September 30, 2015 RSS feed / Health

Study: Diagnosis wrong too often, must be fixed

WASHINGTON  Most people will experience at least one wrong or delayed diagnosis at some point in their lives, a blind spot in modern medicine that can have devastating consequences, says a new report that calls for urgent changes across health c More...

Students get little warning about dangers of alcohol

CHICAGO  Government researchers say “deplorably” few college students are warned by doctors about the danger from alcohol and drugs or encouraged to reduce drinking or substance use.  More...

Letcher to be part of dental program that helps children

Ten new counties — Clark, Edmonson, Green, Greenup, Johnson, Letcher, Lewis, Nicholas, Pike and Pulaski — will join the Smiling School initiative, Gov. Steve Beshear and first lady Jane Beshear have announced.  More...

Can blood donation affect an athlete?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a fit 54-year-old male who bicycles a lot. My friends and I are pretty competitive when we do our rides, pushing hard and challenging each other in positive ways. I donate blood as often as I’m allowed. More...

Talking Control Of Your Cholesterol

For people with diabetes, high cholesterol can also be a big problem. More...