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Registration now open for KDF’s Cycling event in LouisvilleKY

  Louisville, KY. – Registration for the Kentucky Derby Festival’s annual cycling event is now open. The PNC Tour de Lou is set for Sunday, April 28, 2019. This will be the sixth year for the cycling event, which features three different distances. Registration is online at KDF.org and will be capped at 1,500 cyclists. “The PNC Tour de Lou is a unique tour of the city on two wheels and attracts cyclists from around the country,” said Mike Berry, KDF President & CEO. “Registering early is the best way to guarantee your spot and save money on registration.” When registration opens,…


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LouisvilleKY-based Humana Foundation Donates $250,000 to Support Multi-State Disaster Recovery Efforts in Wake of Hurricane Michael

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies, announced the actions it is taking to assist its members, employees and communities in Florida and the Gulf Coast Region who have been impacted by Hurricane Michael, including a disaster recovery donation from its philanthropic arm, the Humana Foundation. Among those actions, Humana has opened its toll-free crisis intervention hotline and counseling services beyond employees and members to include any individual who needs assistance in those communities impacted by Hurricane Michael. The Humana Foundation also announced it will provide an initial $250,000 donation to United Way Worldwide to…


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LouisvilleKY researchers earn $16.4 million to explore impact of environment on diabetes, obesity

Story from www.uoflnews.com Louisville, KY., – A team of researchers at the University of Louisville has garnered $16.4 million from the National Institutes of Health to explore several angles related to how different aspects of our environment contribute to the development or health impacts of diabetes and obesity. “More than 90 million adults in the United States are obese and more than 30 million adults suffer from diabetes. Our faculty, staff and students work every day to understand the causes and impacts of both so that we can develop the next generation of preventions, cures and treatments,” said UofL President…


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“Canoemobile” back for 7th year in LouisvilleKY

Louisville, KY., – The Canoemobile is coming back to Shawnee and Riverview Parks on Oct. 5-6 for its seventh year on the banks of the Ohio River. The Canoemobile allows residents ages three and older to take guided trips in 24-foot canoes on the Ohio River. Canoe trips are free. Participants under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian in order to participate. No advance sign-ups are required, wavers can be signed on-site or brought with the participants. This free event is designed for individuals and families who are new to canoeing to…


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Kentucky Comes Together in LouisvilleKY to Walk4Hearing

LouisvilleKY., – -(BUSINESS WIRE)-The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) invites you to join us on October 13 for the 2018 Kentucky Walk4Hearing. Now in its second year, the Kentucky Walk4Hearing brings together people with hearing loss and their families and friends to raise awareness and support others with hearing loss. The theme for this year’s Walk4Hearing is the importance of getting your hearing screened. Untreated hearing loss affects overall health in negative ways. People with hearing loss face an increased risk of falls, isolation, anxiety, depression, and possibly even cognitive decline. Let us know that you are taking charge of your hearing health…


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LouisvilleKY Walgreens stores to house Norton Healthcare clinics

Story from Norton Healthcare’s website… DEERFIELD, Ill. & LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – Walgreens and Norton Healthcare announced that the not-for-profit healthcare organization will operate and provide all clinical services at eight retail health clinics located within Walgreens stores across the Greater Louisville area, including three in Southern Indiana and five in Louisville. The eight existing Healthcare Clinics are planned to transition to Norton Healthcare in early 2019, at which time they will become an extension of Norton Healthcare. Walgreens will continue to manage these clinics until that time.  The sites will be named Norton Prompt Care at Walgreens. “Norton Prompt Care at…


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Mayor’s Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle Returns to LouisvilleKY’s Labor Day

Louisville, KY., – Thousands of hikers, bikers and paddlers will hit the streets and the Ohio River on Labor Day, Sept. 3, for the 28th Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle at Waterfront Park. “One of Louisville’s core values is to create a healthier city, and there’s no better time than the annual Hike, Bike & Paddle to come together with residents from all parts of our city for fun and exercise,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. Subway Restaurants is the title sponsor of Hike, Bike & Paddle, with presenting sponsors Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated, Norton Healthcare and Neil Huffman Subaru, and contributing…


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LouisvilleKY’s Humana launches health contest

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Leading wellness and rewards program, Go365® from Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) announced that starting today members can enter the “Go365 Be Smart, Get Healthier Contest.” Ten grand prizes will be awarded. Go365members can log into Go365.com and enter the contest. After logging into their account, eligible Go365 members can create a 250-word essay, explaining how smart home technology can help in their journey to get and stay healthier. This promotion targets eligible members to increase participation and engagement in the program. Wellness is often woven into the contest theme which allows members to reflect about their own wellness journey as…


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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…