which pays late heating bills of low-income residents directly to service providers.  In total, RCS distributed over $2.5 million in LIHEAP Crisis funds to low-income Louisville residents. The LIHEAP Crisis phase closed the afternoon of Wednesday, March 7….


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LouisvilleKY Public Health and Wellness Continues to Respond to Hepatitis A Outbreak

Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness continues to work to control an outbreak of acute hepatitis A that has centered in the city’s homeless and among those who use illicit drugs. On November 21, 2017 the Kentucky Department for Public Health declared an outbreak of acute hepatitis A in several counties throughout the state.  To date there have been 142 cases in Kentucky of which 124 have occurred Louisville.  This week, the Kentucky Department of Public Health announced the death of a Jefferson County resident with multiple other health issues whose symptoms and lab results…


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Mayor Fischer rallies LouisvilleKY for 7th annual “Give A Day” Week of Service, April 14-22

Louisville, KY – Joined by representatives from local organizations and volunteer committees, Mayor Greg Fischer today announced plans for his 2018 Give A Day week of service. This year’s Give A Day week is set for April 14-22, although the Mayor noted that many projects will be under way earlier, to avoid conflicts with Thunder over Louisville at the end of the week. Give A Day is an official Kentucky Derby Festival event, and kicks off the festival season. This year’s Give A Day week also leads into the 2018 Festival of Faiths, another volunteer-driven event. “The people of Louisville…


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LouisvilleKY launches Food Entrepreneurship series

Louisville, KY., –  Louisville Forward’s Small Business Development team is launching a Food Entrepreneurship series designed to foster the development of new restaurateurs and food entrepreneurs. The interactive 9-class series will run from March 3rd to June 30th and will be taught by local industry-leading professionals. All classes will meet on Saturdays from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. “From the Hot Brown to Bourbon infusions, Louisville has been internationally recognized for its innovative and fresh culinary scene and we want to keep this momentum going,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “Through this interactive series, entrepreneurs will learn how to open a restaurant…


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Sign-ups for LouisvilleKy’s Parks youth baseball, softball leagues underway

  Louisville, KY., – After a successful inaugural season in 2017, Louisville Parks and Recreation will again be operating youth baseball and softball leagues at Wyandotte Park in south Louisville for children ages 6-18. Sign-ups are available online now at this link. Tee ball ($20 entry fee) will be available for children ages 6 and under. Softball and baseball league ($40 entry fee) divisions are as follows: ages 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16 and 17-18. In addition to the cost of joining the league, entry fees cover the cost of the uniform and rental of a glove if necessary. Player sign-ups…


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Churchill Downs, Derby Divas and Norton Cancer Institute open nominations for LouisvilleKY’s Survivor’s Parade

LOUISVILLE, KY (TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2018) – Churchill Downs, Derby Divas and Norton Cancer Institute today announced that they will partner again this year to raise funds during the Kentucky Oaks to help provide care to local women who lack access to breast health screenings and services. To celebrate the continuation of the partnership, Churchill Downs, Derby Divas and Norton Cancer Institute opened the online nomination process to select 144 breast and ovarian cancer survivors to participate in the Survivors Parade at the 144th Longines Kentucky Oaks. To nominate and select survivors, visit www.kentuckyderby.com/survivors starting at noon on Tuesday, February 20. Nominations are open until 11:59 p.m. on March 18. The…


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Ten LouisvilleKY Metro Council members File Resolution to Support Medical Cannabis Legalization in Kentucky

Louisville – Ten Metro Councilmembers have signed on as co-sponsors of a resolution urging the Kentucky General Assembly to enact legislation that would legalize medical cannabis in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, primary sponsor Bill Hollander (D-9) reported today. “Medical cannabis can help many of our constituents,” Hollander said. “I am pleased that so many of my colleagues agree that we should ask the Kentucky General Assembly to take action to help them,” said Hollander. Many medical professionals believe that medical cannabis is an effective treatment for chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder suffered by military veterans, and it is legally…


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LouisvilleKY’s 2018 City Homeless Street Count Scheduled for January 25

Volunteers are needed for important efforts regarding city’s homeless population   Louisville, KY (January 16, 2018) — The Coalition for the Homeless, in partnership with Centerstone, has scheduled the 2018 Homeless Street Count for Thursday, January 25, from 4am-6am. Conducted each year in January, the goal of the Street Count is to verify the number of people sleeping outdoors in Metro Louisville. The Coalition and its partnering homeless service providers rely heavily on volunteers for this effort and need hundreds of volunteers to help conduct the count again this year. “The more volunteers we have – the more areas we can cover, and the…


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Onco360 and CareMed Specialty Pharmacy Patients Notified of Data Security Incident

LOUISVILLE, Ky.,/PRNewswire/ — A recent data security incident affected patients receiving services from Onco360 and CareMed Specialty Pharmacy.  On November 14, 2017, suspicious activity involving an employee’s email account was identified. Independent computer forensic experts were engaged to assist with the investigation. On November 30, 2017, the forensic investigation determined that an unauthorized user appeared to have gained access to email accounts of three employees. A detailed review of the impacted e-mail accounts was performed, and on January 8, 2018, it was determined that a limited number of those e-mails may have contained demographic information, medication and clinical information, health insurance information and…