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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…


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LouisvilleKY Mobile Clinic to offer Microchipping and Pet Licensing purchase/renewal

Louisville, KY., – Louisville Metro Animal Services is encouraging pet owners to take advantage of an upcoming Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, November 10th from 9am-12pm at Wyandotte Park, 1010 Beecher Street. In addition to one ($10) and three-year ($15) Rabies vaccinations, LMAS will offer microchipping services for cats and dogs for just $25.  So far in 2018, more than one-thousand pets in Jefferson County have been reunited with their owners. But sadly, the majority of cats and dog that entered the LMAS Shelter was not microchipped and could not return home. “Microchipping is a crucial component to remaining a…


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LouisvilleKY’s Humana Ranks No. 7 Among America’s Healthiest 100 Workplaces

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) has ranked No. 7 on the list of the “Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America,” compiled by Healthiest Employers to honor companies that see employee well-being as a strategic corporate capability that’s crucial for a productive, top-performing workforce. With the awards, Healthiest Employers highlights companies that treat employee well-being as an enterprise strategy. Scores are based on population health outcomes and six values: vision, culture/engagement, learning, expertise, metrics and technology. Winners were announced at the 2018 Fitbit Captivate conference in Chicago. The winning organizations were honored for their commitment to employee health and exceptional corporate well-being…


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Thousands of students, teachers, government officials and more to attend LouisvilleKY’s summit on opioid awareness

Mayor Fischer, Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, DEA 360, Jefferson County Public Schools present event promoting healthy choices and a drug-free lifestyle LOUISVILLE (OCT. 23, 2018) – Mayor Greg Fischer and Dr. Marty Pollio, superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools, are joining The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation and the DEA 360 Campaign to host the first Louisville Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Freedom Hall. Public health officials refer to the opioid drug epidemic as the worst drug crisis in American history, and Kentucky is among the hardest hit states in the nation. According to the CDC, opioids claimed the lives of 1,404 people in…


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Coca-Cola Consolidated Teams Up with LouisvilleKY to Celebrate Newly Refreshed Portland Park this weekend

Information and images from Louisvilleky.gov and Facebook… Louisville, KY –  Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated is celebrating its ‘BIG HEARTS. mini cans.’ initiative Saturday, Oct. 20, at Portland Park. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public, and will feature food trucks, refreshments, craft stations, raffles and live music. Coca-Cola Consolidated and Louisville Parks and Recreation are co-hosting the event, which has been dubbed a public celebration of the newly refreshed Portland Park. Brief remarks will be made by Mayor Greg Fischer. The event scheduled for 11 a.m. at the park, located at 640 North 27th St. “Louisville Parks and Recreation is pleased to see…


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LouisvilleKY’s 2018 Sustainability Summit set for Friday

Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Metro Office of Sustainability and the Louisville Sustainability Council (LSC) will co-host the fifth annual Sustainability Summit on Friday, Oct. 19, at the University of Louisville’s newly renovated Student Activities Center. The Summit will feature local and national speakers and give attendees a chance to discover successes, identify opportunities, and creatively learn from each other about how to create a culture of sustainability in Louisville. “For the health of our residents and our city, we must work together to embed sustainability in all aspects of our lives,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. “Please join the 2018…