Melissa Patrick, Author at Middlesboro News

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Flu, Covid-19 and RSV rates are so high that the CDC issued a health advisory

As illness from the three respiratory viruses tracked by Kentucky health departments — influenza, Covid-19 and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) — continue to pile up, ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Thursday, December 28, 2023 9:53 pm

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Flu, Covid-19 and RSV rates are so high that the CDC issued a health advisory

As illness from the three respiratory viruses tracked by Kentucky health departments — influenza, Covid-19 and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) — continue to pile up, ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Wednesday, December 27, 2023 5:58 pm

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Surgeon general issues advisory about social-media use

By MELISSA PATRICK Kentucky Health News Concerns about the effects of social media on youth mental health prompted America’s top public-health official to issue a ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Tuesday, May 30, 2023 12:23 pm

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Beshear out to revive Medicaid dental, vision, hearing benefits

BY MELISSA PATRICK Kentucky Health News Gov. Andy Beshear has again proposed regulations to expand dental, vision and hearing Medicaid benefits for Kentucky adults, after ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Wednesday, May 3, 2023 6:26 pm

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Seasonal depression is real, but so is treatment

BY HEATHER CLOSE Kentucky Health News As much as three percent of the U.S. population is thought to experience seasonal affective disorder, a type of ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Thursday, February 9, 2023 2:36 pm

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Overall health of Kentuckians lags far behind national average

BY MELISSA PATRICK Kentucky Health News After not ranking states for two years due to the pandemic, America’s Health Rankings again placed Kentucky among the ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Friday, December 30, 2022 3:38 pm

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Severity of Covid cases drops in Kentucky

MELISSA PATRICK Kentucky Health News The weekly pandemic risk map for Kentucky improved again Thursday, as the number of counties at elevated risk of Covid-19 ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Monday, September 26, 2022 11:32 am

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Kentucky leads nation in syringe-exchange programs: Officials say more are needed

MELISSA PATRICK Kentucky Health News Kentucky still has more syringe service programs than any other state, but 57 counties still don’t have one, including 21 ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Tuesday, September 13, 2022 9:14 am

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Fentanyl blamed for record overdose deaths in Kentucky

Drug-overdose deaths in Kentucky rose 14.6 percent in Kentucky in 2021, according to the state’s annual report released Monday. “The drug epidemic is not a ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Wednesday, June 22, 2022 8:00 am

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All of Kentucky’s Covid-19 metrics rose last week State has attributed the deaths of more than 16,000 Kentuckians to the virus

All of the metrics to measure the coronavirus in Kentucky crept up in the last week, and the state passed the mark of 16,000 Kentuckians ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Monday, June 20, 2022 12:24 pm

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