The WFPL News Community Health project will focus all aspects of health and healthcare in the region, from institutions to legislation to individuals. The Next Louisville project is a partnership of WFPL News, the Community Foundation of Louisville and the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.
The study, submitted recently to the National Bureau of Economic Research, examined 27 variables to determine their affect on body mass index and obesity. Read Story
Indiana has gained approval from the federal government to use an updated version of the state’s Health Indiana Plan, or HIP, instead of Medicaid. The updated version will be called HIP 2.0, and it will provide health care to 350,000 … Read Story
Ebola, MERS and polio are just a few infectious diseases that made international headlines in 2014. Not all infections diseases should wear on the minds of most Kentuckians. But Dr. Kraig Humbaugh, director of Kentucky’s division of epidemiology and health … Read Story
A majority of Kentuckians think that the state's domestic violence laws should include unmarried couples who haven't live together and those who don't share a child, according to a poll released Thursday. Read Story
A federal grand jury indicted a Louisville physician with prescribing pain medications that resulted in the death of five patients, healthcare fraud and unlawful distribution or dispensing of controlled substances. Dr. Jaime Guerrero,47, was indicted on 32 counts Wednesday on … Read Story