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Study finds flavors in e-cigs can damage cells that are critical for a healthy heart
The study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, exposed lab-grown endothelial cells, which normally line healthy blood vessels, to six different flavored e-liquids with varying nicotine concentrations.
Rural Study Explores Team-based Approach to Diabetes Care
Despite ample evidence that a collaborative, multidisciplinary team-based approach to managing type 2 diabetes that incorporates patient self-management leads to better outcomes than methods that rely largely on the expertise of a single clinician, research on how this model performs in the primary care setting particularly in rural communities has been limited.
Electronic tool helps community pharmacists manage patients with diabetes
An electronic tool can help community pharmacists identify gaps in therapy and improve medication recommendations for patients with diabetes, according to a study published online in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association.
Ky. ranks in top 10 for adverse childhood experiences; $200,000 grant will address child trauma in Lake Cumberland area. 
The Louisville-based Bounce Coalition has been awarded $200,000 to work with Russell County Schools
Passport Health Plan to be bought by national for-profit health company Evolent
Evolent Health, a national health management business, has agreed to buy a majority ownership stake in Passport Health Plan, the struggling, Louisville-based Medicaid managed care company, the two companies announced early Wednesday
Kentucky ranked 49th in senior health
Growing old has many challenges. Out of all those challenges, maintaining good health is a top concern for those over age 65. In Kentucky, finding adequate care and maintaining good health is often a struggle for the older population.
The Power of Three: Rural Schools, Healthcare Providers, and a Rural Health Association Collaborate to Expand Primary Care Access Using School-Based Telehealth
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Healthy Schools, the link is clear: healthy children learn better — and learn more
National Vaccine Program Office (NVPO): Prioritizing HPV Vaccinations Webinar 
National Vaccine Program Office will share the current state of HPV vaccination statistics, recommendations, and prioritization of HPV vaccinations in practice. 

What’s at the root of poor health in rural Kentucky? A UofL professor is determined to find out.
The University of Louisville is part of a new study that could illuminate the reasons why there are high rates of certain health conditions in parts of rural America, such as eastern Kentucky.

When Disaster Strikes, Local Health Centers Step Up
With region pummeled by deadly tornadoes and violent flooding, local health providers go above and beyond, literally providing shelter from high winds and raising money for those who lost everything.
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